Dr. John M. Nomikos (RIEAS Director) visited the Greek Police Press office ( 30 November 2011) and submitted the Manual “SAFE COMMS- The Terrorism Crisis Communication Manual for Public Authorities”  to Mr. Athanasios G. Kokkalakis (Greek Police Press Spokesman) as well as met Police Officer Mr. Petros Tanos ( staff in the Greek Police Press office).

Dr. Andrew Liaropoulos (RIEAS Senior Analyst) won the NATO Cyber Defense Competition and participated in a seminar on cyber-security that took place in the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Recent cyber-incidents in Estonia 2007, Georgia 2008 as well as the cases of GhostNet and Stuxnet, vividly demonstrate the complex nature of cyberspace. Cyber-attacks cross borders, they are asymmetric, sophisticated and hard to trace. NATO has to adjust to the new security environment and develop cyber defence capabilities.

 

George Protopapas (RIEAS Research Associate - Media Analyst) participated as moderator and speaker in International Conference “Russia and Europe: Topical Issues of Contemporary International Journalism”. He delivered a speech on “National Interests and Journalism”. The conference held in Paris 24-25 November 2011 and organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.

George Protopapas (RIEAS Research Associate & Media Analyst) participated in the IV International Regional Conference Counter Terrorism Challenges in the Region of South Eastern Europe. He delivered a speech on “Greek Cyber Defence: Problems and Prospects”, in Maribor (27-29  September 2011). The International Conference was organized  by Slovenian Ministry of Defence, USA Embassy in Ljubljana, Centre For Civil –Military Relations Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey USA.

Alexios Giannoulis (RIEAS Research Associate) published an article on “Intelligence Failure and the Importance of Strategic Foresight to the Preservation of National Security”, RIEAS Research Paper, no. 155, (October 2011). Read more

John M. Nomikos (RIEAS Director) coedited a Book with M.L. Maniscalco and S. Ducci (a cura di) on “Oltre Il Segreto – Information Sharing E Intelligence Transnazionale” (Beyond Secret – Information Sharing and Transnational Intelligence), Libero Con-Testo Publishing Company, July 2011, Rome, Italy. Read more and also published an analysis on “Migratiecrisis in zuidoostelijk deel Middellandse Zeegebied” (Migration Crisis in the South-Eastern Mediterranean region), Magazine Nationale Veiligheid en crisisbeheersing (Ministry of Interior), August 2011, The Netherlands.
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