Cloud Computing Conference 2023 by BOUSSIAS

We were deeply honoured to deliver one of the opening speeches at Cloud Computing Conference 2023, organised by BOUSSIAS.

George Fetokakis assembled a team of expert speakers and panelists for this one, while Grigoris Grammenos aptly coordinated the event throughout the day. Our President, John ILIADIS, delivered the weather forecast for the coming period, predicting that “sunny days are over” 😉 He presented the way Cloud can become a comparative advantage for a business in the long term and discussed why #Cloud and #CyberSecurity are inextricably linked. He ended up underlining that one must pay attention to the Exit Signs upon entering Cloud Hotel, lest it starts resembling Hotel California 😉

We also had the unique opportunity to pick the brains of prominent colleagues, discussing all hot cloud topics. John ILIADIS moderated a panel comprising of Panagiotis AnagnostouNikos PlatisDimitris StathopoulosNikolaos Agritelis and Dimitris Topkas. These distinguished panelists presented the reasons why Cloud investment keeps increasing, at the expense of on-premise investment, even though there might not be a direct financial benefit sometimes! It seems there are many other -direct and indirect- benefits for a company to go Cloud. The panel also discussed the main #cyberrisks posed by #cloudadoption and ways to treat those risks. The panel concluded by outlining the way Cloud has even penetrated the #iot world, delivering innovative solutions and never-before-seen benefits!


(ISC)² Hellenic Chapter – SecTalk #8

The time for SecTalk #8 has arrived! This casual talk will revolve mostly around Social Engineering. The event will take place on Thursday, April 6th 2023, 18:30, in Microsoft Teams.

Our panel consists of the following distinguished speakers:

  • Theodoros Douskas, Information Security Consultant, ICT Protect
  • Panagiotis Soulos, Global Information Security Manager, Intrum
  • Argyris Makrygeorgou, Cyber Security Executive, Cyber Noesis
  • Thanassis Diogos, X-Force IR South Europe Lead, IBM

Spyros Kyriakopoulos, (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Events Officer and Presales Security Architect at Pylones Hellas, will undertake the role of Panel Moderator.


Cloud Computing Conference – Connecting Τhe Dots: Ready to start building your Future-Proof Cloud?

The 9th Cloud Computing conference is coming up! Are you ready to start building your Future-Proof Cloud?

Our President, John Iliadis will be there to deliver one of the opening speeches, and will be moderating a panel discussing the Cloud Adoption and how it is affected by Cybersecurity.

The panel comprises of the following distinguished professionals:

Panagiotis Anagnostou, Nikos Platis, Dimitris Stathopoulos, Athanasios Tatselos, Dimitris Topkas.

Also, our Audit Committee Member Lefteris Tzelepis, will contribute his invaluable insights to another amazing panel at this conference.

Are you going to miss all the fun?


Recap of IBM’s Cybersecurity Event and Panel Discussion on Current Cybersecurity Landscape

IBM organised a great cybersecurity event ( on the 16th of March! Nikos Maniatis, General Manager of IBM Greeece & Cyprus, kicked off the event by presenting some of the visionary ways IBM is using to tackle with the challenge of the decade, i.e. CyberSecurity. Bob Kalka, VP of IBM Security Business Unit, delivered numerous insights regarding the way we should rethink #cyberrisk and #incidentresponse, among others. He also offered many interesting facts from IBM’s recent research paper titled “Prosper in the cyber economy” (

(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter was honoured to be invited to join one of the panels of distinguished experts, discussing the #cybersecurity incidents landscape and #cyberdefense trends​. Thanassis Diogos, X-Force Incident Response Executive Consultant, aptly moderated this intriguing panel discussion with John ILIADIS, (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter President, and Chris Dimitriadis, ISACA Chief Global Strategy Officer. The discussion revolved around the #attacksurface changes that took place the recent years, whether we ‘ve become more vulnerable to #socialengineering, the upcoming wave of cybersecurity regulations, the radical changes in cyber risk that transform all things cyber, #cloudsecurity, as well as the path to organisational cyber maturity.


IBM Security: Prosper in the Cyber Economy

We are privileged to have received an invitation to participate in a prestigious panel of renowned speakers who will be discussing the matter of security in the new cyber economy. The panel will be led by Thanasis Diogos as the moderator.

Our new President Dr. John Iliadis will join this panel.

Don’t forget to register!


Awarded again… Again?

