Speakers

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  • IFINSEC 2017 Conference Speakers

    • Bahattin Sayi - Burgan Bank - Head of IT Security and Risk Management Department

      Bahattin Sayi - Burgan Bank - Head of IT Security and Risk Management Department

      He is a graduate of Hacettepe University Computer Engineering Department. He has an MBA from METU. He has over 14 years of experience in information security, IT audit and IT process management. He started his business life at Aknet, affiliated to Sabancı Group. He joined Akbank's Audit Board in 2003. He pursued audit, security and process consultancy activities in Akbank NV Netherlands, Akbank AG Germany, and different external companies. He has been working as Head of IT Security and Risk Management Department in Burgan Bank since 2014. He holds CISSP, CISA, CRISC and CEH certificates. He is also interested in underwater photography and sailing.

    • Gulden Yuncuoglu - Turk Economy Bank - CISO

      Gulden Yuncuoglu - Turk Economy Bank - CISO

      Gulden Yuncuoglu, CISSP® is the Chief Information Security Officer of TEB A.Ş (BNP Paribas JV). She has been graduated from ITU Control and Computer Engineering Department and has been working in the information security area since more than 20 years. She has worked in Pamukbank, Innova and Disbank and managed information security units. She has been leading information security, IT quality and compliance and IT continuity and processes functions since 2011 in TEB. She has CISSP certificate.

    • Hakan Inceoglu - ING Bank - Senior Vice President, Technology Services

      Hakan Inceoglu - ING Bank - Senior Vice President, Technology Services

      After graduating from Computer Engineering Department of Ege University in 1990, he had a Master degree in Economics at Bogazici University. Hakan Inceoglu has 24 years of IT experience including 18 years in Banking and 6 years in Telecomnunication sector and since last 10 years he has been working for multinational companies. Currently he is Senior Vice President at ING Bank responsible for Technology Services. His responsibilities include subjects like System Operation, IT Security, IT Governance, IT Network, Virtualization, Cloud Computing, IT Application Management, Database Management, Help Desk and IT Disaster Recovery. With the Disaster Recovery project he implemented, he successfully recovered the main data center in Izmir Disaster Recovery data center with zero data loss and in a very short time when his company faced an IT Disaster by losing its main data center due to a flood in 2009. He comes together with University youths at different platforms via University programs he’s working on. People management, Talent management, Coaching and Mentorship are his areas of interest.

    • Mucahit Gundebahar - Kuwait Turkish Bank - CIO

      Mucahit Gundebahar - Kuwait Turkish Bank - CIO

      Mucahit Gundebahar has more than fifteen years of IT experience especially in banking and finance industry. He has 5 banking conversion project experiences with different roles. He graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Computer Engineering in 1997, completed his MBA in Bilgi University in 2002 and got his a PhD degree on Business Administration from Halic University in 2016. Between 2005 and 2009 he had worked for Microsoft Turkey as Senior Application Development Consultant. He was Enterprise Architecture and R&D Department Manager at Kuwait Turkish Bank between 2009 and 2012. Currently he is the IT Group Manager (CIO) at Kuwait Turkish Bank. He gives direction to the roadmap of the bank by leading critical R&D projects. He had previously spoken at Gartner Excellent Experience Exchange, Microsoft IT Summit, Banking Technology Summit, Software Architect Conference, local and international academic conferences, university social programs and he has published articles. He taught academic lessons and he had given many written and TV interviews.

    • Gamze Yurttutan - MasterCard Payment Transaction Services Turkey - Vice President of Information Security

      Gamze Yurttutan - MasterCard Payment Transaction Services Turkey - Vice President of Information Security

      Gamze Yurttutan is the Vice President of Information Security in MasterCard Payment Transaction Services Turkey since October 2015. Her responsibilities include IT Risk Management, compliance, vulnerability management and security incident response. Previously, she was the Head of IT Security & Risk Management Department in Burgan Bank (formerly known as Eurobank Tekfen). Gamze Yurttutan started her career as a network security engineer in National Research Institute of Electronics & Cryptology. In 2006, she was transferred to Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services as Senior Consultant. Her main fields of interest were attack & penetration tests, information security management systems consultancy, and security infrastructure setups. Later in her career, in order to help creating advisory services line, she was transferred to Ernst & Young in 2007. She worked in Ernst & Young as a manager until 2010. She is CISA, CISSP, CEH and ISO27001 LA. She has a B.Sc. degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University. She is also a part-time instructor in Bogazici University, where she teaches Auditing of Information Technologies.

