Speakers

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  • IFINSEC 2018 Conference Speakers

    • Cihan Vural - Burgan Bank - Executive Vice President, Internal Audit and Control Group

      Cihan Vural - Burgan Bank - Executive Vice President, Internal Audit and Control Group

      Cihan Vural graduated from METU Statistics Department in 1992 and worked as research assistant at Dokuz Eylul University and University of West London. He started his professional career at Kocbank in 1995 as business analyst. Between 1995-2008, he worked at Kocbank and Yapi Kredi Bank which are under Koc Financial Services. He worked on projects like internal audit, development of control and enterprise risk management systems, structuring of Internal Audit Center and Information Systems Audit units, implementation of AML and Fraud Prevention and Detection systems. Later he took top management roles like Head of Internal Control Center. Since 2008, he has been working as executive vice president of Internal Audit and Control Group at Burgan Bank A.S. and he is responsible from the management of Audit Board, Internal Control Center and Compliance Department. Cihan Vural is a member of The Institute of Internal Auditing of Turkey (TIDE) and International Fraud Examination Experts Associations (USIUD) and also a member of Ethics Committee at The Banks Association of Turkey. He has CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance) certificates.

    • Argun Dervis - QNB Finansbank - CISO

      Argun Dervis - QNB Finansbank - CISO

      Argun Dervis graduated from METU Electrical/Electronics in 1989, achieved his MSc from Bilkent University Computer Engineering in 1992. Between 1989-1996, he also worked as a system&software engineer in Aselsan Military Electronics in the R&D Dept. During 1996-1999 he worked as a technical team lead for the first homebanking and internet banking projects, in Akbank’s technology subsidiary Aknet. During 1999-2004, worked in QNB Finansbank as a department manager responsible for re-engineering of system infrastructure projects. After 2004, he is responsible for IT Security as a CISO and have other responsibilities in the operations division of bank.

    • Aysim Niksarli - Ziraat Technology (A Subsidiary of Ziraat Bank) - Information Security Group Manager

      Aysim Niksarli - Ziraat Technology (A Subsidiary of Ziraat Bank) - Information Security Group Manager

    • Mehmet Daim Dursun - Fibabanka - Deputy Head Of Internal Audit Department , Internal Audit

      Mehmet Daim Dursun - Fibabanka - Deputy Head Of Internal Audit Department , Internal Audit

    • Semih Arasan - QNB Finansbank - Deputy Head, Internal Audit

      Semih Arasan - QNB Finansbank - Deputy Head, Internal Audit

      Semih Arasan graduated from Economics Department of Hacettepe University and he also had a Master of Science degree from Information Systems Department of Middle East Technical University. He worked at internal audit and internal control departments of various banks and currently he has been working as an executive at internal audit of QNB Finansbank responsible from IT audits, support service audits, credit processes and business line audits. During his 18 years experience, he worked on the management of many audit processes including establishment and structuring of IT audits unit. He holds CISA, CISM, CISSP-ISSAP certificates in the field of Information Technologies security and audit.

    • Jan Adamovsky - Slovenska Sporitelna Bank (Erste Bank Group) - Chief Security Officer

      Jan Adamovsky - Slovenska Sporitelna Bank (Erste Bank Group) - Chief Security Officer

      Jan Adamovsky is working for Erste Bank Group since 2007, having various positions in security area. His experience includes creation and execution of security strategy, managing IT security teams, defining security requirements for large project in banking area, design, implementation and operations of security solutions. He likes to challenge traditional approaches and do things that makes sense.

    • Yildiz Balaturk Erkan - Burgan Bank - Head of IT Security and Risk

      Yildiz Balaturk Erkan - Burgan Bank - Head of IT Security and Risk

      She graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Bilkent University. She has more than 15 years experience on IT Audit, Information Security, Project Management, Quality, Risk and Process Management. She started her career as an auditor at Audit Board of Yapi Kredi Bank. She carried out works on internal audit, risk management, information security, process improvement and project management at Garanti Technology and IBTECH. She worked at Audit Board of Tekstilbank. Now she is head of IT Security and Risk Department at Burgan Bank. She gives lectures about COBIT 5 and Digital Transformation at The Banks Association of Turkey. She holds CISA (Certified in Information Systems Audit), CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control), PMP (Project Management Professional) and ITIL certificates.

