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.
Dr. Kambourakis is a full professor at the dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece. He has served as the head of the dept. from Sept. 2019 to Oct. 2019, and was the director of Info-Sec-Lab from Sept. 2014 to Dec. 2018. During the spring semester of 2017 he was with George Mason University, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, where he conducted research on IoT security and privacy. Currently, Georgios is on unpaid leave from the University, while he is working for the European Commission at the European Joint Research Centre, Ispra, VA, Italy.
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. 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, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Journal of Information Security and Applications, Future Internet. He also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE COMST and Elsevier JISA journals. 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 270 international conferences in security and networking.