1. Surname Kanalis
2. Name John
3. Date of Birth 01/03/1958
4. Nationality Greek
5. Civil status Married


Current Position



7. Education
Hellenic Navy P. Officers Academy Fire Control Systems Engineer ( Naval Weapon Systems)

Missile Maintenance Field Engineer

Stratford Institute Diploma in Security &

Police Sciences with highest honor

International Foundation for Protection Officers.


Certified in Security Supervision and Management Program

Certified protection Officer

Certified Protection Officer Instructor


Business Espionage Controls & Countermeasures Association


Certified Confidentiality Officer


Authorized BECCA Instructor


BECCA Europe Administrator

International Maritime Organization-IMO Maritime Security Courses 3.19, 3.20, 3.21.

(Physical Security)

Hellenic Aviation Academy Aviation Security courses.

(Physical Security)

8. Language skills- Indicate competence on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 – excellent, 5 – basic)
Language  Reading Speaking Writing
English 1 1 2

Greek:                              Mother Tongue


9. Professional Experience Record

1975-2001 Hellenic Navy

16 years fleet service as Fire Control Systems Engineer.

Trained by US Navy in Facility Security.

1993-2001 develops, implements and supervises  security measures for two H.N facilities

2001-COMMANDER HN (ret)

1995-1997 Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Fokida (pro bono)


Special Adviser, Founder of Telematic committee of the Transport Association of Hellenic C.C.I

Chief Security Officer for the International conference titled ‘Transport connections’ held in Athens

1995-1997 Central Union of H.C.C.I (pro bono)


National representative in Telecommunication Committee Group of Euro Chambers



1998-2002 Foresight TMC




Senior Business Development Adviser



Municipality of  Lavreotiki

Special Assistant to the Mayor of Lavreotiki, Region of

East Attica (Human Resources, Reorganization of internal  structure, European Union Programs)


2/9/2004-22/5/2005 Service Press Group of Companies


Managing Consultant, works out the reorganization of

factory plant process





Visitor Professor Department in Organizational Security & Management -New York College Educational Group Athens.






Security Consulting Department-Coordinator

M C General Security

Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) Semi Governmental Organization Approved Security Trainer
Publications, Books, Papers & Presentations at congresses (indicative)




Security Manager magazine: Articles related to security.


BECCA International Journal: Maritime Security, a Physical Security Element


BECCA: Modus Operandi. Anatomy of Terrorist Organizations


Journal of Physical Security-Argonne Laboratory/USA: Confidentiality & the Certified Confidentiality Officer• Safeguarding critical/sensitive business information.


Security Manager’s Encyclopedia• Science-Art-Practice: Co-author, Press Line Publications


Training in Business Espionage Controls & Countermeasures. BECCA Publications


Best Practice Guidelines in Business Espionage Controls & Countermeasures. Co-author, BECCA Publications, Part of CCO Training program


How to Safeguard Sensitive Business Information in Critical Infrastructure: European Commission-TAIEX, Belgrade, Workshop on Developing National Critical Infrastructure Protection in Serbia


Safeguarding Sensitive Business Information in Critical Infrastructure. Regional Perspective: International Conference-Belgrade University-Security Faculty Department.



Business Espionage Controls & Countermeasures
Association (BECCA-USA


International Association of Security Professionals Ex-Country Director


10. Other skills: Computer literacy









Key Qualifications





Security assessments, audits, plans, policies, procedures, etc.




12. Teaching Experience Naval School of P.O and Officers in Degree Level (Weapon Systems), ex New York College visitor professor.