Dr. Marios P. Efthymiopoulos

Associate Professor, College of Security and Global Studies

Area of Research interest

  1. International security
  2. Strategic resilience models on security
  3. Intelligence policy and analysis
  4. Cyber-security and cyber-warfare
  5. International organizations
  6. Smart cities
  7. Future forecasting
  8. Leadership and decision-making
  9. Global trade affairs and International Strategic Economics

Projects & Grants




Forthcoming chapters/articles:

  1. (Expected date within 2021), “Innovation and the Military Industrial Complex (MIC)”, Efthymiopoulos M.P. & Petratos P., in Carayannis & Grigoroudis (ed. 2021): Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London: to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. -under writing-.
  2. (Expected within January 2021), “Cyber Security at the Age of Counter-Terrorism”, Efthymiopoulos M.P. & Kyriakidis K., in Carayannis & Grigoroudis (ed. 2021): Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London: to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. -under writing-.
  3. (Expected within 2021), “Security Knowledge Creativity and Innovation in the World of Cyber-Security”, Efthymiopoulos M.P. in Carayannis & Grigoroudis (ed. 2021): Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London: to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. -under writing-.
  4. (Expected within January 2021), “The Future of Cyber-Security in an age of Artificial Intelligence”, Efthymiopoulos M.P & Al Suwaidi A., in Carayannis & Grigoroudis (ed. 2021): Handbook of Research on Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, London: to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd. -under writing-.

Publications chapters and articles:


  • “The Future of Democracy in a Cyber-Security Framework”, Efthymiopoulos M.P. & Kyriakidis K., , , in Curran & Ijeh (Ed. 2020): book on Crime Science and Digital Forensics: A Holistic View, London: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). -waiting for final approval for publication.
  • “NATO’s Current and Future Cyber-Defense Adaptability”, Efthymiopoulos M. P., , in Curran & Ijeh (Ed. 2020): book on Crime Science and Digital Forensics: A Holistic View, London: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group). -waiting for final approval for publication.
  • Efthymiopoulos M.P. (2018) “Cyber-Security and Sustainable Development: The Case of Dubai” In (eds.) Handbook of Cyber-Democracy, Cyber-Development & Cyber-Defense, , http://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319090689
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06091-0_19-2
  • Efthymiopoulos M.P. (2018) Cyber-Challenges and NATO. In: Carayannis E., Campbell D., Efthymiopoulos M. (eds) Handbook of Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy, and Cyber-Defense. Springer, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06091-0_47-2
  • Efthymiopoulos M.P. (2014), “NATO’s Cyber-Defense: A Methodology for Smart Defense” (Eds) Cyber-Development, Cyber-Democracy and Cyber-Defense, Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Theory, Policy and Practice in (eds), Carayannis, Campbell & Efthymiopoulos, Published by Springer (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1028-1_12
  • Zeneli & Efthymiopoulos (2014), “Security Through Economic Development & Strengthening Of Institutional Capacity: From The Era Of Transition To An Era Of Opportunity In South East Europe”, in Shaping South East Europe’s Security Community for the 21st Century: Trust, Partnership, Integration, by (eds) Sharyl Cross, Savo Kentera, Radovan Vukadinovic and R. Craig Nation Palgrave-Macmillan 2014. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137010209_8
  • Efthymiopoulos M. P. (2018), “Hybrid Alliances: Efficiency, Business Continuity and Future Foresight in a World of Challenges” In: Smart Technologies and Innovation for a    Sustainable Future, result of proceedings of the 1st American University in the Emirates International Research Conference — Dubai, UAE 2017, by (Ed) Al-Masri, Ahmed, Curran, Kevin, Springer USA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01659-3_21


Efthymiopoulos M.P. (2019), “A Cyber-security framework for development defense and
innovation at NATO”, Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Springer USA.
(2019) Vol 8:12, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13731-019-0105-z

Efthymiopoulos M.P. (2018), “Hybrid Challenges in the Balkans, in
Asymmetry and Strategy”, Thematic Collection of Articles
Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia, Defense University,
Strategic Research Institute, pp127-144. ISBN 978-86-81121-17-7

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2016), “Cyber-Security and Smart Cities: The Case of Dubai”
Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship -Springer 2016-
Efthymiopoulos Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2016) Vol 5:11
https://DOI:10.1186/s13731-016-0036-x, New York, USA.

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2016), “NATO Smart Defense & Cyber-Resilience”,
The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy & Tufts University,
The Constantine G. Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic & European Studies
May 2016, Boston USA. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Working Paper 1/2016.

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2016), “Immunity from Western Policy Orientation.
The Case of Greece & Russian Relations” Journal of Comparative Politics 1(22)/2016, MGIMO University Moscow, Russia. https://doi.org/10.18611/2221-3279-2016-7-1(22)-83-98 http://www.comparativepolitics.org/jour/article/view/388

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2016), “The Geometry of the Game of Thrones: from Balance to
Power Projection and Efficacy”, Geostrategie Journal, Romania
Anul XVI, nr. 64-65 (2 / 2016).

