Manolis Sfakianakis

Special Investigator - Analyst of Electronic Crime


Major General (ret) Manolis Sfakianakis has served in the Hellenic Police for 34years – 23 of which dealing with the investigation of Cyber Crimes. His career in the Hellenic Police was concluded in January 2017, when he was leader in Europe and in charge of four European programmes, under the titles: “Information for the citizens and the private sector on payment cards fraud” “Raising citizens’ awareness about malicious software targeting mobile devices”,

From 2001 to 2016 he has been keynote speaker in 875 national and international conferences by INTERPOL – EUROPOL, various Universities, international organizations e.t.c

He has handled more than 10.000 serious cyber-crime cases, of a total of 28.000

He has studied analysis and programming of computer systems. He was trained in London in Plastic Crime and in FBI for Cyber Terrorism issues.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in a) “Criminal Sciences” and b) in “Criminology” of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School.

He is a PhD Candidate in the School of Information & Communication Technologies of University of Piraeus.

He is a professor in the University of Piraeus, the Police Academy and the National School of Judges.

He had the idea of the CYBERKID application, for which he was awarded the Mobility Forum & Apps Awards 2015 golden prize.

He is founder of CSI INSTITUTE, with headquarters in Athens, aiming to found in every city of the country an institute dealing with children’s education in safe web surfing and the promotion of entrepreneurship through specialized actions for each professional group.

  1. Addiction to the Internet and other high-risk internet behaviour
  2. The Internet Code
  3. The keys to the Internet
  4. Parents, children and the Internet
  5. Ben and the tablet trap
  6. Ben and the magic screen
  7. Ben and the cyberbully,

The three last titles are part of a newly published book series for kids.


Up to 2016 he has been awarded 90 honorary titles:

  1. by the President of the Hellenic Republic
  2. by the Academy of Athens, for his especially valuable contribution to the society
  3. by UNICEF, as “the children’s man”
  4. three times by the F.B.I, for the investigation of internet crime cases e.t.c
Our Speakers
Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media
Cyber Law & Technology Expert
Professional Negotiator
Special Investigator - Analyst of Electronic Crime
Political analyst - Μedia training expert.
Lawyer – Data Protection & Cybersecurity


ModeratorΑθανάσιος Έλλις Athanasios Ellis
Journalist Newspaper Kathimerini
09.30 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.30 Key-Note Speaker

Nikos Pappas - Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media

10.30 - 11.00 "The Greek Scene"

Manolis Sfakianakis - Major General (ret.) President and Founder of the Cyber Security International Institute (CSIi), Special Investigator - Analyst of Electronic Crime.

11.00 - 12.00 "Hacked, Exposed, Extorted" - Interactive Case Study

Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski - Partner & Head of Tech Regulation at the leading International Israeli law firm Herzog, Fox, Neeman (HFN). Director at Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Cyber Labs. Professor for Cyber Studies,Internet Law,E-Commerce and Cyber Security at Tel Aviv University. Professor of the Executive MBA Global of Kellogg.

12.00 - 12.30 Coffee Break
12.30 - 13.30 "Dealing with hackers" - Understanding the psychodynamic strategy of negotiations

Moty Cristal - CEO and Founder of the NEST consulting group. Member of the Israeli national negotiating team. Harvard graduate with significant cyber-attacking experience in many countries.

13.30 - 14.15 "Οn camera" - The "publicity" factor in the crisis management of a cyber-attack

Mariana Pirgioti - Political analyst- media training expert. Co-founder of the Dome consulting firm with 30 years of experience as a journalist in the major Greek media (newspapers, radios, TV stations), she was General Manager at the IDKK (Institute for Democracy Konstantinos Karamanlis) think tank.

14.15 - 15.00 Lunch Break
15:00 - 17:30 Role-Play Game: "The 72 hours"

This interactive session will engage participants in a cyber-role-play simulation which will explore the disruptive effects of cyberattack. It will be an opportunity to recognize and manage the dramatic dilemmas which every company's management will face when it faces a data breach under GDPR regime and the need for proper preparations in order to mitigate the effects.

Role-Play Game: "The 72 hours"

ΒeST BeST is a computerized War-Gaming platform designed to challenge the organization to think and operate in a fail-safe virtual reality in order to develop knowledge and skills to successfully meet dilemmas and challenges. We provide a unique player experience, recording all information exchanged during the simulation and provide an enhanced analysis tool. Mr. Dotan Sagi is a managing partner of Be-Strategic Solutions(BeST) and a veteran of managing war games as part of risk management for governmental and commercial entities around the world.
15.00 - 15.30 "Cyber defense in the era of GDPR" - Introduction to Role Playing

Dr. Nikos Th. Nikolinakos - Managing Partner in the leading law firm Nikolinakos - Lardas & Partners LLP. For 6 years in a row, he and his company have been awarded as no 1 in the fields of telecommunications, media and technology - TMT, in Data Protection and Cybersecurity, as well as in Intellectual Property (IP) and New Technologies.

15.30 - 17.00 "The role-play game"

Simulation of a cyber-attack with participants in the roles of the crisis management team.

17.00 - 17.30 Concluding panel
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The 72 hours

Cyber Defense for Management - Conference
150 ex. VAT
  • The participation fee for the conference is 150 Euro (excluding VAT) and must be paid upon submission of the participation form. Your participation is only valid after the deposit of the full registration fee, not later than 30th October 2017. Participants number is limited and a strict order of registration will be kept.