    • Ahmet Caner Aydin - Kaspersky Lab - Presales Manager - Consultant

      Ahmet Caner Aydin - Kaspersky Lab - Presales Manager - Consultant

    • Alpaslan Binici - Şekerbank - IT Security Project Manager

      Alpaslan Binici - Şekerbank - IT Security Project Manager

      Alpaslan BINICI took his undergraduate degree from Computer Engineering Department of Istanbul University in 2001 and later he took Master of Science degree from Computer Engineering Department of Sakarya University. He started his career at Siemens Business Services A.S. as system engineer. Later on at E-Guven A.S. he managed IT projects related to electronic signature, mobile signature and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) also he gave consultancy services to clients and performed IT audits for PCI DSS ,ISO 27001. During his career he attended many events and seminars and he holds CISA, CISSP and ISO 27001 LA certificates. Currently he is working at Şekerbank A.S. as IT Security Project Manager.

    • Cem Ergul - IsNet A.S. - CAE, Chief Audit Executive

      Cem Ergul - IsNet A.S. - CAE, Chief Audit Executive

      Cem Ergul is presently Vice President of ISACA-Istanbul Chapter. He is also founder of Internal Audit Department and is Internal Audit Group Manager in Istanbul, Turkey for Is Net A.S. (a telecom company and participation of Turkiye Is Bankasi). He has over 20 years experience in governance, auditing, information security, business analysis and software development. Cem has obtained Masters and Bachelors Degrees from Middle East Technical University in Turkey. During his first professional experience in the Middle East Technical University Computer Center, Cem was the coordinator of “Computing Information Service Newsletter” and has written the book “Beginners’ Guide to Unix”. After starting to work as a software developer for Turkiye Is Bankasi, he joined the first Information Systems Internal Control team of the Bank. Cem was Internal Audit and Control Manager for SoftTech A.S. (a software development company and subsidiary of Turkiye Is Bankasi). He was also senior consultant in Turkiye Is Bankasi, Anadolu Insurance Company, and Milli Reassurance Company for COBIT compliance projects. Cem, one of the many national and international conferences and panel speakers including Eurocacs, has CISA, CRISC, ISO27001 LA, ISO9001 IA and ITIL certificates.

    • Colin O’Neill - Daon - Director of Sales (EMEA)

      Colin O’Neill - Daon - Director of Sales (EMEA)

      With almost 20 years’ experience working in authentication software companies in a variety of roles spanning both technical and commercial, Colin has amassed a great deal of knowledge in Biometrics and the practical applications of Biometrics into mobile applications for financial intuitions. Colin is currently responsible for Sales and Marketing of Daon’s award winning Human Authentication Platform IdentityX and manages a range of banking customers across the EMEA region.

    • Emir Arslanagic - Qualys - Technical Account Manager

      Emir Arslanagic - Qualys - Technical Account Manager

      Emir’s over 25 years of work experience is balanced between engineering, consulting and account management, while doing business in over 20 countries. Engineering work at the beginning was focused on protecting at that time second biggest Internet Backbone, AS 3561, while as advisory board member at startups he helped define and formalize engineering requirements for different security solutions. Middle part of his career was focused on providing technical solution for complex ICT projects in CEE working for T-Systems. Last 4+ years Emir is Technical Account Manager at Qualys where combination of technical and business expertise prepared him well to work with CIOs and CISOs. His passion is to identify new opportunities presented by Digital Transformation and to develop strategies to secure large enterprises and Government agencies. He has worked with hundreds of clients across government, retail, banking, insurance, and others to improve their IT security and Compliance posture.

