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Mr Costas Efthymiou




MSc in Communications Systems and Signal Processing (University of Bristol, 2001)

BEng(Hons) in Electronic Systems Engineering (University of Manchester, 1999)

CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (2013)

CEH – Certified Ethical Hacker (2015)

PMP – Project Management Professional (2015)

ISO 27001 Provisional Auditor (2016)

CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor (2016)

ISO 27032 Lead Cybersecurity Manager (2017)


Employment Track

Officer of Technical Affairs, Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation (2011 – present)

Senior Research Engineer, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. (2005-2010)

Research Assistant and Laboratory Demonstrator, University of Bristol (2002 – 2005)


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • IET – Institution of Engineering and Technology, MIET (since 1997)
  • IEEE – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, MIEEE (since 1999)
  • CCS – Cyprus Computer Society (since 2011)
  • ETEK – Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (since 2011)
  • (ISC)2 – International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (since 2013)
    • Currently serving as the President of the (ISC)2 Cyprus Chapter
    • PMI – Project Management Institute (since 2015)
    • ISACA – Information Systems Audit and Control Association (since 2016)


Research Interests

Cybersecurity, Information Security, Privacy, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, Situational Awareness, Risk Management, Network Protocols, Wireless Communications


Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)


  • Information Security Management (MSc in Cybersecurity)


Selective Publications 

  • M. Skitsas, N. Efstathiou, E. Charalambous, C. Efthymiou, N. Koutras, “Towards the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructures using a Lightweight, Non-intrusive Embedded System”, Journal of Polish Safety and Reliability Association, Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars, Volume 7, Number 1-2, 2016
  • Z. Fan, P. Kulkarni, S. Gormus, C. Efthymiou, G. Kalogridis, M. Sooriyabandara, Z. Zhu, S. Lambotharan, W. Chin, “Smart Grid Communications: Overview of Research Challenges, Solutions, and Standardization Activities”, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp. 21-38, 2013
  • G. Kalogridis, R. Cepeda, T. Lewis, S. Denic and C. Efthymiou, “ElecPrivacy: Evaluating the Privacy Protection of Electricity Management Algorithms”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp. 750-758, 2011
  • G. Kalogridis, C. Efthymiou, T. Lewis, S. Denic, “Privacy for Smart Meters: Towards Undetectability of Appliance Load Signatures”, IEEE SmartGridComm’10, First IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, October 2010
  • C. Efthymiou, G. Kalogridis, “Smart Grid Privacy via Anonymization of Smart Metering Data”, IEEE SmartGridComm’10, First IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, October 2010
  • C. Efthymiou, S. Gormus, Z. Fan, A. Calway, W. Mayol, A. Doufexi, “Application of Multiple-Wireless to a Visual Localisation System for Emergency Services”, PIMRC’10, 21st Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Sept. 2010
  • Z. Fan, G. Kalogridis, C. Efthymiou, M. Sooriyabandara, M. Serizawa, J. McGeehan, “The New Frontier of Communications Research: Smart Grid and Smart Metering”, e-Energy 2010, 1st Int’l Conf. on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking, April 2010
  • M. Sooriyabandara, T, Farnham, C. Efthymiou, M. Wellens, J. Riihijärvi, P. Mähönen, A. Gefflaut, J A. Galache, D. Melpignano, A. van Rooijen, “Unified Link Layer API: A generic and open API to manage wireless media access”, Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, Volume 31, Issue 5, 25 March 2008, pp. 962-979
  • T. Farnham, M. Sooriyabandara, C. Efthymiou, “Enhancing multimedia streaming over existing wireless LAN technology using the Unified Link Layer API”, Wiley International Journal of Network Management, Volume 17, Issue 5, Pages 331 – 346, Sept. 2007
  • C. Efthymiou, M. H. Barton, T. Farnham, “A new differential resource reservation protocol to support adaptive multimedia applications on heterogeneous networks,” ISWCS’04, Wireless Communication Systems, 2004. 1st International Symposium on , pp. 159- 163, 20-22 Sept. 2004

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Evaluation expert for the European Commission Research Executive Agency for Horizon 2020 proposals