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The University of Piraeus was founded in 1938 and today consists of ten departments. The Department of Digital Systems covers (through the curricula and the conducted academic research) important areas of the widely and rapidly developing field of Digital Systems and ICT. More specifically, the department’s curricula and research cover the areas of telecommunications, digital/network services, security of digital systems, privacy, big data processing, artificial intelligence, biomedical and health informatics, e-learning and educational technology.

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The Systems Security Laboratory (SSL) was founded in 2008 as a research and graduate education unit within the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus. The members of SSL are 3 faculty members, 4 Postdoc Researchers, 3 Research Assistants  and 17 Ph.D. Students. The main objective of SSL is to conduct research, development and educational activities in various areas of systems security. Through such activities, the SSL aims at contributing to the collective excellence of the Department of Digital Systems and the University of Piraeus and paves the way for the realization of a secure and trustworthy digital society. The main research activities of the Laboratory lie in the areas of: Information Security Management System development (ISO 27001), Information Systems Security (ISO 27005), Risk Assessment and Risk Treatment, GDPR Compliance – Privacy Impact Assessment, Systems and Network Security, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, IoT & Smart Grid Security, Internet Privacy, Mobile and Wireless Network Security, Digital Forensics, Security Assurance & Penetration Testing.