Technical Marketing Engineer (TME)
Security and Trust Organization
Panos Kampanakis was born in Athens, Greece. He received his first degree on Electrical and Computer engineering from National Technical University of Athens. He received his MSc from NC State University. His thesis was on efficient elliptic curve cryptography and bilinear pairing on sensor networks.
He has extensive experience on cryptography, security automation, vulnerability management and cyber security. In his professional career, Panos has supported and provided security advice to multiple Cisco customers. He has trained and presented on various security topics at Cisco Live for numerous years. He has co-authored Cisco Press books, various standards and research publications. He has participated in various security standards bodies to provide common interoperable protocols and languages for security information sharing, cryptography and PKI. Previously he had worked extensively with Cisco's PSIRT to provide vulnerability mitigations. His current interests include next-generation cryptography, post-quantum cryptography, participation in standards efforts that enable cryptographic implementation interoperability and IoT security.
Cryptography has been, and continues to be, the most important and ubiquitous aspect of security services (firewall, secure access, VPN, authentication). There is a vast number of cryptographic algorithms and