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 I am a Reader in Cyber Security at University of Portsmouth, UK. My research interests span in the broad area of Cyber Security such as OSINT, Social Engineering, Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Cloud Security, Digital Forensics, Network Anomaly Detection and Malware mitigation. 

 I hold professional certificates such as EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), EC-Council Advance Penetration Testing (CAST611), ISACA Cobit 5 Foundation and a Cyberoam(Now acquired by Sophos) Certified Network and Security Professional (CCNSP), and I am an EC-Council accredited instructor providing professional certifications training on Cybersecurity and Penetration testing. Moreover I am Fellow of BCS, Silver ISACA member and Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

 Currently I am involved as PI in two H2020 research grants in Cyber Security. I always look for high motivated PhD students and Researchers to join my Cyber Security team. If you feel you are this person do not hesitate to contact me with your CV, a cover letter and proposal and I will be happy to have a discussion with you.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, PgCert in Academic Practice , University of Plymouth

Award Date: 1 May 2017

MA, MBA in Human Resource Management

Award Date: 1 Oct 2016

Ph.D., Real-time detection and response of distributed denial of service attacks for web services, Democritus University of Thrace

Award Date: 1 Dec 2013

Master of Science, MEng in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace

Award Date: 1 Oct 2007


  • Q Science (General)
  • Cyber Security
  • Malware
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Machine learning


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