Intensive Programme on Information and Communications Security - IPICS2018

ΠΟΛΥΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΣΧΟΛΗ - Τμήμα Μηχανικών Πληροφοριακών και Επικοινωνιακών Συστημάτων
ΣΧΟΛΗ ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΩΝ - Τμήμα Πολιτισμικής Τεχνολογίας και Επικοινωνίας
ΣΧΟΛΗ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΩΝ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΚΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΩΝ - Τμήμα Ψηφιακών Συστημάτων - Πανεπιστήμιο Πειραιώς
2 Ιουλ 2018 έως 13 Ιουλ 2018





Victoria Baines

(Oxford Internet Institute &

Bournemouth University, UK)


My current role is Trust & Safety Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Facebook. My work is focused on operational support in relation to safety issues, and strategic engagement with policy makers concerning criminal activity online. Before joining Facebook, I led the Strategy & Prevention team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where I was responsible for threat analysis and industry outreach. Prior to this, I was Principal Analyst at the UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre, a command of the National Crime Agency, and was responsible for the UK’s threat assessment of online child abuse. I began my career in law enforcement in 2005 as a Higher Intelligence Analyst for Surrey Police. I am a member of the Advisory Board for the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE). I am a graduate of Trinity College, Oxford (MA Lit Hum 1999, MSt Classics 2000), and hold a PhD from Nottingham University. My research focus is international online child protection policy.


Luis Miguel Campos

(PDMFC Group, PT)

Dr. Luis Miguel Campos has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry,both from the academia and business sides. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the PDMFC Group (, where he leads the Research and Development department and supervises the launch of new products.
He has helped launch eleven start-ups between 2001 and 2017. Some have grown to over 10MEuros  in less than five years. Some have failed. All have taught him something.
He worked for the European Commission as an expert evaluator in the area of Information and Communications Technologies within the European Research Framework Program.
He participated and/or led nine European Research Projects in the last  12 years, some of which have resulted in successful products which are now available in the marketplace.
Dr Luis Miguel Campos received his bachelor in Electric and Electronic Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico from Lisbon Portugal and his Masters and
Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Irvine.
His research background is in Grid Computing and Autonomous Software Agents. He authored over 25 research publications during his very-short years of academic work.
Dr Luis Miguel Campos is a recipient of both the Fulbright Scholarship (US), University of California (US) and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal).


Argyro Chatzopoulou

(TÜV Austria Academy, GR)

Chatzopoulou Argyro graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where she participated in projects, at both under- and post- graduate level, of molecular modeling of materials using computer programs. Holds two Master’s Degrees the first one in Physics of Materials and the second in Informatics with specialization on Evaluation of Security in Cloud Computing. During her professional carrier she has been employed by some IT oriented companies as IT professional – member of the IT Dept., as Network Responsible, as Security officer and others. Apart from the above, since 2001 she has been an Instructor of various IT related courses. From 2004 till today, she has been a member of the International Certification Body TUV AUSTRIA HELLAS, subsidiary of the TUV AUSTRIA group. Currently she holds the roles of Innovation Manager for the LTC BA of the TUV AUSTRIA Group and Corporate Governance Manager for Greece. She is an active Senior auditor for Management Systems Audits in the fields of Information Security, Privacy, IT Service Management, Business Continuity, Quality and Quality in Education and an instructor in various specialized topics. Also, she holds the following Certifications:

  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
  • HISP (Holistic Information Security Practitioner)
  • CCSK (Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge)
  • ISEB BCM (Business Continuity Management)
  • CSA STAR Auditor (Cloud Security Alliance - Security, Trust & Assurance Registry)
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner (Projects IN Controlled Environments)
  • CSX (F) (Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate)


Nathan Clarke

(University of Plymouth, UK)

Prof Clarke is a Professor of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at Plymouth University. Prof Clarke is also an adjunct Professor at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. His research interests reside in the area of information security, biometrics, forensics and intrusion detection and has over 150 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. Prof Clarke is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the British Computing Society (BCS) and a senior member of the IEEE and the author of Transparent Authentication: Biometrics, RFID and Behavioural Profiling published by Springer and Computer Forensics: A Pocket Guide published by IT Governance.


