Board of Advisors

Yalkın Demirkaya

Ex-Commanding Officer of CCIU, NYPD
Cyber Diligence Inc.

Mr. Yalkin Demirkaya has twenty years of law enforcement experience as a Detective Investigator as well as a Detective Commander. In addition to his responsibilities as the Commander of the Computer Crimes Investigations Unit, Mr. Demirkaya also served as the Chief Information Security Officer of the Internal Affairs Bureau of New York Police Department.

Mr. Demirkaya has been responsible for creation of the first computer crimes investigation unit dedicated to internal investigations in the government sector. Mr. Demirkaya has pioneered and perfected investigative techniques for computer crime investigations. He possesses twenty-nine years of computer experience as a white hat hacker.

He is the founder and was the Commanding Officer of Computer Crimes Investigation Unit of the Internal Affairs Bureau, New York Police Department.

Dr. Erdal Özkaya

Charles Sturt University

Erdal is an IT Security Guru with business development and management skills who focuses on Penetration Testing, IT Auditing and sharing his real life skills as a Lecturer / Trainer and is currently working as a Cyber Security Architect.

He is an award winning speaker and technical expert in worldwide conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, Hacker Halted, 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.

Şükrü Durmaz


Mr. Durmaz is the managing director of DIFOSE (Digital Forensics Services LLC). After graduating from the Turkish Military Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, he worked for the Turkish General Command of Gendarmerie in the Cybercrime and Digital Forensics fields for over 15 years as a law enforcement officer.

Mr. Durmaz is the founder of the first Cyber Crime Center, as well as the Digital Forensics Unit in the Turkish General Command of Gendarmerie. During his 15-year career, he worked both as a law enforcement officer and as a digital forensics expert witness in more than 3,000 Cybercrime and Digital Forensic cases in 81 cities under responsibility of the Gendarmerie. He has directed numerous national and international cybercrime cases as head of the Cyber Crime department in the Turkish Gendarmerie. Having extensive experience in the investigation of all levels of cybercrime, Mr. Durmaz is one of the leading experts in the field of cybercrime investigations on a global scale.

Mr. Durmaz has received national and international special courses and certificates such as Cyber Crime Investigator (NHTCU- London, England), Hi-Tech Crime Investigator (European Union), NTFS Forensics (European Union), Mobile Phone Forensics (European Union), Cyber Terrorism (NATO).