IPICS2015 - Intensive Programme on Information & Communication Security
Panagiotis Andriotis (University of Bristol, UK)
Panagiotis Andriotis received the BSc degree in Mathematics from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, in 2006, and the MSc degree with Distinction in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, U.K., in 2012. He is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Bristol. His research interests include Digital Forensics with a special focus on the Android OS, data mining, data hiding, steganalysis, social network analysis and he is also interested in the human aspects of Information Security, Privacy and Trust. Previously, he worked in the banking sector and also as a Mathematics teacher in Greece.
Nathan Clarke (University of Plymouth, UK)
Dr Clarke is an Associate Professor in Information Security and Digital Forensics at Plymouth University. Dr Clarke is also an adjunct Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. His research interests reside in the area of information security, biometrics, forensics and intrusion detection. Dr Clarke has over 130 outputs consisting of journal papers, conference papers, books, edited books, book chapters and patents. He is the Chair of the IFIP TC11.12 Working Group on the Human Aspects of Information Security & Assurance. Dr Clarke is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the British Computing Society (BCS) and a senior member of the IEEE. Dr Clarke is the author of Transparent Authentication: Biometrics, RFID and Behavioural Profiling published by Springer and Computer Forensics: A Pocket Guide published by IT Governance.
Panagiotis Droukas (ISACA Athens Chapter, GR)
Panagiotis Droukas holds a BSc and an MSc in Computer Science and an MSc in Economics and Finance. He has extensive experience since 1998 in the fields of information systems security and audit. Panagiotis has been involved in large assurance projects in the financial sector regarding core banking systems implementation and migration, BCP/DRP as well as regulatory compliance assessments while working for Emporiki Bank and Bank of Greece. In 2010 he was seconded to European Banking Authority for the implementation of a European-wide regulatory reporting application. He is a member of the BoD of ISACA Athens Chapter for the last six years.
Ludwig Fuchs (University of Regensburg, DE)
Dr. Ludwig Fuchs studied Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik) at the University of Regensburg, Germany and completed his dissertation in the area in 2009. In between 2004 and 2009 he studied and researched at the University of York (UK) and the University of Texas (San Antonio, USA) together with well-known academics in the field of IT security. His main research interest comprises Identity Management within mid-sized and large organizations. Over the last five years, Dr. Ludwig Fuchs gathered practical and academic experience and published the results at several international IT security conferences. His expert knowledge has additionally been underlined throughout his work in several industry projects, bridging the gap between practical requirements and latest academic research results.
Steven Furnell (University of Plymouth, UK)
Prof. Steven Furnell is the head of the Centre for Information Security & Network Research at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, and an Adjunct Professor with Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. He specialises in computer security and has been actively researching in the area for fifteen years, with current areas of interest including security management, computer crime, user authentication, and security usability. Prof. Furnell is a Fellow and Branch Chair of the British Computer Society (BCS), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a UK representative in International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) working groups relating to Information Security Management (of which he is the current chair), Network Security, and Information Security Education. He is the author of over 180 papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, as well as the books Cybercrime: Vandalizing the Information Society (Addison Wesley, 2001) and Computer Insecurity: Risking the System (Springer, 2005).
Jaap-Henk Hoepman ( Radboud University Nijmegen, NL)
Jaap-Henk Hoepman studied computer science at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, and obtained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam based on work done at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI). For several years he worked for the security group of KPN Research, the research division of one of the main Dutch telcos. He then returned to academia as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Twente. From 2006 to 2013 he was senior scientist in the security group of TNO ICT, Groningen. Currently he is an associate professor at the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences of the Radboud University Nijmegen. He is also scientific director of the Privacy and Identity Lab. His research interests focus on privacy by design, and privacy friendly protocols for identity management and the Internet of Things.He also maintain a blog covering his research and activities.
