2019 – Announcements


Season’s greetings

From all of us at the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter:

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and an incident-free New Year!


Athens Metropolitan College’s Internet Security event

Our membership chair Argyris Makrygeorgou sets the scene at the Athens Metropolitan College’s Internet Security event.

A great pleasure to share our insights with academic institutions. Thanks Emmanouil Serrelis and Markos Plytas for the invitation!


(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Winter Event

An amazing interactive and open dialogue last night at our Chapter’s Winter Update, related to the NIS Directive.

A big thanks to Marnix Dekker from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), George Drivas from the National Cyber Security Authority of Greece, our esteemed panelists Panagiotis Dimogiorgas, Filippos Komninos, Christos Syngelakis, Robert Goglis CRISC, CISM, CISSP, and Christos Topakas, and of course our members!


Agenda for (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter December 12th Event

With one day left, below is our Agenda for our December 12th event:

18.00-18.15: Chapter Update, (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Board
18.15-18.45: Cybersecurity legislation in Europe, the NIS Directive, the work of the NIS Cooperation group, and the role of ENISA
Dr. Marnix Dekker, NIS Directive coordinator, Team Lead Breach Reporting, ENISA
18.45-19.15: The Hellenic Cyber Security Strategy
George Drivas, National Cyber Security Authority of Greece, Ministry of Digital Governance
19.15-19.30: Break
19.30-20.30: NIS in Greece (Panel Discussion)
Christos Syngelakis, CISSP, CISO and DPO, MotorOil Hellas Group, 
Filippos Komninos, CISSP, CCSP, Information Security Specialist, Head, Athens International Airport,
Panagiotis Dimogiorgas, CISA, CISM, Network and Information Security, Hellenic Petroleum,
Robert Goglis, CRISC, CISM, CISSP, ITIL v3 Found, Director, Cyber and Information Security Division, Alpha Bank,
Christos Topakas, Group IT Security & Control Senior Director, DPO, Piraeus Bank
20.30-21.00: Networking


Cyber Safety talk to Parents and Teachers

Ιnteraction with parents is crucial both for them and of course their children, to the road of Cyber Safety.
Many thanks to the Parents-Teachers Association of the 4th Gymnasium of Agioi Anargyroi for inviting us to spread the word of “IAMCYBERSAFE.ORG”.
We hope you enjoyed it as much as Panagiotis & Argyris did 🙂


5th International Conference ISDF2019 – Information Security and Digital Forensics

We’d like to thank the Athens Metropolitan College for enabling an amazing ISDF2019 at Thessaloniki!

Our own Yiannis Koukouras, (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter’s Board Member, presented “Reverse Penetration Testing: Breaking the chains of egress filtering”, in a very interactive session.


OPAP “Think Before U Click” event – 22.10.2019

Our Chapter was invited at OPAP’s “Think Before U Click” Cyber Security Awareness Month event in October. Panagiotis Soulos, our Chapter’s Secretary, presented the Safe and Secure Online Parents Edition of Center of Cyber Safety and Education.


The (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter announces the release of awareness material for Parents in Greek

The Hellenic Chapter of (ISC)2 is actively taking part in the official translations of the awareness material of Center of Cyber Safety and Education (https://iamcybersafe.org).

In collaboration with (ISC)2 and the Center of Cyber Safety and Education, a group of 13 Chapter members has been assembled in June 2019 in order to translate the awareness material in Greek. The translations are still in progress and cover the topics of Parents, Seniors, Youth and Kids.

Please read our Press Release for more information:


Ethos Media S.A. – Cyber Insurance and Incident Response

It was our great honor to support the excellent event organized by Ethos Media S.A. regarding Cyber Insurance and Incident Response.

Our Membership Chair, Argyris Makrygeorgou hosted a panel with industry experts (many of them are members of our Chapter) where key issues were addressed and clarified.


(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Winter Update

Save the Date: One month to our Chapter’s Winter Update!

Details Will Follow Soon but mark your calendars today.


Cyber Insurance & Incident Response Conference

Our Chapter will support the “Cyber Insurance & Incident Response Conference” on (remember, remember…) the 5th of November at Divani Caravel.

More Info here: https://cyberinsurance.ethosevents.eu/

Our members are eligible for special pricing, while some free passes will be distributed as well. Stay tuned for further announcements!

Argyris Makrygeorgou, our Membership Chair, will coordinate a panel.


IDEC – Internet Of Things Security Nuggets (IoTNuggets)

October is the Cyber Security Awareness month and our Chapter continues to contribute to the community: our Officer Lefteris Tzelepis presented “Internet of everything and cultural cyber security challenges at an amazing event organized by IDEC S.A.!


KPMG Greece 1st Cyber Security Conference

Our Chapter was present at KPMG Greece 1st Cyber Security Conference: we made an impact discussing the Workforce Gap and how Greece can overcome this.

