About

Academics

I hold the following degrees:

  • Ph.D. in Information Security (Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece, 2009), under the supervision of Professor C. Douligeris, closely cooperating with Dr. Sarandis Mitropoulos.
  • M.Sc. with Distinction in Information Security (Information Security Group, Department of Mathematics, Royal Holloway University of London, UK, 2002),
  • B.Sc. in Informatics (Department of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece, 2001).

Main Research Areas & Awards

I can understand very well incident response systems, topological vulnerability analysis, vulnerability semantics and intrusion detection. Therefore, I have created the IRIDA (Incident Response Intelligence Data Analytics), a U.S. patent-pending technology, that automates the incident response procedure using topological vulnerability, exploit and intrusion detection data. This work was awarded the “Outstanding Paper Award” at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence, in 2011.

My entire list of research publications, including my co-authors and other works citing these publications, can be found here.

I can also understand the social aspects of cyber security, data privacy, human-oriented digital exploits, security of the internet of things as well as the formal policy grammars and languages. I can also understand, in various depths, the technology surrounding all these.

Working Experience

I am currently the CTO of ADACOM S.A., a leading Cyber Security Solutions Provider in EMEA. There, I am responsible for managing a large team of international experts for offering world class quality services based on Data Governance, GRC and Assurance, Infrastructure Security, Security Analytics, PKI and Authentication and Host Protection technologies to large enterprise customers as well as performing multiple challenging management tasks. With this team, I have traveled and delivered projects in more than 20 countries, for prestigious multinationals. 

Before this, I ran the Information Security Division for a major Greek Systems Integrator, while also worked there as an information security consultant and a network field engineer.

I post my working experience for informative reasons only. I do not favor uploading my CV in public places, so more details about my professional career can be found at my LinkedIn Profile.