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  • Total 20 years IT experience that first 8 years in Data Networking and last 12 years in IT Security area
  • Multinational companies experience (IBM, Coca-Cola, Alcatel)
  • Internationally accepted technical certifications (CISSP, CEH, CCSP, CCNP, CCNA)
  • IT security operations management and governance
  • End to end information security consultancy with strong requirement analysis capabilities.
  • Security architecture and design capabilities as an information security architect view.
  • Secure software development lifecycle experience

Work History

June 2016Present

Head of IT Security Services | Principal Security Architect

Destel | Istanbul |

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing IT security consultancy team
  • Consulting to define end-to-end customer IT security needs and appropriate solutions with wide range solution sets include; Firewalls, DDoS protection, IPS, NAC, secure e-mail, secure web gateway, APT, DLP, WAF, endpoint and mobile device security, SIEM and security analytic, database security solutions.
  • Architecting secure network infrastructure design for turn-key complex projects
  • Define technological roadmap with innovative solutions 
  • Understand the Market Needs and connecting business requirements with activity
  • Continuous improvement of IT security services to enhance client relationships
  • Technical marketing and website content management
Oct 2009Oct 2014

Head of IT Security Solutions

Netas | Istanbul |

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing IT security consultancy team
  • Technical Account management and advisory for Telco managed security projects
  • Architecting secure network infrastructure design for turn-key complex projects
  • Managing security solution vendors relationship
  • Consulting internal R&D teams for helping to develop new security solutions
  • Supporting presales activities for Finance and Telco customers
May 2006Aug 2009

Head of IT Security and Network Infrastructure 

Coca-Cola | Istanbul |

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing IT security and Network infrastructure operations
  • Developing strategic, tactical and operational security plans
  • Budgeting business-aligned IT security projects
  • Applying security governance principles in organisation
  • Developing and implementing documented security policies and procedures
  • Developing secure network architecture and securing network components
  • Developing business continuity and disaster recovery plans
  • Managing IT security and regulatory compliance program
  • Managing information security awareness program
Jun 2005May 2006

Security Operations Engineer 

Turkcell | Istanbul |

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing Firewall, VPN, IPS, Load Balancer systems in Security Operation Center
  • Troubleshooting security problems and security incident response
  • Managing access controls and systems availability
  • Supporting to planning department with analysis and feedbacks
Feb 2003Jun 2005

Network and Security Consultant

IBM | Istanbul |

Key responsibilities:

  • Identify initial high-level design, choosing correct products and solutions for customer needs. 

  • Presenting solution proposal to the customers and project management at implementation.

  • Technical account management, bid management and coordination vendor relationship.
Sep 1998Oct 2002

Network Consulting Engineer

Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia) | Istanbul |

Key responsibilities:

  • Define and analysis of the needs of ISPs, enterprises, and governments to deliver voice and data communication services.
  • Leading Telecom IT projects management.



Electronics and Communications Engineering, BSc                   

Istanbul Technical University | Istanbul |

Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) | 2017 |License 505432
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | 2006
  • Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) | 2007
  • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) | 2004
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)