Dr Maria Karyda holds a PhD in Information Systems Security Management, a M.Sc. in Information Systems and a B.Sc. in Informatics from the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. She is currently an Associate Professor, Director of the Information and Communication Systems Security Laboratory and Director of the MSc in Information and Communication Systems Postgraduate Program, of the Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece. Her research interests lie in the fields of information security management, awareness and culture, and privacy protection.
She has offered several guest lecturers in the area of information security management to education institutes, including the Ionian University, the International University of Greece, the University of Piraeus, and to international summer schools. She has also collaborated as a security expert and consultant with several organisations and institutes, including the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity public organizations, including the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the (ENISA), the Greek Institute of Social Security (IKA), the General Hospital of Nikaia, the Greek Archaeological Receipts Fund, the Athens Water Supply & Sewerage Company, as well as with private companies, including INFO-QUEST and the Greek Lottery S.A.
Dr Karyda has participated in EU funded R&D projects, including EU Project ManyLaws Project, FP7 Project RESPONSIBILITY (Project Number 321489), EC 6th Framework Programme SERENITY “System Engineering for Security and Dependability” (IST-027587), and IST Programme e-VOTE (IST-2000-29518), in international research projects (DAMES-T programme funded by the Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), as well as in national research programmes (PYTHAGORAS, Archimedes) funded by the Greek Ministry of Education.
Her published work includes more than 60 refereed articles in international journals and in proceeding of international conferences, as well as chapters in books in the areas of information security and privacy. She also serves as a referee for several scholar journal and has participated in the Programme Committee of several international conferences. She is a member of the ACM, IEEE, AIS and the Greek Computer Society.