IDC CISO Summit 2018

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IDC CISO Summit 2018

Şile Gardens Hotel, Istanbul, September 19, 2018 - September 20, 2018


Digital transformation is becoming an absolute necessity, with the changing nature of the customer and greater demands for agility of enterprises. IT security is a hot topic from boardrooms to datacenters, but as much as everyone thinks they have answers, nobody has THE answer.

Threats are evolving as quickly as businesses digital transform their operations. Enterprises must consequently adopt layered, adaptive security measures to address every stage of the modern information security kill chain, from early detection to exploitation management and remediation. New technologies, techniques, and skills will be required to present a robust defense against well-equipped and highly motivated threat actors Breaches are constantly being identified, and disclosed and IT security professionals are always working hard to manage risk. Moreover, there is an ever-growing need for security strategies to comply with regulations as well as internal and external governance structures, all while intelligent adversaries look for ways to abuse or exploit the complex IT systems that keep things running.

In Turkey, organizations have been increasing their efforts to improve IT security awareness over the past years. However, IT security complexity remains a challenge for organizations as they try to achieve a balance between existing and new technology deployments and the ever-evolving and malicious threat landscape. Due to these complexities, most security personnel have difficulties with meeting security needs in the face of scarce resources and highly dynamic IT architectures. Turkish IT leaders must address how they can sustain security as a business enabler and ensure that their operations remain secure at the same time. The IDC Turkiye CISO Summit 2017 will cover these all topics and please join us to discuss many other of today's and tomorrow's security challenges with many leading CISO’s from different sectors.

Key Discussion Areas:

  • The CISO of the future - innovator, enabler, board member
  • Soft Skills Needed for CIO to CSO Communication
  • Importance of incidence response: plan, exercises, communication
  • Security analytics, automation and advanced attack detection
  • Risks and opportunities of emerging technologies: smart machines, AI, IoT and OT
  • Data governance, data security and risk governance
  • State of the art in cloud security
  • Next generation of SOC
  • Data protection beyond May 2018 – what comes after GDPR (KVKK) ?
  • Behavioral Analysis, Risk Scoring on Social Networks


Time Event Speakers

Open Air Networking Lunch


Roundtable Discussions

  • Endpoint Cyber Resilience: A blind spot in enterprise security strategy?
  • Securing the Cloud Without Compromising Performance
  • Next Generation Endpoint for This Generation of Businesses
  • Network Security: Still the Backbone of Security?
  • Getting into Shape for a Multi-Cloud World
  • Threat Lifecycle Management – A New Approach to Cyber Security

Social Activity


1-1 Meetings & Networking


Dinner & Networking


Open Discussion: State of the Art is a State of Mind: Building a Future-ready Security Capability


Principal Partner(s)

Premier Partner(s)

Track Partner(s)

Exhibit Partner(s)

Networking Partner(s)

Media Partner(s)

Advisory Board

* The list is in surname alphabetical order.

Batu Akalın

Corporate Information Technology Security Manager, Anadolu Grubu

Ali Kutluhan Aktaş

Information Security Manager, Kredi Kayıt Bürosu

Feridun Aktaş

Director, Security Governance & Services, Turkcell

Erdem Alaşehir

Technical Lead, Security Incident Management & Monitoring, QNB Finansbank - IBTech

Kayıhan Altınöz

Head of Information Security, ING Bank

Akif Mert Avcı

Manager, Information Security, IT Process and Compliance, Vakıfbank

Ali Rıza Aydın

EVP, IT Security & Risk Management, DenizBank-Intertech

Yusuf Aydın

Manager, Corporate Cyber Security & Network, Kale Group

Emrah Bayarçelik

Group Manager, IT Infrastructure & Security, IGA

Alpaslan Binici

IT Security Manager, Şekerbank


Pelin Pirnal

Conference Project Manager

+90 535 410 1632

Onur Hamitoglu

Senior Sales Manager, Conferences and Events

+90 533 301 8998

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