A cyber security conference for the first time outside the public sector in Turkey ,took place on 20 October 2017 with the cooperation of CSRC-Global and New Media Department of Istanbul Gelisim University with the attendance of many experts from Turkey and abroad.
The organizer of the Conference, Asst. Prof. Dr. Deniz Akçay and Chair Person of CSRC-Global Asst.Prof. Dr. Zeynep Ece Unsal stated that they are aiming to raise Turkey’s awareness in this issue which determines the world’s agenda.
The conference is the first scientific conference that was jointly organized by an NGO and a University in Turkey.
Assoc. Professor Dr. Mitko Bogdonoski expleined in his keynote speech that the opportunities provided by the cyber environment may be a threat, cyber security problems can be technical and human-sourced; technical problems can be solved, but on the other hand, human-induced problems could be solved only by increasing the awareness about the issue.
Mr. Erdal Özkaya who is the Cybersecurity Architect at Microsoft, told in his speech that; “I see computers now as a weapon. I think there’s no difference between an F-16 and a computer. We understand that hacking is not a hobby, it’s an illegal business area with a lot of revenue”
All day in conference, Turkish and foreign specialists examined both the developments and threats in the world, and revealed what needs to be done in Turkey. The conference, which aims to examine the cyber security issues in terms of technical, legal, social and economic aspects and to address them both in the field and in the academic environment, has attracted a great deal of attention from domestic and international participants.
In the conference, some of the names of the experts in the field were as follows
Prof. Dr. Ali Okatan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mitko Bogdonoski, Erdal Özkaya, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zlatogor Minchev, Prof. Dr. Vikas Kumar, Prof. Dr. Pier Luigi Capucci, Doç.Dr. Çigdem Başfırıncı, Dr. Hakan Aydın, Asst. Prof. Dr. Fatih Ozkaynak, Klorenta Janushi, Asst. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Ece Ünsal, Dr.Erhan Canikoğlu, Ivan Gaydarski; Assoc. Prof. Dr.Zlatogor Minchev, Asst. Prof. Dr. Deniz Akçay; M. Nuri Dursun …