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2015), “From Transition to Opportunity: Security, Institutional Strengthening and Economic Development, Southeast Europe Revisited”. Journal of the Knowledge Economy
December 2015, Volume 6/4 pp 838–855. Springer USA.

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2014), “The New Regional Games of Thrones”
Turkish Policy Quarterly, Fall Issue, 2014, Vol. 13, No 3.

Efthymiopoulos & Adubato (2014), “Language Training as a process for Interoperability
of Force projection of NATO. JAPCC Journal/NATO Germany/ Journal Edition 19Autumn, Winter 2014, Transformation & Capabilities, www.japcc.org (edition 19).

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2014), “The Changing Nature of the Balance of Power and
the Real Game of Thrones: From Ukraine, to beyond the borders of Middle Earth”
Published by the Ministry of Defense of Greece, Hellenic Presidency of the European Union
(Jan 2014-June 2014) & General Staff of the Armed forces of Greece

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2014), “A Resolution to a Dispute with no Strings Attached:
The Name Dispute of the Former Yugoslavian Republic Of Macedonia and Greece”.
Journal of Croatian Membership in the European Union. 2/2014, Vienna,
February 2014 ISBN: 978-3-902944-35-1 Ernst M. Felberbauer and Predrag Jurekovic (Ed).

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2013), “Specialization and Preparedness in Countering Emerging
Threats at Sea”, Journal Issue N.7/July 2013. NMIOTC-MIO Publications, Souda Bay Crete, NATO. http://www.hellenicnavy.gr/hosted/nmiotc/files/NMIOTCjournal7.pdf

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2012), “An alliance between, Greece, Turkey and Israel?”
Turkish Quartely, Fall Issue 2012 Vol 11. No3.

Efthymiopoulos M & Zeneli V (2012), “From Transition to Opportunity: Security Through Economic Development and Institutional Strengthening”, Research in World Economy's (September 2012),
https://DOI:10.5430/rwe.v3n2p29 ISSN 1923-3981(Print) ISSN 1923-399X

Efthymiopoulos M. P. (2011), “The Economic Knowledge and NATO’s Financial Visibility”. (Eratum: Viability) Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer, USA.
June 2011, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 249–255. First online: 24 November 2010

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2011), “The evolution of the NATO Maritime Interdiction Training
Operating Center”. Journal Issue N.4/2011. NMIOTC-MIO Publications, Souda Bay Crete, NATO. http://www.hellenicnavy.gr/hosted/nmiotc/files/NMIOTCjournal4.pdf

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2011), “Foreign Interests Revisited: Cyprus, NATO’s Partnership
for Peace and Turkey”, Journal on Southeastern European Security Strategy and Transatlantic Leadership June 2011, Vol I, ISSN 1792-9415, Strategy International.

Efthymiopoulos M. P (2010), “NATO-Russia Security Architecture. A period of change.
ournal Europe”, Polish Institute of International Affairs English & Russian Language translated No. 1/34 (2010).

Efthymiopoulos M. P. (2009), “NATO’s Security Operations in Electronic Warfare:
The Policy of Cyber-Defense and the Alliance’s new Strategic Concept”.
Journal of Information Warfare JIW Vol. 8 Issue 3. (December 2009)
ISSN 1445-3312 Online Journal: ISSN 1445-3347
Efthymiopoulos M.P (2006), “Negotiating the Future: The Basket of Choices,
NATO and NATO-Russia Relations”, Les Cahiers du RMES (Réseau Multidisciplinaire d’ Etudes Stratégiques), Vol.3, n°2, hiver 2006. http://www.rmes.be/CDR6.pdf

Efthymiopoulos M.P (2005), “Is NATO in need of a Renewed Strategic Concept?”
Journal of Information Warfare Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Vol 4. Issue 3 December 2005, ISSN 1445-3312.
[Referenced in 2006 at the US Congress and the National Defense University].

Selected Conference Papers:

