Adnan Baykal
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Adnan is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CyberWA. In the past, he served as the Chief Technical Advisor for the Global Cyber Alliance, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate cyber risks around the globe. He was the creator of the GCA DNS initiative (now called Quad9) which is a free service to keep as many people on the Internet as safe as possible against malicious websites, phishing sites or other malicious activity ensuring that the security, privacy and performance drove the service. Quad9 systems are distributed worldwide in more than 145 locations in 88 nations.

Before taking this role, Adnan served as Vice President of Operations at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where he oversaw all technical incident response and forensic analysis activities for CIS and for the Multi-State Information-Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). Prior to this role, Adnan served as the Vice President of Security Services as well as the Director of the CIS Cyber Security Emergency Response Team (CERT). During his tenure at CIS, Adnan developed and led the deployment of the “Albert” sensors for the state and local government level. These sensors are designed to provide network security alerts when standard malware is detected on a network, as well as advanced persistent threats providing enhanced monitoring and rapid notifications for much of the malicious traffic at the state and local government level.

Adnan is acknowledged internationally as a technical expert in cyber security. With over a decade of experience leading complex operations in large-scale network monitoring, incident response, computer forensics and malware analysis, Adnan is often sought after as a global resource for detecting, identifying, analyzing and combating cyber threats on enterprise systems and networks.