The Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus cordially invites you to the Colloquium entitled:

Ideas Worth Spreading in Information Security & Cryptography


Speaker: Dr. Nikos Komninos
Affiliation: University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Category: Colloquium
Location: Room 148, Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences (FST-01), 1 University Avenue, 2109 Nicosia, Cyprus (directions)
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time: 15:00-16:00 EET
Host: Vasos Vassiliou (

The protection of information in hostile environments is a crucial factor in the growth of industry, business, and administration processes. Cryptography is the key technology for achieving information security in computer systems, communications, and, more generally, in the emerging information society. In this talk, we will lay out today's security problems and give some indications and warnings of tomorrow's security challenges. In particular, we will examine the security technologies, systems and applications of academic/industry interest and present fundamental problems in the information security and cryptography era.

Short Bio:
Dr. Nikos Komninos (PhD, University of Lancaster, 2003) is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the University of Cyprus at the Department of Computer Science. Prior to his current post, he has held teaching and research positions in the University of Lancaster, the University of Piraeus, the University of Aegean, and Carnegie Mellon University (Athens Information Technology). Between 2003 and 2007, he was honorary research fellow with the Department of Communication Systems at the University of Lancaster. He was also a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University (Athens Information Technology), between 2005 and 2011. Part of his research has been patented and used in mobile phones (by Motorrola), in crypto-devices (by Defense companies) and in applications (by NHS). Since 2000, he has participated in more than 30 European and national R&D projects, as a researcher, scientific director or program manager, in the area of information security and cryptography. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 journal publications, book chapters and conference proceedings publications in his areas of interest. He has been invited to give talks in conferences and Governmental Departments, as well as to train employees in Greece and UK businesses.

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