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). 


Vasileios Gkioulos

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology)


Dr. Vasileios Gkioulos holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics engineering, a MSc on Wireless Communication Systems, and a PhD in Information security from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His fields of research include information and network security, security awareness, critical infrastructure security, telecommunications and networking. He is currently a Postdoctoral research fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Department of Information Security and Communication Technology) and is a member of the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience group of the Center for Cyber and Information Security (CCIS). 




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

(Bournemouth University, UK)

Vasilios 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. He is a certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). Dr. Katos has worked in the Industry as Information Security Consultant and served as an expert witness in Information Security for a criminal court in the UK and a misdemeanor court in Greece. His research falls in the area of digital forensics and incident response. He has participated in 2 FP7 and 3 nationally funded research projects and in a number of national and international cyberdefence exercises. He has over 80 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 and Computer Security), has coordinated and delivered a number of workshops, both in an academic and a security professionals context. He is member of the editorial board of Computers & Security. In terms of recognition of his research, 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.


Sokratis Katsikas 

(Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO

& 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.


Dimitris Kavroudakis

(University of the Aegean, GR)

Dr. Dimitris Kavroudakis is an assistant professor of “Geographical Analysis” in the Geography Department, University of the Aegean. He has studied computer info systems in the American College of Greece (DEERE), Geography in The University of the Aegean and he obtained his MSc in GIS from the University of Leeds, UK. He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Sheffield, UK and has worked as post-doc researcher in UCL (CASA), University of Sheffield and University of The Aegean. Over the years, he has been involved in high quality geographical research which led to a number of scientific publications in the field. Some of his academic interests include location analysis, spatial analysis, network analysis, GIS, open source and economic geography.

He has been involved in research concerning web-GIS, visualization, spatial statistics, EU population inequalities, spatial economics and open source GIS development. He uses new approaches in geographical analysis such as Artificial Intelligence and Agent Based Modelling and supports new computational approaches such as Grid Computing and large scale distributed modelling. Dimitris is an experienced programmer and a Linux/open-source supporter utilizing open hardware such as Raspbery-PI and Android OS.


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.


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.


Louis Marinos


Dr. L. Marinos is senior expert at ENISA in the area of Risk and Threat Management with extensive experience in the implementation, management and operation of information security.

Currently, he is responsible for Projects in the area of Emerging Threat Landscape with focus on the assessment and analysis of cyberthreats. He is the author and main responsible of the ENISA Threat Landscape; he manages an international stakeholder group.

His expertise is on:

  • Threat Analysis, Risk analysis, Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning, including SMEs, Member States and Critical Information Infrastructure Protection.
  • Assessment and management of Emerging and Future Risks, Threats and trends hereof.
  • Integration of Risk Management with operational and governance processes.
  • Strategic consulting in the area of security for major firms in the financial, telecommunication and commercial sectors.
  • Security management with regard to critical business areas, such as financial institutions, B2B and telecommunications.
  • Specification and implementation of security mechanisms.
  • Society issues of information security.
  • Systems security with focus on Internet security, security in large networks for telecommunication, security in banking applications and operating systems.
  • Security standards and good practices, such as Risk Management, Continuity Management, Common Criteria.
  • Experience in organization of international events and coordination of expert groups.



Konstantinos Markantonakis

(Royal Holloway, 

University of London, UK)

Konstantinos Markantonakis 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 the Director of the Information Security Group Smart Card Centre (SCC). His main research interests include smart card security and applications, secure cryptographic protocol design, key management, embedded system security and trusted execution environments, mobile phone operating systems/platform security, NFC/RFID security, grouping proofs, and Internet-of-Things (IoT). He has published more than 160 papers in international conferences and journals. He is also a member of the IFIP Working Group 8.8 on Smart Cards. Since June 2014, he is vice chair of IFIP WG 11.2 Pervasive Systems Security. He continues to act as a consultant on a variety of topics including smart card security, key management, information security protocols, mobile devices, smart card migration program planning/project management for financial institutions, transport operators and technology integrators. 



