Xavier Bellekens (BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, MBCS, MIEEE) is the CEO and co-founder of Lupovis.io a cyber-deception spin-out of the University of Strathclyde, and a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council advising on critical-infrastructures, maritime and naval cyber-security and a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Chancellor’s Fellow in the Institute for Signals, Sensors and Communications with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, His current research interests include critical infrastructure protection, defence as well as cyber deception and deterrence. Xavier is also the general Chair of the IEEE Cyber Science collocated con ferences, the Education Cyber-Security Thematic Leader, the Chair of the Blockchain Group and the Vice-Chair of Cyber-Security Group for IEEE UK and Ireland. He frequently appears in the media to provide commentary to international press on radio, tv and newspapers on major cyber-events.
His research explores the field cyber-security from situational awareness and training, to the use of blockchain for privacy and vehicular technologies. Most recently, he has been exploring the intersection between machine learning and cyber-security and applying his research to protect critical infrastructures including Power Plants, Vehicular, Avionics and Naval architectures. This has led him to work with academic and industrial partners from around the world (Europe, America and Asia)
PhD in Cyber-Security, 2016
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland
MSc Ethical Hacking and Computer Security, 2012
Abertay University, Dundee, Scotland
BSc Computer Science, 2010