Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis

Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis

Founder and Head of the Cyber Risk Lab, Associate Professor (Reader) of Computer Science

University of Greenwich

I am the Founder and Head of the Cyber Risk Lab (CRL) at the University of Greenwich. CRL consists of students (PhD to BSc), Research fellows, as well as Visiting fellow academics and industrial experts. It works in the field of cyber risk with the goal to invent and develop new models and methods that can impact the UK society by making it more secure and resilient against cyber threats.

I also direct the Cyber Risk R&D strategy of the Internet of Things and Security Centre (ISEC). In addition, I am acting as its liaison with industrial partners.

I sit on the Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec) Advisory Committee panel. GameSec is a small but highly specialised conference in the intersection of cybersecurity and decision support. It attracts high quality contributions and has been instrumental in building and maintaining the community around this topic.

I am an Associate Editor of the IET Information Security journal, reviewer of numerous journals including IEEE TIFS and TDSC, and Senior member of the IEEE.

I am an Advisory Board member of the H2020 SPIDER project, member of the (EPSRC) Associate Peer Review College, and Member of the College of Peer Reviewers of the (REPHRAIN) (National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online).

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 (£2M) on the topic of cyber risk assessment, management and cybersecurity decision support. 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).

My research involves:

  • Modelling cyber risk using threat modelling, vulnerability assessment, control-based risk assessment.
  • Studying the impact of cyber attacks in numerous use cases including healthcare, smart home, smart grid and 5G infrastructure.
  • Design and develop robust architectures as well as decision-support methods to mitigate cyber risks.
  • Modelling cybersecurity decisions using Cost-Benefit Analysis and AI techniques based on game theory and optimisation to determine optimal cyber-related behaviours subject to limited resources.

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 Lab

Faculty

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Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis

Founder and Head of the Cyber Risk Lab, Associate Professor (Reader) of Computer Science

Researchers

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Rob Pell

Doctoral Researcher

5G Security, Threat Modelling, Decision support for risk management

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Emily Parsons

Doctoral Researcher

Human factors of security, IoT security, Optimal risk control

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Sakshyam Panda

Research Fellow

Cyber Risk Management, Security Economics, Game Theory and Optimisation, Threat Modelling

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Claire Stretch

Software Developer

Web application development

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Kokulan Natkunam

Research Fellow

Mathematical optimisation, Cyber security controls, Machine learning

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Andreea Firoozbakht

Business Model Analyst

Business Model Design, Pricing Framework, Lifetime Value of An Acquired Customer

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Antonia Nisioti

Doctoral Researcher

Cyber Forensics, Incident Response, Attack Reconstruction, Data-driven Cyber Security

Visiting Researchers

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Aris Farao

Doctoral Researcher

Cyber Risk, Social Attacks, Security Economics

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George Paparis

Doctoral Researcher

Cyber Risk, Social Attacks, Security Economics

Alumni

Emma Scott

Final Year Project Researcher

Security in domestic life, Human defences against adversarial AI apps

Caxton Okoh

Postdoctoral Researcher

Information Security Management, Cyber Controls

Adrian Coutsoftides

Research Engineer (Data Scientist, Enteromics)

Blockchain, Optimisation

Charalampos Xanthopoulakis

Senior Software Developer (SecurityBudget)

Data visualisation

Dmitry Fedorenko

Research Engineer (Software Developer, Hawk-Eye Innovations)

Trust Management, Intrusion Detection

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, Reputation Management

Nadia Boumkheld

Postdoctoral Researcher

Honeypots, Game Theory

Orestis Mavropoulos

PhD student (Head of Engineering, Cyberlens)

IoT Security, Threat Modelling

Vasileios Vasilakis

Postdoctoral Researcher (Lecturer, University of York)

5G Security, Security Requirements Engineering

Projects


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Publications

(2021). Automated Cyber and Privacy Risk Management Toolkit. Sensors. (IF 2020: 3.576)

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(2021). Game-Theoretic Decision Support for Cyber Forensic Investigations. Sensors. (IF 2020: 3.576)

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(2021). Influence of Human Factors on Cyber Security within Healthcare Organisations: A Systematic Review. Sensors. (IF 2020: 3.576)

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(2021). Cyber-Insurance: Past, Present and Future. 2020 ECSP.

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(2021). Multi-Stage Threat Modelling and Security Monitoring in 5GCN. Cyber Security Issues for Emerging Technologies.

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Academic Service

Editorial

  • Sensors, Guest editor (2021) 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

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

General Chair

  • Gamesec 2015 (6th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, London, UK, November 2015)

Program Chair

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

Reviewer for Journals

  • 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
  • Journal of Cybersecurity
  • IEEE Access
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • IEEE Communication Letters
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • Royal Society Open Science

Program Committee Member

  • Gamesec 2021 (12th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, fully online conference, October 25-27, 2021)
  • Inscrypt 2021 (17th International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology)
  • ESORICS 2020 (25th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, Guildford, UK, September 14–18, 2020)
  • Gamesec 2020 (11th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, University of Maryland - College Park, October 26-30, 2020)
  • Gamesec 2019 (10th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, Stockholm, Sweden, October 30 - November 1, 2019)
  • Gamesec 2018 (9th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, Seattle, WA, USA, October 29 - 31, 2018)
  • Gamesec 2017 (8th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, Vienna, Austria, October 23-25, 2017)
  • Gamesec 2016 (7th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, New York, NY, USA, November 2-4, 2016)
  • Gamenets 2016 (6th International Conference on Game Theory for Networks, Kelowna, BC, Canada, May 2016)
  • Gamesec 2015 (6th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, London, UK, November 2015)
  • CRiSIS 2015 (10th International Conference on Risks and Security of Internet and Systems, Mytilene, Lesvos Island, Greece, July 2015)
  • FiCloud 2015 (3rd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud, Rome, Italy, August 2015)
  • ICC 2015 (First Workshop on Security and Privacy for Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, London, UK, June 2015)
  • Gamesec 2014 (7th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security, Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 2014)

Teaching

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 Technologies

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

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

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)
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