Shooting for the stars and beyond! Being careless, you may get your wings burned and fall, like Icarus. Being diligently persistent, capable and with a bit of luck, you may get an extra pair of wings and fly even higher next time(s), like Top Gun’s Maverick 😉

We are exited to announce that (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter just received two CyberSecurity Awards this year!

👉 A Gold Award for raising CyberSecurity Awareness levels higher and higher. 
👉 A Gold Award for becoming a great CyberSecurity Team, positively impacting the progress of local cybersecurity colleagues and leading the advancement of our profession.

Big part of our success comes from the fact that (ISC)² is always there for us Chapters, advising us on next steps, helping us reach our fullest potential and then some!

Quite a lot of people have been asking if there’s some secret recipe leading to our success.  Since this is a closed group and word will not get out, we can share the secret with you ❗

Success stems directly from our 300 Members, our Sponsors and our Supporters. They are the ones who help us stay the course towards delivering more and more, month by month. They are the ones volunteering their expertise in thought leadership activities and volunteering their time in security awareness actions.

All 300 of our Members should be there, receiving these awards. For practical reasons we couldn’t fit 300 persons up there, so we went with the next best thing. Awards were received on Tuesday, 7th of March by a selection of BoD Members, both from this one and the previous BoD of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter.

…our Members grow stronger, together!


Meet the Board

Before presenting the new BoD, we have to acknowledge the hard, dilligent work all past BoD members have already put in. Hip hip hooray, for all past BoD Members (sorted alphabetically by surname): George Aslanidis, Alex Belsis, Thanassis Diogos, Nikos Feidopiastis, Dimitris Georgiou, John Iliadis, Nikos Karamesinis, Andreas Koidis, Yiannis Koukouras, Argyris Makrygeorgou, Stathis Mavrovouniotis, Kostas Papadatos, Dimitrios Patsos, Panagiotis Soulos, Panagiotis Trimintzios and Lefteris Tzelepis.

(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter wouldn’t be a multi-award-winning Chapter without your multi-year commitment, amazing contributions and extraordinary leadership! Let’s have a look at who the new BoD Members are and what is it we intend to do with the mandate we got at the February 2023 General Assembly and BoD elections.

The Old-Timers

Dimitris Georgiou proceeds with another 2-year term, having already digitally transformed Chapter processes related to Treasury, having participated in numerous Security Awareness trainings delivered in Greece, having secured multiple awards on that domain for the Chapter, and having contributed to the thought leadership activities offered locally by (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter. Success brings along increased expectations! We welcome him for another term as a Board Member and Treasurer.

Dimitris has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and Cybersecurity industry, is the founder and Chief Security Officer of Alphabit, holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and the CISSP, CPFA, CPSP certifications in Information Security, Digital Forensics and Payment Security respectively.  He is a member of professional associations like BCS IEEE ACM and ISC2, and utilises his skills in advising organisations and businesses how to manage regulatory requirements in an manner that effectively reduces the Cyber risks they face; in the recent years he has been actively involved as a digital forensics analyst and is a registered court forensic expert witness. In his spare time he volunteers for good causes, while also speaking and writing about the risks faced by digital citizens and particularly caring for the safety of children online.

George Aslanidis proceeds with another 2-year term, his fourth one since 2015 all in all, having trained, himself, many tens of people within Greece towards their “gold-standard” CISSP certification and having performed outstandingly the duties of Training Officer for many years, guiding and leading Greek certified instructors offering local (ISC)² training. He’s been there, done it and got the t-shirt! This time around, he has chosen to deal with Marketing, increasing our ties with the market, coordinating our relations with our Sponsors and ensuring we give back to the community by delivering thought leadership in the best conferences out there. We welcome him for another term as a Board Member and Marketing Officer.

George has more than thirty years professional experience in multiple IT fields as well as in management of large-scale IT projects. He has a rich mix of Information Security field-work experience including security policy development, compliance with regulations & best practices, risk assessment methodologies, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, security architectures design as well as implementation of specialized IT security technologies in complex and demanding financial environments. Within his career he held various managerial positions in multinational and Greek financial institutions including the Manager of IT Infrastructure & Information Security for a Greek Investment Bank. Additionally, he is certified CISSP trainer as well as certified TUV DPO Executive.

The Next Generation

Konstantina Syntila has just joined the BoD and she is determined to further streamline the operation of the Chapter, align BoD actions towards serving even better our Strategic Action Plan, and help pave the way towards even greener pastures! We welcome her as a Board Member and Secretary.

