Ayhan Tek, Cyber Security Specialist and Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada
Ayhan Tek

Cyber Security Specialist and Developer in Toronto, ON, Canada

Member since November 29, 2022
Ayhan is a cyber security professional experienced in implementing and managing cyber security and DevSecOps programs. He has worked on security projects for different industries, handling virtual CISO, risk assessment and management, threat modeling, and security architecture, audit, and training. He is keen on using SAST and DAST security tools and handling governance, risk, and compliance issues. Ayhan is a CISSP, CISM, TOGAF, and ITIL-certified professional willing to embrace new projects.
Ayhan is now available for hire


  • Cyber Electra
    Information Systems, Information Security, Information Audits, Web Security...


  • Information Security 15 years
  • Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) 15 years
  • Compliance 11 years
  • TOGAF 10 years
  • CISSP 9 years
  • Cloud Security 9 years
  • CISO 2 years


Toronto, ON, Canada



Preferred Environment

Information Security, Security, Compliance, PCI, CISO, CISSP, TOGAF, Cloud, Azure Active Directory, Cybersecurity

The most amazing...

...thing I've done was providing strategic, technical, and tactical guidance to implement and enhance end-to-end information security programs.


  • CISO, VP of Information Security

    2019 - PRESENT
    Cyber Electra
    • Implemented cyber security processes and technologies, providing strategic and tactical guidance on information security, privacy, and compliance programs.
    • Led the implementation of security technology projects, relying on my hands-on security and engineering background, and completed them within the allocated security budget.
    • Supported the leadership team and the board of directors in security, compliance, and privacy issues.
    Technologies: Information Systems, Information Security, Information Audits, Web Security, IoT Security, Cloud Security, Application Security, Risk Management, Threat Modeling, Data Privacy, CISO, CISSP, CISM, ITIL, GRC, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Asset Management, SOC 2, NIST, ISO 27001, Security Audits, Azure Active Directory, Security, Cybersecurity, Windows


  • Security Program Management for a Benefits Carrier

    Led the security architecture and program for a not-for-profit benefits carrier. I completed the implementation of security, privacy, and compliance projects within the scope of the company's security program. I also conducted threat risk assessments and privacy impact assessments.

  • DevOps Project for a Bank

    I have implemented DevSecOps capabilities under the application security program at a well-known bank. Worked as the application security leader to implement secure SDLC and DevOps capabilities in the bank. It involved close collaboration with IT, development, executive management, operations, and QA stakeholders.

  • Security and Privacy Policy and Standards Creation

    I developed governance, risk, and compliance-related security and privacy artifacts, including policy, standards, processes, and procedures. I also sat at international compliance bodies, such as IEEE, and contributed to creating ISO standards. The last one I developed was the DevOps Standard, and I'm currently working on the Configuration Standard (SBOM).


  • Languages

  • Frameworks

  • Paradigms

    DevOps, HIPAA Compliance, ITIL, DevSecOps
  • Platforms

    Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows
  • Storage

    Azure Active Directory
  • Industry Expertise

    Security, Cybersecurity
  • Other

    Information Security, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS), Compliance, PCI, SOC 2, CISO, CISSP, TOGAF, Cloud, Information Systems, Web Security, Cloud Security, Application Security, Risk Management, Threat Modeling, CISM, GRC, Identity & Access Management (IAM), Asset Management, NIST, ISO 27001, Security Audits, Enterprise Architecture, Software Development, Security Architecture, Security Management, Incident Management, Cryptography, IT Governance, Security Design, Information Audits, IoT Security, Data Privacy, Engineering, IT, Budget Management, Service, Architecture, Agile DevOps, Technical Design, Web Technologies, ISO Standards


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
    1985 - 1991
    METU | Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey


  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Service-oriented Architecture
    JULY 2017 - PRESENT
    SOA Systems
  • ITIL Foundation Certified
    JUNE 2017 - PRESENT
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
    MAY 2016 - PRESENT
    Open Group
  • CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Sun Certified Java Developer
    JUNE 2002 - PRESENT
    Sun Microsystems

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