CYBER.EUC’s mission is to enhance scientific understanding of cybersecurity and strengthen the practical and strategic cyber-capability of its partners and clients, thus enabling them to thrive in a digital world whose rapid transformation creates new cyber challenges and opportunities.

CYBER.EUC’s vision is to become a world-class reference center for cybersecurity science and application and related digital transformation this engenders with emphasis on local and regional needs.


Several faculty members of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the European University Cyprus (EUC) are actively involved in network and information security research, participate in national and international consortia as well as funded projects.

Together with an international group of advisors and experts, they have combined their expertise and stepped up the presence of European University Cyprus (EUC) in the cyber fieldby setting up the CYBER.EUC Research Center.

The Cyber Risk Challenge

Cybersecurity has risen to the top of political and business agendas. The field is evolving very rapidly. Cyber-risks change in nature, perpetrators, victims, and damages. The human factor is as vital as technology. Governments, businesses, and academia must stay at the forefront of these developments through cyber-risk assessment.

Cyber-risk assessment identifies, analyses, and quantifies potential risks, maps these against state-of-the-art protection and defenses, and, importantly, assesses residual risks.

Cyber-risk assessment is becoming an obligation in many parts of the world under cyber-resilience legislation.

Our Proposition
From Strategy to Practice

CYBER.EUC provides to governments and businesses its combined cybersecurity and risk assessment expertise in cyber-risk assessment. The center benefits from its strong linkage to computer sciences and political sciences, its global network, and it experience with the policy and practice of risk assessment and decision sciences.

Located in Cyprus, CYBER.EUC is at a geopolitical nexus of international relations and offers a place to connect and build trustworthy connections between people. At CYBER.

EUC we work with you to critically assess cybersecurity risks in your organisation and network of partners, and the relation of cybersecurity to (corporate) strategies.

CYBER.EUC will also address regional priorities.

CYBER.EUC brings you in contact with world-class expertise in cybersecurity and risk and decision sciences.



CYBER.EUC’s objective is to provide an academic framework for cyber-sciences and creates a career path for emerging researchers. High-quality teaching will challenge our international students and help them develop skills in critical thinking, research and problem-solving that can be applied to a career in either research or the broader business community. Through its taught programs we foster the dissemination of ideas, theories and methods to its students. It is anticipated that the experience gained through research will be fed back to existing courses and it is also anticipated that new courses will spin-off from CYBER.EUC. CYBER.EUC objective also is to work with clients to provide bespoke training and education.



CYBER.EUC’s objective is to assist private and governmental organisations to effectively manage the challenges of cybersecurity. With the ubiquity and pervasiveness of digital technologies, cyber-risks are a threat in many sectors, from finance, insurance, hospitality, and tourism to sectors that heavily depend on operational technology such as maritime, chemicals, and exploration, as well as in virtually every public sector, military and defence.



CYBER.EUC’s objective is to provide the liaison with the innovation and incubator activities of the University and Cyprus in general and actively stimulate knowledge and technology transfer for global commercialisation.



t\The participation in National and EU funded research projects has created a vibrant ecosystem for research in Cyprus and SE Mediterranean. CYBER.EUC’s objective is to build upon this, working with Research Associates and Postdoctoral Research Fellows in projects relevant to the Center’s thematic pillars, creating an inspiring and productive environment, which is primarily focused on delivering high-quality research output and stimulating scientific debate.

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Our People

Dr Ioanna Danidou

Director CYBER.EUC. Lecturer Computer Science & Cybersecurity European University Cyprus.

Prof George Metakides

President of International Advisory Board at CYBER.EUC, former Director European Commission ESPRIT R&D Programme.

Prof Paul Timmers

Chief Scientist CYBER.EUC, Research Associate Oxford University, Adjunct Professor European University Cyprus, visiting Professor KU Leuven TU Vienna, Rijeka University, former European Commission Director for Digital Society, Trust & Cybersecurity.

Dr George Hadjichristofi

Associate Professor, Network Security European University Cyprus.

Dr Marina Appiou-Nikiforou

Assistant Professor, Chairperson Department of Computer Science and Engineering, European University Cyprus.

Advisory Board

Steve Berry

MBA, UK, Executive Chairman Cynation, Director Waterbridge Capital, Harvard Business School MBA.

Hervé Le Guyader

MSc, France, lecturer Ecole Nationale Superieure de Cognitique, member S&T advice NATO.

Merle Maigre

MA, Estonia, e-Governance Academy, Executive Board member CyberPeace Institute.

Prof Ciaran Martin

CB, UK, first CEO of the GCHQ/NCSC, Oxford University Blavatnik School of Government.

George Michaelides

Cyprus, Commissioner Office of Electronic Communications & Postal Regulations, Regulator NIS CIIP, National CSIRT.

Ronald Prins

MSc, NL, founder FOX-IT, member of the Dutch Joint Intelligence and Security Services Review Board for the Use of Powers.


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Telephone: 22713000

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