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Dr. Ilia Kolochenko

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Dissertation Chair/Adjunct Professor


Dr. Ilia Kolochenko is a Swiss cybersecurity expert, jurist and entrepreneur, and is the Chief Architect & CEO of ImmuniWeb, a global application security company located in Geneva, Switzerland. He started his career as a penetration tester and has over 15 years of experience in information security auditing and digital forensics.

Dr. Kolochenko is a member of Europol Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN) and of INTERPOL Digital Forensics Expert Group (DFEG), a Member of GIAC Advisory Board and SANS CISO Network, a Committee Member at Boston University MET CIC (Cybercrime Investigation & Cybersecurity) Center, and a CIPP exam question writer at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Dr. Kolochenko has authored over 50 articles on application security and cybercrime investigation for leading cybersecurity magazines, including CSO Online, Dark Reading and SC Media, as well as Forbes, and was awarded the SC Media Reboot Leadership Award for Thought Leader. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Capitol Technology University.

As an Adjunct Professor, Dr. Ilia Kolochenko is the dissertation chair for cybersecurity & cyber law topics and performs examinations of work at the doctoral level.

When he is not teaching, he enjoys studying, working, and spending quality time with his family. Dr. Kolochenko offers this simple advice to his students: “Work very hard. Keep going. Try harder.”


Areas of Expertise: 

  • Cybersecurity 
  • Cybercrime investigation 
  • Cyber law  
  • Privacy




Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science, Webster University 

Master of Legal Studies (MLS), Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Master of Science (MS), Criminal Justice (Cybersecurity & Cybercrime Investigation), Boston University  

Master of Laws (LLM), Information Technology Law, Edinburgh University School of Law

PhD, Computer Science, Capitol Technology University  


Certifications & Licenses 

International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP):  

CIPP/US, CIPP/Europe, CIPP/Canada and CIPP/Asia 

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC): 



Honors & Awards   

"Thought Leader", SC Media Reboot Leadership Awards 

"Forum des 100", Switzerland


Organizations & Affiliations 

Member of Europol EDEN 


Member of IAPP Appeals Board


Portfolio/Personal Website