Georgios was born in Samos, Greece. He received the Diploma in Applied Informatics from the Athens University of Economics and Business and the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Systems Engineering from the dept. of Information and Communications Systems Engineering of the University of the Aegean. He also holds a Master of Education degree from the Hellenic Open University.
Currently, Dr. Kambourakis is an Associate Professor at the dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece, and the director of Info-Sec-Lab (9.2014+). His research interests are in the fields of mobile and wireless networks security and privacy, VoIP security, IoT security and privacy, DNS security, and security education, and he has more than 120 refereed publications in the aforementioned areas. The spring semester 2017 he was with George Mason University, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA where he conducted research on IoT security and privacy. He has guest edited special issues of several journals, including ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, Computer Standards & Interfaces, IEEE Computer magazine, Information Sciences, Computer Communications, Security and Communication Networks, Symmetry, Journal of Information Security and Applications, Future Internet. He has been involved in several national and EU funded R&D projects in the areas of Information and Communication Systems Security. He is a reviewer for a plethora of IEEE and other international journals and has served as a technical program committee member for more than 240 international conferences in security and networking.
Since September 2018, Dr. Kambourakis is the Head of the Department.