Speakers

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  • IFINSEC 2019 Conference Speakers

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

      Mehmet Karabiyik - ICBC - Head of IT Security & Risk

    • 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.

    • Dilek Mete Hangul - Anadolubank - Board of Internal Audit - Head of Information Technologies Audit

      Dilek Mete Hangul - Anadolubank - Board of Internal Audit - Head of Information Technologies Audit

    • Acelya Akbas - Halkbank - Information Technologies Risk and Compliance Manager

      Acelya Akbas - Halkbank - Information Technologies Risk and Compliance Manager

    • 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.

    • Bahadir Bulut - Odeabank - IT Audit and Data Analysis Manager

      Bahadir Bulut - Odeabank - IT Audit and Data Analysis Manager

      Bahadir Bulut has worked as an Information Technology Auditor for over twelve years and has been working as IT Audit and Data Analysis Manager at Odeabank for four years. He carried out works on IT audit, IT governance, risk management, information security. Prior to Odeabank he worked at Ernst & Young, Alternatifbank and Fibabanka. He graduated from Yildiz Technical University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering. He also got his master's degree from Yildiz Technical University in Industrial Engineering. He holds CISA, CISM, CISSP and CEH certificates.

    • Bahar Balcioglu - QNB Finansbank - IT and Management Statement Controls Unit Manager

      Bahar Balcioglu - QNB Finansbank - IT and Management Statement Controls Unit Manager

      Bahar Balcioglu graduated from Yildiz Technical University with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering. Then she completed Executive MBA program of Koç University. She has more than 10 years experience in business process and IT process audit, governance, SOX compliance and IT controls. She has been working as IT&Management Statement Controls Unit Manager at QNB Finansbank for 9 years. Prior to QNB Finansbank, she worked at PWC and Unilever. She is a member of ISACA and taking role in translation projects related COBIT, CISA and Cybersecurity. She holds CISA certificate.

    • Bahattin Sayi - ING Bank - Senior Vice President, Information Technology Audit Group

      Bahattin Sayi - ING Bank - Senior Vice President, Information Technology Audit Group

      He is a graduate of Hacettepe University Computer Engineering Department. He has an MBA degree from METU. He has over 17 years of experience in information security, IT audit and IT process management. He started his business life at Aknet, a subsidiary of Sabanci Group. He joined Akbank's Audit Board in 2003. He pursued audit, security and process consultancy activities in Akbank, Akbank NV Netherlands, Akbank AG Germany, and various external companies. He joined Burgan Bank in 2014 and worked as Head of IT Security and Risk Management Department until 2018. He has been working as Senior Vice President, Information Technology Audit Group in ING Bank since 2018 May. He holds CISSP, CISA, CRISC and CEH certificates. He is also interested in underwater photography and sailing.

    • Bekir Ozmen - GarantiBBVA - Information Security Manager

      Bekir Ozmen - GarantiBBVA - Information Security Manager

      Bekir Ozmen graduated from Yildız Technical University, Electronics and Communications Engineering Department in 2009.He began his career IT Security Specialist in Sekerbank and he was part of team who is responsible with security operations and governance. He joined GarantiBBVA in 2012. He held different roles in Information Security team. Since 2017 he has been working as the Information Security Manager. Bekir is leading a team who are specialized with data, network, infrastructure, mainframe and digital banking security. Also he held GMOB, CISA, CEH, CCSA, ISO 27001 LA, CCNA+S Certifications.

    • Cem Ergul - IsNet A.S. (A Subsidiary of Is Bank) - CAE, Chief Audit Executive

      Cem Ergul - IsNet A.S. (A Subsidiary of Is Bank) - 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.

