In 2003 founded Group-IB, the company preventing and investigating high-tech crimes.
Member of expert committees on cybercrime at the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Council of Europe and the OSCE. Co-chair of the RAEC Cybercrime Committee and is a Council member at the Coordination Centre for TLD RU/RF.
In 2010, Ilya Sachkov became the first Russian to win the Digital Crimes Consortium award for his contribution to international exchange of experience in computer forensics.
Three times – in 2015, 2016 and 2017 – he received EY Entrepreneur of the Year National Award in IT nominations.
In 2016 was ranked in Forbes 30 under 30 in the Enterprise Tech category.
In 2017 joined the Department of Information Security as associate professor at Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
Graduated Department of Informatics and Control Systems of Bauman Moscow State University with honours, majoring in information security.