    • Emre Bilgin - Unico Insurance -  Director, Information Technologies

      Emre Bilgin - Unico Insurance - Director, Information Technologies

    • Engin Eraydin - The Interbank Card Center - Security Solutions Manager

      Engin Eraydin - The Interbank Card Center - Security Solutions Manager

      Engin Eraydin was born in 1973. He completed his undergraduate education at Education Faculty of Middle East Technical University. He started his career in 1997 at Credit Cards Department of Esbank. In 2001 he started to work at The Interbank Card Center (BKM) at where he has been currently working as “Security Solutions Manager”. With BKM Security Committee, his primary duties are; working to prevent fraud aimed at cards payment systems and banking service channels in Turkey, following local and international developments on fraud prevention, providing sharing of necessary information, determine security precautions and for this purpose supporting establishment of standard, rule and regulation and management of relationships with institutions related with this topic. In addition to working on prevention of fraud at payment sector, he is working with his colleagues at Security Solutions Department established under BKM R&D in June 2018 on new security solutions that will assist BKM members to struggle against fraud more actively.

    • Ihsan Buyukugur - Garanti Bank - Internal Audit Program Manager – Technology and Extended Enterprise Risks

      Ihsan Buyukugur - Garanti Bank - Internal Audit Program Manager – Technology and Extended Enterprise Risks

      Ihsan Buyukugur is the program manager of IT and extended enterprise audits in Garanti. He is leading IT (cyber security, penetration testing, information security, IT operations, business continuity, IT governance and risk management, SDLC, change management, disruptive technologies etc.) and extended enterprise (procurement, outsourcing etc.) audit engagements within Garanti Bank and its 12 subsidiaries in 6 countries (Turkey, Netherlands, Romania, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Malta), in accordance with BBVA Internal Audit. Mr. Buyukugur graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University Business Informatics and earned his graduate degree from Marmara University in Management and Organization. He started his career in 2010 in KPMG. After participating in several audit and advisory projects of top tier financial services companies, he joined Garanti Bank in 2013. Mr. Buyukugur has CIA, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CEH and ISO27001 certificates and Capital Market Activities Level 3, Corporate Governance Rating and Derivatives licenses. He is a member of ISACA, The Institute of Internal Auditing Turkey - Corporate Communications Committee and The Futurists Association of Turkey.

    • Koray Yaldir - The Credit Bureau of Turkey - Information System Audit Manager

      Koray Yaldir - The Credit Bureau of Turkey - Information System Audit Manager

      Koray Yaldir graduated from METU Statistics Department in 2007 and started his professional career at Finansbank Internal Audit Department as an Information Systems Auditor. He led Management Statement and SOX Compliance Audits at Finansbank Internal Audit Department. After participating in IT, Subsidiary, Branch and Central Monitoring Audits, in 2012, he started to work at Credit Bureau of Turkey (KKB Kredi Kayıt Bürosu A.Ş.) as an Information Systems Auditor. He established IT Audit Division in KKB and designed the audit processes & methodologies according to IIA principles. In KKB, He also worked for Infomation Security , Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance activities. He manages several projects such as preparing enterprise policy, produre and standarts in accordance with COBIT Framework and ISO 27001, ISO 22301 Standarts. Currently, he has been working as IT Audit Manager at Internal Audit Department of KKB. He is also responsible for Investigations, Management Statement Audits, Subsidiary Audits, QAR Audits and Fraud Prevention Project. He holds CISA, ISO 27001 LA, ISO 22301 LA, COBIT v5 and ITIL F certificates.

    • Mehmet Izzet Hacialioglu - Garanti Bank - Digital Special Projects & Security Manager

      Mehmet Izzet Hacialioglu - Garanti Bank - Digital Special Projects & Security Manager

      Mehmet Izzet Hacialioglu - Garanti Bank - Digital Special Projects & Security Manager Mehmet Izzet Hacialioglu has worked as an Information Technology Auditor for almost five years and has been working as Digital Banking Security Manager at Garanti Bank for six years. He is responsible for deciding policy and procedures for digital banking and ATM processes regarding authentication and security and conducts projects specifically on fraud and compliance issues. In 2007, he graduated from Bilkent University with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. In 2015 he completed his master's degree from Bilgi University in Information and Technology Law. In 2017, he became a CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certified owner.

