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Vasileios Karagiannopoulos

Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity, University of Portsmouth

Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos is a Reader in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth. He is the Director of the Portsmouth Cybercrime Awareness Clinic and a member of the Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning.

Vasileios has published in international journals on topics relating to Internet politics and regulation as well as cybercrime and law. His recent monograph by Palgrave focuses on the topic of Hacktivism and is titled: "Living with Hacktivism".


  • 2014–present
    Senior Lecturer in Law and Cybercrime, University of Portsmouth
  • 2009–2014
    Law Tutor, University of Strathclyde
  • 2013–2014
    Law Tutor, University of Edinburgh


  • 2013 
    PhD in Law, University of Strathclyde, School of Law
  • 2007 
    LLM in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law, University of Strathclyde, School of Law
  • 2006 
    LLB (Hons) in Law, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens School of Law


  • 2018
    Living with Hacktivism: From Conflict to Symbiosis,
  • 2016
    Insider unauthorised use of authorised access: What are the alternatives to the Computer Misuse Act 1990?, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice
  • 2014
    From Morris to Nosal: The history of exceeding authorization and the need for a change, John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law
  • 2012
    China and the Internet: Expanding on Lessig’s Regulation Nightmares, SCRIPTed
  • 2012
    The role of the Internet in political struggles: Lessons from Iran and Egypt, New Political Science Journal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Offline and online Radicalisation Prevention Holding back Extremism and Upholding Security
    Principal investigator for partner
    Funding Source:
    Interreg 2 Seas
  • 2017
    Portsmouth Cybercrime Awareness Clinic
    Director/Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Hampshire Constabulary