Background and activities


The background of Aybars Oruc is in marine engineering. After he had worked as an engineer on different types of merchant vessels such as aframax tanker, LPG tanker and container vessel, he worked as HSEQ Coordinator, and then HSEQ Superintendent in a tanker management company for 4 years. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the NTNU. He is the member of IMarEST, IET and Engineering Council-UK. He is also a member of CISaR group and MarCy project at NTNU and a fellow member of the Maritime Cyber Risk Management Special Interest Group in IMarEST. His research field is maritime cyber security. He was in the IMO to perform his research activities for a while in 2022.


• M.Sc. in Maritime Transportation Management Engineering
   Piri Reis University, Turkey.

• B.Sc. in Marine Engineering
   Near East University & Kyrenia University, Cyprus.

• HND in Marine Engineering
   Turkish Maritime Education Center, Turkey.

• Vocational School in Marine Engines
   Galatasaray University & Bahcesehir University, Turkey.

• High School in Marine Engines
   Ziya Kalkavan Maritime College, Turkey.

M.Sc. Thesis

Oruc, Aybars. (2020). Cybersecurity Risk Assessment for Tankers and
     Defence Methods [Master dissertation, University of Piri Reis].

Journal Articles

Oruc, Aybars. (2022) Tools for Organizing an Effective Virtual
     Academic ConferenceSerials Review.

Amro, Ahmed; Oruc, Aybars; Gkioulos, Vasileios; Katsikas, Sokratis.
     (2022) Navigation Data Anomaly Analysis and Detection.
     Information, 13(3), 104.

Oruc, Aybars. (2022) Potential Cyber Threats, Vulnerabilities, and
     Protections of Unmanned VehiclesDrone Systems and
     Applications, 10(1), 51-58.

Oruc, Aybars; Gkioulos, Vasileios; Katsikas, Sokratis. (2022) Towards
     a Cyber-Physical Range for the Integrated Navigation System
     (INS)Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10(1), 107.

Oruc, Aybars. (2021) Requirements for Productivity in the Academic
     EnvironmentHigher Education Studies, 11(4), 40.

Conference Publications (Peer-Reviewed)

Oruc, Aybars. (2020) Claims of State-Sponsored Cyberattack in the
     Maritime Industry. 15th International Naval Engineering
     Conference & Exhibition (INEC 2020). Online. 2020.10.05 -

Oruc, Aybars. (2019) Tanker Industry is More Ready against Cyber
. International Conference on Marine Engineering and
     Technology (ICMET 2019). Muscat. 2019.11.05 - 2019.11.07.