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About Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya is a leading Cybersecurity Professional with business development, management, and Academic skills who focuses on securing the Cyber Space & sharing his real-life skills as a Security Adviser, Speaker, Lecturer, and Author.

Erdal is known to be passionate about reaching communities, and creating cyber aware campaigns and leveraging new and innovative approaches and technologies to holistically address the information security and privacy needs for every person and organization in the world. He has authored many cybersecurity books as well as security certification courseware and exams for different vendors.

Erdal has the following qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy in Cybersecurity. Master of Computing Research, Master of Information Systems Security, Bachelor of Information Technology, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant, ISO27001 Auditor & Implementer, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Ethical Instructor & Licensed Penetration Tester. Erdal holds close to 100 industry certifications.

He is an award-winning technical expert & speaker: His recent awards are:

  • Microsoft Circle of Excellence Platinum Club (2017),
  • NATO Center of Excellence (2016)
  • Security Professional of the year by MEA Channel Magazine (2015), Professional of the year Sydney (2014)
  • and many speakers of the year awards in conferences.
  • He also holds Global Instructor of the year awards from EC Council & Microsoft as well as Logical Operations.

Erdal is also a part-time lecturer at Australian Charles Sturt University

Erdal’s Social Media Accounts to follow:

  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/Erdal_Ozkaya
  • LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/erdalozkaya/
  • FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/CyberSec.Advisor/
  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/learncybersecurity/
  • Amazon https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B0796D9KQ4

 

He has built and managed CEO IT from scratch into a multi million dollars National Training & IT Solutions center. With the skills, he has gained, he has introduced & repeated the success with KEMP Technologies, where he was tasked to single-handedly manage the ANZ region and then build the business in the Asia Pacific region. From there he joined Secunia as CISO in Dubai and extended his experience in Middle East & Africa. Beginning of 2016 he joined Microsoft as a Cybersecurity Architect / Trusted Security advisor where he is responsible in the EMEA region.

Erdal currently works at Standard Chartered Bank as Head of Infomation and Cyber Security in a Managing Director status based in Dubai, UAE.

Financial Sector Transformation

Know what a UAE based Banking CISO, Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, thinking about the banking transformation from digital standpoint. How compliances are adapting to the new normal and how security landscape is changing and best approach to stay immune from the impact. He is talking about banking bots, cloud computing services, agility, WHF , cybersecurity and a lot more. You Tube [...]


How CISOs can reduce risk?

Interview with Intelligence CIO Magazine : Cyberthreats are increasing in volume and complexity across the Middle East. To be ahead of the game, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) need to continuously review their cybersecurity processes and practices to ensure that adequate and effective systems are in place. Dr Erdal Ozkaya, Regional Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank, with more [...]


Announcing the experts of my new book

As most of you are already aware , later this year I will release a brand new book which is called " Incident Response in the Age of Cloud" and like in many of my books I dedicate the last chapter to some world famous experts In this book I will have : Orin Thomas : (Microsoft ) Orin has written more [...]


Intelligent CIO Middle East Cover

I am really feeling privileged and excited to share with you that I made it second time to a magazine cover.  The Intelligent CIO Magazine,  September 2020 issue is featuring me and our interview about the latest cyber threats and my recommendations about cybersecurity . I will share the URL very soon😊 Thank you Lynch Pin Media   Erdal    


Podcast with CIO Tech Asia : Living The Life In Tech

CIO Tech Asia has invited me to join them for a podcast where we discussed  some of the major cybersecurity threats currently facing businesses in 2020 and beyond, while providing deeper insights around the steps CISOs need to take to better prepare themselves for when an attack occurs. l also delve deep into the current increase of ransomware attacks on [...]


Global Future Security Leader Awards Winner

Today is a very special day , its not just our 19th Wedding Anniversary with my wife but also a day which I have added a pioneer award in to my career. I am proud to announce that I have been awarded by GEC Media and GCF as, Global Future Security Leader and TOP CISO . I am thankful to [...]


Certificate of Recognition from Albanian Cyber Academy

Thank you @National Authority of Electronic Certification and Cyber Security the honor is mine . I am always ready to help the community as much as I can specially if it’s supporting to build a diverse culture (Women in Technology Albania ) Regards Dr Erdal Ozkaya    


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Top 7 must-have cybersecurity books -June 2020

Thank you Info Sec Institute for listing our book in the "Top 7 must-have cybersecurity books" you can read more here Introduction Are you in cybersecurity and are looking to expand your knowledge horizons? Are you getting your start in cybersecurity and looking for a way to immerse yourself in the field before you take your first job? Don’t worry, because [...]


Microsoft Regional Director

After nearly 5 years I got some great news . I am back at the Microsoft Community this time as Regional Director. This morning I received an e-mail from Microsoft which starts as "I am delighted to welcome you to the Microsoft Regional Director program!"  No, don't let this title confuse you, I am not -at least at this stage- back [...]