Georgios Kambourakis (University of the Aegean, GR)
Georgios was born in Samos, Greece. He received the Diploma in Applied Informatics from the Athens University of Economics and Business and the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Systems Engineering from the dept. of Information and Communications Systems Engineering of the University of the Aegean (UoA). He also holds a Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree from the Hellenic Open University. Currently, Dr. Kambourakis is an Assistant Professor at the dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, UoA, Greece. His research interests are in the fields of mobile and wireless networks security and privacy, VoIP security, Public Key Infrastructure, DNS security, and mLearning and he has more than 100 publications in the above areas. He has guest edited special issues of several journals, including ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, Computer Standards & Interfaces, IEEE Computer magazine, Information Sciences. He has been involved in several national and EU funded R&D projects in the areas of Information and Communication Systems Security. He is a reviewer of a plethora of IEEE and other international journals and has served as a technical program committee member for more than 140 international conferences in security and networking.
Maria Karyda (University of the Aegean, GR)
Maria was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She holds a B.Sc. in Informatics, an M.Sc. in Information Systems and a PhD in Information Systems Security Management from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Department of Informatics. She is currently an Assistant Professor with the University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering. She has collaborated with several education institutes, including the Athens University of Economics and Business, the University of the Aegean and the Technical Institute of Athens, public organizations, including the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Institute of Social Security (IKA), the General Hospital of Nikaia, the Greek Archaeological Receipts Fund, the Athens Water Supply & Sewerage Company, the General Secretariat of Social Security and private companies, including INFO-QUEST and the Greek Lottery S.A. She has also participated in national and EU funded R&D projects, such as the SERENITY and the e-VOTE project (EU / IST Programmes), DAMES-T (General Secretariat for Research and Technology), PYTHAGORAS (Greek Ministry of Education / EPEAEK Programme). Her published work includes several referred papers in international journals and conferences, as well as five chapters in books. She has also served as a reviewer for international journals and has participated in the programme and organizing committees of several international conferences in the area of information systems and information security. Her research interests include organizational aspects of information systems security management, privacy protection in digital social networks and security culture and awareness. She is a member of the ACM, IEEE, AIS and the Greek Computer Society.
Vasilios Katos (Democritus University of Thrace, GR)
Vasilis Katos is Assistant Professor of Information and Communications Systems Security at Democritus University of Thrace. Prior to this post he was Principal Lecturer and course tutor for the MSc in Forensic IT at the University of Portsmouth in the UK. Dr. Katos obtained a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, an MBA from Keele University in the UK and a PhD in Computer Science (Network security and cryptography) from Aston University. Dr. Katos is also a certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). His research is in information security and privacy, computer forensics and incident response, with his work being funded by national and European bodies (FP7). He has over 50 publications in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings and serves as a referee on several reputable conferences and journals (for example, IEEE Communications Letters, Computers & Security, Information Management and Computer Security). In terms of research recognition, he has received keynote speech invitations for international conferences (indicatively, the 8th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security) and his research has been addressed by reputable magazines such as the New Scientist. He is Academic Advocate for Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and served as a member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals. In terms of industrial experience, he was security consultant for Cambridge Technology Partners (Novell, Inc) for two years and a defense expert for a criminal court in the UK.
