Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos

Reader in Cyber Crime & Cybersecurity, University of Portsmouth

Vasileios has graduated from Athens Law School and has completed an LLM in Information Technology Law and a PhD in Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School with distinction. Since 2014 he has been working at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies where he is now a Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. Vasileios has led the launch of a BSc in Criminology and Cybercrime in 2018 and he is the Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, an innovation project that has secured funding from Hampshire Constabulary, The National Cyber Security Centre, Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats and EU Interreg 2 Seas to work on various cybercrime awareness projects with vulnerable groups and organisations. Vasileios has also acted as Chair of the departmental ethics committee and Vice Chair of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences ethics committee and he is also a member of the Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning. He has published extensively in national and international journals in relation to cybercrime and information technology law and politics as well as Internet regulation and research ethics.

My Sessions

Secure Work Anywhere: Mitigating Cyber Risks in the post-Covid-19 Environment

Malicious actors are exploiting current shifts towards hybridised and home working to increase their rate and scope of attack. This session explores:

  • Identifying risks facing organisations in the 'new normal'
  • How remote working increases the attack surface
  • How home offices can be turned into criminal hubs
  • Minimising risks of shadow IT - maintaining control of IT and resources
  • Endpoint security - bolstering preventative protections, continuous detection and response capabilities
  • Catherine Chapman, Cyber Security Journalist and Founding Board Member, InfoSec Hoppers