Stelios Tigkas
▼ Trikala, GR

Hello w0rld! I am an information security geek with twenty years of experience in the field as a team lead, strategy advisor, mentor, penetration tester, technical consultant and PCI DSS Auditor. I am very interested in music, animal welfare, philosophy and health.

05.2021 – now: Solutionlab (LT)
Head of information security
- Tasked with setting up Solutionlab’s cybersecurity division from scratch
- Responsible for recruiting and managing the security consultancy team
- Supporting pre-sales and international business strategy

09.2008 – 11.2020: FortConsult -> NCC Group (DK/UK)
Senior consultant -> Principal consultant -> Regional team lead
- Joined FortConsult as a Senior consultant in 2008
- Got promoted to Principal consultant in 2011
- FortConsult got acquired by NCC Group in 2014
- Got promoted to Regional team lead in 2019

Throughout these years, I worked on the following tasks:

- Technical security consultancy
- Recruitment & mentorship of junior consultants
- Penetration testing
- PCI DSS assessments
- Supporting international business development

05.2006 – 06.2008: Fujitsu Services (UK)
Senior security architect

10.2004– 05.2006: Echelon Consulting (UK)
Security consultant

11.2003 – 04.2004: Royal Holloway University (UK)
Security administrator

03.2002 – 05.2003: Hellenic Army (GR)
Computer technician

10.2001 - 03.2002: BOSB (TR)
Systems administrator

09.2003 - 09.2004: Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)
Master of Science in information security

09.1996 - 09.2001: Athens University of Economics and Business (GR)
Bachelor of Science in informatics

- In charge of the Greenbridge project
- Cyber Security mentor @ MentorCruise, Growth School, Women4Cyber and MicroMentor
- Strategic Advisor @ Open Advisor
- Organiser of Effective Altruism Greece
- Founding member of the Greek OWASP chapter
- Dedicated member of the Couchsurfing hospitality network

- Greek (native)
- English (fluent)
- French (rather embarrassing)
- Mandarin Chinese (embarrassing)
- Danish (truly embarrassing)

I am available remotely as a freelancer.
Ping me if you 'd like to discuss.