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Dr George Grispos

LECTURER IN CYBERSECURITY AND DEPUTY COURSE LEADER OF MSC CYBERSECURITY


GGrispos@uclan.ac.uk

+357 24694079

Qualifications

PhD Computing Science (University of Glasgow, UK, 2016)

MSc. Computer Forensics and E-Discovery (with Merit) (University of Glasgow, UK, 2010)

BSc. (Hons) (1st Class) Computer Networks (Middlesex University, UK, 2009)

 

Specialization

Cybersecurity: Digital Forensics and Incident Response

 

Employment Track

Lecturer in Cybersecurity, UCLan Cyprus, Cyprus (2021 – Present)

Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA (2017-2021)

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre, Ireland (2015-2017)

 

Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – ACM Professional Membership, 2017 – Present
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS) – AIS Academic Member, 2014 – Present

 

Research Interests

My primary research interests span the domains of Digital Forensics, Security Incident Response, Information Assurance, and Cybersecurity.

 

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • Deputy Course Leader of MSc Cybersecurity (Sep. 2021 – present)
  • UCLan Cyprus Module Leadership/Delivery: Digital Forensic Investigation (Postgraduate), Digital Evidence and Incident Response (Undergraduate), Cyber Incident Handling (Postgraduate), Masters Project (Postgraduate)
  • Past Module Leadership/Delivery: Information Security Policy and Awareness, Foundations of Cybersecurity, Computer and Network Forensics, Cyber Investigations, Mobile Phone Forensics, Information Assurance.

 

Selective Publications 

  • Grispos, G., and W. Mahoney. (2021) “Cyber Pirates Ahoy! An Analysis of Cybersecurity Challenges in the Shipping Industry”. International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism. Accepted.
  • Ceballos Delgado, A., W.B. Glisson, G. Grispos, and K-K-R. Choo. (2021) “FADE: A Forensic Image Generator for Android Device Education”. WIREs Forensic Science, e1432, pp. 1-13.
  • Grispos, G., F. Tursi, K.K.R Choo, W. Mahoney, and W.B. Glisson (2021) “A Digital Forensics Investigation of a Smart Scale IoT Ecosystem”. The 20th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom 2021). Accepted
  • Jacome, R., C.S. Stolle, R. Faller, and G. Grispos (2021). “A Dynamically-Concise Roadmap Framework for Guiding Connected and Automated Vehicles”. 2021 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2021), pp. 1009-1017, Bordeaux, France.
  • Grispos, G., T. Flynn, and W.B. Glisson, and K.K.R. Choo (2021). “Investigating Protected Health Information Leakage from Android Medical Applications”. 5th EAI International Conference on Future Access Enablers of Ubiquitous and Intelligent Infrastructures (FABULOUS 2021), Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Grispos, G., and K. Bastola (2020). “Cyber Autopsies: The Integration of Digital Forensics into Medical Contexts”. IEEE 33rd International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2020), Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
  • Flynn, T., G. Grispos, W.B. Glisson, and W. Mahoney (2020). “Knock! Knock! Who is There? Investigating Data Leakage from a Medical Internet of Things Hijacking Attack”. 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-53), Maui, Hawaii, USA.
  • Shetty, R., G. Grispos, and K.K.R Choo (2017). “Are You Dating Danger? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Evaluating the (In)Security of Android Dating Apps”. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, 6(2), pp. 197-207.
  • Grispos, G., W.B. Glisson, J.H. Pardue, and M. Dickson (2014). “Identifying User Behavior from Residual Data in Cloud-based Synchronized Apps”. Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR 2014), Baltimore, USA.
  • Grispos, G., T. Storer, and W.B. Glisson (2012). “Calm Before The Storm: The Challenges of Cloud Computing in Digital Forensics”. International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics, 4(2), pp. 28-48.

 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • Guest Lecture to Digital Forensics PhD Program at Sam Houston State on “Medical Device Forensics”, March 2020.
  • Guest Lecture to CRCJ 4800 (UNO BS Criminology and Criminal Justice: Special Topics – Cyber Crime) on “Digital Forensics”, January 2019.

 

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  • University of Nebraska Collaboration Initiative, “Security and Hackability Considerations of Driverless Tractors and Agricultural Robots”, Co-Primary Investigator, Amount awarded: approx. €126,000, 2020-2022.
  • Graduate Research and Creative Activity (GRACA) Grant, University of Nebraska at Omaha, “Unified Methodology for Forensic Analysis of IoT Devices (UM-FAID)”, Co-Primary Investigator, Amount awarded: approx. €4,200, 2019.
  • Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI), State of Nebraska, “An Exploratory Forensic Analysis of Medical Devices”, Primary Investigator, Amount awarded: approx. €250,000, 2018-2021.
  • University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) Grant, University of Nebraska at Omaha, “An Exploratory Residual Data Analysis of Automotive Mobile Applications”, Primary Investigator, Amount awarded: approx. €4,200, 2018.

 

Scholarships/Awards

  • Distinguished Paper Award, Identifying User Behavior from Residual Data in Cloud-based Synchronized Apps. 2014 Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • Industrial PhD. Scholarship, Fortune 500 Organisation: 2012-2015
  • Scholarship, University of Glasgow: 2012-2015
  • Scholarship, A.G. Leventis Foundation: 2012-2015
  • Degree Scholarship, University of Glasgow: 2009-2010
  • Chancellor’s Academic Scholarship, Middlesex University: 2007-2009

 

Other Scholarly and Outreach Activities

  • Editorial Board/Referee Board (2016-Present) Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation.
  • Program Chair (2020), The 21st Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (ACM SIGITE 2020), Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
  • Program Chair (2019) The 20th Annual Conference on Information Technology Education (ACM SIGITE 2019), Tacoma, Washington, USA.
  • Mini-Track Chair (2018-Present) Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences: Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations Mini-track and Cyber Operations, Defence and Forensics.
  • Paper reviewer for the following journals and conferences:
    • Computers and Security
    • The Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law (JDFSL)
    • The Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE) Conference
    • The International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF) @ Ares
    • The International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom)