Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis

Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis

Professor of Cyber Security, Head of Cyber Risk at Internet of Things and Security Centre

University of Greenwich

I am a Professor of Cyber Security and Head of Cyber Risk at the Internet of Things and Security Centre (ISEC). ISEC is located at the University of Greenwich, Faculty of Engineering and Science, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. I direct the Cyber Risk research strategy of ISEC acting also as its liaison with industrial partners.

ISEC aims at equipping the Internet of Things with the ability to adapt to the needs of human beings and self-protect against cyber security, safety and privacy threats. With 28 members of staff and PhD students and an annual budget over £2M, it specialises in security and privacy technologies for distributed digital environments where a security breach in cyber space can affect people and systems in physical space, from smart homes and smart buildings to robotics, e-commerce and corporate environments. Our members specialise in embedded system security, mathematical modelling, formal methods, optimisation and machine learning together with practitioner skills in penetration testing and digital forensics. The centre’s research strategy prioritises multidisciplinary research and the validation of theoretical grounding with laboratory and in-the-wild experimentation with end-users.

My research interests are at the intersection of security and privacy engineering, multi-agent systems and mathematical optimisation. My core expertise is designing and implementing robust cyber security defences against adversarial behaviour including threat modelling and cyber risk optimisation. One of my main goals is to invent, develop, and evaluate new models and methods that can be adopted by organisations and individuals. This is aligned with ISEC’s impact strategy to contribute to a secure UK society against cyber-physical threats.

My research has been funded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Commission (H2020), and the Greenwich Research & Enterprise (GRE). I have been involved, as Principal and co-Investigator, in grants in worth in excess of £20m, leading tasks, work packages, and the preparation of their bids. In total, I have attracted £1.15M as P.I. and £1.08M as co-I.

Research Areas

Cyber Security

Cyber Risk Management, IoT Security, Security Economics

Applications Domains

Healthcare, SMEs, Domestic Life, 5G

Artificial Intelligence

Optimisation, Game Theory, Machine Learning

Cyber Risk - Research Team

Internet of Things and Security Centre

Faculty

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Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis

Professor of Cyber Security, Head of Cyber Risk at Internet of Things and Security Centre

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George Loukas

Head of the IoT and Security Centre, Professor of Cyber Security

Cyber-physical system and IoT security, Data-driven cyber security

Researchers

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Claire Stretch

PhD Student

Cyber risk management, Security for small businesses

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Sakshyam Panda

Research Fellow

Cyber risk management, AI, Security economics

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Emily Parsons

PhD Student

IoT security, Cyber risk management

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Rob Pell

PhD Student

5G security, Threat Modelling, Cyber risk management

Visiting Researchers

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Kaitai Liang

Assistant Professor of Cyber Security

Cryptography, Blockchain, Trusted computing

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Aris Farao

PhD Student

Threat modelling, Cyber risk management, Security economics

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Aron Laszka

Assistant Professor

AI, Cyber-physical systems, Cybersecurity

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Christos Xenakis

Professor of Cyber Security, Leader of the Hellenic Cyber Security Team

Network and Computer Security

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George Paparis

PhD Student

Security economics

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Michail Chronopoulos

Senior Lecturer of Actuarial Science and Insurance

Operations research, Real options, Security economics

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Tansu Alpcan

Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cybersecurity, AI, IoT and Wireless Networks

Alumni

Caxton Okoh

Postdoctoral Researcher

Information security management

Kokulan Natkunam

Research Developer (PhD Student, Univ. of Greenwich)

Game theory, Optimisation

Adrian Coutsoftides

Junior Researcher (Data Scientist, Enteromics)

Blockchain, Optimisation

Andreea Firoozbakht

Junior Researcher

Security economics

Antonia Nisioti

PhD Student (SOC Team Lead, Secrutiny, UK)

Cyber forensics, Attack reconstruction, Data-driven cyber security

Cameron Noakes

Junior Researcher

MITRE ATT&CK framework, Threat modelling

Charalampos Xanthopoulakis

Senior Software Developer (SecurityBudget)

Data visualisation

Dmitry Fedorenko

Junior Researcher (Software Developer, Hawk-Eye Innovations)

Trust management, Intrusion detection

Emma Scott

Junior Researcher (Software Developer, Deutsche Bank)

Smart-home security, Cyber risk management

George Rontidis

PhD student (Air Defence Officer, Hellenic Air Force)

IoT security, Game theory

Muhammad Usman

Postdoctoral Researcher (Senior Lecturer, University of South Wales)

Intrusion detection

Nadia Boumkheld

Postdoctoral Researcher

Honeypots, Game theory

Orestis Mavropoulos

PhD student (Head of Engineering, Cyberlens)

IoT security, Threat modelling, Security requirements engineering

Vasileios Vasilakis

Postdoctoral Researcher (Lecturer, University of York)

5G security, Security requirements engineering

Projects


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Publications

MITRE ATT&CK-driven Cyber Risk Assessment. ARES 2022, 2022.

