“Cyber Security & AI” Seminars

Seminar duration: 26 hours
How to do it: Microsoft Teams platform
Maximum number of people: 25
Participation cost: 380€
Method of payment: Prepayment
Bank Account: GR31 0172 0690 0050 6903 7230 896 / Piraeus Bank
GR70 0110 0440 0000 0444 7028 830 / National Bank of Greece


ADAPTIT group and European University Cyprus organize the holding of seminars on the basic issues of security in the field of Information and Communications (Cyber Security & Artificial Intelligence), in the framework of exclusive collaboration and with the support of the Library of Archbishop Jerome II.

European University Cyprus, which since this year is the regional hub of the Alternative Finance Collaboration Network (CAFC) of the University of Cambridge for the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East, also hosts the CYBER.CERIDES center which provides expertise on cyber security and risk & decision science through research, education and training, consulting and entrepreneurship.

In addition to the theoretical trainings accredited by European University Cyprus, ADAPTIT will provide trainees with the experience of real applications through real-environment laboratory courses (DDoS Attacks and Protection, Cryptography – Cryptanalysis, etc.)

Target Audience

The seminar is addressed to:
• executives of IT departments
• executives and owners of SMEs wishing to gain knowledge on security issues in the field of Information Technology and Communications
• any individual who wishes to be informed about the basic safety issues that he is called to face and manage in his daily work or personal space

Modules / Topics

A. Cyber Security – General Principles and Trends (5 hours theory & 3 hours laboratory)
B. Security Management Systems (4 hours theory)
C. Networks and Systems Security (4 hours theory & 3 hours laboratory)
D. Legal and Ethical Issues (3 hours theory)
E. New Challenges for Security and Privacy (4 hours theory)
• Cyberphysical systems, cloud computing services, mobile computing, artificial intelligence
• Security in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
• Basic principles of protection and prevention on the World Wide Web

Professors’ CVs

Dr. Christos Douligeris, currently a professor at the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, Greece held positions with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Miami. He was an associate member of the Hellenic Authority for Information and Communication Assurance and Privacy and the President and CEO of Hellenic Electronic Governance for Social Security SA. Dr. Douligeris has published extensively in the networking scientific literature and he has participated in many research and development projects. He is the co-editor of a book on ʽʽNetwork Securityʼʼ published by IEEE Press/ John Wiley and he is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals as well as on the technical program committees of major international conferences. He has been involved extensively in curriculum development both in the USA and Greece.

Nineta Polemi is a Cybersecurity Associate Professor in the University of Piraeus (Dept. of Informatics), founder and Director of the UNIPI cybersecurity master’s program and lab. 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 Queens College and Baruch College of The City University of New York, State University of New York at Farmingdale, ICCS-National Technical University of Athens, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)-Solvay Brussels School-. She has over 200 publications in cryptography, cybersecurity, security technologies and services; has organized more than 80 scientific and policy international events. She has received many research grants (e.g. NSA, CYNY, IEEE) and has participated as Project and Technical Manager in more than 50 cybersecurity international (e.g. NATO, NSA), EU and national R&D and commercial projects. She serves as experts and participates in various standardization related initiatives and working groups (e.g. ETSI, CEPS, IEEE, ENISA).

Dr. Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou is currently an Associate Professor in Network Security and Privacy at the University of Piraeus, Department of Informatics and the director of the Cyber Security Research Lab of the department. He has obtained a Degree in computer science (1998) from the University of Piraeus and a Ph.D in ICT security (2003). Formerly, has served as a Security Auditor at the Hellenic Authority for the Security and Privacy in Communications (ADAE), and has also worked as a security consultant in the private sector. He has participated in various national and European R&D projects. He has participated as a Program Committee member in international conferences and he is a reviewer in various international journals. He has published more than 80 papers in books, journals and international conferences. He is a member of the Greek Computing Society and has received various certifications in information security (CISSP, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor).

Theodoros Karvounidis holds a PhD from the Department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus – Greece, an MBA from the University of Surrey – UK and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace – Greece. Since 2014 Theodoros is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Informatics of the University of Piraeus and since 2018 he is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Joint Postgraduate Program “Modern Information Technologies and Services”, which is offered by the University of Western Macedonia in collaboration with the University of Piraeus. From 1991 to 2004 he worked in the private sector, participating in many IT and Telecom R&D projects, both in technical and managerial positions. From 2004 until today he has been an IT teacher in the Secondary Education. His main research interests include e-Learning, Smart Cities, IoT, IT Law and Regulation, Software Engineering and Robotics.

Christos Grigoriadis is a PhD candidate at the department of Informatics, University of Piraeus. He holds an MSc in information security and management and a MEng in production and management engineering. He also works as a research assistant and a software developer for University of Piraeus Research Center (UPRC) in the context of the CyberSecurity4Europe project. The scientific areas assessed throughout his research include threat modeling methodologies on complex attack paths and cascading attacks, data science applications on vulnerability databases, live network traffic analysis and further applications of machine learning on network monitoring. Coding experience on C, C++, Matlab, Python,MySQL, MongoDB, HTML ,CSS, Javascript, PHP.

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, communication protocol security and IoT system security. He has also experience in risk assessment methodologies and operating systems security mechanisms.


Upon completion of the seminar, participants will receive a certificate of attendance from European University Cyprus