    • Mehmet Karabiyik - ICBC - Head of IT Security & Risk

      Mehmet Karabiyik - ICBC - Head of IT Security & Risk

    • Murat Cihan - Albaraka Turk Participation Bank - Information Security Manager

      Murat Cihan - Albaraka Turk Participation Bank - Information Security Manager

      He got his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees on Computer Engineering at Işık University. He contributed to academic research on information security field as a researcher at Işık, İstanbul Ticaret, and Boğaziçi Universities. He took part on various projects on private sector on embedded design design, cryptography, security applications, and security management fields. Currently, he is with Albaraka Turk Participation Bank as Information Security Manager. He has 15 year experience on information security and he holds CISSP, CISM, CISA, ISO 27001 LA certificates.

    • Onur Ayyildiz - Anadolu Insurance - Supervisor - Information Security, Risk and Compliance Area Manager

      Onur Ayyildiz - Anadolu Insurance - Supervisor - Information Security, Risk and Compliance Area Manager

      Mr. Onur Ayyildiz graduated from Mathematics Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University at 2004. After working as System and Network Administrator at Mavi Jeans, he joined Anadolu Insurance Company in 2009 as Network and Security administrator. Mr. Ayyildiz was assigned as Information Security, Risk and Compliance Area Manager at 2012. Area of responsibility of him was extended in 2015 and currently Mr. Ayyildiz has been working as Supervisor in Anadolu Insurance Company. Mr. Ayyildiz has expertise in Information Security, IT Risk Management, Governance and Compliance, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery management.

    • Ozer Gulce - Alternatifbank - Information Security, Quality and Project Manager

      Ozer Gulce - Alternatifbank - Information Security, Quality and Project Manager

      He was born in Bursa in 1971. He graduated from Istanbul Technical University. He started his career in 1993 in IT sector and currently is working at Alternatifbank as Information Security, Quality and Project Manager. He is responsible in the fields of IT governance, information security, project management, regulations, audit, business development, certifications (ISO) and quality functions. Prior to Alternatifbank Mr. Gulce worked at TSKB, OBASE and SDLC and he took executive active roles in the area of information technologies.

    • Ozerk Sarac - DenizBank - IT Audit SVP

      Ozerk Sarac - DenizBank - IT Audit SVP

      Mr. Sarac graduated from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, and he also completed his MBA at this university’s Social Sciences Institute. Mr. Sarac has been working at the Internal Audit Department of DenizBank since 2004. He has been responsible from performing and managing information systems audits of DenizBank and its local/international subsidiaries since 2006. He holds CISA, PMP, CRISC, CSX-F, Cobit-F and ITIL-F certificates.

    • Duhan Karadeniz - The Interbank Card Center - IT Compliance Expert

      Duhan Karadeniz - The Interbank Card Center - IT Compliance Expert

      Duhan Karadeniz, who is working in Information Security and IT Compliance Unit at BKM, graduated from Boğaziçi University and New York State University Information Systems Engineering double degree program and has ITU Executive MBA degree. He started his career in KPMG Information Risk Management department in 2009 and continued his career as Information Systems Controller at Akbank. In the banking and finance sector, he has participated in a variety of audit/advisory projects including information system, business process, supplier / 3rd party audits, regulatory gap analysis and process improvement. Since 2017 he has been working in the BKM IT Compliance department and has been actively leading the PCI DSS, PCI 3DS, PCI PIN Security, ISO 27001 and COBIT compliance processes. He has CISA, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certifications, specialized in CobIT 4.1 and PCI DSS processes

    • Ersun Bayraktaroglu  - Alternatifbank - Information Security Team Leader

      Ersun Bayraktaroglu - Alternatifbank - Information Security Team Leader

      Ersun Bayraktaroglu is currently working at Alternatifbank, responsible from Information Security, IT Risks and monitoring. After serving in both public and private sector on Application Deveopment, Open Systems architectures, portal application development and network management areas, he went on his career especially on information security and IT Governance since he wanted to use know-how and experiences on information security he had from the projects when he worked in with Allianz Company. He has a thesis study on SIEM/Log management and he also has works and implementations on open source coded products which he shared them with open source code developers. In addition to his certificates on software development, network and security, by getting ISO27001, ITIL, Cobit, CISM, CRISC control areas certificates that are for auditing information systems and defining methodologies, he formed application areas in the field for these accumulations. He graduated from Faculty of Science of Ankara University and completed his post graduate study at Science Institute Engineering and Bahcesehir University Information Technologies respectively. He also lectures at various universities and institutions at odd times.