Dina is the Cisco Cyber Security Sales Specialist Leader for Cisco Greece, Portugal, Cyprus and Malta. She is responsible for the Cisco Security Products and Solutions and she joined Cisco in 2007. She has experience of 22 years in the IT industry. She worked as a Presales Consultant Architect with all Service Providers in Greece, Cyprus and Malta and was part of various Cisco teams in South and Eastern Europe. She has experience with Service Provider Networking, Enterprise Networking Technologies and Cisco Security Solutions. She holds a BSC and MSC in Computer Science and Telecommunications from Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of UOA. She also holds an MBA from AUEB and CISSP certification.

Maria Mouriki has just joined the BoD. Her arrival marks the passing of our Membership base from 2xx to 300 persons, this is why she has pledged to increase the number of our ultra-active Members in good standing even further! She will be making sure all our Member automagically get the CPEs they are entitled to, based on the events they attend and the volunteer work they perform. She will also make sure that our actions will be directed towards benefiting our community of 300 engaged cybersecurity professionals. We welcome her as a Board Member and Membership Chair.

Maria is a senior cyber security professional with over twenty years of experience mainly within the Financial Services Sector and expertise mainly in information security management, governance, risk and incident management. She is a member of the cybersecurity community with strong academic foundation (BSc in Computer Science, MSc in Information Systems) and considerable professional certifications (CISSP, CISM, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 27005 Risk Manager). Her goal and personal vision is to serve the cybersecurity community and promote the value of continuous development.

Spiros Kyriacopoulos has just joined the BoD, undertaking the role of Events Officer. He will ensure that we will be organizing memorable Events our Members. He will be keeping our Members updated on the latest professional trends, providing opportunities for our Members to create professional alliances and advance the profession, while having fun at the same time! Finally, he will turn the dial of event attendance up. Currently the event attendance dial reads “Ultra High”; Spiros will turn it up to “Ridiculously High” 😉 Did you like our events so far? Just wait till you see the next ones! . We welcome him as a Board Member and Events Officer.

Spiros is an experienced Information Security Presales and IT Systems Architect both in the cloud and on-prem environments, with a demonstrated history of working as an Information Technology Operations and Project Manager in the banking industry. He possesses Strong IT multinational professional experience, while he is also skilled in Information Security and the ISO 27001.  In addition, he is experienced in the ITIL Framework and ISO 20000, as well as the ISO 22301 business continuity management. In recent years, he has been a member of the organizing committee and Masters of Ceremony of the OpenConf community (voluntarily participating in the organization of large scale tech conferences in Athens, with topics related to technology and information security, as well as actively participating in the activities of the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter.

Dimitris Manolis has just joined the BoD and he is eager to take up the role of Training Officer. We have already been awarded multiple times for the training and security awareness we offer in the region. Can we do security awareness even better? Well, Dimitris has been very active in the field with us, even before joining the BoD, so the answer is “Yes we can”! He will further streamline the professional training we offer (towards advanced certifications) and further develop our cybersecurity awareness actions, offered for free to the community in the region. We welcome him as a Board Member and Training Officer.

Dimitris is a seasoned technology professional holding leader positions the IT industry for 20+ years. He is specializing in Cyber Security, and prior joining Coca-Cola Hellenic, he was holding leader positions in other multinational corporations mainly under the IKEA brand. He is an active member of the Security professionals community, having as an ultimate goal to further establish the profession within Greece and abrοad.

Nikos Damoulianos has just joined the BoD but he is a very old volunteer of the Chapter. He has been supporting the Communications function all along and has been Chapter’s ghost-writer for many years. He will contribute a great deal towards increasing the levels and quality of Communication to our Members and to the Community, leading the Chapter to even tighter relations with all stakeholders. Is there something you feel we must share with all 300 Members, which we missed ourselves? Tell Nikos! We welcome him as an Alternate Board Member and Communications Officer.

Nikos works in the Information Security Sector for the past 5.5 years and his experience is focused mostly in Threat Modeling. He is an active member of the community of Information Security professionals the last 4 years, offering his services on matters concerning the chapter’s website.

