Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity and Director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth


Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos

Vasileios graduated from Athens Law School and subsequently completed his LLM in IT and Telecommunications Law and his PhD in Law at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, with distinction. He has been a University of Portsmouth employee since 2014, where he has taught on multiple cybercrime-related modules and has led the launch of the first in the UK BSc in Criminology and Cybercrime. Vasileios is also the director of the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic and has received funding for different cyberawareness projects from the European Union, the UK National Cyber Security Centre, Hampshire Constabulary, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner of Hampshire and the Economic and Social Research Council. Vasileios has won the National Cyber Award for Cyber-Awareness in 2020 for his work with the Clinic and has published extensively on hacktivism, online politics and civil society, cybercrime law and regulation and cyberawareness and cybersecurity for vulnerable groups.