Professor Manos Panaousis

Professor Manos Panaousis Head of Cyber Risk @ Internet of Things and Security Centre

Professor of Cyber Security

Emmanouil (Manos) Panaousis is a Professor of Cyber Security and head of Cyber Risk at the Internet of Things and Security Centre (ISEC), at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Greenwich. There, he directs the Cyber Risk Research strategy acting also as ISEC's liaison with industrial partners. Prior to Greenwich, he held appointments at the University of Surrey, University of Brighton, Imperial College London, Queen Mary University London, and Ubitech Technologies Ltd.

His research interests are at the intersection of security and privacy engineering, multi-agent systems and mathematical optimisation. His core expertise is designing and implementing robust cyber security defences against adversarial behaviour including threat modelling and cyber risk optimisation. Professor Panaousis has been funded by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the European Commission (H2020), and the Greenwich Research & Enterprise (GRE). He has been involved, as Principal and co-Investigator, in grants in worth in excess of £20m, leading tasks, work packages, and the preparation of their bids.

Responsibilities within the university

Head of Cyber Risk @ Internet of Things and Security Centre

Professor of Cyber Security

Awards

Funded Research Projects

  • EPSRC CHAI: Cyber Hygiene in AI-enabled Domestic LifeProject (2.4M GBP),2020-23, project (co-I)
  • NCSC MERIT: a fraMEwoRk to model and IncenTivise cyber security decisions Project, project (PI)
  • EU Horizon 2020 CUREX project (5M Euro), 2019-2022, work package 4 leader, and UoG P.I. (311k Euro)
  • EU Horizon 2020 SECONDO project (1.6M Euro), 2019-2022, work package 7 leader, and UoG P.I. (250k Euro)
  • EU Horizon 2020 SPEAR project (2.9M Euro), 2019-2022, work package 3 leader, and SURREY P.I. (283k Euro)

Research / Scholarly interests

His research interests are in cybersecurity, including IoT security, security economics, and intrusion detection, using mathematical optimisation, game theory, and machine learning.

His core expertise is in designing and implementing robust defences against adversarial behaviour.

Recent publications

Article

Nisioti, Antonia , Loukas, George, Mylonas, Alexios, Panaousis, Emmanouil (2022), Forensics for multi-stage cyber incidents: survey and future directions. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 44: 301480 2666-2817 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsidi.2022.301480).

Zhou, Junwei , Lei, Botian, Lang, Huile, Panaousis, Emmanouil , Liang, Kaitai , Xiang, Jianwen (2022), Secure genotype imputation using homomorphic encryption. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Information Security and Applications, 72: 103386 2214-2126 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jisa.2022.103386) NB Item availability restricted.

Diaz-Honrubia, Antonio Jesus , Herranz, Alberto Blázquez, Santamaría, Lucía Prieto, Ruiz, Ernestina Menasalvas , Rodríguez-González, Alejandro , Gonzalez-Granadillo, Gustavo , Diaz, Rodrigo , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Xenakis, Christos (2022), A trusted platform module-based, pre-emptive and dynamic asset discovery tool. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Information Security and Applications, 71: 103350 2214-2126 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jisa.2022.103350) NB Item availability restricted.

Odeleye, Blessing , Loukas, George, Heartfield, Ryan, Sakellari, Georgia , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Spyridonis, Fotios (2022), Virtually secure: a taxonomic assessment of cybersecurity challenges in virtual reality environments. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computers and Security, 124: 102951 ISSN: 0167-4048 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2022.102951) NB Item availability restricted.

Panda, Sakshyam , Rass, Stefan, Moschoyiannis, Sotiris, Liang, Kaitai , Loukas, George , Panaousis, Emmanouil (2022), HoneyCar: a framework to configure honeypot vulnerabilities on the internet of vehicles. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , , . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Access, 10 . pp. 104671-104685 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3210117).