Nikos Venetakis has just joined the BoD, undertaking the role of Volunteer Officer. He is an experienced professional who will be instrumental in rallying up our troops of Volunteers and provide an ultra-beneficial and gratifying volunteering experience. Are you considering to be part of the largest local, most influential group of cybersecurity professionals, forming high-caliber teams and giving back to the regional community a small part of our joint, distilled experience? Volunteer now, before Nikos closes up shop; do note that he is using an old application version to record Volunteers, which can take only up to 65K rows; there’s still time to volunteer, but not much 😉 We welcome him as an Alternate Board Member and Volunteer Officer.

Nikos is a professional in the IT sector the last 23 years; he is working mainly on digital transformation projects, focusing, among others, on security concerns. He possesses the certifications PMP, Prince2 Practitioner, ITIL 4 Managing Professional, Scrum Master I as well as Certified in Cybersecurity and ISO 20000 Lead Auditor. His main interests lie in the area of new and disruptive technologies and the added value they can offer to companies as well to the society, keeping always an eye on the information security.

The Servant Leadership

Dr. John ILIADIS was a member of the previous BoD (2021-2023). For his role during this past 2-year BoD term, he went out of his comfort zone completely and tried his luck at Marketing & Communications. He is excited with the marketing goals previous BoD Members helped him achieve and with the marketing experience he gained. He is honoured to have been elected President for the term 2023-2025 and will continue to practice servant leadership in this Board too, trying his best to take the Chapter even higher than before! We welcome him as President of the Board.

John is an accomplished professional with 20 years of experience in enabling cyber-resilient services for thousands of users, spearheading digital infrastructure operations and delivering complex changes. His proven professional track record has been diverse; conducting basic and applied research on Information Security, developing commercially used digital signatures software, system & network administration of financial IT infrastructures, consulting on data privacy issues, designing security architectures, performing information risk management, demonstrating thought leadership in the digital trust space. During  the last 10 years he is honoured to lead teams that run IT & CyberSecurity Operations, design CyberSecurity and Data Privacy controls and perform paradigm shifts of IT infrastructures, ensuring that business goals are achieved on time, on budget and on quality. His published research work includes more than 20 international papers, cited more than 300 times. He is a Chartered Manager who maintains several certifications, among which the CISSP.

The Global Sine Qua Non

The constant, substantial contribution of all Chapter BoD Members mentioned in this article was a sufficient condition for (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter to be formed in 2015 and grow to unforeseen size and importance by 2023.

However, none of this would have happened without the necessary condition being there, i.e. the global (ISC)2 contribution to all Chapters’ success, with too many professionals to mention all of them in just a few pages. They are the ones who made sure the right global conditions were there for (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter (as well as other Chapters globally) to grow and flourish, no matter what adverse circumstances we had to face.

Jon France, Tara Wisniewski and Clar Rosso thank you for honouring us with your presence in events of ours, celebrating our regional success towards advancing the profession and increasing public cybersecurity awareness; also, a big thanks for demanding more and more from us, and for providing valuable advice over time.

Natasha Karelina, well, what can we say. Whenever we need to interface with (ISC)2 you have been a ultra-efficient and ultra-effective one stop shop for us! We should probably consider creating a named, permanent Board of Directors seat just for you! Cheers!

Ariana Portillo, MPA, Megan Gagnon and Chris Pipes, thanks for all the advice over the years! (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter wouldn’t also be a very successful Official Training Provider (OTP) without your assistance!

Last, but not least, Yiannis Pavlosoglou.  You ‘ve joined some of our recent Chapter events and you ‘ve already provided super-useful guidance! It means a lot for us, and we thank you very much for having given us the chance to pick your brain; your vast experience in the field is much appreciated!

We could go on and on, thanking many tens of people who have been there for (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, both globally and regionally, but this is probably not the place for it. You know who you are and we won’t forget to keep thanking you, every chance we get.

The Secret Sauce

(don’t tell anyone about it)

Using many techniques (5 Whys, Delphi etc), we have been thinking long and hard about the reasons, the root causes for (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter’s sustained levels of success. We are Greeks after all, so we tend to philosophize a lot 😉

Each and every time, we ‘ve reached the same conclusion. The secret sauce of success: our Members; they are just priceless!  They are the ones who demand more and more from (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, they are the ones who enjoy our services and help us stay the course towards delivering even more. They are the ones volunteering their time in order to achieve the impossible, both locally and globally.

So, here’s a big shout-out to our precious Members, all 300 of them!

(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter

…our Members grow stronger, together!


