Prof. Vasilis Katos is Head of Computing at Bournemouth University. Prior to this post he was Associate Professor at Democritus University of Thrace in Greece and Principal Lecturer and course tutor for the MSc in Forensic IT at the University of Portsmouth in the UK.
He obtained a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, an MBA from Keele University in the UK and a PhD in Computer Science (network security and cryptography) from Aston University. He is a certified Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI). He has worked in the Industry as Information Security Consultant and served as an expert witness in Information Security for a criminal court in the UK and a misdemeanor court in Greece. Vasilis’ research is in the area of digital forensics and incident response. He has participated in 2 FP7 and 3 nationally funded research projects. He has participated in a number of national and international cyberdefence exercises; indicatively, he led the DUTH team during the cyberprotector 2014 exercise, achieving the 1st position among 7 teams. He has over 80 publications in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings and serves as a referee on several reputable conferences and journals (for example, IEEE Communications Letters, Computers & Security, Information and Computer Security), has coordinated and delivered a number of workshops, both in an academic and a security professionals context. In terms of recognition of his research, he has received keynote speech invitations for international conferences (indicatively, the 8th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security) and his research has been addressed by reputable magazines such as the New Scientist.