Zhao, Yi , Liang, Kaitai, Zhao, Yanqi, Yang, Bo , Ming, Yang , Panaousis, Emmanouil (2022), Practical algorithm substitution attack on extractable signatures. Springer. In: , , , Designs, Codes and Cryptography volume. Springer, Designs, Codes and Cryptography, 90 . pp. 921-937 ISSN: 0925-1022 (Print), 1573-7586 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10623-022-01019-1) NB Item availability restricted.

González-Granadillo, Gustavo , Menesidou, Sofia Anna, Papamartzivanos, Dimitrios, Romeu, Ramon , Navarro-Llobet, Diana , Okoh, Caxton , Nifakos, Sokratis , Xenakis, Christos , Panaousis, Emmanouil (2021), Automated cyber and privacy risk management toolkit. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sensors, 21: 5493 (16) ISSN: 1424-8220 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/s21165493).

Nisioti, Antonia , Loukas, George, Rass, Stefan, Panaousis, Emmanouil (2021), Game-theoretic decision support for cyber forensic investigations. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sensors, 21: 5300 (16) ISSN: 1424-8220 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/s21165300).

Nifakos, Sokratis , Chandramouli, Khrisna, Nikolaou, Charoula, Papachristou, Panagiotis , Koch, Sabine , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Bonacina, Stefano (2021), Influence of human factors on cyber security within healthcare organisations: a systematic review. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sensors, 21: 5119 (15) ISSN: 1424-8220 (Print), https://doi.org/10.3390/s21155119 Received: 29 June 2021 / Revised: 15 July 2021 / Accepted: 16 July 2021 / Published: 28 July 2021 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/s21155119).

Nisioti, Antonia , Loukas, George, Laszka, Aron, Panaousis, Emmanouil (2021), Data-driven decision support for optimizing cyber forensic investigations. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 16 . pp. 2397-2412 ISSN: 1556-6013 (Print), 1556-6021 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TIFS.2021.3054966).

Heartfield, Ryan , Loukas, George, Bezemskij, Anatolij, Panaousis, Emmanouil (2020), Self-configurable cyber-physical intrusion detection for smart homes using reinforcement learning. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security ISSN: 1556-6013 (Print), 1556-6021 (Online) (doi: ).

Radoglou Grammatikis, Panagiotis , Sarigiannidis, Panagiotis, Efstathopoulos, Georgios, Panaousis, Emmanouil (2020), ARIES: a novel multivariate intrusion detection system for smart grid. MDPI. In: , , , . MDPI, Sensors, 20: 5305 (18) 1424-8220 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/s20185305).

Xu, Guangquan , Zhao, Yuyang, Litao, Jiao, Feng, Meiqi , Ji, Zhong , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Chen, Si , Zheng, Xi (2020), TTSVD: an efficient sparse decision making model with two-way trust recommendation in the AI enabled IoT systems. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Internet of Things, 8 (12) . pp. 9559-9567 2327-4662 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2020.3006066).

Cui, Yuanbo , Gao, Fei, Shi, Yijie, Yin, Wei , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Liang, Kaitai (2020), An efficient attribute-based multi-keyword search scheme in encrypted keyword generation. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Access, 8 . pp. 99024-99036 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2996940).

Chen, Jiahui , Ling, Jie, Ning, Jianting, Panaousis, Emmanouil , Loukas, George , Liang, Kaitai , Chen, Jiageng (2020), Post quantum proxy signature scheme based on the multivariate public key cryptographic signature. SAGE. In: , , , . SAGE, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, 16 (4) . pp. 1-16 ISSN: 1550-1329 (Print), 1550-1477 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1550147720914775).

Theodorakopoulos, George , Panaousis, Emmanouil, Liang, Kaitai, Loukas, George (2020), On-the-fly privacy for location histograms. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , , . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, 19 (1) . pp. 566-578 ISSN: 1545-5971 (Print), 1941-0018 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TDSC.2020.2980270).

