2023 Announcements


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from ISC2 Hellenic Chapter

🎄 🎅 Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a New Year
filled with success, growth, and cyber joy! 💚 💙


2nd Cybersecurity for Society event

⚔ ISC2 Hellenic Chapter joined forces at the 2nd Cybersecurity for Society event on December 11th, addressing the critical theme of “Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Overcome the gap and improve resilience”, organized by Hellenic Cybersecurity Institute and under the auspices of Hellenic Ministry of Digital Governance.

🎤 Our President, John ILIADIS, delivered a compelling speech titled “The good fight of attracting, retaining and advancing personnel.”
🔗 Access the presentation slides below! 😉

☄ A heartfelt thanks to Stella Tsitsoula and Cybersecurity for Society for the invitation.
Together, we strengthen the fabric of cybersecurity resilience! 💚 💙


SecTalk #10 – DevSecOps – Recap

🎸 SecTalk No10 was an absolute blast! Yesterday, we delved into the world of DevSecOps, exploring the intersection of cutting-edge tech and robust security practices.
⚡The discussions were rich, insights profound, and the mix of seasoned wisdom and youthful enthusiasm was electric!

A massive shout-out to our incredible panelists:
🌟 Stelios Gasparinatos, CIO finloup
🌟 Georgios Roumeliotis, InfoSec Consultant/Pen Tester at TwelveSec
🌟 Nikos Simos, Technical Director at Pylones Hellas SA

🎙️ Our expert moderator Spiros Kyriacopoulos, you steered the conversation brilliantly!

📹 Missed the action? No worries! We’ve got you covered with the full conference video.

📢 Huge thanks to everyone who joined, contributed, and made this event a resounding success.

ISC2 Hellenic Chapter – where cybersecurity meets community, and…
…our Members grow stronger, together! 💚 💙


2nd Annual International ISC2 Chapter Conference by SECON International: A Resounding Success!

Cheers to the triumph of 2nd Annual International ISC2 Chapter Conference by SECON International held on December 6, where ISC2 Hellenic Chapter proudly stood among the global voices in cybersecurity! 🌐

🎙️ Global Insights:
20+ speakers from ISC2 Chapters worldwide delivered compelling talks to a dynamic audience spanning 6 continents. A heartfelt thanks to the SECON International Committee and the countless volunteers who transformed this event into a roaring success!

🌟 Kudos to Our Stars:
A special shout-out to our incredible volunteers Aristotelis Tsakas Ampatzis and Dimitris Manolaras, whose dedication shone bright throughout.

👀 What’s Next?
But hey, the party doesn’t stop here! We’re gearing up for more at our today’s Online SecTalk No10 on DevSecOps at 18:00.
Join the fun, join the learning! 💚💙


ISC2 Hellenic Chapter at the 15th Elementary School of Ilioupoli, Athens

On December 3, 2023, we were honored to join the Parents and Guardians Association of the 15th Elementary School of Ilioupoli, Athens, for an insightful session on internet security best practices.
Our speakers Eleftherios Athousakis – ISC2 Hellenic Chapter Member, Argyris Makrygeorgou – ISC2 Hellenic Chapter Audit Committee Chair, and Panagiotis Soulos – ISC2 Hellenic Chapter Audit Committee Member shared valuable insights on various topics:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Empowering Families:
🔹 Social Media
🔹 Combatting Cyberbullying
🔹 Safe Data Sharing
🔹 Privacy Measures
🔹 Sexting Awareness
🔹 Geotagging Awareness
🔹 Online Gaming Safety
🔹 Network and Computer Security
🔹 Stranger Danger

A big thank you to the Parents and Guardians Association of the 15th Elementary School of Ilioupoli for having us! Together, let’s foster a safer digital environment for our families. 💚 💙


ISC2 Hellenic Chapter at OpenConf – Recap

Around a month ago, our chapter had a stellar presence at OpenConf, the annual tech conference. Here’s a quick recap of our contributions:

🌐 Technical Review Team: Spiros Kyriacopoulos, our Events Officer and Presales Security Architect at Pylones Hellas, played a pivotal role in the OpenConf Technical Review team.

🎙️ Enlightening Speech: Argyris Makrygeorgou, our Audit Committee Chair and Operations Director at Cyber Noesis, delivered a compelling speech on the importance of Security Awareness. His message resonated: “Lack of knowledge is not the users’ fault!”—a call to prioritize education for both end users and tech professionals in ICT & IS.

👥 Networking Hub: Our President John Iliadis and Panagiotis Soulos, Audit Committee member, were there representing us at a dedicated space provided by OpenConf. They engaged with existing and potential new members, fostering connections and conversations.

A huge thank you to OpenConf for this enriching experience. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to champion cybersecurity awareness and excellence! 💚 💙


SecTalk #10 – DevSecOps: Ignored risk or planned mitigation?

🥁 The moment for SecTalk No10 is here! This relaxed yet insight-packed discussion will center around DevSecOps. The event will take place on Thursday, December 14, 2023, 18:00, in Microsoft Teams.