  • Hybrid Alliances: Efficiency, Business Continuity & Future Foresight in a World of Challenges. AUE 1st Research Conference
    Conference Book of Proceedings by Springer October 2018.
  • Cyprus Republic’s Multi-Ethnic and Multi-Religious Model Society:
    European and Global Geostrategic Considerations and Opportunities
    International Political Studies Association (IPSA)
    Joint Colloquium of Research Committees 14, 28, and 13.
  • “Democratization and Constitutional Design in Divided Societies”
    University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 24-27 June 2017.
    OSINT and Cyber-Intelligence in a time of Smart Cities
    International Association for Intelligence Educator (IAFIE)
    2nd Annual Conference 22-24 June 2017, Athens Greece.
  • Hybrid Alliances: Efficiency, Business Continuity & Future Foresight
    in a World of Challenges 10th international conference „Crisis Management Days“,
    University of Applied Sciences Velika Gorica, Terme Tuhelj Republic of Croatia 24th-26th of May 2017.
  • Cyber Security in the Smart City of Dubai, 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare & Security (ICIW), Boston University, Boston, USA 17 - 18 March 2016.
  • The Game of Thrones. CFP 3rd International Conference on Emerging Paradigms in Business & Social Science Research November 24-26, 2015, Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE
  • The Weapons of Mass Destruction and Proliferation: The North Atlantic policy.
    5th International Conference on Information Warfare 2006.
    Published by Academic Conferences Limited. ISBN 1-905305-17-6.
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore Campus.
  • Is NATO in Need of a New Security Concept?
    4th European Conference on Information Warfare 2005
    ISBN 1-905305-02-8, Academic Conferences Glamorgan University.
  • NATO’s War on Terror and the Electronic Medium: A Retrospective Analysis on Combating Terrorist Insurgence European Conference on Information Warfare
    Defense College of Management and Technology Shrivenham UK,
    Efthymiopoulos M.P & Demergis J.
  • Challenging NATO Security Operations in Electronic Warfare:
    The Policy of Cyber-Defense. Proceedings: 8th European Conference on Information War  University of Minho & the Military Academy Lisbon, Portugal
    ISBN: 978-1-906638-33-7

Selected Key Lectures:

  • Gulf Intelligence, Conference on Energy, ADNEC Abu Dhabi.
    With Permission to represent the UAE’s ECSSR center, (November 2019).
    On Geostrategic Challenges, Energy and Opportunities.
  • Edwards University, Korzemtsky Center, Austin Texas, USA (March 2018),
    On Cyber-Security and Security in the 21st Century.
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, School of International Global Studies
    Cyber-Security Annual Conference  (January 2018)
    On Cyber-Security, Smart Cities: Dubai’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy.
  • Gulf Intelligence, 9th Annual Conference on Energy Security (December 2017)
    on Geostrategic Challenges, Energy and Opportunities.
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ESRM) Conference Dubai, (11 October 2017)
    On Future of Security and Resilience, On Information Analysis
  • 11th International Conference on Information Warfare & Security,
    ASPI & Boston University Smart Security, Smart Defense and Smart Cities: The Case of Dubai (17 & 18 March 2016), Boston University, USA.
  • Middlesex University Dubai, 3rd International Conference RPBSS, The Game of Thrones in the Middle East, Middlesex University Dubai. (November 2015).
  • Rabdan Academy, Abu Dhabi, International Conference on Intelligence & Security (November 2015) Theatre of Training and Operations. Securitizing with Effectiveness.
  • NATO Maritime Interdiction Training Operation Center (NMIOTC) NATO, in an era of Converging, (June 2012), Diverging future Maritime Security Operations Presented: Financial viability of Maritime Security training and operations, Souda Bay Crete.
  • NATO ATA, 2BS Forum Montenegro Atlantic Council Meeting (June 2012) on Security in Southeastern Europe. Financial planning and development for the future. The role of NATO.
  • NATO shadow Summit III, Commitments, Capabilities and Connectivity (May 2012),
    on  NATO, Southeastern Europe, Greece and the Middle East Washington DC, (C-span recorded).
  • NATO’s Chicago Summit and Greece, Organized event with NATO PDD, (May 2012), Public Diplomacy as a NATO Event. Hosted and Presented the views on Greece-NATO relations In a time of austerity measure: The way forward, Chicago USA.
  • Johns Hopkins SAIS University, Europe and the Energy Sector, European Parliament (March 2012) , Johns Hopkins Cooperation with Strategy International, hosted by the Hungarian MEPs
    Presented views Energy and Southeastern Europe in a period of fiscal changes.
  • SNR Abu Dhabi International Security and National Resilience, Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center (ADNEC), (March 2018) on National Infrastructure and Resilience.
  • Abu Dhabi Police, Innovation week (February 2018), on Future of Security and Information Analysis.
  • Dubai Police, Crisis Management Center (May 2016),
    Invited Lecture on Ethics of Security and Crisis Management. Approval by HQ Dubai Police.
  • Dubai Police, Crisis Management Center (May 2015),
    on Aspects of Modern Security and Strategy. Approval by HQ Dubai Police.
  • European Commission, DG of Communications Networks, Contents and Technology, Unit H4, Trust and Security BU25 3/10, B-1049 (December 2015), Brussels Belgium, on Alliances and Global Cyber-Security.
  • University of Illinois Chicago, Department of Hellenic studies, (February 2014),
    on Game of Thrones, Ukraine, Russia and the Middle East Chicago Illinois USA.
  • University of Nicosia Guest Speaker on The Middle East (May 2015), Invited by the Chair of Middle East Studies, Nicosia, Republic of Cyprus.
  • School of International and Global Affairs, MGIMO Moscow University,(May 2014),
    on International Security, Information Sharing and International Development, Moscow Russia.
  • Polish Economic Forum, (February 2013), Invited Chair & Speaker at the European Security Forum and Global Relations. Krunice Poland.
  • Hellenic National Security Police, Security Police Force Athens, (2012 & 2013),
    Lectured as Adjunct Professor of National & Homeland Security, Athens Greece.