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 she was awarded highest IFIP internal award - IFIP Silver Core 2013 Award.time she has been elected Vice Chair of the IFIP TC11 WG11.8 (Information Security Education). For many years of active volunteer work


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.


Günther Pernul

(University of Regensburg, DE)

Günther Pernul received both the diploma degree and the doctorate degree (with honors) from the University of Vienna, Austria. Currently he is full professor at the Department of Information Systems at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Prior to that he held a similar position with the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, and a research assistant position with the Department of Applied Computer Sciences at the University of Vienna, Austria. He was post doctoral scholar at the Database Systems Research and Development Centre at the University of Florida and at the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. His research interests are manifold, covering data and information security aspects, data protection and privacy, data analytics, and advanced database technologies and applications. Günther Pernul is co-author of a text book, has edited or co-edited more than fifteen books and published more than 100 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings on various information systems topics.

He has wide research experience, has participated and lead many National and European funded research projects, acted as reviewer for national and international science foundations, and is serving the international IT research community in several aspects. He coordinated the IPICS international summer school for 3 years, has coordinated the FP7 EU project SPIKE and is currently coordinating the Bavarian research alliance FORSEC and the BMBF project DINGFEST. He has served as reviewer to scientific journals and in editorial boards, as member of program committees of many international conferences and chaired several of them. Among others he recently acted as PC-cochair of ARES 2013, DBSec 2014, Track cochair of WI 2014 and as general chair of ESORICS 2015. For his services to the community he was awarded the 2016 IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Service Award. At the University of Regensburg he was member of the Academic Senate, served as Vice Dean and from October 2015 till September 2017 as the Dean of  the Faculty of Business, Economics, Information Systems & Real Estate Management.

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.


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).


Thomas Schaberreiter

(University of ViennaAT)

Dr. Thomas Schaberreiter earned his Master’s degree in Telematics with distinction from the Graz University of Technology (Austria) in 2009. In 2013, he received his PhD as a double degree from the University of Oulu (Finland) and the University of Luxembourg. During his PhD studies he was working at the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor in Luxembourg. His PhD topic was centered around Critical Infrastructure Protection, with a focus on proposing an on­line risk monitoring and prediction framework that highlights the interdependencies among critical infrastructures and the diversity of critical infrastructure sectors. Thomas has been working at the Oulu University Secure Programming Group (OUSPG) as a post­doctoral researcher until 2016, and is currently working as a postdoctoral resarcher at the Multimedia Information Systems (MIS) research group of the University of Vienna ­Faculty of Computer Science. His current research interest lies in the security of complex systems and networks.


Aggeliki Tsohou

(Ionian University, GR)

Aggeliki Tsohou was born in Athens, Greece in 1980. Aggeliki Tsohou holds a Diploma in Informatics from the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (1998) and a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece (2004). She also holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems Security Management completed under the supervision of Prof. S. Kokolakis, at the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece (2010). Aggeliki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics, Ionian University. She has worked as a Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Finland. In her previous appointments she has worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Brunel Business School, UK from June 2011 to June 2013. She has also worked as a contractual Lecturer at the University of Piraeus, Department of Digital Systems, Greece from September 2010 to June 2011.

Her research interests include information security risk assessment, human behavior in information security, information security policy compliance, information security awareness, privacy perceptions and privacy enhancing tools, and information security and privacy standards. She is a co-author of more than thirty five research publications in international scientific journals and conferences of her interest field, including European Journal of Information Systems, IT & People, ECIS and AMCIS. She is an Editorial Board Member for the Internet Research Journal, Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy and the Information Management & Computer Security Journal. She has served on the Program Committee of twenty international conferences and as a Reviewer in more than fifty international scientific journals and conferences in the information systems and information security field. She has been involved in the FP7 European Projects OASIS, CEES and UbiPOL, and also, in several Greek government-funded R&D projects in the areas of information and communication systems security. She is working as an external consultant to ENISA providing expertise in information security awareness for the preparation of the European Cyber Security Month.



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.




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