Dr. Nikolaos Pitropakis

Dr Nikolaos Pitropakis received his degree in Computer Science from the University of Athens, Greece in 2009. He completed an MSc in Advanced Information Systems at the Athens University of Economics and Business in 2011. Nikolaos was awarded his PhD in Cloud Computing Security in 2015 from the University of Piraeus – Department of Digital Systems. He has worked as Postdoctoral Researcher for Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a leading researcher and expert in the field of Cloud Computing Security, Malicious Insider Threat and Steganography. Nikolaos is working as a Lecturer of cyber-security at Edinburgh Napier University. His research areas are: Cyber-security and Networks.

Postgraduate Program:

  1. Lectures on Security Access Control Systems and on the Octave method for Risk Assessment(2013-2015)
  2. Lectures on Cloud Computing Security through system calls management(2013-2015)
  3. Lectures on Cloud Computing Security and Privacy(2013-2015)

Undergraduate Programs:

  1. Unix Lab for the course on Operating Systems 2 (2013)
  2. Unix Lab for the course on Operating Systems 1 (2014)
  3. Unix Lab for the course on Operating Systems 2 (2014)
  4. Unix Lab for the course on Operating Systems 1 (2015)
  1. Pitropakis, N., Pikrakis, A., & Lambrinoudakis, C. (2014)., “ Behaviour reflects personality: detect-ing co-residence attacks on Xen-based cloud environments.”,International Journal of InformationSecurity, 1-7.
  2. Pitropakis, N., Anastasopoulou, D., Pikrakis, A., & Lambrinoudakis, C. (2014)., “ If you want toknow about a hunter, study his prey: detection of network based attacks on KVM based cloud environments.” Journal of Cloud Computing, 3(1), 1-10.
  1. Pitropakis N., Lambrinoudakis C., Geneiatakis D., Gritzalis D.,“A Practical SteganographicApproach for Matroska based High Quality Video files”, 7th International Symposium on Securityand Multimodality in Pervasive Environment (SMPE-2013), pp. 684-688, IEEE Computer SocietyPress Barcelona, Spain, March 2013.
  2. Pitropakis N., Darra E., Vrakas N., Lambrinoudakis C., “Its all in the Cloud: Reviewing CloudSecurity”, Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic and TrustedComputing (ATC 2013), pp. 355-362, IEEE Xplore, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, December 2013.
  3. Pitropakis N., Yfantopoulos N., Geniatakis D., Lambrinoudakis C., “Towards an augmentedauthenticator in the Cloud”, Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Symposium on SignalProcessing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2014), IEEE Xplore, Noida, India, December2014.
  4. Pitropakis N., Lambrinoudakis C., Geniatakis D., “Till All Are One: Towards a Unified CloudIDS”, Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Privacy & Security inDigital Business (TrustBus 15), Springer, Valencia, Spain, August 2015.
  5. Lyvas, Christos, Nikolaos Pitropakis, and Costas Lambrinoudakis. “The Far Side of MobileApplication Integrated Development Environments.” Proceedings of the 13th IEEE InternationalConference on Trust, Privacy & Security in Digital Business (TrustBus 16), Springer, September2016.
  6. Nikolaos Pitropakis, Lyvas, Christos, and Costas Lambrinoudakis. “The Greater The Power, TheMore Dangerous The Abuse: Facing Malicious Insiders in The Cloud” Proceedings of the TheEighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization, IARIA XPSPress, February 2017.
  7. Panagiotis Kintis, Najmeh Miramirkhani, Charles Lever, Yizheng Chen, Rosa Romero-Gmez,Nikolaos Pitropakis, Nick Nikiforakis and Manos Antonakakis. “Hiding in Plain Sight: A Longi-tudinal Study of Combosquatting Abuse” Proceedings of the The 24th International ComputerCommunications Security, ACM, October 2017.
  8. Panagiotis Kintis, Athanasios Kountouras, Nikolaos Pitropakis, David Dagon, Manos Anton-akakis, Chris Markou, Pascal Buchner, Poster: Secure and Scalable Identity Management for theAviation Industry, 37th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), 2016.

Chapters in Books:

  1. Pitropakis N., Lambrinoudakis C, Katsikas S., Chapter 5 Cloud Security, Privacy and TrustBaselines, Cloud Computing Security, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Florida USA, 2016.
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