Adnan Baykal

May 29, 2018

Adnan Baykal is the Global Technical Advisor for the Global Cyber Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eradicate cyber risks around the globe. Before taking this role, Mr. Baykal served as Vice-President of Operations at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that provides cybersecurity services and support to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments throughout the United States. Mr. Baykal oversaw all technical incident response and forensic analysis activities for CIS and for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

Prior to this role, Mr. Baykal served as the Vice-President of Security Services as well as the Director of the CIS Cybersecurity Emergency Response Team (CERT). As the Director of CIS-CERT, he managed a highly select group of expertly skilled individuals responsible for providing rapid cybersecurity and incident response services to all state and local governments across the United States. Mr. Baykal is acknowledged internationally as a technical expert in cybersecurity.

With over a decade of experience leading complex operations in large-scale network monitoring, incident response, computer forensics and malware analysis, Mr. Baykal has become a global resource for detecting, identifying, analyzing and combating cyber threats on enterprise systems and networks. Over the course of his career, Mr. Baykal has supported public and private sector enterprises in increasing their cybersecurity posture and in improving their practice.

With academic degrees in both applied mathematics and in computer science, he worked closely with the FBI, the United States Secret Service, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies using his cybersecurity expertise and operational experience. His engaging ability to clearly explain complex technical subjects has made him a much sought-after subject matter expert.