CyberHOT Host

Commander Periklis Pantoleon

IT Section Head/ Cyber Discipline SO at NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre - NMIOTC.


Nineta Polemi

Nineta Polemi is a cybersecurity Professor in the University of Piraeus-UNIPI- (Cyber Security Lab, Dept. of Informatics) and CTO/ Co-Founder of Trustilio. She served (2017-2020) as Programme Manager and Policy Officer in the European Commission DG (CONNECT H1 Unit entitled ’Cybersecurity Technologies and Capabilities’). She has obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Coding Theory) from The City University of New York (Graduate Center). She held teaching and research positions in The City University of New York (Queens & Baruch Colleges), State University of New York (Farmingdale), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)-Solvay Brussels School-. She has over 150 publications in security (e.g. port security, maritime security, maritime supply chain security) has organised numerous scientific and policy international cybersecurity scientific events. She has received many research grants (NATO, IEEE) and awards (NSA, MSI Army Research Office IEEE, CYNY, Hellenic Ministry of Maritime, Hellenic National Defense General) and has participated as Project and Technical Manager in more than 60 cybersecurity international, EU and national R&D and commercial projects. She serves as external expert/reviewer/consultant in ENISA, E.C.(DG CNECT, DG HOME), FORTH, Focal Point.

Sotiris Ioannidis

Prof. Sotiris Ioannidis received a BSc degree in Mathematics and an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete in 1994 and 1996 respectively. In 1998 he received an MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Rochester and in 2005 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Ioannidis held a Research Scholar position at the Stevens Institute of Technology until 2007 and a Research Director at the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) until 2020. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and Director of the Microprocessor and Hardware Laboratory. He was a Member of the ENISA Advisory Group (AG) from 2017 to 2020, and is a Member of the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology (GRNET) Advisory Committee (AC). He is also Chairman of the of the Committee of Ethics and Deontology of Research of FORTH and Member of the Advisory Committee for National Infrastructures for Research and Technology. His research interests are in the area of systems and network security, security policy, privacy, and high-speed networks. Ioannidis has authored more than 200 publications in international conferences and journals, as well as book chapters, and has both chaired and served on numerous program committees in prestigious conferences, such as ACM CCS and IEEE S&P. Ioannidis is a Marie-Curie Fellow and has been the PI of more than 40 European, National, and DARPA funder projects.


Christos Grigoriadis

Christos Grigoriadis is Security Researcher with a background of production and management engineering. Experienced in research and development positions, taking specific focus in vulnerability databases and Risk Assessment Methodologies. Detail-oriented and hard-working. Able to quickly adapt to new programming languages, tools and research concepts according to the needs of each project.

Leonidas Kallipolitis

Leonidas Kallipolitis works as a Technical Manager at AEGIS IT RESEARCH GmbH. He holds a BSc in Informatics and Telecommunications and a MSc in Advanced Information Systems from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He has been working as a software engineer since 2008. He has great experience in EU funded projects working as technical coordinator and contributing to the analysis, design and implementation of the developed systems. He is currently involved in designing and developing cyber security systems and applications using the latest technologies and software development methodologies. His s/w engineering activities include: (i) advanced forensics visualization services; (ii) business-style situation awareness dashboards; (iii) analytical reasoning, which comprises the calculation of indicators for content characterisation, grouping and clustering; (iv) Big data representations and transformations (v) interactive and multi-purpose user interfaces that allow users to explore and understand cyber security data and (vi) system integration.

Costas Kalogiros

Dr. Costas Kalogiros is a Research and Innovation Manager at AEGIS IT RESEARCH GmbH. He received his BSc in Computer Science in 2002, his MSc in Information Systems in 2004 and his PhD in Computer Science in 2009 from the Department of Computer Science of Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). He leads AEGIS’s activities in EU-funded ROXANNE project which deals with real time network, text, and speaker analytics for combating organized crime. He has significant experience in conceptualizing, analyzing and managing ICT-enabled systems and services for several ICT domains and especially energy, telecommunications and security. Costas is responsible for extending the portfolio of AEGIS IT Research solutions to meet the advanced requirements of several projects, funded by the EU under the H2020 programme.

Areti-Georgia Kapetaniou

Areti-Georgia Kapetaniou graduated from the Computer Science department of University of Piraeus, and is currently completing her Master's of Science degree in Information Security and Computer Forensics at the University of East London. Passionate about cyber security, she is currently working at Logstail as a cyber security sales specialist. Self-motivated, with strong problem solving skills and experience in various Open Source cyberattack monitoring tools such as Elasticsearch, Snort and Wazuh, she is responsible for the technical demonstration of Logstail Security Monitoring Platform capabilities. Coding experience in Java, Javascript, HTML, Python, PHP, C, C++, C#, MySQL.

Dimitris Koutras

Dimitris Koutras is a PhD candidate in “Analysis of three-tier security architecture for interconnected devices and development of security measures” at the University of Piraeus, Department of Informatics. He obtained a bachelor’s degree as Information technology and Computer technology engineer from the Technological educational institute of Central Greece (Lamia-2016). Then he also obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Security Management Engineering from University of Piraeus (Piraeus-2019). He currently participates in research programs and projects of University of Piraeus. He holds an ISO 27001:2013 Lead Auditor certification in information security. His research work concerns network security analysis, risk assessment and operating systems security.

Christos Ntrigkogias

Major (Retd) Christos Ntrigkogias is the CEO of Logstail, a European Cyber Defense / Security Company with presence in Athens (HQ), Brussels and Nicosia. Prior to Logstail he served for 10 years in Hellenic National Defence General Staff, in several technical positions related to Cyber Defence, as an active participant in many NATO/EU Cyber Defense/ Security Exercises and member of the PM team for the PESCO Cyber Threats and Information Sharing Platform Project. He is continuously researching the global cyber security / cyber defence field, supporting Governmental Organizations and Enterprises of virtually any size across Europe. He holds a BSc in Military Science from the Hellenic Military Academy, an MSC in data analytics and decision support systems from the University of Piraeus and a Computer analyst expert certificate from the Army Computer Programming School. He has also been an instructor in cyber security lessons and carried-out 5-years research studies in the cyber security field as a PhD candidate in the University of Piraeus. He studied business in Alba Graduate Business School of the American College of Greece.

Vassilis Prevelakis

Prof. Vassilis Prevelakis is Director of Research at AEGIS IT RESEARCH GmbH and a visiting professor at the Technical University of Braunschweig, in Germany. He has worked in various areas of security in Systems and Networks. Prevelakis’ current research involves issues related to automation network security, secure software design, auto-configuration issues in secure VPNs, etc. He has published numerous papers in these areas and is actively involved in standards bodies such as the IETF. He has received research funding from the European Union, the German DFG and US funding agencies such as DARPA and NSF. He was awarded the CAREER award from NSF and has also received the “Test of Time” award at CCS'13 for his work on Instruction Set Randomization.

Vasilis Tountopoulos

Dr. Vasilis Tountopoulos is a Research and Innovation Manager at AEGIS IT RESEARCH GmbH. He is an Applied Research Engineer and Business Development Expert, providing consulting services on project management and business innovation for new ICT products and technical solutions. He received the diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras in 2000, and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2005. He has more than 20 years of experience in EU and National co-founded and commercial projects, leading activities with respect to the analysis of customer needs and business requirements, the specification of technical design and the development of business modelling and commercialisation opportunities for new technical solutions. His interests include AI analytics, interoperability, big data management and visualisation, cybersecurity and data protection, distributed information systems, and mobile technologies. Vasilis is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece.