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Research interests

My main research focuses on the engineering of secure and trustworthy information systems that ensure data privacy. My research interests are in the area of requirements engineering and more particularly in trust, security, and privacy engineering. I study methods, tools, and techniques that support engineers in the development of software systems that are secure and protect data privacy.

Current research projects:


Previous research projects:

  • VisiOn - Visual Privacy Management in User Centric Open Environments - H2020 - http://www.visioneuproject.eu/
  • MITIGATE - Multidimensional, IntegraTed, rIsk assessment framework and dynamic, collaborative Risk ManaGement tools for critical information infrAstrucTurEs – H2020 - https://www.mitigateproject.eu/
  • DEFTRUST – DEsigning For TRUST – EPSRC & BT funded


Scholarly biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems Security at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Brighton UK, since 2014. I am also a member of the Centre for Secure, Intelligent, and Usable Systems. Before joining University of Brighton I was a part time Lecturer at University of East London (UEL). I hold a PhD in software engineering from UEL and I was awarded a PhD scholarship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and British Telecom (BT). I received my MSc in Internet Systems Engineering from University of East London and my BSc degree in Information Technology from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Supervisory Interests

If you are interested in a PhD under my supervision and you are willing to work hard with me in my research area (cyber security and privacy), please feel free to contact me. Several thesis topics, as well as MSc and undergraduate projects, are available.

Knowledge exchange

I am the academic supervisor for a 3 year KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project that aims to develop cyber security applications.

Approach to teaching

I am currently teaching ‘Secure Information Systems Engineering’ (MSc level), ‘Information Security Management’ (MSc level), ‘Systems Analysis and Design’ (BSc level), and ‘Object-Oriented Analysis and Modelling Methods’ (BSc level).

I am passionate about teaching and I am employing a combination of active learning techniques, i.e. inquiry based learning and cooperative learning that provide students with deep understanding of software development concepts and experience of working with all types of people as in real life software project that include developers from different cultural background.

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Projects 2018 2021

Research Output 2011 2019

DEFeND Architecture: a Privacy by Design Platform for GDPR Compliance

Piras, L., Al-Obeidallah, M., Praitano, A., Tsohou, A., Mouratidis, H., Gallego-Nicasio Crespo, B., Baptiste Bernard, J., Fiorani, M., Magkos, E., Castillo Sanz, A., Pavlidis, M., D'Addario, R. & Giovanni Zorzino, G., 31 May 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Data privacy
Data acquisition

Modelling the Interplay of Security, Privacy and Trust in Sociotechnical Systems: A Computer-Aided Design Approach

Salnitri, M., Angelopoulos, K., Pavlidis, M., Diamantopoulou, V., Mouratidis, H. & Giorgini, P., 20 Jul 2019, In : Software and Systems Modeling. p. 1-25

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Computer aided design
Data privacy
Requirements engineering

From product recommendation to cyber-attack prediction: generating attack graphs and predicting future attacks

Polatidis, N., Pimenidis, E., Pavlidis, M., Papastergiou, S. & Mouratidis, H., 22 May 2018, In : Evolving Systems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Recommender systems
Risk management
Supply chains
Information systems

Towards the definition of a security incident response modelling language

Athinaiou, M., Mouratidis, H., Fotis, T., Pavlidis, M. & Panaousis, E., 27 Jul 2018, 15th International Conference, TrustBus 2018, Proceedings: Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business . Furnell, S., Mouratidis, H. & Pernul, G. (eds.). Springer-Verlag, p. 198-212 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11033 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Modeling Language
Critical infrastructures
Critical Infrastructure

A Holistic Approach for Privacy Protection in E-Government

Angelopoulos, K., Diamantopoulou, V., Pavlidis, M., Mouratidis, H., Salnitri, M., Ruiz, J. F. & Giorgini, P., 30 Aug 2017, ARES '17: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. New York: ACM, p. 0-0 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBNResearchpeer-review

Public administration

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Research degree

Secure Recovery Management for Health-Based Critical Infrastructures

Haris Mouratidis (Supervisor), Theofanis Fotis (Supervisor), Michail Pavlidis (Supervisor)
2017 → …

Activity: External examination and supervisionResearch degree