Jaddoa, Ali , Sakellari, Georgia, Panaousis, Emmanouil, Loukas, George , Sarigiannidis, Panagiotis G. (2019), Dynamic decision support for resource offloading in heterogeneous internet of things environments. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 101: 102019 ISSN: 1569-190X (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.simpat.2019.102019).

Xu, Guangquan , Zhang, Yao, Jiao, Litao, Panaousis, Emmanouil , Liang, Kaitai , Wang, Hao , Li, Xiaotong (2019), DT-CP: a double-TTPs based contract-signing protocol with lower computational cost. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Access, 7 . pp. 174740-174749 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2952213).

Li, Xiaoming , Xu, Guangquan, Zheng, Xi, Liang, Kaitai , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Li, Tao , Wang, Wei , Shen, Chao (2019), Using sparse representation to detect anomalies in complex WSNs. ACM. In: , , , . ACM, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, 10: 64 (6) ISSN: 2157-6904 (Print), 2157-6912 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3331147) NB Item availability restricted.

Pitropakis, Nikolaos , Panaousis, Emmanouil, Giannetsos, Thanassis, Anastasiadis, Eleftherios , Loukas, George (2019), A taxonomy and survey of attacks against machine learning. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computer Science Review, 34: 100199 ISSN: 1574-0137 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosrev.2019.100199).

Bolgouras, Vaios , Ntantogian, Christoforos, Panaousis, Emmanouil, Xenakis, Christos (2019), Distributed key management in microgrids. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 16 (3) . pp. 2125-2133 ISSN: 1551-3203 (Print), 1941-0050 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/TII.2019.2941586).

Panda, Sakshyam , Woods, Daniel W, Laszka, Aron, Fielder, Andrew , Panaousis, Emmanouil (2019), Post-incident audits on cyber insurance discounts. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Computers and Security, 87: 101593 ISSN: 0167-4048 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2019.101593).

He, Kai , Mao, Yijun, Ning, Jianting, Liang, Kaitai , Huang, Xinyi , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Loukas, George (2019), A new encrypted data switching Protocol: Bridging IBE and ABE without loss of data confidentiality. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). In: , , , . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Access . pp. 1-12 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2906290).

Ning, Zhenhu , Xu, Guangquan, Yang, Yongli, Shen, Changxiang , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Wang, Hao , Liang, Kaitai (2019), TAW: cost-effective threshold authentication with weights for internet of things. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Access, 7 . pp. 30112-30125 ISSN: 2169-3536 (Print), 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2902226).

Loukas, George , Karapistoli, Eirini, Panaousis, Emmanouil, Sarigiannidis, Panagiotis , Bezemskij, Anatolij , Vuong, Tuan (2018), A taxonomy and survey of cyber-physical intrusion detection approaches for vehicles. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., Ad Hoc Networks, 84 . pp. 124-147 ISSN: 1570-8705 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adhoc.2018.10.002).

Mavropoulos, Orestis , Mouratidis, Haralambos, Fish, Andrew, Panaousis, Emmanouil (2018), Apparatus: A framework for security analysis in internet of things systems. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Ad Hoc Networks, 92: 101743 ISSN: 1570-8705 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adhoc.2018.08.013).

Chronopoulos, Michail , Panaousis, Emmanouil, Grossklags, Jens (2017), An options approach to cybersecurity investment. IEEE. In: , , , . IEEE, IEEE Access, 6 . pp. 12175-12186 2169-3536 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2773366).

Panaousis, Emmanouil , Karapistoli, Eirini, Elsemary, Hadeep, Alpcan, Tansu , Khuzani, MHR , Economides, Anastasios A. (2016), Game theoretic path selection to support security in device-to-device communications. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Ad Hoc Networks, 56 . pp. 28-42 ISSN: 1570-8705 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adhoc.2016.11.008).

