Over the past decade we have witnessed the illegal use of the Internet to completely change in form, shape, and objectives. Today’s hackers are often members of the organized crime who hack computers for profit or even for political power. Motivated by radical new goals and armed with exceptional programming skills they pose a major challenge to cybercrime researchers and law enforcement investigators alike. We advocate that research alone is not enough to combat the current threats from cybercrime. Europe needs to invest in combining research with education and training of the stakeholders involved in the fight against cybercrime.
The Greek Cybercrime Center (GCC) is part of an emerging coordinated European effort which has the capacity to significantly improve education and research in the newly growing area of cybercrime. Besides that, as a national project, GCC seamlessly complements transnational projects such as 2CENTRE (The Cybercrime Centres of Excellence Network), and B-CCENTRE. The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is the manager of the project. Other consortium partners are SafeNet, AUTH, the Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) of the Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection.
Scientific Supervisor of the research program (AUTH):
Ioannis Iglezakis, Associate Professor
Teaching and Research Faculty Members: Lilian Mitrou, Associate Professor of Aegean University, Tatiana Synodinou, Assistant Professor of University of Cyprus, Philippe Jougleux, Assistant Professor of European University Cyprus.