Research

Our group’s main research expertise lies in the field of Systems & Hardware Security with publications in all major conferences. Up until now, we have coordinated and participated in numerous FP7 and H2020 funded projects developing innovative security solutions for the protection of computer systems and networks.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) refers to the extension and use of the Internet of Things (IoT) applications in industrial sectors. The wide adaptation of IoT broadens the attack surface against the OT sector, as new vulnerabilities arise. This creates the potential for industrial process interruption, manipulation, or espionage. We have participated in numerous H2020 projects providing IoT and OT security solutions for different industrial sectors.

Big data processing is a set of techniques or programming models to access large-scale data to extract useful information for supporting and providing decisions. Our research focuses on the exploitation of high performance processing for Big Data analysis, with the use of commodity hardware like GPGPUs or novel high performance hardware designs tested with the use of FPGAs.

Data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data in order to make conclusions about the processed data, extracting novel information. We are actively exploiting data analytics along with the use of Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence in the context of social network analysis, security applications and healthcare applications for health.

Projects

Cyber security cOmpeteNce fOr Research anD Innovation

CONCORDIA is one of four H2020 Cybersecurity Pilots launched to secure Europe's digital economy, infrastructures, society, and democracy.

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2019-2022

CLIMOS

Climate Monitoring and Decision Support Framework for Sand Fly-borne Diseases Detection and Mitigation with COST-benefit and Climate-policy Measures

Horizon Europe

2022-2025

Joint Cybersecurity Operations Platform

European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)

2021-2024

Bridging the security, privacy, and data protection gap for smaller enterprises in Europe

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2021-2023

Secure and Safe Multi-Robot Systems

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2021-2023

Multimodal Extreme Scale Data Analytics for Smart Cities Environments

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2021-2023

(with Dr. Manolis Lourakis)

FlExible assembLy manufacturIng with human-robot Collaboration and digital twin modEls

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2021-2024

ENERgy-efficient manufacturing system MANagement

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2021-2023

Cybersecurity Skills Alliance - A New Vision for Europe

Erasmus+ EU's programme

2020-2024

PRogrammable INfrastructure for CounterIng Pugnacious Adversaries on a Large Scale

DARPA

2020-2024

Intelligent, distributed, human-centered and trustworthy IoT environments

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2020-2023

Certifying the Security and Resilience of Supply Chain Services

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2020-2023

A Dynamic and Self-Organized Artificial Swarm Intelligence Solution for Security and Privacy Threats in Healthcare ICT Infrastructures

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2020-2023

Towards a Sophisticated SIEM Marketplace for Blockchain-based Threat Intelligence and Security-as-a-Service

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2020-2023

A secure Healthcare Environment for Informatics Resilience

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2020-2023

Αrtificial intelligence Supporting CAncer Patients across Europe

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2020-2022

Α COmprehensive cyber-intelligence framework for resilient coLLABorative manufacturing Systems

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2020-2022

A CybEr range tRaining platform for medicAl organisations and systems Security

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation staff exchange programme (RISE) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie

2019-2023

Smart Big Data Platform to Offer Evidence-based Personalised Support for Healthy and Independent Living at Home

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2019-2023

Cyber Security Incident Handling, Warning and Response System for the European Critical Infrastructures

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2019-2022

Biologically Inspired Complex Software System Reconstruction at Near Extinction States

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation staff exchange programme (RISE) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie

2019-2023

A cyberSecurity Platform for vIrtualiseD 5G cybEr Range services

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2019-2022

Cyber security 4.0: protecting the Industrial Internet Of Things.

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2019-2022

A cyber-security framework to GUArantee Reliability and trust for Digital service chains

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2019-2022

(with Dr. Vangelis Sakkalis)

Protection and privAcy of hospital and health iNfrastructures with smArt Cyber sEcurity and cyber threat toolkit for dAta and people

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2019-2021

(with Prof. Maria Pateraki)

A cyber-security framework to GUArantee Reliability and trust for Digital service chainsSmart environments for person-centered sustainable work and well-being

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2019-2021

Cyber Security Threats and Threat Actors Training - Assurance Driven Multi-layer, end-to-end Simulation and Training.

European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

2018-2021

RESilient transport InfraSTructure to extreme events

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2018-2021

Intelligence-Driven Urban Internet-of-Things Ecosystems for Trustworthy and Circular Smart Cities

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation staff exchange programme (RISE) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie

2018-2022

A Framework for Pairing Circular Economy and IoT: IoT as an enabler of the Circular Economy circularity-by-design as an enabler for the IoT

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation staff exchange programme (RISE) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie

2018-2022

Past Projects

Cyber Security Threats and Threat Actors Training - Assurance Driven Multi-layer, end-to-end Simulation and Training

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2018-2021

Smart End-to-end Massive IoT Interoperability, Connectivity and Security

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2018-2020

Industrial-Driven Big Data as a Self-Service Solution

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2018-2020

CYBER Security InSURancE — A Framework for Liability Based Trust

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation staff exchange programme (RISE) under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie

2017-2020

A Hardware Platform for Software-driven Functional Metasurfaces

European Union via the Horizon 2020, Future Emerging Topics call (FETOPEN)

2017-2020

Protecting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises digital technology through and innovative cyber-SECurity framework

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2017-2020

Trans-European and Greek CERTs collaboration project

European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

2017-2020

Cybersecurity and privacy dialogue between Europe and Japan

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2017-2019

A Novel Framework for Multi-cloud Services Development, Orchestration and Continuous Management Fostering Cloud Technologies Uptake from Digital SMEs/Startups

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2017-2019

Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection with innovative SECurity framework

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2016-2019

(with Dr. Ioannis Askoxylakis)

Virtual and programmable industrial network prototype deployed in operations Wind park

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2015-2018

(with Dr. Iakovos Mavroidis)

Heterogeneous Secure Multi-level Remote Acceleration Service for Low-Power Integrated Systems and Devices

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2015-2017

Secure Hardware-Software Architectures for Robust Computing Systems

European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2015-2017

GANDALF

A GPU-based Architecture for Network and Data Level Flows

General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Program “Αριστεία ΙΙ”, Excellence Award, Investigator Driven Research

2014-2015

Supporting European Union and Southeast Asia ICT strategic partnership and policy dialogue: Connecting ICT EU-SEA Research, Development and Innovation Knowledge Network

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme

2013-2016

Nippon-European Cyberdefense-Oriented Multilayer threat Analysis

Strategic International Collaborative R&D Promotion Project of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, Japan, and European Union Seventh Framework Programme

2013-2016

OPerational Trustworthiness Enabling Technologies

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme

2012-2015

Forensics Tools Against Illegal Use of the Internet

Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union

2011-2014

TRACER

Vulnerability Detection and Reinforcement of Security in Legacy Applications and Systems

General Secretariat for Research and Technology

2011-2014

EUINCOOP - Fostering Cooperation in Computing Systems

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme

2011-2013

(with Prof. Evangelos Markatos)

A European Network of Excellence in Managing Threats and Vulnerabilities in the Future Internet: Europe for the World

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme

2010-2014

(with Prof. Evangelos Markatos)

Real-time Malicious Code Identification

Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-related Risks European Union’s Programme

2010-2012


Managing Emerging Threats in ICT Infrastructure

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme

2008-2010

Privacy Architectures for System Services

European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme-PEOPLE

2008-2012

People

Associate Professor Technical University of Crete / Affiliated Researcher FORTH

Postdoctoral Researcher

Aggeliki Tsoliaridou

Postdoctoral Researcher

George Ηatzivasilis

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher

Postdoctoral Researcher

Gregory Chrysos

Postdoctoral Researcher


PhD Candidate

Georgios Christou

PhD Candidate

Dimitris Deyannis

PhD Candidate

Michalis Diamantaris

PhD Candidate

PhD Candidate

Theodoros-Marios Giakoumakis

PhD Student

Chatzimpyrros Emmanouil

MSc Student

Grigoris Ntousakis

MSc Student


Giannis Morianos

MSc Student

Thomas Kyriakakis

MSc Student

Portokalakis Petros

MSc Student

Giannis Arkalakis

Undergraduate Trainee

Undergraduate Trainee


Georgios Kokolakis

Undergraduate Trainee

Argyro Palli

Undergraduate Trainee

Andreas Theofanous

Undergraduate Trainee

Technical Project Manager

Despina Kopanaki

Project Manager

Maria Mastoraki

Project Manager Assistant

Eleni Pateraki

Project Manager Assistant

R&D Engineer

R&D Engineer

Eftychia Lakka

R&D Engineer

Fotios Mathioudakis

R&D Engineer

Manolis Michalodimitrakis

R&D Engineer

Charalambos Ioannis Mitropoulos

 R&D Engineer

Manos Papoutsakis

R&D Engineer

Charalabos Savvakos

R&D Engineer


Courses

  • Technical University of Crete, “ECE414: Security of Systems and Services Fall 2021


  • Technical University of Crete, “ECE609: Advanced Computer Architecture Spring 2021


  • Technical University of Crete, “ECE302: Computer Organization Spring 2021


  • Technical University of Crete, “ECE414: Security of Systems and Services Fall 2020


  • University of Crete, “CS345: Operating Systems Fall 2012



  • University of Crete, “CS457: Introduction to Information Security Systems Spring 2017



  • University of Crete/FORTH, “CSE4881: Secure Systems Summer 2009, 2010 (foreign exchange students course)


  • Stevens Institute of Technology, “CS465/765: Secure SystemsSpring 2006, 2007

Events

Contact

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas

Institute of Computer Science

Nikolaou Plastira 100

70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Tel: +30 2810 391412

Technical University of Crete

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Akrotiri Campus

73100 Chania, Crete, Greece

Tel: +30 28210 37344