Board of Directors and Audit Committee 2023-2025

Following the February 23rd elections, and as of the March 2nd Board of Directors decision below is the structure of the Board of Directors for the period 2023-2025:

We will soon release an official press release: very best of luck to the new leadership Team.

Stay tuned for the upcoming events and initiatives.

Board Members:
John Iliadis, as President
Dimitris Georgiou, as Treasurer
Konstantina Syntila, as Secretary
Maria Mouriki, as Membership Chair
Dimitrios Manolis, as Training Officer
Spiros Kyriacopoulos, as Events Officer
Georgios Aslanidis, as Marketing Officer

Alternate Board Members:
Nikos Venetakis, as Volunteer Officer
Nikos Damoulianos, as Communications Officer

Additionally, the structure of the Audit Committee is the following:
Argyris Makrygeorgou, as Chair
Panagiotis Soulos, as Member
Lefteris Tzelepis, as Member
Athanasios Bouboukas, as Alternate member


InfoSec Conference by BOUSSIAS

While holding our (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter BoD elections, we had both candidate BoD Members of ours ( as well as current BoD Members of ours ( participating in this year’s BOUSSIAS InfoSec conference (

Dimitris Georgiou, a current Board Member and a Candidate Board Member for the next 2-year term, delivered the latest trends and intriguing stats regarding our profession, using data from our most recent global Workforce Study (

John ILIADIS, a current Board Member and a Candidate Board Member for the next 2-year term, moderated a panel of cybersecurity experts dicsussing the future of cyber risk, including Sokratis Katsikas, Dimitris Manolis (Dimitris is a Candidate Board Member for the next 2-year term), George Tsinos, Panagiotis Kalantzis and Pavlos Gerardos.

Argyris Makrygeorgou, a current Board Member, participated in a panel moderated by Stella Tsitsoula on cybersecurity awareness; a topic we are fond of and are being awarded for locally, globally and frequently.


Keeping up the pace of increasing security awareness

What was that you asked about? Election results? Stay tuned….

Whilst preparing for our annual General Assembly and biannual BoD elections that took place yesterday, we had the chance to deliver yet another cybersecurity awareness session at the 4th Elementary School of Palaio Faliro. Panagiotis Soulos and Ioanna Dima delivered this one.

We ‘re often been asked what is the secret ingredient of our ultra-successful efforts towards increasing the cybersecurity awareness of the public. Well, it’s a two-parter:

#1 – Producing animated videos along with psychologists and other colleagues to increase cybersecurity awareness of kids, ensuring they will be viewed and enjoyed by tens of thousands of children and parents!

#2 – Keep on delivering tailored onsite cybersecurity awareness sessions to organisations, schools and parents associations, ensuring we cover all needs as frequently as possible!


Security data subject rights

Our Member Kiki Tsourou, delivered a presentation at the 2nd Law Forum on Data Protection, organised by CLEON Conferences & Communications, discussing the ways we can secure the data subject right to be informed in a transparent and easily accessible form.


Cybersecurity & DEI

Our Board Members John ILIADIS and Lefteris Tzelepis participated in panels moderated respectively by Panagiotis Papagiannakopoulos and Alexandra Michota, Ph.D. at the event “𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝘆𝗯𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆: “𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗴𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗰𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴” 𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙢𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚“, organised by E&Y and Women4Cyber Greece.

Interesting discussion points were raised, provoking interest and spurring questions from the audience.


Mini Event & Επαναληπτική ΓΣ

Έχουμε προετοιμάσει όμορφες εκπλήξεις για τα μέλη μας, την Πέμπτη 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2023 στην OTEAcademy, Πέλικα & Σπάρτης 1, 15122 – Μαρούσι.
Πριν τη διεξαγωγή της Επαναληπτικής Ετήσιας Γενικής Συνέλευσης, θα λάβει χώρα ένα mini event. Κατόπιν αιτημάτων πολλών μελών, ο George Aslanidis θα παρουσιάσει μία επέκταση της ομιλίας που είχε δώσει στα τέλη Νοεμβρίου 2022, με θέμα “Trust Nobody, Verify Everybody”.
Εκτός αυτού, έχουμε ετοιμάσει ένα όμορφο και χρηστικό δώρο για όλα τα ταμειακώς ενήμερα μέλη μας, το οποίο θα διανεμηθεί κατά τη διάρκεια της διεξαγωγής των αρχαιρεσιών για νέα όργανα διοίκησης.  🙂
Συνεπώς, το πρόγραμμά μας για την Πέμπτη 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2023 διαμορφώνεται ως εξής:
👉 18:00 – 18:15:  Προσέλευση
👉 18:15 – 18:35:  “Zero Trust, Part II”, Γιώργος Ασλανίδης
👉 18:35 – 21:30:  Επαναληπτική Ετήσια Γενική Συνέλευση & διεξαγωγή αρχαιρεσιών για όργανα διοίκησης
Μπορείτε να πραγματοποιήσετε την εγγραφή σας για το event μέσω αυτής της φόρμας!
Μην διστάσετε να επικοινωνήσετε στο [email protected] για οποιαδήποτε απορία.


