PUBLIC LECTURE: Cybercrime Awareness, Cyberbullying and Cybersecurity Threats

Event Date(s): 23/03/2023

Location: School of Education Auditorium

The Department of Behavioural Sciences in the Faculty of Social Sciences will host a public lecture on the topic Cybercrime Awareness, Cyberbullying and Cybersecurity Threats on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This Lecture will be held in the School of Education Auditorium. The Featured Speaker will be Visiting Scholar Dr. Vasileios Karagiannopoulos.

This public talk will explore the phenomenon of online harassment, from cyberbullying to the various uses of technology used for harassment and abuse and even the use of AI to generate fake videos of victims or phenomena of abuse in the metaverse. Dr. Vasileios Karagiannopoulos will assess the role of different information technologies in perpetrating communication offences relating to harassment and stalking online and will provide an overview of the legal framework in the UK with a particular focus on the implications of the suggested Online Safety bill. Finally, the talk will discuss investigation challenges for law enforcement and the need for cyberawareness training that educate and empower users, making them more resilient to such risks. 

About the Speaker

Vasileios has graduated from Athens Law School and has completed an LLM in Information Technology Law and a PhD in Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School with distinction. Since 2014 he has been working at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth, where he is now a Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity.  

Vasileios has led the design and launch of a BSc in Criminology and Cybercrime in 2018 and he is the Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic. an innovation hub that has secured funding from Hampshire Constabulary, The National Cyber Security Centre, the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, the Economic and Social Research Council and EU Interreg 2 Seas to work on various cybercrime awareness projects with vulnerable groups and organizations.  

Vasileios has published extensively in national and international journals and magazines in relation to cybercrime and information technology law and politics as well as Internet regulation, cyberawareness and research ethics and participates regularly in national and international academic and practitioner conferences.  

Vasileios has won the National Cyber Award for Cyber awareness in 2020 and a High Commendation in 2022 for his Clinic work and is currently a finalist for the 2022 PICASSO and CyberOSPAs awards and a judge for the National Cyber Awards and the Women in GRC awards.  





Open to: | General Public |