Sokratis Katsikas (University of Piraeus, GR)
Sokratis K. Katsikas was born in Athens, Greece, in 1960. He received the Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 1982, the Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, USA, in 1984 and the Ph.D. in Computer Engineering & Informatics from the University of Patras, Patras, Greece in 1987. Currently he is a Professor of the Dept. of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece, member of the pool of experts of the Institutional Evaluation Programme of the European University Association and member of the Steering Committee of the same programme. He has been the Rector (2003-2006) and Vice-Rector (1997-2003) of the University of the Aegean, member of the Board of the Hellenic Quality Assurance Authority for Higher Education (2006-2008), member of the Board of the Hellenic Authority for Information and Communication Security and Privacy (2008-2009), Vice-President of the Panhellenic Federation of University Faculty Members (2009), the National Representative of Greece to the Management Committee of the 7th EU R&D Framework Programme "People" (2007-2009), the General Secretary for Communications of the Ministry of Infrastructures, Transport and Networks of the Hellenic Republic (2009-2012), member of the Committee for Information and Communication Technologies of the Greek Government (2011-2012) and Chairman of the Technical Advisory Board on Information and Communication Technologies projects of the Ministry of Administrative Reform and Electronic Government (2011-2012). His research interests lie in the areas of information and communication systems security and of estimation theory and its applications. He has authored or co-authored more than 230 journal publications, book chapters and conference proceedings publications and he has participated in more than 60 funded national and international R&D projects in these areas. He is serving on the editorial board of several scientific journals, he has authored/edited 26 books and has served on/chaired the technical programme committee of more than 300 international scientific conferences.
Spyros Kokolakis (University of the Aegean, GR)
Dr. Spyros Kokolakis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean. He holds a B.Sc. (Informatics) and a Ph.D. (Information Systems) from the Athens University of Economics & Business (GR). He has been involved in several national and EU-funded R&D projects in the area of Information and Communication Systems Security. He is an author of several refereed papers in international scientific journals and conferences. He is a member of ACM and IEEE.
Thomas Korak (Graz University of Technology, AT)
Thomas Korak currently works as a PhD student at Graz University of Technology. Thomas Korak was born in 1985, raised in Klein St. Veit and moved to Graz to study computer science ("Telematik") at the Graz University of Technology. He finished his BSc in 2009, and his MSc in 2011. His PhD topic is on side-channel analysis (SCA) measurement techniques and setups and on fault injection techniques. He further has performed practical SCA attacks on prototype ASICs implementing cryptographic algorithms to show the feasibility of such attacks in the presence of countermeasures. Since 2011, Thomas Korak works at the Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK). He is currently a member of the “Secure Systems” group under the direction of Stefan Mangard. Thomas Korak teaches the course "VLSI Design", an 8th-semester master course, supervised (10+) bachelor and master students, reviewed journal and conference papers (e.g., CHES, CARDIS, ...), and co-authored (12+) journal and conference papers. The research interests of Thomas Korak include SCA attacks and countermeasures for cryptographic implementations, fault injection techniques, hardware design, and improvements of side-channel measurement techniques and setups.
Costas Lambrinoudakis (University of Piraeus, GR)
Dr. Costas Lambrinoudakis holds a B.Sc. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of Salford (1985), an M.Sc. (Control Systems) from the University of London (Imperial College -1986), and a Ph.D. (Computer Science) from the University of London (Queen Mary and Westfield College – 1991). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece. From 1998 until 2009 he has held teaching position with the University of the Aegean, Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, Greece. His current research interests are in the areas of Information and Communication Systems Security and of Privacy Enhancing Technologies. He is an author of more than 85 scientific publications in refereed international journals, books and conferences, most of them on ICT security and privacy protection issues. He has served as program committee chair of 12 international scientific conferences and as a member on the program and organizing committees in more than 150 others. Also he participates in the editorial board of two international scientific journals and he acts as a reviewer for more than 35 journals. He has been involved in many national and EU funded R&D projects in the area of Information and Communication Systems Security. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE.
Javier Lopez (University of Malaga, ES)
Javier Lopez received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1992 and 2000, respectively, from University of Malaga. From 1991 to 1994 he worked as a systems analyst in the indutrial sector, and in 1994 he joined the Computer Science Department at the University of Malaga, where he actually is Full Professor. His research activities are mainly focused on information and network security, leading some Spanish and EU research projects in those areas. Part of his research has been developed while been a visiting researcher at several universities, namely, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Yale in U.S, Tsukuba in Japan and QUT in Australia. Prof Lopez is the Co-Editor in Chief of Springer's International Journal of Information Security (IJIS), Spanish representative of the IFIP TC-11 WG (Security and Protection in Information Systems), and Chair of ERCIM's Working Group on Security and Trust Management.