    • Gurkan Oztoprak - SoftTech (A Subsidiary of Isbank) - Director of Information Security, Corporate Compliance and Risk Management

      Gurkan Oztoprak - SoftTech (A Subsidiary of Isbank) - Director of Information Security, Corporate Compliance and Risk Management

      Gurkan Oztoprak is Director of Information Security, Corporate Compliance and Risk Management in SoftTech. Oztoprak joined Isbank in 1988 as a software engineer after a tenure of engineering for Research and Development Center of Turkish Petroleum Corporation. Gained his wide experience in different areas of IT governance and software development when he was in charge of various management and software engineering positions of İşbank and SoftTech. Oztoprak holds BSc and MSc degrees, both in engineering from Middle east Technical University, Ankara.

    • Acelya Akbas - Halkbank - Manager, Information Technologies Risk and Compliance Management Team

      Acelya Akbas - Halkbank - Manager, Information Technologies Risk and Compliance Management Team

      After graduating from Industrial Engineering Department in 2006, she started her master study in the same year in Marmara University on Management and Organization. She started her career at Halkbank IT in 2008 and until 2016 she took active role in the design and implementation of Service Management, Quality Management, Risk Management, Performance Management, Governance and Planning, IT Strategy and Value Management, Continuous Improvement and Project and Portfolio Management processes compatible with global best practices by service oriented approach. Since 2016 she is responsible from management and improvement of Risk and Compliance Management and Quality Management processes together with the Risk and Compliance Management team. Having ISO 20000 internal auditor certificate, Acelya Akbas takes role in the work of Halkbank BT ISO 20000 certification.

    • Alpaslan Binici - Sekerbank - IT Security Project Manager

      Alpaslan Binici - Sekerbank - 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 Sekerbank A.S. as IT Security Project Manager.

    • Bulent Muslu - The Interbank Card Center - VP of InfoSec, IT Compliance and Service Management

      Bulent Muslu - The Interbank Card Center - VP of InfoSec, IT Compliance and Service Management

      Currently working as the VP of InfoSec, IT Compliance and Service Management at The Interbank Card Center (BKM), Bulent Muslu has been working in the Information Technology industry since 1991. He has extensive experience in Information Security, IT Risk & Compliance, Business Continuity, Service Management, Data Center Operations, System & Network Management, Infrastructure Design, Project Management, Software Development fields at corporate and multinational companies like BKM, HP, Alarko at senior management and consultant positions. Also he is known as “Unix Guru” being certified as “HP Certified Advanced IT Professional”. He has been managing the BKM Information Security, IT Compliance and Service Management units since April 2016, besides his Business Continuity Coordinator responsibilities. He has completed BS at Istanbul Technical University, Computer Engineering Faculty and MS at Istanbul Technical University, Computer Science and has ISO 27001 LA, ITIL® Service Transition Certificate (ITILST), ITIL® Service Operation Certificate (ITILSO), ITIL® Service Strategy Certificate (ITILSS), ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITILF) and ITIL® Service Design Certificate (ITILSD) certifications.

    • Denis Legezo - Kaspersky Lab - Security Researcher

      Denis Legezo - Kaspersky Lab - Security Researcher

      In Kaspersky Lab Denis Legezo are working as Security Researcher with Global Research and Analysis Team and specialized on targeted attacks research. Before joining Kaspersky Lab at the beginning of 2014, he worked as a technical expert for a Russian system integrator, with prior spells as a programmer at both state and commercial companies. Denis received his degree from the Faculty of Cybernetics and Applied Mathematics at the Moscow State University in 2002. His thesis was directly related to information security. Denis is a huge fan of anything that’s high-tech, including embedded systems and modern car security. He has presented at the RSA US conference, and also contributed to Russian IT magazines and online news resources on the subject of information security.