Information Security Conference

The 10th BOUSSIAS Information Security conference is just around the corner.

One of our Board Members, Dimitris Georgiou, will be presenting the latest (ISC)² Workforce Study, delivering interesting survey results regarding the future of the profession.

Another one of our Board Members, John ILIADIS, will be moderating a discussion on Cyber Risk with distinguished panelists including Professor Sokratis Katsikas, Professor Lilian MitrouGeorge Tsinos and (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Members Dimitris ManolisPanagiotis Kalantzis and Pavlos Gerardos.

Finally, our Board Member Argyris Makrygeorgou will be participating in a discussion panel on Cyber Security Awareness, moderated by Stella Tsitsoula.


Safer Internet Day

It’s Safer Internet Day, today, this is why we feel the need to remind you of the award-winning animated series “Super-Cyber Kids” we have created, along with ICSI HELLAS S.A. and Homo Digitalis.

Already viewed and cherished more than 10.000 times by children and their parents!


Elections Candidates

Dear members and friends,

As of the 7th February 2023 decision of the Board of Directors, the candidates for our elections on 16th February 2023 (or 23th February 2023), in alphabetical order (using Greek letters), are the following:

Board of Directors:

👉 George Aslanidis
👉 Nikos Venetakis
👉 Dimitris Georgiou
👉 Nikolaos Damoulianos
👉 Spiros Kyriacopoulos
👉 Dimitris Manolis
👉 Maria Mouriki
👉 Konstantina Syntila

Audit Committee:

👉 Argyris Makrygeorgou
👉 Thanassis Bouboukas
👉 Panagiotis Soulos
👉 Lefteris Tzelepis

We wish them good luck!


6th InsurTech Conference

Our Board Member Dimitris Georgiou delivered one of the opening speeches at BOUSSIAS 6th InsurTech conference, providing a short overview of the emerging, challenging cybersecurity environment Insurance operates in.

Also, our Member Kiki Tsourou moderated a panel discussing Privacy & Cybersecurity issues in Insurance with a panel of distinguished field experts. The panel comprised of Nikos GeorgopoulosStelios Anagnostakis (both Members of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter) and George Tsinos.

The Sofitel conference room was fully packed to the end, thanks to the excellent choice of content and speakers. Cheers Vicky Pavlatou!


Cybersecurity Awareness Session

Keeping up with one of our various commitments, i.e. to increase public cybersecurity awareness, we will be delivering yet another awareness session to the Parents Association of 4th Palaio Faliro Elementary School, on Sunday, February 5th.


2nd Law Forum on Data Protection

Our Member Kiki Tsourou will be present at the 2nd Law Forum on Data Protectiοn, discussing about contemporary privacy and security issues alongside other distinguished professionals.


New Year Party 2023

What a night! Our New Year Party that took place on the 19th of January was a blast!

Quite many of our Members had the chance to meet up physically after a long time and we shared many news and laughs. Some of us couldn’t help it and started talking shop, as well 😉

We had planned a lucky draw with presents for five of our Members. However, RED.comm, our PR & Marketing sponsor, announced at the very last minute a New Year surprise for our Members, bringing along 3 more presents, thus raising the total number of our Members that walked away with magnificent presents to eight! Thank you Stella Tsitsoula 🥂

We were all happy to see each other and can’t wait to meet up again.

We ‘re already organising a mini event for our Members, which will take place on the 23rd of February 2023, along with the Repeat General Assembly. More about that event in a few days…

Enjoy the video below!