18:00-18:10 – Welcome
18:10-19:05 – Discussion Panel – “DevSecOps: Ignored risk or planned mitigation?”
🔹 Stelios Gasparinatos, CIO finloup
🔹 Georgios Roumeliotis, Information Security Consultant / Penetration Tester at TwelveSec
🔹 Nikos Simos, Technical Director at Pylones Hellas SA  
Panel Moderator:
🔹 Spyros Kyriakopoulos, ISC2 Hellenic Chapter Events Officer and Presales Security Architect at Pylones Hellas SA
19:05-19:20 – Open discussion

📝 Please use this link, login and fill the registration form before the 11th of December 2023, 19:00, to let us know you are interested in the event.
✅ All members in good standing who register using this form, will receive the Teams Meeting link by the 13th of December.


A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Sponsors and Supporters!

At ISC2 Hellenic Chapter, we’re immensely grateful for the unwavering support of our sponsors and supporters. Their commitment to cybersecurity excellence strengthens our mission and contributes to the vibrant community we’ve built together.

🌐 Sponsors:
PwC Greece
SysteCom S.A.
Uni Systems

🤝 Supporters:
ESET Greece, Cyprus & Malta
Infinitum S.A.
Odyssey Cybersecurity
Pylones Hellas SA

Your support is the bedrock of our success. Thank you for standing with us on this cybersecurity journey! 💚💙


“Digital Scams and Incidents of Cyberbullying in the Online World” in Larissa

🗓️ On November 4th, ISC2 Hellenic Chapter collaborated with the Karavana School to host an informative session on “Digital Scams and Incidents of Cyberbullying in the Online World” in Larissa.

🎯 This initiative, tailored for parents and high school students, aimed to address the rising cases of online deception and bullying. The event featured insights from distinguished speakers:

🎤 Anastasios ArampatzisISC2 Hellenic Chapter Member, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy-Cybersecurity Content Writer and Homo Digitalis Member
🎤 Panagiotis SoulosISC2 Hellenic Chapter Audit Committee Member, Global Information Security Manager, Intrum

🤝 ISC2 Hellenic Chapter is committed to fostering a safer digital environment through education and awareness. A big thank you to everyone who attended, making this session a success!


Dimitris Georgiou on netweek magazine

📰 In a special edition on Cyber Security by netweek magazine, Dimitris Georgiou, ISC2 Hellenic Chapter Treasurer and ISC2 European Advisory Council Member, shares insights in his compelling article.

🔍 Title: “The Time of Digital Forensics”
Delve into the necessity of resolving and revealing evidential elements in cybersecurity incidents, driving the adoption and evolution of a practical framework for the development of digitalforensics — an essential component for the organized response to any incident.

Read the full article below (in greek).


Save the Date for SECON International

📅 Join us on December 6th for a virtual #cybersecurity extravaganza! Organized by an international committee of ISC2 Chapter members, this unique conference boasts insights from 20 speakers spanning ISC2 Chapters worldwide. 🌎 🌍

🎁 Best of all, it’s FREE for ALL ISC2 Chapter members!
Secure your spot now and unwrap the gift of knowledge on St. Nicholas Day!

Click on the button below to register.


Certified Security Operations Center Practitioner (CSOCP) workshop

🎯 Elevate your cybersecurity skills with Network Intelligence‘s upcoming program! 🚀
Introducing the “Certified Security Operations Center Practitioner (CSOCP)” workshop – your gateway to mastering the realms of hashtag#SOC operations.
🔗 Secure your spot now: https://lnkd.in/dHttqhvU

🔹 Cyber Security professionals
🔹 Blue Team Members
🔹 SOC Specialists
🔹 SOC Leaders and Managers

💰 SPECIAL PRICE for ISC2 Members: USD 150! 🎉

📅 Save the Dates (Batch 2- Americas & Europe):
December 4th to 7th, 2023

🕑 Timing: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT

In-depth knowledge of Communications, Network Security Monitoring, Threat Intelligence, Incident Response, Forensics, and Self-Assessment.
Certification: Certified Security Operations Center Practitioner (CSOCP) + 16 hours of CPE Credits.
🚨 Ready to boost your cybersecurity expertise? Don’t miss out on this opportunity! See you at the CSOCP workshop! 🚀💻🔐


ISC2 Hellenic Chapter recaps Cisco Partner Security Day for Customers

🕰 They say good things come to those who wait, and we’ve got some belated goodness to share! Even if it’s been a month (or close to it), the insights from Cisco Security Day for Customers are timeless.

🎉 We had the privilege to join the panel in Cisco Security Day for Customers, at Athens, delving into the critical topic of “Making Decisions & Securing Budget for Security in Digital Transformation.”

🎤 Our President, John ILIADIS, shared profound insights alongside distinguished panelists Ioannis Kypraios and Thomas Dompridis.
🚦 Moderated with finesse by Konstantina SyntilaISC2 Hellenic Chapter Secretary and Cisco Cyber Security Sales Leader – Greece/Cyprus/Malta.

Stay connected for more updates, and thank you for your continued support!
💚 💙


Exploring Digital Transformation: Opportunity or Threat?

On Friday, October 20, in the charming city of Ioannina, we had the distinct honor of being invited to an event hosted by the Business Management Company of Northern Greece (ΕΔΕΒΕ – Εταιρεία Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων Βόρειας Ελλάδας), specifically by its Institute of Informatics and Digital Transformation. The event, titled “Digital Transformation of Businesses: Opportunity or Threat?” brought together a dynamic audience, including CIOs, IT Directors, IT Managers, CEOs, COOs, General Directors, CFOs, representatives from prominent organizations, universities, and local government bodies, as well as technology representatives from the region.