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Optimising User Security Recommendations for AI-Powered Smart-Homes. IEEE DSC 2022, 2022.

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Practical Algorithm Substitution Attack on Extractable Signatures. Designs, Codes and Cryptography, 2022.

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HoneyCar: A Framework to Configure Honeypot Vulnerabilities on the Internet of Vehicles. arXiv:2111.02364, 2021.

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Towards Dynamic Threat Modelling in 5G Core Networks Based on MITRE ATT&CK. arXiv:2108.11206, 2021.

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Academic Service

Editorial

  • Sensors, Lead Guest editor (2022) for Special Issue “Advances in Cybersecurity in Internet of Things”
  • IET Information Security, Associate Editor (2020-present)
  • Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Guest Editor (2019) for Special Issue “Multi-Objective Optimization Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks”
  • Games, ISSN2073-4336, MDPI, Guest Editor (2017) for Special Issue “Game Theory for Security”

Expert/Memberships

  • Senior Member, IEEE.
  • Advisory Committee Member, Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security.
  • External Evaluator for the, Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance** in Higher Education.
  • Advisory Board Member, H2020 SPIDER project, H2020 SECANT project.
  • Member, College of Peer Reviewers of the National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online (REPHRAIN), Bristol Cyber Security Research Group, University of Bristol.
  • Member, Peer Review College and Grants evaluator for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
  • Member and Fellow, Research Institute in Science of Cyber Security and funded Fellow (April 2020 - March 2021).
  • Academic Expert Fellow, The Security, Privacy, Identity and Trust Engagement NetworkPlus SPRITE+ HUB.

General and Technical Program Chair

  • Gamesec 2016 (7th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, New York, NY, USA, November 2-4, 2016).
  • Gamesec 2015 (6th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, London, UK, November 2015).

Reviewer

  • ACM Transactions on Internet of Things
  • ACM Computing Surveys
  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Computers & Security
  • Computers Networks
  • Decision Support Systems
  • European Journal of Operational Research
  • IEEE Access
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security

Teaching

Information Security

University of Greenwich 2022 Fall (BSc, level 5)
Tutor

Information Security

University of Greenwich 2021 Fall (BSc, level 5)
Module Leader

Information Security

University of Greenwich 2020 Fall (BSc, level 5)
Module Leader

Information Security

University of Greenwich 2019 Fall (BSc, level 5)
Module Leader

Information Security for Business and Government

University of Surrey 2019 Spring (MSc)
Module Leader

Web and Database Systems

University of Surrey 2018 Fall (BSc, level 4)
Module Leader

Web Publishing and Databases

University of Surrey 2017 Fall (BSc, level 4)
Module Leader

System and Network Security

University of Brighton 2017 Spring (MSc)
Module Leader

Mathematics

University of Brighton 2017 Spring (BSc, level 4)
Module Leader

Network Management and Security

University of Brighton 2016 Fall & 2017 Spring (BSc, level 6)
Module Leader

Security and Dependability

University of Brighton 2016 Fall (MSc)
Module Leader

Network Technologies

University of Brighton 2016 Fall (BSc, level 5)
Co-lecturer

Mathematics

University of Brighton 2016 Spring (BSc, level 4)
Module Leader

Network Management and Security

University of Brighton 2015 Fall & 2016 Spring (BSc, level 6)
Module Leader

Network Technologies

University of Brighton 2015 Fall (BSc, level 5)
Co-lecturer

Mathematics

University of Brighton 2015 Spring (BSc, level 4)
Module Leader

Network Design and Technologies

University of Brighton 2014 Fall & 2015 Spring (BSc, level 6)
Module Leader

Distributed Systems and Security

Queen Mary University of London 2013 Fall (BSc, level 6)
Teaching Assistant

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