Pavlos Papadopoulos

pavlos papadopoulos

Dr Pavlos Papadopoulos

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Biography

Pavlos received his bachelor's degree from the department of Digital Systems in 2016 at the University of Piraeus, Greece, an MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics in 2019 and a PhD in Privacy-Preserving Systems around Security, Trust and Identity in 2022, both from Edinburgh Napier University. Pavlos is a member of the Blockpass Identity Lab (BIL) and is also involved in several academic modules such as operating systems, network security, penetration testing, incident response and malware analysis. Pavlos participated in the Diffusion Berlin hackathon with a team of PhD students from BIL in 2018, winning the "Identity and beyond with Hyperledger - Best Business Impact of Digital Credentials" and "Machine Learning in the Decentralised World" awards. His research interests are related to cybersecurity, distributed ledger technology and privacy-preserving machine learning. Pavlos is leading the TrueDeploy venture, which ignited from these research interests, and has received over £320,000 of grant funding from Scottish Enterprise as part of its High Growth Spin-out Programme (HGSP), and Innovate UK as part of the Cyber security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme (CyberASAP), to develop the project's innovative technology.

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Investigating Machine Learning Attacks on Financial Time Series Models

Journal Article
Gallagher, M., Pitropakis, N., Chrysoulas, C., Papadopoulos, P., Mylonas, A., & Katsikas, S. (2022)
Investigating Machine Learning Attacks on Financial Time Series Models. Computers and Security, 123, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2022.102933
Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) already support human decision-making and complement professional roles, and are expected in the future to be sufficiently tr...

Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing in Practice and Performance Benchmarking through the Hyperledger Fabric Platform

Journal Article
Ali, H., Ahmad, J., Jaroucheh, Z., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Lo, O., …Buchanan, W. J. (2022)
Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing in Practice and Performance Benchmarking through the Hyperledger Fabric Platform. Entropy, 24(10), Article 1379. https://doi.org/10.3390/e24101379
Historically, threat information sharing has relied on manual modelling and centralised network systems, which can be inefficient, insecure, and prone to errors. Alternatively...

GLASS: A Citizen-Centric Distributed Data-Sharing Model within an e-Governance Architecture

Journal Article
Lo, O., Buchanan, W., Sayeed, S., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., & Chrysoulas, C. (2022)
GLASS: A Citizen-Centric Distributed Data-Sharing Model within an e-Governance Architecture. Sensors, 22(6), https://doi.org/10.3390/s22062291
E-governance is a process that aims to enhance a government’s ability to simplify all the processes that may involve government, citizens, businesses, and so on. The rapid evo...

Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems

Conference Proceeding
Grierson, S., Thomson, C., Papadopoulos, P., & Buchanan, B. (2022)
Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems. In 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN)https://doi.org/10.1109/sin54109.2021.9699157
Intrusion detection systems are integral to the security of networked systems for detecting malicious or anomalous network traffic. As traditional approaches are becoming less...

Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers

Conference Proceeding
Ali, H., Papadopoulos, P., Ahmad, J., Pit, N., Jaroucheh, Z., & Buchanan, W. J. (2022)
Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers. In IEEE SINCONF: 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networkshttps://doi.org/10.1109/SIN54109.2021.9699366
Threat information sharing is considered as one of the proactive defensive approaches for enhancing the overall security of trusted partners. Trusted partner organizations can...

GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS

Conference Proceeding
Chrysoulas, C., Thomson, A., Pitropakis, N., Papadopoulos, P., Lo, O., Buchanan, W. J., …Tsolis, D. (2022)
GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS. In Computer Security. ESORICS 2021 International Workshopshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95484-0_3
The continuously advancing digitization has provided answers to the bureaucratic problems faced by eGovernance services. This innovation led them to an era of automation, broa...

Ransomware: Analysing the Impact on Windows Active Directory Domain Services

Journal Article
McDonald, G., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Ahmad, J., & Buchanan, W. J. (2022)
Ransomware: Analysing the Impact on Windows Active Directory Domain Services. Sensors, 22(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/s22030953
Ransomware has become an increasingly popular type of malware across the past decade and continues to rise in popularity due to its high profitability. Organisations and enter...

Decentralised Privacy: A Distributed Ledger Approach

Book Chapter
Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
Decentralised Privacy: A Distributed Ledger Approach. In C. Mustansar Hussain, & P. Di Sia (Eds.), Handbook of Smart Materials, Technologies, and Devices (1-26). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58675-1_58-1
Our world due to the technological progress became fast-paced and is constantly evolving, thus changing every single day. Consequently, the most valuable asset on earth is not...

Browsers’ Private Mode: Is It What We Were Promised?

Journal Article
Hughes, K., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Smales, A., Ahmad, J., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
Browsers’ Private Mode: Is It What We Were Promised?. Computers, 10(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/computers10120165
Web browsers are one of the most used applications on every computational device in our days. Hence, they play a pivotal role in any forensic investigation and help determine ...

Evaluating Tooling and Methodology when Analysing Bitcoin Mixing Services After Forensic Seizure

Presentation / Conference
Young, E. H., Chrysoulas, C., Pitropakis, N., Papadopoulos, P., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021, October)
Evaluating Tooling and Methodology when Analysing Bitcoin Mixing Services After Forensic Seizure. Paper presented at International Conference on Data Analytics for Business and Industry (ICDABI) 2021 - (DATA'21), Online
Little or no research has been directed to analysis and researching forensic analysis of the Bitcoin mixing or 'tumbling' service themselves. This work is intended to examine ...

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