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Omer Ayfer

Adjunct Professor, Merritt College
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Omer Ayfer is an Adjunct Professor at Merritt College where he teaches a variety of courses in the premier cybersecurity program at the community college level. He also delivers talks on topics such as blockchain and cryptography to a wide variety of audiences including as a guest lecturer at the Haas School of Business.

As Principal at Ayfer Network, he provides fractional CIO services to technology startups, with a focus on cloud-based infrastructure and information security, helping them find the right direction for their business. Clients include biotechnology and Internet technology startups.
Ayfer also serves as part-time CIO at Illumina Ventures, supporting both the VC team as well as the portfolio companies, with a focus on cloud infrastructure, information security strategy, and overall technology well-being.