General Assembly & BoD Elections

Πρόσκληση των Μελών του Σωματείου με την Επωνυμία «Διεθνές Ινστιτούτο Πιστοποίησης Ασφάλειας Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων – Ελληνικό Παράρτημα» και τον Διακριτικό Τίτλο “(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter” σε Τακτική Γενική Συνέλευση & Εκλογές

Αγαπητά μέλη του (ISC)² Hellenic Chapter,

Το ΔΣ του Σωματείου συγκαλεί τα μέλη του στην Ετήσια Τακτική Γενική Συνέλευση την Πέμπτη 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2023 και ώρα 19:00 στην OTE Academy, Πέλικα & Σπάρτης 1, 15122 – Μαρούσι, ή σε περίπτωση που δεν επιτευχθεί απαρτία, την Πέμπτη 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2023 την ίδια ώρα και στον ίδιο τόπο. Τα θέματα της Ημερήσιας Διάταξης είναι:

  1. Εκλογή Προέδρου και Γραμματέα της Γενικής Συνέλευσης.
  2. Διοικητικός απολογισμός και πεπραγμένα έτους 2022 και έγκριση αυτών, Έγκριση ισολογισμού 2022 και προϋπολογισμού 2023, έγκριση του συνόλου των ενεργειών του ΔΣ και απαλλαγή του ΔΣ από κάθε ευθύνη.
  3. Έκθεση Ελεγκτικής Επιτροπής και έγκριση αυτής και απαλλαγή της Ελεγκτικής Επιτροπής από πάσα ευθύνη.
  4. Ενημέρωση για τη λήξη της θητείας του απερχόμενου ΔΣ και της Ελεγκτικής Επιτροπής και για τη διαδικασία των αρχαιρεσιών και εκλογή τριμελούς Εφορευτικής Επιτροπής για την εποπτεία των αρχαιρεσιών για την ανάδειξη νέου ΔΣ και νέας Ελεγκτικής Επιτροπής.
  5. Έγκριση πίνακα υποψηφίων και ψηφοδελτίων για την εκλογή νέου ΔΣ και νέας Ελεγκτικής Επιτροπής.
  6. Διενέργεια αρχαιρεσιών για τα νέα όργανα διοίκησης.

Χρήσιμες Πληροφορίες και Δήλωση Υποψηφιότητας:

  • Δήλωση υποψηφιότητας μπορούν να υποβάλλουν με έγγραφη αίτηση όσα μέλη πληρούν τις προϋποθέσεις του Άρθρου 8* του καταστατικού (δείτε κατωτέρω στη σημείωση με αστερίσκο), από σήμερα έως και τα μεσάνυχτα της Δευτέρας 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2023 προκειμένου να συμπεριληφθούν στον πίνακα υποψηφίων. Όλες οι υποψηφιότητες θα κοινοποιηθούν στα μέλη του Σωματείου. Μπορείτε να δηλώσετε υποψηφιότητα σε αυτήν την σελίδα.
  • Η προσέλευση ξεκινά στις 18:30 και η έναρξη της ΓΣ στις 19:00. Οι αρχαιρεσίες θα διεξαχθούν την ίδια ώρα και στον ίδιο τόπο με τη ΓΣ κατά τα προβλεπόμενα στο Καταστατικό.
  • Δικαίωμα συμμετοχής και ψήφου έχουν όλα τα μέλη που έχουν τακτοποιήσει τις οικονομικές υποχρεώσεις τους έως την έναρξη της ΓΣ, δηλαδή έως και την Πέμπτη 16 Φεβρουαρίου 2023 ή 23 Φεβρουαρίου 2023 αντίστοιχα σε περίπτωση επαναληπτικής ΓΣ και ώρα 19:00.
  • Στις εκλογές σημειώνετε έως τέσσερεις (4) σταυρούς προτίμησης παραπλεύρως των ονομάτων ισαρίθμων υποψηφίων για το Δ.Σ. και έως τρεις (3) σταυρούς προτίμησης παραπλεύρως των ονομάτων ισαρίθμων υποψηφίων για την Ελεγκτική Επιτροπή με μπλε ή μαύρο στυλό.

Κατά τις εργασίες της ΓΣ, κάθε Μέλος μπορεί να εκπροσωπήσει μέχρι τρία (3) ακόμα μέλη με γραπτή εξουσιοδότηση με θεωρημένο γνήσιο υπογραφής, που θα προσκομίσει κατά την έναρξή της. Όσοι παρασταθείτε στη ΓΣ καλείστε να φέρετε πάνω σας κάποιο επίσημο έγγραφο (πχ δίπλωμα οδήγησης ή αστυνομική ταυτότητα) προς ταυτοποίησή σας.