Konstantinos Markantonakis (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
Dr Konstantinos Markantonakis (B.Sc, M.Sc, MBA, Ph.D) received his BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Lancaster University in 1995, his MSc in Information Security in 1996, his PhD in 2000 and his MBA in International Management in 2005 from Royal Holloway, University of London. He is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) in the Information Security Group. His main research interests include smart card security and applications, secure cryptographic protocol design, Public Key Infrastructures (PKI) and key management, embedded system security, mobile phone operating systems/platform security, NFC/RFID security, grouping proofs, electronic voting protocols. He has published more than 90 papers in international conferences and journals. Since completing his PhD, he has worked as an independent consultant in a number of information security and smart card related projects.
Leonardo Martucci (Karlstad University, SE)
Dr. Leonardo A. Martucci is an Assistant Professor at Karlstad University in Sweden, and a senior member of the PRISEC research group. His research interests are in the area of privacy enhancing technologies, especially concerning distributed systems, digital identifiers, and trust. Before joining Karlstad University, Dr. Martucci was a CUGS (Swedish National Computer Science Graduate School) research fellow at Linköping University, a postdoctoral researcher at the Technische Universitat Darmstadt in Germany, and a principal investigator at the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED). He has worked in several research projects, most in partnership with the industry, including many ICT and IST EU FP6 and FP7 projects in the areas of security, privacy and computer networks, such as FIDIS and PRIME. He is currently working in the EU FP7 SmartSociety and A4Cloud research projects. Dr. Martucci received his Doctor degree in Computer Science from Karlstad University in 2009 and his Masters and Diploma in Electrical Engineering from University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2002 and 2000 respectively.
Natalia Miloslavskaya (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, RU)
Natalia Miloslavskaya graduated from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) on an “engineer-mathematician” speciality. Since that time all her working activities have been connected with the MEPhI. At first she was a researcher associate, then a post-graduate, a scientific associate and a head of some scientific groups. She received the Ph.D. degree (1988) from the MEPhI in Technical Sciences. She is currently an Associate Professor of the Information Security of the Banking Systems Department. Her research interests lie in network security, information security management systems and secure e-Learning systems. She is a lecturer at the MEPhI (she teaches “Information Security of Open Systems”, “Information Security Risk Management”, and “Information Security Incident Management”) and the retraining courses for specialists from the Russian banking sector. More than 10,000 trainees have taken her educational courses. She acts as a supervisor and consultant of graduates and post-graduate students. She has written or co-authored 198 papers (145 in Russian and 53 in English) and 63 textbooks (including the “Information Security of Open Systems” textbook in 2 parts, 1096 pages and the “Information Security Management” textbook in 5 parts, 924 pages). In 2014 for the third time she has been elected Vice Chair of the IFIP TC11 WG11.8 (Information Security Education). For many years of active volunteer work she was awarded highest IFIP internal award - IFIP Silver Core 2013 Award.
Lilian Mitrou (University of the Aegean, GR)
Dr. Lilian Mitrou is Associate Professor at the University of the Aegean-Greece (Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering) and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Athens University of Economics and at the University of Piraeus (Postgraduate Studies Program). She teaches information law and data protection law. L. Mitrou holds a PhD in Data Protection (University of Frankfurt-Germany). Her thesis concerned the so-called institutional control of data processing and more specifically the Data Protection Models and Authorities in the Federal Republic of Germany and France. She has served as a Member of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (1999-2003). From 1998 till 2004 she was the national representative in the EC- Committee on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data. She served and still serves as member of many Committees working on law proposals in the fields of privacy and data protection, communications law, e-government etc. Recently she drafted the Law 3861/10 on the online publication of regulatory and governmental acts and decisions (Diavgeia) and the Law 3970/11 on the Electronic Governance. Her professional experience includes senior consulting and researcher positions in a number of private and public institutions on national and international level. Her research interests include: Privacy and Data Protection; e-Democracy and eGovernment services, Internet Law. L. Mitrou published books and chapters in books (in Greek, German and English) and many journal and conference papers.