🎤 Our Contributions:
🗣️ Speech by Argyris MakrygeorgouISC2 Hellenic Chapter Audit Committee Chair:
Argyris Makrygeorgou delved into the realm of cybersecurity, defining it as an “art.” He presented insights into cyber attacks in Greece and abroad, emphasizing the crucial role of user awareness programs, stating, “It’s not the user’s fault if they are not informed.”
🤝 Panel Discussion with Konstantina SyntilaISC2 Hellenic Chapter Secretary, and Argyris Makrygeorgou:
Konstantina Syntila along with Argyris Makrygeorgou and other distinguished experts, engaged in a thought-provoking panel discussion on the topic, “Is Cybersecurity a Technical Matter or Does It Require a Revision of Operational Strategy?”

A heartfelt thank you to the Business Management Company of Northern Greece (ΕΔΕΒΕ – Εταιρεία Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων Βόρειας Ελλάδας) for extending the invitation, fostering meaningful discussions, and creating a platform for collaboration. We’re committed to furthering the dialogue on the intricate intersection of technology and business strategy.
Join us in the ongoing journey of discovery and exploration in the realm of cybersecurity and digital transformation!


Reflecting on Yesterday’s AI Extravaganza

🤖 A big shoutout to everyone who joined our AI-powered adventure at OTEAcademy! The event was a symphony of insights, excitement, and maybe a few virtual robot dance moves (metaphorically, of course).

🎸 Speakers Who Rocked the AI Stage:
Dimitris Georgiou: Engaged us in an epic AI Battle! 💥
Aris Anapliotis: Navigated the role of MSPs in a time of crisis with precision. 🌪️
Nikos Tsigkos: Unveiled the battlefield of AI & ML in the cybersecurity realm. 🔍
John Pavlidis: Took us on an unpredictable journey with Generative AI in Cybersecurity. 🌐

🎤 Panelists Who Nailed the AI Dilemma:
Dimitris Georgiou: Juggled AI like a pro. 🚀
Apostolos Pandroulas: Shared wisdom from the frontlines. 🛡️
Dimitrios Patsos: Brought AI perspectives to the table. 💻

🎩 Special Thanks:
John ILIADIS: The maestro behind the AI panel discussion. 🎼
Maria Mouriki: Our gracious event hostess who kept the AI vibes flowing. 🎤
Spiros Kyriacopoulos: The mastermind behind the scenes, orchestrating the AI spectacle. 🧠

🏆 Kudos to Panagiotis Soulos, our very own AI in human form, awarded by ISC2 for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution!
👑 A standing ovation for Christos Syngelakis, crowned as one of the Top Global CISOs of the World! 🌍

💚 💙 A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this event a success – you’re the true heartbeat of our growing community!

Stay tuned for more adventures where security meets innovation.


ISC2 Hellenic Chapter highlights video 2023

💫 Reflecting on an incredible journey throughout 2023, culminating in the Cybersecurity month celebration!

📽 Watch our video to witness the highlights and impactful activities. From insightful sessions to community engagement, see the collective strength as
…our Members grow stronger, together 💚💙

🤖 P.S. Join us in a few hours for another memorable event! See you there!


🎃 ISC2 Hellenic Chapter Ghoulishly Excels at 18th IT Directors Forum!

🎃 🎃 🎃 As the spooky season unfolds, we’re thrilled to share our fantastic experience at the 18th IT Directors Forum by BOUSSIAS on October 13, 2023, at Megaron – The Athens Concert Hall. With a gathering of 500+ IT wizards, government enchanters, CEOs, and tech sorcerers, the event bewitched us with networking, knowledge spells, and business insights.

Our Mystical Contributions:
🧙‍♂️ Dimitris GeorgiouISC2 Hellenic Chapter Treasurer, ISC2 European Advisory Council Member, weaved a spell on “The DORA Impact: How this Regulation will change the way we do Business.”
🧙‍♂️ John ILIADISISC2 Hellenic Chapter President, charmed the panel “Discussion Panel: The Future is Now – Emerging Technologies and Business Strategy.”

🎇 A bewitching shoutout to George Fetokakis for conjuring up this enchanting event!

👻 As Cyber Security Month draws to a close today, we’re excited to continue our magical journey.
Stay tuned for more updates on our spellbinding adventures! 💚 💙


Recap from ISC2 Hellenic Chapter’s Presence at Fortinet Security Day Greece 2023

Last week, we had an incredible time participating in Fortinet Security Day Greece 2023, making significant strides in the realm of #cybersecurity! Here’s a snapshot of our impactful presence:
📍 Booth Highlights:
Our dedicated associate, Foteini Bitsikoli, engaged in insightful discussions and networking at our booth—a hub of knowledge and connection.
🎤 Panel Recap:
President John ILIADIS took center stage in the panel discussion, “The journey to SASE, let’s sail!”. Attendees gained valuable insights into the dynamic landscape of cybersecurity.
💡 Workshop Flashback:
A special thanks to our Membership Chair, Maria Mouriki, for delivering an enriching workshop: “ISC2 Hellenic Chapter: CyberSecurity Workforce: the case of missing parentheses!”. Your expertise illuminated the path for all attendees.
👥 Community Presence:
Heartfelt gratitude to all our Members and Board members who graced the event with their presence, contributing to its success and vibrancy.


