Erdal Ozkaya

Erdal Ozkaya Erdal_Ozkaya


Niner since 2011

Erdal is an Australian IT Security Professional with business development and management skills who focuses on Cyber Security, IT auditing and sharing his real life skills as a Speaker, Lecturer/ Trainer. He is currently working as Cybersecurity Architect at Microsoft

Erdal has the following qualifications: Master of Computing Research ,Master of Information Systems Security (M.I.S), Bachelor of Information Technology (B.I.T.), MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Leaning Consultant, ISO27001 Consultant, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Ethical Instructor, and Licenced Penetration Tester. He is a lecturer at Charles Sturt University and is also completing his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in IT Security.

He is an award winning speaker and technical expert in worldwide conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Hacker Halted, E-Crime Congress, Microsoft Management Summit, AusCERT, trade shows and in webcasts for Microsoft and EC-Council and many other vendors. He was awarded "Best Speaker" in Microsoft TechEd Australia and an won the Global Instructor of the Year Award (2011 & 2012) and "Circle of Excellence Award" from EC Council. His proven success deployments especially in the areas of Microsoft workloads in real life has become subject to IT magazines.

Erdal is advising and creating content to Government departments, Fortune 500 companies and Information Security Professionals to ensure they are getting prepared against latest "Cyber Crime" and being able to defend their organizations against any security breaches. He is actively involved in the complex IT security solutions, and enforcing regulatory requirements to the organizations, to protect their digital assets.

As well as his extensive IT skills Erdal has been working in the management field for the past 15 years. He has built and managed CEO IT from scratch into a national training and IT solutions center. With the skills he has gained he has introduced and repeated the success with KEMP Technologies, where he was tasked to single-handedly manage the ANZ region and then build the business in Asia Pacific region.

Erdal has also developed and consulted Microsoft, EC Council, CompTIA Official Exams and Courses. You can visit his blog for more information