Dr. Liza Charalambous

Liza co-founder and CTO of Malloc, a digital security expert with 10+ years of experience and key contributor in 20+ EU and Nationally funded projects in the domain of security (cyber-security, digital forensics, cybercrime and surveillance). Since 2014 until today Liza is dedicated to the domain of digital security and continuously seeks to further improve her skillset by attaining professional certifications in cyber-security, project management and DevOps, while also supporting local and EU initiatives aiding strengthening women in STEAM and leadership positions. Liza is a member of the DIGITAL SME Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence, and a member of the AWS CTO fellowship. Over the years she has contributed to the successful completion of numerous collaborative projects with distinguished ogranisations such as IBM, Europol, Interpol as well as many CSIRTs and Law Enforcement around Europe. In 2022, Liza was awarded by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry as one of the most important young disruptors of Cyprus in Innovation, Research and Technology, as well as a Woman of the Year in Innovation by Madame Figaro 2022. Liza received her PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Cyprus in 2019 with research in the Learning of Robust Classifiers with data with uncertainties. Liza is also awarded an MSc in Digital Signal Processing and Intelligent Systems (2011) and a BSc in IT and Multimedia Communications, both from Lancaster University UK (2010). During her studies she realized her passion for digital security as she worked as a researcher for BAE Systems UK within the framework of EPSRC for aircraft surveillance. She was also awarded for two consecutive years the award for the best project award by a student for her BSc and MSc dissertations. Liza also received Princess Victoria’s medal from the Faculty of Science and Technology of Lancaster University for her exceptional performance.

Co-Founder & CTO