AI & Security: Stairway to heaven or road to hell?

🤖 Come and be a part of an exhilarating in-person event hosted by the ISC2 Hellenic Chapter on Thursday, November 2, 2023, starting at 18:00 at OTEAcademy!

🌠 We’ve curated an impressive lineup of speakers and panelists who will delve into the realms of #AI and Security, sharing valuable insights and expertise. Additionally, seize the chance to reconnect with colleagues in the industry, broaden your professional network, and make the most of this opportunity for learning, networking, and enjoyment. Don’t let this unique occasion pass you by!

🖊 Register until the 31st of October, 19:00 and secure your spot at the event using this button (login required):

18:00-18:15 Welcome
18:15-18:30​ Chapter Update​
John ILIADIS, President of ISC2 Hellenic Chapter​
18:30-18:45 AI Battle
Dimitris Georgiou, Chief Security Officer, Partner at Alphabit SA, Treasurer of ISC2 Hellenic Chapter​​
18:45-19:00​ “Managed Resignation” – The role of the MSP in a time of Crisis
Aris Anapliotis, Commercial Director at Neurosoft​
19:00-19:15​ Break​
19:15-19:30​ The Battle of AI & ML in the Cybersecurity World
Nikos Tsigkos, Sales Engineer at Fortinet
19:30-19:45​ Generative AI in Cybersecurity, an unpredictable journey
John Pavlidis, Senior Security Solutions Architect at Unisystems
19:45-20:30​ Panel discussion – AI: Should I stay or should I go?
Dimitris Georgiou, Chief Security Officer, Partner at Alphabit SA, Treasurer of ISC2 Hellenic Chapter
Apostolos Pandroulas, General Manager, Greece at OdysseyCS
Dimitrios Patsos, Senior Security Specialist at Microsoft
John ILIADIS, President of ISC2 Hellenic Chapter​​
20:30-21:00 ​Food & Networking


CSFS Event #1: Enhancing Cybersecurity Skills and Capabilities for Society

🚀A privilege to have our President, John ILIADIS, contributing to a panel discussion titled “Initiatives for the empowerment of European Cybersecurity Skills Framework, #cybersecurity month, professional certifications, national cybersecurity challenges” at the Cyber Security For Society – CSFS Event #1: Enhancing Cybersecurity Skills and Capabilities for Society.
🤝 We extend our heartfelt thanks to the organizers for inviting ISC2 Hellenic Chapter to be part of this crucial dialogue.


ISC2 Hellenic Chapter Goes Electric!

🚗 ISC2 Hellenic Chapter Goes Electric!⚡ We’re Revving up with the first electric car produced in Syros in 1973!

ISC2 Hellenic Chapter proudly participated in the electrifying event, “The Future of Cyber Security in Shipping” hosted by A.N.I.C. Syros, in collaboration between Cisco, ONEX, and A.M.M.I.TE.C. 🌊
🎙️ Our President, John ILIADIS, and Secretary, Konstantina Syntila, shared invaluable expertise.
⚓ Kudos to our team for contributing to the dialogue on Maritime Cybersecurity! The feedback speaks volumes, and we’re proud to be part of this cutting-edge conversation. 💚 💙

Stay tuned for more adventures as ISC2 Hellenic Chapter sails into the future! 🚢


SecTalk #9 Recap: A Night of Cyber Insights!

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for another enlightening SecTalk session on Cyber Insurance! 🛡️
🎙️ Special thanks to our speakers for sharing their expertise:
🔹Thanassis Bouboukas
🔹May Brooks-Kempler
🔹Christos Vidakis
🤯 The discussions were so engaging and our panelists brought incredible insights! A shoutout to our fantastic panelists:
🔹Nikos Georgopoulos
🔹Athanasios T.
🔹Panagiotis Kalantzis
🎤 Kudos to our brilliant panel moderator, Spiros Kyriacopoulos, for keeping the conversation flowing!
🕘 Despite time constraints, the discussion was so captivating that we went overtime! Your active participation made it a memorable event.💚 💙
📆 Exciting news: We’re gearing up for a physical event next month! Stay connected for details.


Register now for Cyber Insurance – SecTalk #9!

📢 The time for SecTalk #9 has arrived! This casual talk will revolve mostly around #CyberInsurance. The event will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2023, 18:00, in Microsoft Teams.

📝 Please use this button, login and fill the registration form before the 2nd of October 2023, 19:00, to let us know you are interested in the event:

✅ All members in good standing who register using this form, will receive the Teams Meeting link by the 3rd of October.


ISC2 Hellenic Chapter – Cyber Insurance SecTalk

🔐 Everything you wanted to know about Cyber Insurance but were too afraid to ask! 🕵️‍♂️
Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 5, 2023, because we’re diving into the world of cyber insurance. 💼💡
Stay tuned for more details as we unravel the mysteries and complexities of protecting your digital assets. 💚 💙


Digital Finance Awards 2024

🌟 We are excited to support Digital Finance Awards 2024 by BOUSSIAS, taking place for a third year and awarding secure, creative and pioneering digital banking projects! 
🚀 And that’s not all! Our President, John ILIADIS, will also be participating as part of the Judging Committee.
👉 For more information, visit: https://www.digitalfinanceawards.gr/


Manager of the Year 2023

Have you already applied for the prestigious Manager of The Year award or will you miss the opportunity to have your amazing accomplishments recognized nationally?

