Tamer Şahin

Tamer Sahin, born in 1981, faced allegations between 1999-2001 that he hacked the some networks when he was just 18 years old. As a result of these processes, he took his place in the literature as the first hacker of Turkey. These cases are still lectured at universities.

At the age of 22, Sahin worked on the philosophy of Ethical Hacking and concentrated on institutionalizing in his professional life. He realized his first projects with the Turkish Police, Gendarmerie and Interpol. He has consulted in various cases concerning Cyber Security national and international. Tamer Sahin used his talent as an Ethical Hacker to detect the vulnerabilities of numerous computer systems, including leading private sector organizations and some public institutions. He developed defense strategies against these vulnerabilities. In this context, he established the first commercial Cyber Intelligence infrastructure as Turkey’s R&D product.

He is one of the developers of Mindwall IDS that is Turkey’s first information security software. Mindwall Intrusion Detection software received investment from the USA and has been used in institutions such as AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank. Tamer Sahin, who discovered the vulnerabilities in their software by collaborating with world-renowned manufacturers such as Microsoft, HP, AOL, Redhat, Novell. Sahin enriched the world of the information security by publishing more than 50 security advisories that are registered under his name. Sahin, who also sold the Zero Day security vulnerabilities he discovered to some foreign Cyber ​​Security companies, published the first security vulnerability announcement in Turkey on Bugtraq and other global security platforms in 1999.

The New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth, referred in her book “This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends” (published in February 2021), which she wrote about hackers and became a bestseller in many countries including the USA, to Tamer Sahin as person and described him as “the first in the world who found and sold a Zero Day vulnerability“.

Sahin’s news has been published in media organizations, including many written/visual media, on a national and global scale. A documentary about Tamer Sahin’s life was shot by Coşkun Aral’s team. Tamer Sahin was handled as lecture topics and projects at educational institutes such as at the Istanbul Technical University, Bilkent University, Isik University and Private Izmir American College. and their social reflections were analyzed with presentations and documents as lecture topics.

Tamer Sahin was repeatedly portrayed as “Hacker Tamer” in Turkish action series such as Kurtlar Vadisi and Deli Yurek. He has written articles in many local and international publications. Sahin gives speeches at universities and corporate companies across Turkey in order to transfer his knowledge to other people. He wrote about his experiences in the book “Hacker’in Akli” (Eng: Hacker’s Mind). Published under the Dogan Kitap label, the book made three editions and was on the bestseller list for a month. The book has been added to the archive of the National Library of Congress Washington DC in the USA, Princeton University, Columbia University, Harvard University and the Parliamentary Library of Turkey.

Sahin has OSCP, OSWP, OSWE, eCPTXv2, CRTE, CEH Practical, CNSS, TSE certificates, which are accepted as industry standards, and is a graduate of the Faculty of Economics, Department of International Relations. Tamer Sahin continues to prepare solutions for the leading companies in the sector, under the roof of TerraMedusa, the pioneer in the information security sector of which he is the founder.