Aybars Oruc holds seven diplomas regarding maritime in different levels from high school to master’s degree. He worked as a marine engineer with sea service, and then respectively as HSEQ Coordinator and HSEQ Superintendent in a tanker owner. His master thesis was on cyber vulnerabilities onboard ships and currently working toward a PhD degree in the same field. Since 2019, he has published academic papers about maritime cyber security particularly. He is currently a member of the IMarEST, IET, and Engineering Council (UK). He is also a fellow member of the Maritime Cyber Risk Management Special Interest Group in the IMarEST.