Many award categories to choose from; CyberSecurity Manager of the Year, ICT Manager of the Year and Digital Transformation Manager of the Year!

Our President, John ILIADIS, participates in the Judging Committee.

Deadline is October 20th; more info: https://manageroftheyear.gr/


(ISC)² Hellenic Chapter is now ISC2 Hellenic Chapter

Big News! Have you noticed? 👀

During the summer holidays, while you were soaking up the sun, we were busy making a change. 🏖️
ISC2 went through a transformation, and naturally, we followed suit.

We’ve officially dropped a few characters and are now ISC2 Hellenic Chapter. Same fantastic chapter, just a sleeker name. 😉

Why the change, you ask? Well, sometimes, less is more, and this snazzy new name reflects our commitment to keeping things simple, global and more accessible, while…

💚…our Members grow stronger, together!💙


NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF v1.1) in Greek

🎉 Drumroll, please! 🎉

We are absolutely over the moon to announce that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF v1.1) has made its grand entrance in the Greek language!

Huge high-fives and kudos to our incredible ISC2 Hellenic Chapter members who pulled off this fantastic feat! 🌟

Let’s give a roaring round of applause to our stellar translation team:
👏 Ioanna Dima
👏 Dimitris Georgiou
👏 Yiannis Pavlosoglou
👏 Spiros Pitikaris
👏 Panagiotis Soulos

You rockstars have truly elevated the cybersecurity game! 🚀🔒
And guess what? Brace yourselves, because we’re gearing up for v2.0 excitement! 🙌

Stay tuned for more incredible updates! 🏆🔐



“Safe and Secure Online for Senior Citizens” for Fertilysis

💻🔒 We are delighted to share the success of our recent security awareness session, “Safe and Secure Online for Senior Citizens,” presented at the premises of Fertilysis.

Our members, Sozon L.Panagiotis Dimogiorgas, and Panagiotis Soulos, delivered an informative and engaging session on July 3rd, 2023.

The session aimed to empower senior citizens with the knowledge and tools to navigate the online world safely and securely. Topics covered included online privacy, password management, recognizing scams, and protecting personal information. 🌐🔐

We would like to express our gratitude to Fertilysis for inviting us and to our members for their exceptional presentation. 👏

At (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, we believe in fostering a cyber-secure community for everyone. Stay tuned for more educational initiatives and join us in creating a safer digital environment for all! 💚


“Safe Internet Safe Kids” event at PwC’s Technology & Innovation Hub in Patras

📢 We are thrilled to share the success of our recent participation in the “Safe Internet Safe Kids” event at PwC’s Technology & Innovation Hub in Patras. Our esteemed members, Panagiotis SoulosDimitra Xintara, and Nikos Karamesinis, joined parents, teachers, PwC Cyber Security specialists, and local bodies from Western Greece to address crucial topics:

▪ Strategies for preventing and addressing cybercrime
▪ Ensuring children’s online safety when setting up new devices
▪ Effective measures against cyberbullying in the realm of online education
▪ Promoting responsible communication in the digital environment of online games.

🚸 We are proud to be part of this important conversation and appreciate the collaboration of all participants in creating a safer digital space for our children. 💚


Global Chapter Leaders Summit

We had an amazing time, on June 27th 2023 at the Global Chapter Leaders Summit organised by (ISC)². It was fun and productive, to have (ISC)2 Chapters from all over the world exchange experiences and best practices. It really provided us with some ideas in order to take things one step further, for our Chapter.

Our President John ILIADIS was there, discussing ways to achieve engaging member communications; he was honoured to share a session with Chris Green, (ISC)2 Head of PR and Communications – EMEA, who announced some pretty amazing Communications initiatives on behalf of (ISC)2 for all Chapters.

Rebecca B. did a great job moderating the session and we can’t thank her enough for it.

This was a great opportunity for Chapters! Let’s do this again!


Event Recap – Latest Trends on Security Resilience, Active Defense & Application Security

🌟 Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday at the exhilarating physical event hosted by (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter! We had an incredible evening delving into the latest trends on Security Resilience, Active Defense & Application Security.

🎙️ Special thanks to our esteemed speakers who shared their valuable insights:
▪ Eric Vedel, Director CISO Field Advisory EMEA practice at Cisco, for his enlightening talk on “Building Security Resilience in a Hybrid World”.
▪ Vitor Ventura, TALOS Technical Leader at Cisco, for shedding light on “Active defense: A holistic approach against Supply Chain attacks”.
▪ Lefteris Tzelepis, CISO at Steelmet (Viohalco Companies), for giving us a sneak peek into the latest security industry trends; here are his slides.
▪ Spiros Kyriacopoulos, Presales Security Architect at Pylones Hellas, for sharing insights on “Enhancing the security of Web Apps with the power of WAAP”.

🎤 A special shout-out to our moderator, Konstantina Syntila, Secretary of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, for skillfully guiding the event.

🤝 Thank you to all the participants for making this event a success and for the engaging discussions. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and expand your network.

☀️ As the summer approaches, we’ll be taking a short break and will be back with more exciting events and discussions on cybersecurity in September. Stay tuned for updates!

💚…our Members grow stronger, together!