*Βάσει του άρθρου 8 του καταστατικού, – υποψηφιότητα για το ΔΣ μπορούν να θέσουν μόνο τα τακτικά μέλη που είναι οικονομικώς ενήμερα. Επιπλέον, δεν πρέπει να είναι μέλη ΔΣ ή άλλης Επιτροπής Διοίκησης σε άλλο Σωματείο ή Ένωση που να επιδιώκει τον ίδιο σκοπό με το (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, καθώς επίσης δεν πρέπει να έχουν καταδικαστεί σε οποιοδήποτε έγκλημα, συμμετοχή σε έγκλημα ή να έχουν διωχθεί πειθαρχικά από οποιοδήποτε επαγγελματικό οργανισμό ή δημόσια υπηρεσία. – Υποψηφιότητα για την Ελεγκτική Επιτροπή μπορούν να θέσουν τα τακτικά, συνδεδεμένα και επίτιμα μέλη που είναι οικονομικώς ενήμερα.

Μην διστάσετε να επικοινωνήσετε στο [email protected] για οποιαδήποτε απορία.

 Με εκτίμηση,

Το ΔΣ του (ISC)² Hellenic Chapter


InsurTech Conference

The 6th InsurTech conference is coming up! Insurance is one of the sectors undergoing a transformation due to the rapidly changing cyber environment and new regulations.

Our Board Member, Dimitris Georgiou, will be there to deliver one of the opening speeches, providing a short overview of the new cyber environment Insurance operates in, along with some interesting info from our latest global Cybersecurity Workforce Study.

Also, our Member Kiki Tsourou will be moderating a panel discussing the ways Privacy & Cybersecurity are currently (re)forming the Insurance landscape. The panel comprises of the following distinguished professionals: Nikos GeorgopoulosStelios Anagnostakis (they are also Members of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, both of them) and George Tsinos, .

Are you going to miss the chance to update yourself on current developments?


New Year Party

One week left for our new year party. If you want to….have your fair slice of the pie, please REGISTER!

(we need to order the cake as well, as no cakes are created on the spot nowadays)

And you may also be one our this year’s lucky winners 🙂


SECON International 2023

The SECON International Committee is thrilled to announce the date for our next conference! It is scheduled for December 6th, 2023 18:00–21:00 (GMT+2).

You can now watch the recordings from all the speakers on YouTube from last year’s conference by clicking on one of the below links. In the recording descriptions, you will see that all the speaker times are marked accordingly.

Please fill out this survey if you either attended last year’s conference or would like to suggest topics for SECON International 2023.

Stay tuned for updates on our progress throughout the upcoming months and we hope to see you at SECON International 2023!

👉 Video recording for Track 1

👉 Video recording for Track 2

👉 Video recording for Track 3

👉 Video recording for Track 4


Even more job positions available!

New job positions posted in on behalf of our sponsor Ernst & Young! Don’t forget to regularly check this link for new job positions, along with their details, posted by our Sponsors!

The jobs posted today:
–Senior Penetration Tester 
–OT Security professional
–Security Engineer 
–Identity and Access Management (IAM) Professional 
–Data Privacy and Protection/ Cyber GRC Professional
–Incident Response Consultant – Cybersecurity 
–Senior Cloud Security Engineer 


New Year Resolutions

We are already getting feedback from our Members about all the interesting New Year Resolutions they have committed themselves to.

There is certainly one aspiration we can help our Members with: considering their next job position. This is why we include here an indicative list of some of the job positions our sponsors are looking to fill. Our sponsors appear in alphabetic order. 

Our Members in good standing can always access an updated list, including job details and contact info of the hiring company! 🙂

A refreshed version of the list appearing below (incl. job details and contact info) will also be included in the forthcoming newsletter to our Members.

OT / ICS Cyber Security Consultant

Cyber Intelligence Center Senior Security Analyst
Cyber Intelligence Center Security Analyst
Senior Penetration Tester
Cyber Strategy Assistant Manager/Manager
Cyber Strategy Senior Professional
Graduate Opportunities in Cyber Risk

ICT Protect
Senior Information Security Consultant

Information Security Consultant (Security by Design)

Application Security Architect
Senior Penetration Tester

Security Solutions Architect
Security Consultant

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2016 – Announcements

2015 – Organisational Announcements

2015 – Events Announcements