Cuneyt Karul VC Information Advisor

Cuneyt Karul

Senior Director of Information Security and Product Privacy, Hootsuite

About Cuneyt Karul

Cuneyt Karul, Ph.D. is the Director of Information Security and Compliance for BlueCat, the leading IP Management, DNS, and DHCP software provider based in Toronto, ON. Cuneyt is responsible for developing and running the Information Security Management Program at BlueCat and works closely with the senior leadership team and BlueCat’s customers. Cuneyt has over 25 years of experience in software development and cybersecurity and has worked in various industries such as algorithmic trading, email encryption, scientific simulation, and telecom billing.

Prior to his current position, he was the co-founder and CTO of Investolution, an equities trading software and services provider specialized in designing and developing algorithmic trading software for high-frequency trading companies.  Before that, Cuneyt served as the Vice President of Architecture for Echoworx, an email and data encryption software provider where he designed many of the company’s encryption technologies and was the co-inventor of multiple security-related patents.

Cuneyt is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc (ISC2), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) with ISACA, and a RESILIA Foundation and RESILIA Practitioner certification owner with AXELOS Global Best Practice. 

He holds B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara. Cuneyt is an active participant in the information security community and a frequent speaker at cybersecurity and technology events.