    • Elif Uslu - BNP Paribas Cardif - Security and Business Continuity Manager

      Elif Uslu - BNP Paribas Cardif - Security and Business Continuity Manager

      She graduated from Electronic Engineering Department of Uludag University. She worked as product engineer and information systems supervisor for 2 years. She joined to Citibank group in 1995 and she delivered information system controls and adaptation of information systems technologies and settlement of governance processes according to corporate policies. She managed Year 2000 syndrome and Business Continuity Coordinator role was added to her current tasks. Between 2002-2004, she took her master degree on Technology Management from Bogazici University. In addition to her current tasks during 2003-2012, she worked on operational risk management and innovation as well. Since 2013 she has been working at BNP Paribas Cardif group as Security and Business Continuity Manager.

    • Hamed Diab - Forescout Technologies - Regional Director Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and Turkey

      Hamed Diab - Forescout Technologies - Regional Director Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and Turkey

      Hamed Diab joined Forescout Technologies in 2016 as Regional Director for Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa and Turkey. In this role, he provides strategic and commercial leadership for Forescout’s private and public sector programs in the region. Prior to joining Forescout, Hamed led as Regional Director the MENA Sales team at McAfee, served as General Manager with 3COM Middle East and held several leadership roles in Hewlett Packard Corporation ranging from Country Sales Management to Regional Sales Management. Hamed is a recognized technology leader known for his strategic vision on how to achieve business goals; and passionate about helping organizations to embrace the proliferation of IoT devices and cloud adoption to enable better service and protect customer data. He regularly participates in speaking engagements on continuous monitoring, visibility, access control and automation.

    • Hasan Reyhanoglu - Isbank - Manager, Cyber Intelligence and Defence Center

      Hasan Reyhanoglu - Isbank - Manager, Cyber Intelligence and Defence Center

      Hasan Reyhanoglu is the manager of Cyber Intelligence and Defence Center in Isbank. Mr Reyhanoglu studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at METU and continued his higher education at Bogazici University studying Executive MBA. Mr. Reyhanoglu has been working in Isbank IT Team since 1999. He began his career as a system administrator. Soon he mostly dealt with information security concepts such as encryption, key management, access management, EMV, information security governance etc. He was the founder of the Information Security Management Group in Isbank. After joining the Internal Control Dept in Isbank, he managed the compliance and control activities in Isbank IT, Isbank subsidiaries and third parties serving to Isbank. Later he returned to Isbank IT function and joined the Information Security, IT Risk and Compliance Unit. He is the founder of the cybersecurity management team. He holds CISA, CISM, CRISC, ISO 27001 LA, ITIL v3 certificates.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Rifat Deregozu - Fibabanka - Security Risk Officer, Information Security, Governance and Compliance

      Rifat Deregozu - Fibabanka - Security Risk Officer, Information Security, Governance and Compliance

    • Semih Gelisli - Yapi Kredi Bank - Manager of IT Security Incident Management

      Semih Gelisli - Yapi Kredi Bank - Manager of IT Security Incident Management

      Semih Gelişli earned Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering from Yildiz Technical University and is a graduate of the Management Information System program from Bahcesehir University. He has started his career as a “Network Security Specialist” in Media Sector in 2010. He entered to Financial Sector with Garanti Technology as “Network Security Specialist” in 2012 and work as “System Engineer” at Yapi Kredi Bank in 2015. He has been serving as Manager of IT Security Incident Management Unit at Yapi Kredi Bank since December, 2017.

    • Yusuf Ozer - Insurance Information and Monitoring Center - Information Security and Enterprise Governance Manager

      Yusuf Ozer - Insurance Information and Monitoring Center - Information Security and Enterprise Governance Manager

      Yusuf Ozer completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering at the Bogazici University. He started his professional career at Fortis Bank as Application Management Assistant Manager. Then, respectively, he worked for Akbank as the Middleware System Architect, for TTNET as the Application and Middleware Unit Manager, and for Ayrotek as the Head of IT Services and Sales. In addition to his professional career, he completed the Leadership School program at the Bilgi University and he worked as a guest lecturer at Medipol University. As of July 2018, he joined Insurance Information and Monitoring Center and he currently works as the Information Security and Enterprise Governance Manager.

    • 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.