Fielder, Andrew , Panaousis, Emmanouil, Malacaria, Pasquale, Hankin, Chris , Smeraldi, Fabrizio (2016), Decision support approaches for cyber security investment. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Decision Support Systems, 86 . pp. 13-23 ISSN: 0167-9236 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2016.02.012).

Book section

Farao, Aristeidis , Panda, Sakshyam, Menesidou, Sofia Anna, Veliou, Entso , Episkopos, Nikolaos , Kalatzantonakis, George , Mohammadi, Farnaz , Georgopoulos, Nikolaos , Sirivianos, Michael , Salamanos, Nikos (2020), SECONDO: A platform for cybersecurity investments and cyber insurance decisions. Springer Nature. In: , , In: Stefanos Gritzalis, Edgar R. Weippl, Gabriele Kotsis, A. Min Tjoa, Ismail Khalil (eds.), Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference, TrustBus 2020, Bratislava, Slovakia, September 14–17, 2020. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland (12395) . pp. 65-74 . ISBN: 9783030589851 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58986-8_5) NB Item availability restricted.

Panda, Sakshyam , Panaousis, Emmanouil, Loukas, George, Laoudias, Christos (2020), Optimizing investments in cyber hygiene for protecting healthcare users. Springer. In: From Lambda Calculus to Cybersecurity Through Program Analysis, , In: Alessandra Di Pierro, Pasquale Malacaria, Rajagopal Nagarajan (eds.), From Lambda Calculus to Cybersecurity Through Program Analysis: Essays Dedicated to Chris Hankin on the Occasion of His Retirement. Springer, , 12065 . pp. 268-291 . ISBN: 9783030411022 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41103-9_11).

Conference proceedings

Atefi, Soodeh , Panda, Sakshyam, Panaousis, Emmanouil, Laszka, Aron (2022), Principled data-driven decision support for cyber-forensic investigations. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and The MIT Press (AAAI Press). In: , , In: Brian Williams, Sara Bernardini, Yiling Chen, Jennifer Neville, AAAI Committee (eds.), The Thirty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. February 13th – 14th 2023. Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington DC, USA. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and The MIT Press (AAAI Press), Palo Alto, California USA (1st) . pp. 1-16 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Scott, Emma , Panda, Sakshyam, Loukas, George, Panaousis, Emmanouil (2022), Optimising user security recommendations for AI-powered smart-homes. IEEE. In: , , , 2022 IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing (DSC). IEEE, . ISBN: 9781665421416 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1109/DSC54232.2022.9888829).

Ahmed, Mohamed , Panda, Sakshyam, Panaousis, Emmanouil, Xenakis, Christos (2022), MITRE ATT&CK-driven cyber risk assessment. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In: , , In: ARES 2022 Committee (ed.), ARES 2022: The 17th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. Vienna, Austria, August 23 - 26, 2022. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York (107) (1st) . pp. 1-10 . ISBN: 9781450396707 https://doi.org/10.1145/3538969.3544420 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3538969.3544420).

Xu, Guangquan , Feng, Meiqi, Jiao, Litao, Liu, Jian , Dai, Hong-Ning , Wang, Ding , Panaousis, Emmanouil , Zheng, Xi (2022), MFF-AMD: multivariate feature fusion for Android malware detection. Springer Link. In: , , In: Honghao Gao, Xinheng Wang (eds.), CollaborateCom 2021: Networking, Applications and Worksharing 17th EAI. Virtual Event, October 16-18, 2021, Proceedings, Part I. Springer Link, Cham , 406 (ch. 10) (1st) . pp. 368-385 . ISBN: 9783030926342 ; 9783030926359 (doi: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-92635-9_22) NB Item availability restricted.

Parsons, Emily Kate , Panaousis, Emmanouil, Loukas, George (2020), How secure is home: assessing human susceptibility to IoT threats. ACM. In: , , , PCI 2020: 24th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics. ACM, . pp. 64-71 . ISBN: 9781450388979 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3437120.3437277).