SecurityScorecard Acquires LIFARS; Empowers Organizations with a Complete View of Cyber Risk and an Accelerated Path to Cyber Resilience
NEW YORK – Feb. 7, 2022 – SecurityScorecard, the global leader in cybersecurity ratings, announced today that it has acquired LIFARS ™, a global leader in digital forensics, incident response and cyber resiliency services. SecurityScorecard is the first cybersecurity ratings company to offer digital forensics and incident response services, providing a 360-degree approach to security prevention and response for its worldwide customer and partner base.
The LIFARS cybersecurity team will operate as a new Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) practice within SecurityScorecard's Professional Services group, complementing SecurityScorecard’s world-class capabilities in cybersecurity ratings, data and assessments. The combined insights and services will enable customers to have a deeper view into cyber risk through enhanced in-house threat intelligence data collection capabilities and more robust post-breach response capabilities.
“The addition of LIFARS strengthens SecurityScorecard’s ability to deliver unique insights and pre- and post-breach capabilities to our customers,” said Aleksandr Yampolskiy, co-founder and CEO of SecurityScorecard. “We’re excited to integrate LIFARS’ enhanced inside-out insights and digital forensic capabilities into our services, resulting in a 360 outside-in and inside-out view. Having cybersecurity experts available to quickly respond to a breach will be a significant value-add for customers.”
Effective immediately, more than 50 employees from LIFARS join SecurityScorecard’s global workforce as part of the acquisition, with LIFARS CEO Ondrej Krehel leading the new DFIR practice.
"We are excited to join the SecurityScorecard team and leverage its market leadership to help organizations of all sizes understand and respond to the shifting cyber risk landscape,” said LIFARS CEO Ondrej Krehel. “SecurityScorecard’s security ratings, data collection methods and scoring methodology brings unparalleled insights to our customers and partners. Having SecurityScorecard's experts and insights available at the ready will be a superior industry value-add for customers of LIFARS.”
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Funded by world-class investors including Evolution Equity Partners, Silver Lake Waterman, Sequoia Capital, GV, Riverwood Capital, and others, SecurityScorecard is the global leader in cybersecurity ratings with more than 12 million companies continuously rated. Founded in 2013 by security and risk experts Dr. Aleksandr Yampolskiy and Sam Kassoumeh, SecurityScorecard's patented rating technology is used by over 30,000 organizations for enterprise risk management, third-party risk management, board reporting, due diligence, cyber insurance underwriting, and regulatory oversight. SecurityScorecard continues to make the world a safer place by transforming the way organizations understand, improve and communicate cybersecurity risk to their boards, employees, and vendors. Every organization has the universal right to its trusted and transparent Instant SecurityScorecard rating. For more information, visit securityscorecard.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.
Fehmida Bholat, SecurityScorecard
Gaspare Marturano, LIFARS