Deniz Özdemir is an OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) and GPEN (GIAC Penetration Tester) certified ethical hacker (white hat) specialized in network and web application penetration testing, system hacking, SAMM, SSDLC, threat analysis and exploitation. She obtained her MSc and Bsc degrees in Linnaeus University, Sweden in Computer science – specialized in network security.
After working as a web security expert in banking and insurance industries for more than a decade and providing training to both technical and C-level managers around Europe and Japan, she has moved her career path towards teaching and research on the security of futuristic technologies and artificial intelligence. She is currently working at Czech Technical University in CIIRC (Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics) as a researcher for Horizon2020 CSI-COP project, acting as the team leader of the younger researchers team. Furthermore, she is a guest lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien.
Being OWASP Swedish Student Chapter Leader, she is keen on educating students about the cutting-edge cyber security techniques at numerous conferences and lectures.
Apart from her work and studies, she has a keen interest in fine arts, for which she obtained contemporary arts education in Finland and in university studies in Prague to be an aspiring creative illustrator. She also plays drums, enjoys fantasy themed video and old-school board games, low-key photography and story writing.
For her PhD degree, she would like to now utilize her technical knowledge for the humanities disciplines to study innovative companion robots which could aid to promote longevity. She is interested in transhumanism, ethics and privacy, cyber security, hacking and indie game development and keen to perform her thesis around such concepts.
CSI-COP (Horizon 2020): Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance
StudyATHome International: Collaboration with University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Swedish Institute: Czech Republic Education Ambassasor (Alumni Networks International)
OWASP (The Open Web Application Security Project®): Student Chapter Leader
Undergraduate courses at University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien:
Guest lecturer: Web application security
2019 – Present: Charles University, Faculty of Humanities — PhD. candidate in Longevity
2010 – 2011: Linnéuniversitetet, Sweden — MsC, Information Systems (with the specialization of Business Development)
2009 – 2010: Linnéuniversitetet, Sweden — BsC, Faculty of Engineering Computer Science
(with the specialization of Network Security)
2008 – 2009: BilgeAdam IT Academy Istanbul, Turkey — System and Network Specialist course (500 hours)
2005 – 2008: FMV Isik University Istanbul, Turkey — Associate Degree, Computer Engineering (in English)
2021 – Ozdemir, D., Cibulka, J., Stepankova, O. et al. Design and implementation framework of social assistive robotics for people with dementia – a scoping review. Health Technol. 11, 367–378 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12553-021-00522-0
2020 – Stepankova, Olga & Shah, Huma & Ozdemir, Deniz & Pierce, Robin & Gialelis, Yiannis & Hinsenkamp, Mária & Rigler, Dorottya & Celentano, Ulrico & Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Maayan & Vallverdu, Jordi & Lantavou, K. & Evram, M. & Hriscu, Ana. (2020). CSI-COP Framework: Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance. 10.5281/zenodo.4066515.
2020 – Ignat, Tiberius & Stepankova, Olga & Shah, Huma & Celentano, Ulrico & Zhitomirsky-Geffet, Maayan & Gialelis, Yiannis & Pierce, Robin & Vallverdu, Jordi & Bal, Damla & Persic, Sanja & Bencze, Julia & Wyler, Daniel & Ozdemir, Deniz. (2020). CSI-COP Citizen Scientists Investigating Cookies and App GDPR compliance Deliverable D2.1 CS Research report. Public report on current methods in CS Engagement LEAD Partner for deliverable: IB (Immer Besser). 10.13140/RG.2.2.26605.20960.
2021 – Deniz Ozdemir, Futuristic Implications of Social Robotics in Longevity: Moving Towards Open Science 2.0, Name of the conference: Building consistency for Open Science in Europe
2021 – Deniz Ozdemir, University of Applied Sciences, Technikum Wien, Austria, , Cyber-attacks on the Rise: Futuristic Privacy Security Concerns of all Network-connected devices, Name of the conference: 21st century engineer: On Integrating Hard and Soft Skills into Curricula
2020 – Deniz Ozdemir, Jaroslav Cibulka, Olga Stepankova , Iva Holmerova (2020) Design and Implementation Framework of Pet- like Companion Robot Technology for Care of Older People: A Scoping Review. Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research pp.191-192. ISBN: 978-91-89081-09-3.
February 2020 – Present: Czech Technical University (Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, CIIRC), Prague – Researcher
May 2014 – Present: OWASP, Sweden — Sweden Student Chapter Leader & Education Ambassador in Czech Republic (collaboration with Swedish Consulate in Prague & Swedish Institute)
January 2013 – September 2016: ING (NN) Regional IT Headquarters, Prague — Centre of Expertise: Infrastructure and Web security specialist (Ethical Hacker)
September 2012 – March 2013: ING Insurance Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey — Information Risk Management Specialist
October 2011 – August 2012: Halkbank Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey — Information Security Specialist
January 2011 – June 2011: Växjö Kommun, Sweden — Information Security Researcher (Master thesis collaboration)
Google Grant for Women Researchers in Security Award, Google (HackIntheBox Conference – Netherlands), May 2015
The best 3rd hacking team award, Hack In Paris (Nuit du Hack), 2013
High Honour Degree, BilgeAdam IT Academy, June 2009
Honour Degree, FMV Isik University, June 2006
Professional trainings & Certifications
Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (SANS560) – SANS Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
F5 Application Security Manager (ASM) v.11, Westcon Academy, Belgium
Offensive Security Penetration Testing
HP Fortify, Prague, Czech Republic
Tactical Defense with ModSecurity, OWASP Appsec Research EU)
Introduction to Cyber Warfare and Operations Design, CSFI – Defcamp conference – Bucharest, Romania
Advanced Burp Pro 100% Hands-On, Paris, France
Hacking Web Applications: Case Studies of Award-Winning Bugs in Google, Yahoo, Mozilla and More, Hack in The Box conference, Netherlands
Pentest Security Analyst, EC Council
NetHost Legislation PCI DSS QSA (United Kingdom) – Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard training, 2011
OWASP Co-Mentor OWTF WAF Bypasser, Brussels, Belgium, 2014
Prometric Cyber Security Project (examination with Information Security subject matter experts), London, United Kingdom, 2012
2013: Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
2013: GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
2013: TCNA Tenable Network Security License 11130006
2012: ITIL Foundation, United Kingdom – Office of Government Commerce, License GR750027297DA