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 Advisor, Speaker, Lecturer, and Author.
Erdal is known to be passionate about reaching communities, creating cyber aware campaigns, 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 is an award-winning technical expert & speaker: His recent awards are: Cyber Security Professional of the year MEA , Hall of Fame by CISO Magazine , Cybersecurity Influencer of the year (2019) ,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 speaker of the year awards in conferences.
He also holds Global Instructor of the year awards from EC Council & Microsoft. Erdal is also a part-time lecturer at Australian Charles Sturt University
Erdal has co-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.