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.

Top 100 Information Security Blogs – Worldwide

I am really feeling very proud and thank full for all your support. This blog made it to the 84th spot in the Top 100 Cybersecurity Blogs and Webs Blogs for IT Pro's. My Blog is included in the Feedspot Top 100 Cybersecurity Blogs and Webs Blogs for IT Pro's! The blogs included in the list, which came from a pool of thousands of other infosec [...]


CISO Mag

The world is witnessing a paradigm shift in the way technology is perceived. The world, as we know it, is at its pinnacle of innovation, with both governments and private entities having an active participation in it. While there have been several advancements in the space of innovation, we were also plagued by several high-profile privacy and cybersecurity breaches and attacks. CISO [...]


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Awarded at The International Cyber Warfare Conference

It was an honor speaking at The International Cyber Warfare Conference - #ICWC 2019 & receiving an appreciation award from the Minister of Technology and Defence.It was also a great honor to get the kudos for our Turkish Book from Ismail Demir SSB - Savunma Sanayii Başkanlığı / Presidency of Defence Industries Giving a Signed copy of our Turkish Book to [...]


NEW CYBERSECURITY COURSE SET TO OFFER NON-ICT STUDENTS A PATHWAY TO HIGH DEMAND ROLES

According to the November 2018 update to Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, Australia needs another 2,300 cybersecurity workers, and that number is expected to grow to 17,600 by 2026. (ISC)2, the world’s largest not-for-profit association of cybersecurity professionals, estimates a worldwide skills gap of 2.93 million, and 2.14 million of these are in Asia Pacific. Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, a [...]


Awards : Hall of Fame & Cyber Influencer

This is a very auspicious moment for me to announce  one more milestone in my career: It’s a great honour for me to be given accolades and award for being part of EC Council Hall of Fame and CISO Magazine Cybersecurity Influencer of the year First of all special thank you, to the jury for selecting me , to CISO Magazine for making this happen [...]


Siber Güvenlik Saldiri ve Savunma stratejileri

I am happy to announce that after Korean now I have a book in Turkish, co-authored with Sükrü DURMAZand Raif SARICA… To be honest , they deserve more then just THANK YOU , They have not just translated my sections but also helped me to understand the local IT Security problems even better Bir yıldan fazla emek verdik, severek yazdık severek okunsun diye. [...]


EC Council CISO Magazine Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

I am pleased to announce that I have been nominated by EC-Council 's  CISO MAG to be part of the #Cybersecurity Excellence Awards... I have also been invited to deliver a session I'm the event... We are looking forward to seeing you at the event... Event Date and Location Details : 21st October 2019 Venue: JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai, UAE [...]


GEC Security Symposium Concludes on a Grand Note with Dubai Police

The second edition of GEC Security Symposium and CISO Awards 2019 held in association with Dubai Police Cybercrime Department eCrime concluded on a grand note on 4th September 2019 at The Address Boulevard Dubai. The event was addressed by Ms. Anushree Dixit, Editor, GEC Media Group. The Guest of Honor for the event – Brigadier Jamal Al Jallaf, Director of [...]


Cyber Security Professional of the year award

Thank you < 3 One more proud moment in my career, today I was awarded as the Cyber Sentinel, Cyber Security Professional of the year for Middle East and Africa. I am thankful to GEC Media Group as well as everyone who helped me in this journey. Special thanks to all my coworkers at Standard Chartered Bank for their [...]