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Wednesday, 08 July 2015

Cybercrime & Cybersecurity: the Ongoing Battle


Cybercrime & Cybersecurity: the Ongoing Battle

Tuesday July 14, 2015, 18:00-21:00

International Hellenic University, Lecture Room B1


Scope: Our societies critically depend on interconnected IT infrastructure for business transactions (e.g. e-banking), personal entertainment (e.g. Internet/mobile apps) and overall societal well-being (e.g. extensive administrative records). With the proliferation of communication networks and the corresponding increase in connectivity, the overall goal of cybersecurity to “secure and protect information and communications from unauthorized and malicious users” has become so crucial that the World Economic Forum regards the threat to cybersecurity as one of the top global risks (next to water/food shortage crises and climate change) for the world’s nations. This has led to a fierce “cyberwar”, as unscrupulous attackers try to circumvent the employed security mechanisms and dedicated professionals are constantly on alert to detect and thwart such attacks. Technical, economic and legal resources are used as both “weapons” and “shields” in this war.

For this event, we have asked an exceptional selection of invited speakers from academia, industry and law-enforcement agencies to provide their expertise on the multi-faceted problem of cybersecurity with an emphasis on a holistic approach to this problem. Targeting an audience of university students/graduates as well as other members of the ICT and security industry, our goal is to dispel some of the common myths regarding cybersecurity and point out challenges and opportunities that a cybersecurity professional must face in a fast-evolving global and competitive environment.

Attendance is free to students, young ICT professionals, the general public and all those who wish to become familiar with cybersecurity and information security in general.Prior free registration is required.

Scientific Coordination: Prof. Ioannis Vlahavas, Dean, School of Science and Technology.


Registration: To register, please click here


The working languages of the event are English and Greek.

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Event programme

18:00 – 18:15

Ioannis Vlahavas
Dean, School of Science and Technology
Welcome Message, Presentation of “MSc in Communications and Cybersecurity”

18:15 – 18:45

Vasileios Katos
Bournemouth University, UK
Challenges and opportunities in cybercrime investigations

18:45 – 19:15

Evaggelos Stanitsas *
Northern Greece Forensic Science Subdivision, Hellenic Police
Εργαστηριακές Εξετάσεις Ψηφιακών Πειστηρίων στην ΕΛ.ΑΣ.

19:15 – 19:30

Coffee break

19:30 – 20:00

Andreas Athanasoulias *
Unisystems, Greece
A path to Information Security

20:00 – 20:30

Patroklos Argyroudis
CENSUS, Greece
Let’s cyber: hacking, 0days and vulnerability research

20:30 – 20:45

Discussion and closing remarks


* denotes presentations in the Greek language.




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Additional Info

  • Event date: Tuesday, 14 July 2015
  • Event time: 18:00
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