Counterintelligence Risks in Crew Management and Recruitment: The Role of Profiling and Screening in Shipping Companies


  • Anastasios-Nikolaos KANELLOPOULOS , Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece



Counterintelligence, shipping companies, Shipping Crew Management, Profiling, Screening.


This paper examines the critical role of profiling screening in countring security threats within the maritime industry, focusing on crew management and recruitment processes.In light of the industry’s susceptibility to espionage, terrorism, and sabotage, effective
counterintelligence measures are imperative. By scrutinizing the vulnerabilities and best practices associated with profiling screening, shipping companies can fortify their security defenses, mitigate insider threats, and ensure the safety of their assets and personnel.

Author Biography

Anastasios-Nikolaos KANELLOPOULOS, , Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Dimitrios Stavropoulos holds a Master in IT Systems in Business Administration from Harokopio University of Athens, a Bachelor in Physics from EKPA University of Athens and a Bachelor in Public Security from Hellenic Police Academy (Officers’ Faculty). In addition, he is a certified Forensic Analyst from the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection.

His research interests include exploiting intelligence from multiple flows, creation trends and
patterns.Anastasios-Nikolaos Kanellopoulos is a PhD candidate of the Athens University of Economics and Business, holds a Master in International Relations, Strategy and Security from the University of Neapolis Pafos in Cyprus, a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business and a Bachelor in Public Security from Hellenic Police Academy. In addition, he is a certified Security Risk Analyst from
FRONTEX and the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection. His research interests include Competitive Intelligence and Counterintelligence frameworks application in modern Business environment


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How to Cite

KANELLOPOULOS, A.-N. . (2024). Counterintelligence Risks in Crew Management and Recruitment: The Role of Profiling and Screening in Shipping Companies. BULLETIN OF "CAROL I" NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY, 13(2), 44–59.