Certified Data Privacy Practitioner (CDPP) by Network Intelligence

🎯 Level up your data privacy skills this summer with this exclusive offer! Become a Certified Data Privacy Practitioner (CDPP) at a special price offered to members of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter by Network Intelligence.
🌞 Don’t let the summer heat stop you from becoming a data privacy expert! ⛱
Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/dKW5ktiNmt

👉 The Certified Data Privacy Practitioner (CDPP) online training program, would help professionals to understand the requirements of GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27701, COPPA & major data privacy acts of countries like Canada, Philippines, Germany, India, Austria, and Australia. The training shall provide hands-on experience in implementing security controls to protect customers’ Personal Information (PII) and protected health information (PHI).

Dates and Timings for Europe?
Please check below:

Batch 2: Americas & Europe
Date: 17th – 20th July 2023
Timing: 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm GMT


Global Chapter Leaders Summit

We had an amazing time, on June 27th 2023 at the Global Chapter Leaders Summit organised by (ISC)2. It was fun and productive, to have (ISC)2 Chapters from all over the world exchange experiences and best practices. It really provided us with some ideas in order to take things one step further, for our Chapter.

Our President John Iliadis was there discussing ways to achieve Engaging Member Communications; he was honoured to share a session with Chris Green, (ISC)2 Head of PR and Communications – EMEA, who announced some pretty amazing Communications initiatives on behalf of (ISC)2 for all Chapters.

Rebecca Buendia did a great job moderating the session and we can’t thank her enough for it.

This was a great opportunity for Chapters! Let’s do this again!


Latest Trends on Security Resilience, Active Defense & Application Security

📢Attention, members! Ensure your attendance at the event by registering today. Simply follow the link provided below and log in to our website:
📝 https://isc2-chapter.gr/members-area/

18:00-18:15 Welcome

18:15-18:25​ Chapter Update​
John ILIADIS, President of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter​

18:25-18:45​ “Building Security Resilience in a Hybrid World”
Eric Vedel, Director CISO Field Advisory EMEA practice – Cisco ​

18:45-19:05​ “Active defense: A holistic approach against Supply Chain attacks”
Vitor Ventura, TALOS Technical Leader – Cisco ​

19.05-19.20​ Break​

19:20-19:35 “Sneak peek into the latest security industry trends”
Lefteris Tzelepis, CISO – Steelmet (Viohalco Companies)

19:35-19:50​ “Enhancing the security of Web Apps with the power of WAAP”
Spiros Kyriacopoulos, Presales Security Architect – Pylones Hellas

19:50-20:20​ Panel discussion – Q&A ​
Moderator: Konstantina Syntila, Secretary of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, Cyber Security Sales Specialist, Leader Greece/Portugal/Cyprus/Malta – Cisco​

20.20-21.00 ​Food & Networking


Kiki Tsourou at the 8th Data Privacy and Protection Conference

🌟 We are thrilled to highlight the achievement of our esteemed member, Kiki Tsourou, who recently participated in the 8th Data Privacy and Protection Conference by BOUSSIAS! 🎉

Kiki made a significant contribution to the event by joining a thought-provoking panel discussion titled “What are the challenges of artificial intelligence in privacy protection, and how is the role of the #DPO shaped in the digital era?”

Her insights and expertise in the intersection of #AI and #privacy were invaluable, sparking engaging conversations and shedding light on critical aspects of data protection.

Congratulations, Kiki, on your remarkable contribution to the conference! 🙌 Your dedication and knowledge inspire us all as we navigate the evolving landscape of digital privacy.


Latest Trends on Security Resilience, Active Defense & Application Security – Thursday, June 29th

📅 Mark your calendars for an exhilarating physical event hosted by (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter on Thursday, June 29th, 2023, 18:00 at OTEAcademy.

💡 Join us as we bring together a stellar lineup of speakers and panelists who will delve into the most pressing cybersecurity issues of today.

🤝 Not only will you gain valuable insights from industry experts, but you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and expand your network.

🎓 Don’t miss out on this unique chance to learn, connect, and have a great time with your peers in the field.

👉 Secure your spot at the event by registering now!

Please use the form, using the button below:


Our Members gain national recognition!

CISSP is considered to be the “gold standard” in cybersecurity certification. 175 colleagues in Greece have managed to acquire -and still maintain- this coveted certification!

Greek Cyber Security professionals recently voted for the 50 most impactful professionals in their midst; thank you netweek and PRIORITY for organising this.

Interesting stats regarding this Top 50:

👉 11 of them are CISSPs who have also chosen to maintain their active Membership status with (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, eagerly sharing their knowledge and helping other colleagues to grow professionally. Congrats Alex Belsis,Christos FlevotomosPavlos GerardosNikolaos GrigoriadisJohn ILIADISPanagiotis KalantzisIoannis KypraiosAfroditi LoudarouPanagiotis SoulosChristos SyngelakisLefteris Tzelepis.

👉 3 of them have also been actively advancing the CyberSecurity profession in Greece, devoting their non-existent spare time as (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Board Members. Shout out to our past Board Members Lefteris Tzelepis and Panagiotis Soulos and to our current Board President John ILIADIS.


