Bio: After 20 years in the United Kingdom, Greg moved to the UAE approx. 4 years ago. As a Cyber Defense Director, he was responsible for the Cyber Advisory Services in DarkMatter and later on in Digital14 as part of thought leadership initiative to safeguard the future of a smart-led digital ecosystem. Greg was recently asked to undertake a unique and highly challenging role in the UAE, for which the details will be revealed soon enough.
Greg was also the vCISO for EXPO 2020 in Dubai (https://www.expo2020dubai.com/), which is the world’s largest event (moved from 2020 to 2021) featuring the participation of 192 countries, that opened its doors 1/Oct/2021 for 6 months.
Previously, Greg was based in London as part of the EY Cyber team in OTS/TAS, delivering excellence in a globally market-leading proposition that he helped shape and structure. Cyber in M&A provided decision makers in multi-b/million investments (business transactions) the ability to identify and quantify the cyber risk-exposure in existing and emerging cyber threats.
Throughout his career, Greg has engaged with companies around the world sharing his expertise and ensuring that business entities within different sectors (such as banking, payments, maritime, defense & space) have in place security-in-depth practices against emerging Cyber threats. His background includes thought-leading security research, experience in defending mission-critical systems and leading technical security assessments. In addition, he has exposure and hands-on involvement in the Cyber Defense department of the military and has been actively identifying security gaps in the payments industry (fintech) while protecting high-value assets.
Greg has been invited to present in a number of security conferences, workshops and summits over the years. Among his many responsibilities, he has been accepted by ENISA (part of the approved NIS Experts) where he has designed and reviewed exercises for the pan-European exercises for Cyber Europe. He is responsible for organising Security BSides Athens and Security BSides Amsterdam. He is also an OWASP London Chapter leader and a proud supported of the global information security and application security community.
When he is not too busy traveling for business all over the world, you will most probably have a chance to find him in most of the InfoSec related events and conferences around Europe. Thinking ahead and outside-the-box when dealing with information security and cyber security challenges, is one the key characteristics of his talks. ( @drgfragkos)