Haralambos Mouratidis (University of Brighton, UK)
Haralambos (Haris) Mouratidis is Professor of Software Systems Engineering at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, at the University of Brighton, U.K. He holds a B.Eng. (Hons) from the University of Wales, Swansea (UK), and a M.Sc. and PhD from the University of Sheffield (UK). He is also Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Professional Member of the British Computer Society (BCS). Haris has been a visiting researcher at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan, and a visiting fellow at the British Telecom (BT), U.K and the University College London, U.K. He is visiting professor at the University of the Aegean, Greece. His research interests lie in the area of secure software systems engineering, requirements engineering, and information systems development. He is interested in developing methodologies, modelling languages, ontologies, tools and platforms to support the analysis, design, monitoring of security, privacy, risk and trust for large-scale complex software systems. He has published more than 130 papers (h-index 21) and he has secured funding as Principal Investigator from national (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Royal Academy of Engineering, Technology Strategy Board (TSB)) and international (EU, NII) funding bodies as well as industrial funding (British Telecom, ELC, Powerchex, FORD) towards his research. His “Powerchex KTP” project was finalist for the best 2012 UK National Knowledge Transfer Partnership TSB award. He has acted as evaluator for national and international funding bodies (e.g. EPSRC, HEA, and EU) and invited subject expert for organisations (e.g. TSB, NATO). He is member of the ERCIM Security and Trust Management Working Group and of the IFIP Working Group 8.1: Design and Evaluation of Information Systems. He was editor in chief of the International Journal of Computer Science and Security and he is currently editor in Chief of the International Journal of Agent Oriented Software Engineering. He is on the editorial boards of the Requirements Engineering Journal and the International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design and he has been involved in the organization of various events related to his research interests. He was the General co-Chair of CAiSE’14.
Bart Preneel (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, BE)
Bart Preneel received the Doctorate in Applied Sciences from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) where he is currently a full professor. His main research interests are cryptography and information security. He is president of the IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cryptology and of the IEEE Transactions on Forensics and Information Security. He has participated to 25 research projects sponsored by the European Commission, for five of these as project manager. In 2003, he has received the European Information Security Award in the area of academic research. He has been a member of the TCPA Advisory Board. He is president of L-SEC vzw. (Leuven Security Excellence Consortium), an association of 60 companies and research institutions in the area of e-security.
Evangelos Rekleitis (University of the Aegean, GR)
Evangelos Rekleitis was born in Piraeus, Greece in 1982. He holds a M.Sc. (DIC) in Advanced Computing from the University of London, Imperial College London, Great Britain and a B.Sc. in Information and Communication Systems Engineering from the University of Aegean, Greece. He is currently a researcher in the InfoSecLab of the department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of Aegean, on the areas of authentication protocol security, IoT security and communication networks security. He has been involved in numerous security studies and risk analysis & management projects for the Greek and Cyprus Government, as well as in educational projects for the University of Piraeus, the Greek Institute of Local Administration (ITA) and the Municipality of Piraeus; mainly in the areas of Information and Communication Systems Security, PKI, cryptography. He is an IEEE and ACM member. He speaks fluently Greek, Spanish and English.
Pierangela Samarati (Universita' degli Studi di Milano, IT)
Pierangela Samarati is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Universita' degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests are: data security and privacy; access control policies, models and systems; information system security; and information protection in general. She has participated in several projects involving different aspects of information protection. On these topics she has published more than 230 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. She has been Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI, CA (USA). She has been a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of Stanford University, CA (USA), and at the Center Center for Secure Information System of George Mason University, VA (USA). She is the chair of the IEEE Systems Council Technical Committee on Security and Privacy in Complex Information Systems (TCSPCIS), of the Steering Committees of the European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS), and of the ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES). She is member of several steering committees. She is ACM Distinguished Scientist (named 2009) and IEEE Fellow (named 2012). She has been awarded the IFIP TC11 Kristian Beckman award (2008) and the IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award (2012).