The State of Cybersecurity 2023 by Pylones Hellas

📢 Exciting Cybersecurity Survey Alert! 🚀🔒
🔎 Discover the latest insights on cybersecurity in “The State of Cybersecurity 2023” by Pylones Hellas SA, supported by the (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter! 🌐
📅 Over the past three years, significant trends have reshaped the way organizations and businesses view cybersecurity. Join us as we explore the evolving landscape and its impact on various sectors such as banking, supply chain, communications, shipping, and retail. 💼
💡 Learn about the pressing challenges faced by IT departments, including the rise of ransomware attacks and the crucial need for cloud security. Discover the strategies being formulated to safeguard digital assets and prevent cyber threats. 💻
🔬 Conducted in collaboration with Professor Christos Xenakis from the Digital Security Laboratory at the University of Piraeus, this survey aims to assess the changing policies and practices adopted by companies of all levels to ensure data security. It’s a must-read for cybersecurity enthusiasts and professionals alike! 🌐🔐
🎁 Among the participants who choose to fill out their details in the optional form, there will be a drawing for a PlayStation 5! 🎮 Join the live drawing, which will be held on the Pylones Hellas SA Facebook page. Stay tuned for updates! 🎉
⏰ Don’t miss out on this opportunity to contribute to the field of cybersecurity. Your participation will take no more than 5 minutes. Take the survey now and be a part of shaping a secure digital future! 📝💪

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Security awareness for children by PALSO Federation

✅ Our members continue to increase security awareness in the country, even when it comes to children and parent Cyber Safety and Security.
Recently, Dimitris Georgiou participated in a webinar organized by PALSO FEDERATION of Dodecanese, delivering valuable insights and promoting a safer online environment for families.


Event Recap – Battle Stations! CyberCrime, CyberWar, and Forensics; are we ready?

📢 A big thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday at OTEAcademy for our event titled “Battle Stations! CyberCrime, CyberWar, and Forensics; are we ready?” organized by (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter. It was a tremendous success, hailed as one of our best events to date!

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all our esteemed speakers for their valuable contributions:
🎙️ Vasilios Papakostas – Head of Cybercrime Unit, Hellenic Police
🎙️ Spyridon Papageorgiou – Navy Captain, Director of MCIRC and CSIRT
🎙️ Thanassis Diogos – X-Force IR South Europe Lead, IBM
🎙️ Dimitris Georgiou – Chief Security Officer, Partner – Alphabit SA, Treasurer of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter
Special thanks to our Events Officer, Spiros Kyriacopoulos, for his exceptional organization and moderation throughout the event.

Thank you once again to everyone who made this event a resounding success, showcasing the unity and collective spirit of our community because…

💚 …our Members grow stronger, together!

Stay tuned for more exciting events and discussions on cybersecurity!


13th Infocom Security 2023 Conference review 

Insightful discussions, valuable insights, and a great networking opportunity – that’s what 13th Infocom Security 2023 Conference was all about!

We would like to extend our congratulations to Vlasis Amanatidis for his exceptional efforts in organizing such a successful event.

It was a great privilege to have so many of our Members share their insights and expertise during the event:

◾ Our President, John ILIADIS, outlined some of the biggest, current #CyberSecurity challenges, including the increase in people’s vulnerability to social engineering attacks and the way this has affected breach attempts, some of social psychology’s lessons learned we have to take into consideration while increasing the diversity of our teams, the (r)evolution that takes place with respect to #CyberRisk and #CloudSecurity issues. He concluded that cultivating the proper Cybersecurity Culture and increasing organizational Cybersecurity Maturity should be a goal we should all strive to achieve.

◾ Our Members Panagiotis AnagnostouNikolaos Grigoriadis and Audit Committee Member Panagiotis Soulos, participated in a panel named “The Evolving Role of CISOs in the age of Hybrid Business Environment – Leadership, Responsibilities and Skills”. The panel was expertly moderated by our own Panagiotis Kalantzis. During the discussion, they analyzed the role of #CISO ‘s (Chief Information Security Officers), as well as professionals employed in the field of information security more broadly, and how it is constantly evolving and adapting to both the demands created by the changing threat landscape and the overall changes brought about by the digital transformation of organizations. They also discussed the requirement for aligning security with all business processes.

◾ Our Board member Dimitris Georgiou and our member Spiros Pitikaris talked about how Digital Forensics services going far beyond the typical root cause analysis can help InfoSec departments successfully meet the demands of Security #incidents, especially when the pool of stakeholders extends to executives from Legal, Data #Privacy, Upper Management, and even Regulators or Law Enforcement.

◾ Our Board Member, Spiros Kyriacopoulos, gave an insightful speech on “Safeguarding Web Apps & APIs with inter-Cloud Security.” He shared his expertise on how to protect #webapplications and #APIs using inter-cloud security measures.

◾ Our Board Member Konstantina Syntila delivered a speech on how to de-risk vulnerabilities and save time. She discussed the importance of identifying and prioritizing vulnerabilities based on their potential impact, and demonstrated how a risk-based vulnerability management platform, can help organizations effectively manage their #vulnerabilities.

◾ Last but not least, Argyris Makrygeorgou, the Chair of our Audit Committee, delivered an insightful speech titled “Lack of knowledge is not the users’ fault!”. In his speech, he highlighted the importance of cybersecurity education for end-users and how it can significantly reduce the risk of cyberattacks. He also discussed the responsibility of organizations to provide their employees with the necessary training and tools to protect themselves and the company’s data.

Overall, it was an enriching experience that reminded us of the importance of cultivating a strong cybersecurity culture and increasing organizational cybersecurity maturity.


