The field of Information Technology has evolved tremendously over the past 30 years. The acceleration brought by the introduction of the Internet has yielded tremendous benefits to the world community in ease of accessing information, communicating with others and extending the world knowledgebase. At the same time, it has introduced significant risks in system compromise via cyberattacks, leading to information loss, but also general information mismanagement. Information Security forms an integral part of the management of information, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of that information. Seminal regulations such as the Generalized Data Protection Regulation has put the processing of information on a solid basis and is safeguarding the personal information rights of European citizens.
Professor Peleties has a 30-year experience in the areas of Internet Technologies, Project Management, Risk Management, Information Security and Data Protection, as applied to the general Information Technology industry and mostly to the Banking industry. Professor Peleties has been involved in numerous projects, that include internet banking, international payment systems, information security systems and information security management programs, risk and data protection. His most recent experience is as the Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer of a local bank based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Professor Peleties received his BE in 1985 from SUNY Stony Brook, and his MSEE and PhD in 1986 and 1992 respectively, from Purdue University, U.S.A.