Kaan is a scientist, researcher, and engineer solving real-life systems security problems. He secures computers and the Internet — but occasionally enjoys offensive security research, too.
Today, he is an architect with Akamai's Security Intelligence team. During the day he shifts between helping Akamai engineers build a secure CDN, and educating our customers on our security stance. At night, he dons my white coat and collaborate with an international team of scientists on academic research projects. He is active in many branches of systems security research, with a focus on exploring the human factors therein and engineering practical technologies. He is oddly excited about the resurgent web cache attacks.
He is also part-time faculty at Northeastern University's Khoury College of Computer Sciences, teaching security classes.
Previously he worked as a research assistant at SecLab, Northeastern University, and as a visiting researcher at iSecLab, Eurecom in Sophia Antipolis, France.
He holds a PhD in Information Assurance (now called Cybersecurity) from Northeastern University, Boston, and MS & BS degrees in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University, Ankara.