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 the member of IMarEST, IET and Engineering Council-UK. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the NTNU, and also member of CISaR group and MarCy project. His research field is maritime cyber security.


• 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. (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.