Mr Anastasios Papathanasiou is a qualified Information Security Expert, specialized in Cyber Crime Investigations & Computer Forensics and he is currently a PhD Security Researcher in the area of Information and Communication Systems Security, in the University of Piraeus (Greece)
He has 20 years of professional experience in the public sector (at the Greek Ministry of the Interior and Administrative Reconstruction) of which 10 years in IT Security, Cyber Crime Investigations and Cyber Safety
He holds a Bachelor (B. Sc.) in Computer Science from University of Piraeus and a Master Degree (M.Sc.) in «Techno-economic Management & Security of Digital Systems» from the Department of Digital Systems - University of Piraeus.
Additionally, he holds a second Master Degree (M.Sc.) in «Law Science» from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and he holds a third Master Degree (M.Sc.) in «Criminology» at the same University.
He is also certified with the International Standards ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security and ISO/IEC 27037:2012 for Digital Forensics Investigations.
Moreover, he is specialized in Cybercrime Investigation as well as Digital Forensics and Cyber Security and he has successfully participated in numerous training programs on cybercrime investigation and defense in Greece and abroad (Microsoft, Black Hat, Europol, Ιnterpol, F.B.I. etc).
He is a regularly invited as a speaker in courses and seminars on Cyber Crime Investigation, Computer forensics, Computer law and legal framework governing the activities of persons involved in Information Technology security and forensics, held by law enforcement agencies and the legal community.
His academic and research interests are focused on Information Security, Cyber Crime Investigation, Incident Response, Economic Cyber Crime, Investigation of Sexual Abuse of Children on the Internet, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Open Source Intelligence, Data Privacy, Cyber Law, Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare.
Finally, He has published his research and academic papers in a variety of information technology and security-related academic Journals and Academic Conferences and has lectured extensively on the need to integrate social science and computer science when addressing high-tech crime.