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 Eirini Anthi

Eirini Anthi

Cybersecurity Research Engineer

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Welsh speaking


I am a 4th year PhD student and a Cyber Security Research engineer. My research interests revolve around the security of Industrial Control Systems and Internet of Things devices. More specifically, I research how machine learning methods can be used to defend such systems.

Few of the awards I have won over the past couple of years include:

- A member of a team awarded 1st place in an open-source intelligence competition, 2019.

- Best paper award at the second EAI International Conference on Cloud, Networking for IoT Systems in Italy, 2017.

- Best research poster, Cardiff University, 2017.


Eirini Anthi received a First Class Honours BSc degree in computer science from Cardiff University, UK, in 2016 and is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree in the field of Cyber Security at the same University. Her research revolves around the security and privacy of Internet of Things devices (IoT). Specifically, her work examines the security issues that come along with these devices and tries to identify methods to make them more secure.


Over the past 3 years apart from giving a range of guest lectures, assisting with labs, and creating CTF based teaching events, I have also supervised more than 20 state-of-art research based final year projects in cyber security for both postrgaduate and undergraduate students. Few of the projects I supervised included:

  • Investigating adversarial machine learning against malware detection systems
  • Investigating Malware propagation via IoT devices to internal networks
  • Vulnerability assessment and risk modeling of attacks in IT systems
  • Detecting network based attacks in Industrial Control Systems
  • Evaluating the robustness of a lattice-based cryptosystem
  • Investigating the Security and Privacy of a Real-World Internet of Things Environment (During the project the student Identified and reported to the company a vulnerability against the IoT device)
  • Investigation and analysis of security issues in smartphone applications
  • Intelligent Attack Detection for IoT Networks (Led to publication)
  • Investigating Radio Frequency vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things using HackRF (Aim to produce a publication)
  • Cryptanalysis of a Wireless Security System
  • Simulating the Effects of Releasing Malware into the Internet of Things
  • Security Issues, Privacy, and Challenges in the Internet of Things: Vulnerabilities, Threats and Attacks.