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    Professor Named Among Elite Global Ethical Hackers

    Mehmet F. Bastug, Ph.D., assistant professor in The University of Scranton’s Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department, was named to the 2021 Certified Ethical Hacker Hall of Fame, which celebrates 100 of the most accomplished Certified Ethical Hackers in the world. The University offers a major in cybercrime and homeland security
    August 4, 2021

    Mehmet F. Bastug, Ph.D., assistant professor in The University of Scranton’s Sociology, Criminal Justice and Criminology Department, was named to the 100-member Certified Ethical Hacker Hall of Fame by the EC-Council, the International Council of E-Commerce Consultants. The 2021 Hall of Fame celebrates some of the most accomplished Certified Ethical Hackers (CEHs) around the world.

    The Hall of Fame recognizes EC-Council members who earned their Certified Ethical Hacking certification with a score of 90 percent or better, who were chosen by the council’s selection committee based on their accomplishments regarding their contribution to society and their role in the organization where they are employed, among other factors.

    Dr. Bastug, who joined the faculty at Scranton in 2020, has conducted research and presented at several conferences. He has also co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His areas of expertise include counter-terrorism, cybercrime and cyber forensics.

    Dr. Bastug previously was an adjunct professor in the Criminology Program at Lakehead University in Orillia, Ontario; an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa; and online video conferencing instructor in the Cybersecurity Governance and Operations Certificate Program at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He earned a doctorate and master’s degree in global affairs from Rutgers University; a master’s degree in international relations from Akdeniz University in Antalya, Turkey; and a bachelor’s degree in security studies and criminal justice from the Turkish National Police University in Ankara.

    Founded in 2001, the EC-Council is the world’s leading global cybersecurity certification body, employing over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, Canada, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia.

    The University of Scranton began offering a major in the much-in-demand field of cybercrime and homeland security in the fall of 2020.

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