Dr Gregory Epiphaniou
Dr Gregory has worked as Cyber Security Consultant and trainer for QA Higher Education with strong engagement with several industry partners in Information Security domains. He has delivered a wide range of industrial and bespoke certifications including but not limited to CISSP, CISMP, CEH and BCS. He has also been a leading trainer and developer for the GCHQ Summer School in Cyber Security with a dedicated strong team of experts and trainers in several technical domains in both offensive and defensive security. He has also contributed into a numerous public events and seminars around cyber security, course development and active training both private and government bodies. He holds a position as a senior lecturer in Cybersecurity at the University of Bedfordshire.
Gregory has worked as a University senior lecturer for the past four years and has driven and achieved quality delivery at BSc and MSc levels including those working as security professionals within blue-chip companies. He acted as the de-facto MSc Project co-ordinator for the whole PG provision within the Dept. of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Bedfordshire. This role included coordination of nearly 70 PG students undertaking their final theses and a key part of his leadership comprised the orchestration of a multi-disciplinary team of supervisors, comprising a heterogeneous mix of personalities, soft and hard (i.e. technical skills). He acted as a mentor for less experienced supervisors and counselled students accordingly. He has extensive academic experience in the embedding of credible vocationally driven curriculum through creating continuous opportunities for outside speakers (derived from world-class centres of excellence) via a programme of MSc research seminars. He found this activity both personally enriching and suitably challenging. Risk management and mitigation is an essential part of modern quality assurance activities at post-graduate (and indeed at undergraduate levels).
Gregory was responsible for optimising communication between staff and closely monitoring progress for each student. An early warning system being the central element of this role. He was also the de facto solely responsible for the timely re-validation to the highest quality standards (both internal and external) in respect of: MSc Computer Security and Forensics including Cryptography, Advanced Security Countermeasures, Computer Security, Wireless Security and Proactive Network Defence units. Furthermore, as part of transnational education (TNE), he has been appointed as a Fellow of Higher Education academy since 2010.
He has taught in many Universities both nationally and internationally in a variety of areas related to Cyber Security with over 30 international publications in journals and conference proceedings. He holds several industry certifications around information security, and since his PhD was substantially based within industry (Modern Networks) a leading SME provider of network services and voice solutions and EPSRC. He has clearly demonstrated his strong willingness and passion to transfer knowledge from academia to industry.
- PGCAP, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Bedfordshire, Centre for Learning Excellence.
- 2007-10 PhD “Iterative Block Ciphers’ Effects on Quality of Experience for VoIP Unicast Transmissions under Different Coding Schemes”, University of Bedfordshire, Dept of Computer Science and Technology, Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (IRAC). External examiner Dr Alison Luise Carrington, Staffordshire University.
- 1999-03 BSc (Hons) Industrial Design, University of Western Macedonia, School of Applied Technology, Greece.
Professional Membership and Certifications
- Certificate in Information Security Management Principles, 2014
- FHEA Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2012-currently
- FBCS Fellow of the The British Computer Society, 2016-currenty
- CSTA Certified Security Testing Associate, 7Safe, 2007
- CEH Certified Ethical Hacker, EC-Council, 2007
- IPTX IP-Telephony Express, Cisco CME (Training Certificate), 2006
- MIEEE Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2010-2013)
- IISP Associate of the institute of Information security professionals
Research/Applied Consultancy and Enterprise
- CDE Security for the Internet of Things – Phase 1 (A-PI) – “Dynamic Cyber-Security Systems over Rapidly Time-Varying Vehicular Adhoc Networks (VANETs)” £83,054: The Ministry of Defence, 15 Dec 2015 – 31 Mar 2016
- EEDA funded project (£5000): Dr Haider Al-Khateeb, Dr Gregory Epiphaniou “Security testing and ISO27001:13 audit preparation” Briteyellow Ltd funded project 10 Apr 2016 – 30 Jun 2016
- Support Case funded project (£5000): Dr Gregory Epiphaniou, “Modelling Adversarial
- Behaviour in the Hidden Web: New approaches to Cyber Intelligence Gathering”, several outputs published in appropriate journals and conference proceedings.
- EPSRC Industrial CASE Award (PhD) Modern-Networks Ltd.
- Facilitator various SME industry joined projects based on EEDA innovation vouchers (2010-12).
- Link collaborator with CY40R and 7Safe for digital forensics /computer security internships.
- Authentication protocols and Cryptography, VoIP security and QoS, secure protocol(s) implementation and testing for real-time traffic, evolutionary computation, security frameworks.
- EEDA funded project (£3000): Dr. P. Karadimas, Dr. G. Epiphaniou, , “An investigation into the use of multi-element antennas to overcome problems with wireless data transmission errors rate (bit error rate)”, AND Technology Research Ltd, ConnectZed Antenna Diversity, 30 Nov 2011 – 28 Feb 2011,
- Session Chair SIGMAP, Athens 2010, SAI, London, 2013, Reviewer at the Journal of Ad-Hoc Networks, Elsevier (2012-currently), computers and Security, Elsevier,(2012-currently).
- Session Chair and active reviewer in several journals in Information and Cyber Security.