    • Dmitry Zveginets - Kaspersky Lab - Solution Business Lead

      Dmitry Zveginets - Kaspersky Lab - Solution Business Lead

      A graduate Engineer and MBA, Dmitry has spent over a decade in the Information security industry. This has included a Financial Services Key Account Management role with Symantec, and Strategic Account Management for enterprise financial and banking customers with Hewlett Packard. A seasoned public speaker, Dmitry has authored more than a dozen global publications, and currently spearheads Embedded Systems and ATM/POS Security and Financial Services security business globally for Kaspersky Lab. Dmitry has also actively participated in long-terms SOXA compliance, SIEM and SOC projects.

    • 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.

    • Erkan Sertoglu - Fibabanka - Information Security, Governance and Compliance Unit Head

      Erkan Sertoglu - Fibabanka - Information Security, Governance and Compliance Unit Head

      Erkan Sertoglu graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University in 1999. He took his MBA degree from the same university in 2004. He has more than 15 years experience on Information Technologies. At PricewaterhouseCoopers he managed several IT process management and information security consultancy projects. He is specialized on PCI, CobiT and ISO 27001 management frameworks. He has broad theoretical and practical knowledge for telecom and finance sectors. He obtained CISA, CISM, ISO27001LA and CIA credentials. Currently Erkan Sertoglu has been working at Fibabanka as Information Security, Governance and Compliance Unit Head and he is responsible from development of security, management and regulation solutions and reviewing implemented solutions to ensure they are operated effectively.

    • Fatih Okumus - Odeabank - Network and Security Manager

      Fatih Okumus - Odeabank - Network and Security Manager

      Since 2012, Fatih Okumus has been working at Odeabank IT team as Manager responsible from IT Security, Network, Transmission, Unified Communication systems and Contact Center infrastructure. He started his career in 2004 at Biltam A.S. as Network and Security Expert engineer and worked at this company until 2008. In 2008, he worked at Eurobank Tekfen as Senior Network and Security Expert on the projects of renewal of all banking and IT infrastructure. Between 2010-2012, he worked at the Security Planning and Operation Management team of AVEA Communication Services and focused on security planning and internal projects security consultancy services. He took Bachelor of Science degree on Electric and Electronic Engineering in 2004 and MBA-Management in 2012. He’s married and father of 2 girls.

    • Hakan Kantas - Halkbank - IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement Division Manager

      Hakan Kantas - Halkbank - IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement Division Manager

      He started his career in the midst of 1980 as author and editor at MacWorld, PC World and PC Magazine. He started his professional career in 1993 at IT Department of Pamukbank. Until 2007, he developed Credit Cards banking package and software, he took role in adapting IBM’s Core Banking packet into the design of Pamukbank Core Banking system, he worked as a project manager and technical manager in the installation of many projects like Pamukbank Digiturk TV Banking, Internet Banking. Since 2007 at the unit he worked, he managed ITSM (IT Service Management) and CSI (Continual Service Improvement) projects that supplied comprehensive innovative transformations to implement global best practices in IT by service oriented approach and IT process model compatible to regulations. He has Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and ITIL-Foundation certificates and he was a former board member of ISACA Turkey and itSMF-Turkey Chapter. Currently he is working at IT Governance and Continual Service Improvement Department and he’s responsible from following areas; Project Office, Management of Risk and Compliance, Quality Management, Performance Management, Chance Management, Project and Portfolio Management, Service and Information Architecture Management, Governance and Planning, IT Strategy and Value Management and Continual Improvement.

    • Hilmi Beydes - Garanti Bank - Internal Audit Manager (Digital Processes, Operational Risks and External Enterprise Risk Audits)

      Hilmi Beydes - Garanti Bank - Internal Audit Manager (Digital Processes, Operational Risks and External Enterprise Risk Audits)

      Being graduated from Computer Engineering Department of Istanbul University, Hilmi Beydeş has been working at Internal Audit of Garanti Bank since 2008. In the meantime, he took role in management and coordination of Information System Audit and Risk Management Audits and currently he’s responsible from the management of audits related with Digital Processes, Operational Risks and External Risks. Hilmi Beydes has CISA, CISM, ISO 27001 and BS 25999 certificates. Also he took active role Mentorship and Reverse Mentorship projects realized in the bank.

    • Kadir Manga - Akbank - Information Risk Management Office, Information Systems Control Vice President

      Kadir Manga - Akbank - Information Risk Management Office, Information Systems Control Vice President

      He has been graduated from Istanbul University Computer Engineering Department and Maltepe University MBA program. He started his career in 2007 at Garanti Bank Internal Audit Department, IT Audit Team. He was appointed as the manager of IT Controls team at Garanti Bank Internal Control Unit in 2014. He started to work at Akbank as Information Systems Control Vice President in April 2017. He has CISA, CISM CRISC, ISO27001 LA and BS25999 LA certificates.

    • Nevzat Yegin - Takasbank - Information Security and IT Risk Manager

      Nevzat Yegin - Takasbank - Information Security and IT Risk Manager

      Nevzat Yegin graduated from Industrial Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University in 2005 and started his career at Halkbank as IT expert assistant. During his 10 years career in Halkbank, we worked on projects like quality management, performance management, compliance, internal/external audits, process model, project management, IT service management. In 2016 he left Halkbank while he was working as Compliance Manager and started to work at EPIAS (Energy Exchange Istanbul) as Enterprise Quality and Compliance Manager. Currently he has been working at Takasbank (Istanbul Clearing, Settlement and Custody Bank) as Information Security and IT Risk Manager since 2016. In addition to being a Board member of ITSMF Turkey Chapter, Nevzat Yegin also gave many seminars and trainings on Project management, risk management and information security and we carried out ITIL, COBIT and Re-organization projects on different sectors.

    • Umit Malkoc - Garanti Bank - Information Security Manager

      Umit Malkoc - Garanti Bank - Information Security Manager

      He has BSc and MSc degrees from Electrical&Electronics Engineering Department of Bogaziçi University. He started his career at VESTEL as R&D Engineer and after 3 years he started to work in the area of IT Security at INFONET. At Infonet, he was responsible from technical support of IT security products (Firewall, IPS, DLP, AV..etc), pre-sales activities and consultancy about standards such as ISO 27001 and COBIT. In 2010, he started to work for GARANTI BANK as Information Security Specialist. Currently, he is Information Security Manager at Garanti Bank and responsible from creating and maintaining the information security policies, performing security assessments for IT projects, data security and maintaining security awareness programs for employees.

    • Ahmet Taskeser - IBTECH, Subsidiary of Finansbank - Security Designer/Team Leader

      Ahmet Taskeser - IBTECH, Subsidiary of Finansbank - Security Designer/Team Leader

      Ahmet Taskeser leads Incident Management & Monitoring department in IBTECH, subsidiary of Finansbank. He is responsible for Data Security, Penetration Testing, SOC (Security Operation Center), Financial Fraud Detection & Prevention System with ArcSight since 2007. During his career, he worked for Garanti Bank as UNIX Administrator between 1999-2001, SUN Microsystems Canada as Project Leader between 2001-2003, AT&T Canada as Security Project Manager in Managed Security Services department between 2003-2006. His implementations on DLP and SIEM products were nominated best in Turkey by Vendors. By implementing ArcSight ESM on Financial Fraud Detection and Prevention, he made considerable contribution to lower Fraud losses. He was invited to several events both domestically or internationally as a speaker about ArcSight & Financial Fraud Detection and Prevention.

    • 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.