Dr Giannetsos joined the Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey as a Lecturer in Secure Systems in December 2015. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from University of Aalborg and a MSc Degree in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University.
Thanassis has spent several years working as a researcher in the academia working on various aspects of wireless network security (since it is so difficult to achieve in real life...). He has been involved in a number of European collaborative research projects and nationally funded projects in the areas of network security, privacy (in various domains including WSNs and ITS), identity & credential management and has participated as a researcher or served as a scientific coordinator in a number of projects related to IoT security and privacy and vulnerability assessment. He has experience in communicating privacy technology issues to non-technical audience, and in collaborating with interdisciplinary groups; security technologists, cryptographers, etc.
Research interests include a wide gamut of security and privacy-related issues for different types of networks: network security, privacy-enhancing technologies and malware analysis; security, privacy and data protection in Mobile Sensing systems, privacy-preserving architectures in the “Internet of Things” (IoT) domain, credential management, remote radio exploits against wireless-capable embedded systems.
Dr Giannetsos is interested in various aspects of network security. His PhD research was focused on Security in Connected Smart Objects. Since then he has broadened his research interests to include the following topics:
Privacy Enhancing Technologies – Privacy by design, Privacy by Engineering, Privacy Design Patterns
Security and Privacy-Enhancing in Internet of Things technologies – Smart Environments, Mobile
Sensing, User-centric Architectures.
Privacy, trust and security in (mobile) networks. How mobile data thought to be unworthy of protection can be used to reveal and infer high sensitive information: user identities, habits, etc.
Reputation systems, privacy in decentralized environments, cloud computing and trusted computing.
Cryptographic Analysis (Cryptanalysis) & Malware Analysis – Reveal new possible weaknesses that can be exploited by adversaries in order to achieve better and more realistic security architectures.
Identity & Credential Management.
Below is a list of European and other national projects that I am (was) involved in either as a Researcher or Primary Instigator:
AVESTA - Attacking Vehicular Communications: Road-Map towards Secure Intelligent Transportation Systems. EU FP7-PEOPLE-2011-COFUND Project. Research funding for 2 years (170,000€, 2 partners). Role: Primary Grant Holder.
PRESERVE - Preparing Secure V2X Communication Systems. EU FP7 Project. Research funding for 4 years (5,4 M€, 7 partners). Role: Researcher as member of the Networked Systems Security group in KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
SafeCity – Future Internet Applied to Public Safety in Smart Cities. EU FP7 Project (Budget: 5 Million Euros). Role: Researcher as member of the Algorithms & Security group in Athens Information Technology
LOTUS – Localization in Threat Substances in Urban Society. EU FP7/Security Project (Budget: 4.3 Million Euros). Role: Researcher as member of the Algorithms & Security group in Athens Information Technology