Dr. George Kioumourtzis graduated from the Hellenic Military Academy as a Signal Officer in 1986 and extended his studies in the Telecommunications School for Signal Officers (1996) and the Hellenic Defense College (2002). In 2005 he received two Master’s Degrees, one in Computer Science (track computer networks) and the second in Systems Engineering (track computer security) from the Naval Postgraduate School CA, USA. In 2010 he received his Ph.D. degree from the Computer Engineering and Informatics Department of Patras University (Greece). His key professional experience includes the direction of the SFOR NATO led Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) & Electronic Warfare (EW) section in Bosnia & Herzegovina (2003), the Research Branch of the Hellenic Army General Staff/Signals Directorate (2005), the direction of the Coordination and Plans Branch (PCB) of the CIS Division at the JFC Naples (2006) and the direction of Bilateral and NATO cooperation section at the Hellenic Army General Staff/Special Forces Directorate (2010). Apart from his professional achievements he has been engaged as an assisting researcher at the Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”/Research Unit 6 for five years. He has published more than forty research papers, journals, and book chapters. He is also the author of a book for multimedia data transmission over best-effort networks. George has a broad operational and staff experience at National and International level combined with high Academic education. He is also one of the funded members and member of the Board of Directors in the Academy for Strategic Analyses (ASA). From 2012-2018 (May) he has been a Research Associate at the Center for Security Studies – KEMEA of the Hellenic Ministry of Interior. Since June 2018 he has been a Scientific Collaborator in the European University Cyprus and a Research Associate in the Center for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES), Cyprus. George is currently working (and has worked in the past) as a Researcher in various European-level funded projects (H2020, FP7, and DG HOME e.g. PROACTIVE, P-REACT, AIRBEAM, INSPECT, ASGARD, I-LEAD, SUNNY).