Michael Ioannou

Chief Information Officer


+357 25 110200

[email protected]



Practice area

  • Information Technology - Data Protection Regulation


Michael is the Chief Information Officer of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, managing the firm’s Information Technology Department and assuring the efficiency and smooth operations of the information systems of the firm, as well as providing innovative solutions for the legal operations.

He is also the Information Technology Director of Bolton Technologies Ltd, an affiliate company of the law firm offering IT Services and Hosting solutions (Tier III Datacenter) to clients.

Michael holds a MSc in Cybersecurity and several professional certifications in Information Security, ISO27001, GDPR Lead Implementer and Instructor under PECB, Certified Ethical Hacker, CISSP, CISA and Digital Forensics Analyst. With his extensive experience and background in Cybersecurity and Data Protection, he has assisted into forming and offered a new area of practice for the law firm, “Information Technology – Data Protection Regulation”. In addition, he implemented the Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) within the law firm to be the first law firm to acquire the ISO27001 certification. As an experienced Forensics Practitioner, Michael assists litigators in cases where digital evidence is required and has the competence to present the findings in court.

Additionally, he is a lecturer at CTL Eurocollege in the Computing Department teaching Cybersecurity and Windows Servers Administration (Microsoft MCSA).

He is the founder of the Limassol Legal Hackers, a global movement of lawyers, policymakers, designers, technologists, and academics who explore and develop creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology.

  • Project management and IT department management (task allocation, budget analysis and business solutions)
  • Implementing an ISMS, consulting and auditing for the ISO27001 standard certification
  • Penetration testing and risk assessment
  • Implementation, configuration of Hyper-V, VMware virtualization infrastructure.
  • Experience in Microsoft products and solutions (Servers, Exchange, SQL, Sharepoint)
  • Security solutions (firewall, anti-virus and monitoring tools)
  • Developed a Business Intelligence Reporting System for a financial services firm.
  • Development of websites for numerous organizations
  • Working in a multi-user computing environment with 24×5 real-time services.
  • MSc CyberSecurity, University of Central Lancashire, UK, 2016
  • BCs Computer Science, European University Cyprus, 2006
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Implementer, PECB, 2016
  • Title Certified Computer Forensics Analyst (CCFA)
  • Certified Associate Penetration Tester (CAPT)
  • MCSE: Microsoft Cerified Solutions Expert
  • Cisco CCNA
  • Speaks Greek, English and Spanish

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