Theo Tryfonas (University of Bristol, UK)
Dr Theo Tryfonas (BSc, MSc, PhD, CISA, MBCS CITP) is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering at University of Bristol and a member of its Cryptography Group, with interests in methodologies, tools and techniques for assessing security of computing technology and developing an understanding of emerging cyber-threats. He also works in the area of digital forensics exploring human and technical aspects of the analysis of digital evidence and its challenges in a national and international context. He has co-authored over 50 relevant articles in international journals and conferences and has assisted forensic investigations acting as an Expert Witness for several cases prosecuted under the Child Protection, the Fraud and the Computer Misuse Acts. He is currently the coordinator of the EU-funded project ForToo (HOME/2 010/ISEC/AG/INT/002) working on forensic tools for analysis of emerging networks incidents. In the past he has worked as a consultant security engineer on critical infrastructure projects and as development manager for port security and maritime transportation safety systems.
Edgar Weippl (Vienna University of Technology, AT)
Edgar R. Weippl (CISSP, CISA, CISM) is Research Director of Secure Business Austria and Priv.-Doz. at the Vienna University of Technology. His research focuses on applied concepts of IT-security and e-learning. Edgar is member of the steering committee of the ED-MEDIA conference; he organizes the ARES conference (as PC chair 2007, 08; panel and workshop chair 2009). After graduating with a Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Technology, Edgar worked for two years in a research startup. He then spent one year teaching as an assistant professor at Beloit College, WI. From 2002 to 2004, while with the software vendor ISIS Papyrus, he worked as a consultant for an HMO (Empire BlueCross BlueShield) in New York, NY and Albany, NY, and for Deutsche Bank (PWM) in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2004 he joined the Vienna University of Technology and founded together with A Min Tjoa and Markus Klemen the research center Secure Business Austria.
Christopher Wills (CARIS Research Ltd, UK)
Chris Wills is a founder member and Director of CARIS Research Ltd. Prior to which, he was the Director of The Centre for Applied Research in Information Systems at Kingston University London. Chris has managed and undertaken information systems and computing research and consulting projects, on behalf of a range of organisations including the Defence Evaluation Research Agency, the UK’s MOD’s Tri-Services, the Police Service, the Health Service, the Department for Transport and The Mass Transit Railway Corporation of Hong Kong. His specialist area of interest is that of Socio-Technical Systems Design, where great emphasis is placed on creating the optimal interaction between users and the application of ICT. He also specialises in software process in safety critical systems and it is in this area of computing systems that he has undertaken work for the Royal Navy, scoping the design of warship command and control systems. Chris is a Freeman of the City of London and is a Liveryman of the City of London’s Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
Christos Xenakis (University of Piraeus, GR)
Christos Xenakis received his B.Sc degree in computer science in 1993 and his M.Sc degree in telecommunication and computer networks in 1996, both from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece. In 2004 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Athens (Department of Informatics and Telecommunications). From 1998 - 2001 he was with a Greek telecoms system development firm, where he was involved in the design and development of advanced telecommunications subsystems. From 1996 - 2007 he was a member of the Communication Networks Laboratory of the University of Athens. Since 2007 he is a faculty member of the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, Greece, where currently is an Assistant Professor and member of the System Security Laboratory. He has participated in numerous projects realized in the context of EU Programs (ACTS, ESPRIT, IST, AAL, DGHOME, Marie Curie) as well as National Programs (Greek) and his research interests are in the field of systems, networks and applications security. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 journal, book chapters and conference proceedings publications in his areas of interest.