Thanks a lot to the conference committee for hosting the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter among an amazing lineup of speakers.


(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Event

Fall 2019 Event was a success: Special Thanks to Christos Ventouris, George Leftheriotis, Konstantinos Kakavoulis & Emmanouil Tzivieris from Homo Digitalis for addressing hot topics of our industry and Panagiotis Soulos, Yiannis Koukouras, Nikos Karamesinis, Lefteris Tzelepis, Argyris Makrygeorgou, Nikos Feidopiastis and Dimitrios Patsos for the update on our Chapter’s activities.

Many thanks to OTEAcademy and Pylones Hellas SA for their Trust and Support!

Our biggest compliments to our members! Engage with the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter! See you soon!


Agenda for (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter September 26th Event

With few days left, below is our Agenda for our September 26th event:

18.00-18.30 Registration (Entrance is free for (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter members in good standing)
18.15-18.45 Welcome Note: The (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Update
18.45-19.15 “How to Build a SOC from the Ground Up”, Christos Ventouris, Principal CyberSecurity Consultant, Microsoft Corporation
19.15-19.30 Break
19.30-19.50 “Threat Arrest” George Leftheriotis, TUV HELLAS (TUV NORD) SA, IT, Information Security, Privacy & Business Continuity Lead Auditor
19.50-20.10 «An Analysis of the Greek Law (Ν4624/2019) for the GDPR” Konstantinos Kakavoulis & Emmanouel Tzivieris, Homo Digitalis
20.10-20.30 Prize Draw (F5 Advanced Training / Pylones)
20.30-21.00 Networking

Entrance is free for members of the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter in good standing: the annual membership cost is €30 for professionals and €10 for students.


Two weeks left for our (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Event

Two Weeks left for our (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Event:

Thursday, September 26th, 18:00-21:00, OTEAcademy.

You will have the chance to learn on how to build a SOC from the ground up, tools & methods for cyber security training and much more.

Participants will be eligible for a FREE slot on the “F5 Admin LTM + Advanced WAF” training, worth €5.500, offered by our sponsor @Pylones Hellas SA (prize draw).

If you feel like presenting and make an impact, please contact us as there are still slots available!


(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Event – September 26th 2019

Save the Date for the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter September 26th Event at OTEAcademy!


KPMG Cyber Security Conference

The (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter will support the Cyber Security Conference – Save The Date and stay tuned for exclusive benefits to our members!


Meet the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter

Meet our chapter through our president’s Dimitrios Patsos interview https://www.itsecuritypro.gr/gnoriste-to-isc-2-hellenic-chapter/


4th Data Privacy and Protection Conference 2019

Our Chapter supports the 4th Data Privacy and Protection Conference 2019, as a Scientific Partner while also represented at the Organising Committee.
Special Discounts and perks for members of the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter.


Security BSides Athens

(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter supports Security BSides Athens!


Safe and Secure Online in Greek – Volunteer and earn CPEs!

(ISC)2 charitable foundation – Center for Cyber Safety and Education (the Center), recently embarked on a new project to translate all of their Safe and Secure Online free resources to multiple languages including Greek with the hope to better educate communities worldwide about internet safety.

The Center is actively looking for (ISC)2 members or associates that speak Greek to participate in this project that will start in June (all members participating will receive CPE credits). The (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter is actively taking part of this project.

If you are interested in helping translate the materials, please login to your existing (ISC)2 Member Profile and click on Community on the right-hand side of the page to get started. From there, click the Register button and create a screen name for the Community.

Once you have completed this step your account will be created. You can email Beatriz Parres (bparres[at]isc2.org) & Panagiotis Soulos (p.soulos[at]isc2-chapter.gr) your username, so that you can be added to the correct group.

The team will be assembled in May, so please try to register before the end of May.


9th Infocom Security Conference, “Cyber Security in the Age of Industry 4.0”

The (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter was present at the 9th Infocom Security Conference, “Cyber Security in the Age of Industry 4.0”, held last week in Athens.


(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Board of Officers and Audit Committee

The Board of Officers and Audit Committee, as of 28 March 2019 Elections are as follows:

Board of Officers:

Dimitrios Patsos, as President
Panagiotis Soulos, as Secretary
Nikos Feidopiastis, as Treasurer
Argyris Makrygeorgou, as Membership Chair
Yiannis Koukouras, as Communication and Social Media
Nikos Karamesinis, as Knowledge and Community
Lefteris Tzelepis, as Training and Events

Audit Committee:

Kostas Papadatos, as Chair
Andreas Koidis, as Member
Stathis Mavrovouniotis, as Member

Thank you all for participating in the process and we’re wishing best of luck to the new Board and the new Audit committee!

Stay tuned for further announcements and activities!

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