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Job title of nominated professional (or team name)CEO
Company (where nominated professional or team is working)ElcomSoft Co. Ltd.
Company size (employees)small

In 3 bullets, summarize why this professional or team deserves recognition:

- Vladimir created Elcomsoft Co.Ltd., an acknowledged computer security company developing software for mobile and computer forensics.
- Vladimir wrote the very first password recovery program (Advanced Archive Password Recovery) of the company and now manages all company's projects covering mobile forensics.
- Vladimir is a welcome guest and speaker at numerous computer and mobile security events, as well reverse engineering conferences all over the world.

Brief Overview

Vladimir Katalov is CEO, co-owner and co-founder of ElcomSoft Co.Ltd. Born in 1969 and grew up in Moscow, Russia. He studied Applied Mathematics in Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute (State University); from 1987 to 1989, was sergeant in the Soviet Army. Vladimir works in ElcomSoft from the very beginning (1990); in 1997, he created the first program the password recovery software line has started from: Advanced ZIP Password Recovery. Now he coordinates the software development process inside the company and develops strategic plans for future versions.

Vladimir regularly visits various IT security- related events, conferences and trainings all over the world. He has shared his expertise through dozens of conference sessions. Here is an incomplete list of the events: TechnoSecurity, BlackHat, CEIC, Infosecurity Europe, Infosecurity Russia, Infosecurity Japan, IT Security Area (it-sa), European Police Congress, e-Crime, Troopers, EuroForensics, FT-Day, China Computer Forensic Conference, Ruxcon, Nuit du Hack, Nullcon, CanSecWest, DeepSec, Interpolitex, etc.

Vladimir manages all technical researches and product developments in the company. He regularly presents on various events and also regularly runs it security and computer forensics trainings both for foreign and inner (Russian) computer investigative committees and other organizations.