IT Security Guru, Erdal Ozkaya joins emt

Top Quote emt Distribution expands its team with the appointment of Erdal Ozkaya as Chief Information Security Officer. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 11, 2015 - emt Distribution, the specialty IT security products distributor today announced the expansion of its team with the appointment of Erdal Ozkaya as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

    Erdal is an IT Security Guru with business development and management skills, and is armed with world class qualifications, such as 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 also completing his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in IT Security.

    He is also a globally recognised award winning speaker and technical expert and has been part of several major conferences such as; Microsoft TechEd, Hacker Halted, Microsoft Management Summit, AusCERT, trade shows and have featured in webcasts for Microsoft and EC-Council and many other vendors. He was awarded "Best Speaker" in TechEd Australia and won the "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 across Australia and New Zealand.

    Mohammad Mobasseri, CEO at emt Distribution, said, "Erdal is from Australia, and he had been working there in the management field for over 15 years. We are confident he will be a big asset to our orgnisation and also support the enterprises and government entities in the region to combat them against cyber-attacks or threats. His global experience and knowledge will bring new perspective to IT security in the region."

    Erdal had been actively advising and creating content to Government departments, Fortune 500 companies & 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 also involved in the complex IT security solutions, and enforcing regulatory requirements to the organizations, to protect their digital assets.

    Commenting on his appointment, Erdal said, "It is important to share the same vision and passion with whom you work. And I am glad emt shares similar vision and is passionate about their work which has lead them to be one of the fastest growing value added distributor across globe and in Middle East particular. Enterprises in this region need to embrace information security at much more pace to defend themselves against growing menace of cyber threats."

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