Assessing Cyber Security Threats and Risks in the Public Sector of Greece

Abstract:

Organisations having to cope with new threats and risks are increasing their focus and looking at novel ways to improve their cyber security assurance. As critical national infrastructures are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattacks, their protection becomes a significant issue for EU member states. The National Cyber Security Authority of Greece (NCSA) takes all necessary steps towards a secure Greek cyberspace. This article presents the findings from the assessment of the main governmental ICT infrastructures in terms of major threats, capacity-building priorities, as well as the current situation in terms of procedures, security measures and policies, and established incident response plans.


AUTHORS

Photo of George Drivas

Department of Digital SystemsUniversity of Piraeus Piraeus,
Greece

George Drivas is the Head of the Network & Information Security Department of the Greek National Cyber Security Authority. He received a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of West Attica in 2006 and an M.Sc. in Information Security from the University of Piraeus in 2012, where he currently is conducting PhD research in the area of Cybersecurity Governance. He is experienced in the field of ICT and especially in the field of Digital Systems and Information Security, both in the private and the public sector. He has worked in the Banking, Telecommunications, Research & Development, Healthcare and Central Public Administration sectors, with active involvement in issues related to security management, ICT security auditing as well as managing large ICT projects. He has served as national representative to European and international committees (for example,EUNIS Cooperation Group, CEF Taskforce, OSCE, OECD) and has participated to national and European projects on Cybersecurity issues.

Dr. Leandros A. Maglaras

Faculty of Computing Engineering and Media De Montfort University Leicester,
United Kingdom

Dr. Leandros Maglaras is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Informatics of De Montfort University conducting research in the Cyber Security Centre. He obtained the B.Sc. (M.Sc. equivalent) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998; M.Sc. in Industrial Production and Management from the University of Thessaly in 2004; and M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Thessaly in 2008 and 2014, respectively. In 2018, he was awarded a second PhD in Intrusion Detection in SCADA systems from the University of Huddersfield. He served on the Editorial Board of several International peer-reviewed journals such as IEEE Access, Elsevier ICT Express, and Wiley Journal on Security & Communication Networks. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

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Faculty of Computing Engineering and Media De Montfort University Leicester,
United Kingdom

Prof. Helge Janicke is the Technical Director of De Montfort University’s Cyber Technology Institute. He is the Head of School of Computer Science and Informatics. His interests are covering formal verification techniques and their application to CyberSecurity, SCADA, and Industrial Control System Security as well as aspects of Cyber Warfare. He established DMU’s Airbus Group Centre of Excellence in SCADA Cyber Security and Forensics Research in 2013. He is a general chair of the International Symposium on SCADA and Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Research (ICS-CSR). He serves on the editorial board and as reviewer for a number of international journals.

Photo of Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis

Foundation for Research and Technology Crete,
Greece

Dr. S Ioannidis received a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Crete in 1994 and 1996, respectively. In 1998, he received an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Rochester; in 2005, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Ioannidis held a Research Scholar position at the Stevens Institute of Technology until 2007 and since then he is a Principal Researcher at the Institute of Computer Science of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas. His research interests are in the areas of systems and network security, security policy, privacy, and high-speed networks. Ioannidis has authored more than 100 publications in international conferences and journals, as well as book chapters, and has both chaired and served on numerous program committees in prestigious conferences, such as ACM CCS, IEEE S&P, etc. Ioannidis is a Marie Curie Fellow and has participated in numerous international and European projects. He has coordinated several European and National projects (for example, PASS, EUINCOOP, GANDALF, etc.), and currently is the project coordinator of the IBDAAS and THREAT-ARREST, C4IIOT H2020, and CERTCOOP INEA/CEF European projects.

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