7th Payments 360 Conference review

We had an amazing time at the Payments360 conference and we’re thrilled to say that it was a great success!
We’d like to extend a special thank you to Vicky Pavlatou for her outstanding job in organizing the event.
And of course, we want to thank our own speaker, Filippos Georgiadis, for delivering a fantastic presentation.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates and events from (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter!


Certified Payment Security Practitioner (CPSP v2.0) training

🎯 Become a Certified Payment Security Practitioner (CPSP v2.0).
Registration link: https://lnkd.in/dD9vN4nN

👉 The PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global standard that provides a baseline of operational & technical requirements designated to protect payment data. Do you want to learn about the latest changes and advances in the latest version of PCIDSSv4.0?

💡 If yes, here is your opportunity: Certified Payment Security Practitioner (CPSP v2.0) in a special price from Network Intelligence‘s offering. It is also eligible for CPE credits. Dates and Timings? Please check below.

Batch 1: Asia & Middle East
Date : 2nd – 5th May 2023
Timing: 06:00 am – 10:00 am GMT

Batch 2: Americas & Europe
Date: 8th – 11th May 2023
Timing: 01:00 pm – 05:00 pm GMT


Battle Stations! CyberCrime, CyberWar and Forensics; are we ready?

Join us for an exciting physical event organized by (ISC)² Hellenic Chapter on Thursday 11th May 2023, 18:15 at OTEAcademy!

We have lined up some fantastic speakers and panelists who will share their insights and expertise on contemporary cybersecurity issues.

This is also a great opportunity to catch up with fellow professionals in the industry and expand your network.

Don’t miss out on this chance to learn, connect, and have fun with your peers.

Register now and secure your spot at the event!

Register until the 8th of May, 18:00, using the button below.


13th Infocom Security 2023 Conference and Expo

Get ready for the 13th Infocom Security 2023 Conference and Expo on 26th and 27 April 2023 by Smart Press S.A. & IT Security Professional at Athens Conservatoire | Ωδείον Αθηνών, where (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter will be participating with some amazing speakers!

Our President, John ILIADIS, will be delivering one of the opening speeches, while our members Nikolaos Grigoriadis and Panagiotis Anagnostou will be taking part in a panel discussion titled “The Evolving Role of CISOs in the age of Hybrid Business Environment – Leadership, Responsibilities and Skills””, along with our Audit Committee Member Panagiotis Soulos.
The panel will be moderated by another one of our talented members, Panagiotis Kalantzis.

As always, we are committed to sharing our knowledge and experience to support the growth of the cybersecurity community in Greece and beyond.
We hope to see you there!


Dimitris Georgiou on Social Engineering in Cybersecurity

(ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter Board Members are frequently interviewed, offering thought leadership on contemporary cybersecurity issues.
Our own Board Member, Dimitris Georgiou, provided yet another time his insights on social engineering attempts to hack into a person’s banking accounts and extract a sum of money.


7th Payments 360 Conference

We’re excited to announce that (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter has been invited to participate in the 7th Payments 360 Conference on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall.

Filippos Georgiadis, Senior IT Solutions Architect and Member of (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter, will be giving a speech titled “DORA, NIS2, and RCE survival tips for EU Financial Entities”. We can’t wait to hear his insights and engage with fellow cybersecurity professionals at this important event.

Stay tuned for updates and highlights from the conference!


Happy Easter from (ISC)² Hellenic Chapter!

Happy Easter from (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter!

We wish all our members and followers a joyous and blessed holiday filled with peace and happiness.

And remember, as we face new challenges and opportunities
…our Members grow stronger, together!


(ISC)² Hellenic Chapter – SecTalk #8 review

We had a fantastic time yesterday at (ISC)2 Hellenic Chapter‘s SecTalk on Social Engineering!

We would like to extend our gratitude to the distinguished panelists, Theodoros NtouskasPanagiotis SoulosArgyris Makrygeorgou, and Thanassis Diogos, for sharing their expertise in an insightful discussion. We also would like to congratulate our very own Events Officer Spiros Kyriacopoulos, for organizing and moderating such a fantastic event.

During the event, the panel explored a range of topics, including whether it is the user’s fault if they fall victim to a malicious link, and what steps can be taken after such an incident. They also discussed the role of user awareness in preventing Social Engineering attacks, as well as the potential implications of Social Engineering in the context of AI, Quantum Computing, and the Metaverse.

We would also like to thank all the participants who joined us for the lively and insightful post-panel discussion. It was a pleasure to see so much engagement and interest in the topic.

We can’t wait for our next event and hope to see you there!


(ISC)² Hellenic Chapter – Online Payments

Attention (ISC)² Hellenic Chapter members!
We’re excited to announce that we now accept electronic payments via Paypal and Card for membership fees. Paying your membership dues has never been easier or more convenient. Simply log in to your account on our website and follow the prompts to pay securely online. Don’t let a missed payment prevent you from accessing all the benefits of membership. 
Join or renew today with ease and peace of mind!


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 (https://lnkd.in/gKiM9YAu) 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” (https://lnkd.in/gtJT-eDY).

(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 (https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7028604239014727680) as well as current BoD Members of ours (https://isc2-chapter.gr/about-us/officers/) participating in this year’s BOUSSIAS InfoSec conference (https://www.eits.gr/agenda).

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 (https://www.isc2.org/Research/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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