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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.

Hall of Fame Dr Erdal Ozkaya

Hall of Fame Awardee Success Story : Dr Erdal Ozkaya (2021)

Hall of Fame Awardee Success Story Here is my story of being on the one of the Hall of Fame Awardees : https://youtu.be/QRbintHqk_Q You can visit my award page at EC Council Web site via the link below: https://www.eccouncil.org/ceh-hall-of-fame-winner-erdal-ozkaya/ Every year, EC-Council honors a select group of our CEH certified members by inducting a group into the CEH Hall of Fame. It is our [...]

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Cyber Crime in Action Dr Erdal Ozkaya

Cyber Crime in Action : A brand new research book for 2021

Cyber Crime in Action I am happy to announce a new research book that I am proudly part of : Cyber Crime In Action : In tandem with the increased use of the Internet and developments in technology and capabilities in cyberspace, there has been a significant increase in criminality in the same domain in general and in the context of [...]

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Cyber Sentinel

Influencing people via Cybersecurity – Greatest news for me in 2021

Influencing people via Cybersecurity I never thought I would influence someone soo much that they would tattoo me in the arm as a cyber sentinel... Today I received an message which was looking like any usual social media message , someone sending me a mime or infographic , at least this is what I thought until I saw the picture.  [...]

Cybersecurity Leadership Demystified by Dr Erdal Ozkaya

Cybersecurity Leadership Demystified – New Book (2021)

Cybersecurity Leadership Demystified Today, I am thrilled to announce my new book "Cybersecurity Leadership Demystified " will start to become available on December 5. Below you can read more about the book: About this book The chief information security officer (CISO) is responsible for an organization's information and data security. The CISO's role is challenging as it demands a solid technical foundation [...]

Best Cybersecurity Books from read it twice Dr Erdal Ozkaya

Best Cybersecurity Books from read it twice -2021

Best Cybersecurity Books ,worth reading twice. Read This Twice is a popular web site which shares book recommendations . They spend countless hours on the internet looking for authentic book recommendations from people they look up to. They promise to recommend only good books, which is verified and includes a quote and/or a link to the source; and I am [...]

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Top 6 Cybersecurity Books

Top 6 Cybersecurity Books from Packt to Accelerate Your Career

Top 6 Cybersecurity Books from Packt to Accelerate Your Career The process to become an eminent cybersecurity expert requires dedication as well as comprehensive study material. Packt’s bank of cybersecurity resources has a fitting book for everyone from an aspiring cybersecurity professional to experts that pride themselves on their knowledge of the threat landscape.. With new technology threats, rising international tensions, [...]

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Erdal Ozkaya in the News

Comodo target last 1% of cyber threats putting South Africa firms at risk

Pinnacle’s new cyber security division has partnered with Comodo Cybersecurity to offer managed service providers a solution that blocks unknown cyber threats putting organizations at risk in South Africa. Announcing the new opportunity for South African MSPs during a webinar held in partnership with ITWeb, Joseph Jaghab, Head of Partnerships at Comodo Cybersecurity, noted: “You will never prevent 100% of [...]

Microsoft MVP

Awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (21-22)

t’s a great honor for me to be called “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional ” again. Beside being an MVP I am still a Microsoft Regional Director (community leadership award) , and to be clear no I am not back to work for Microsoft, but they’re kind enough to recognize my community contributions by way of their award programs .

GISEC Times – 2021

GISEC Times has featured GLOBAL CISO Forum Our Global CISO Forum launch made it to the headlines at the GISEC Times. GISEC is the Middle East Africa's biggest cybersecurity conference with 150+ exhibiting brands, 180 speakers from our 30 countries. For m0re info : https://www.gisec.ae/  What is Global CISO Forum What We Do Connecting Leader - Securing Features Events Sneak Peek into our Corporate and networking [...]

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GISEC spotlights critical infrastructure, cybersecurity automation -Join for FREE 2021

GISEC 21 spotlights critical infrastructure cybersecurity automation By Mark Ferranti : https://www.cio.com/article/3620284/gisec-spotlights-critical-infrastructure-cybersecurity-automation.html A massive move to remote work and rising geopolitical tensions that threaten critical infrastructure have caused many a sleepless night for CIOs and CSOs in the Middle East over the past year. They are also giving technology leaders gathering this week in Dubai at GISEC, the largest security conference [...]