The Security Research Lab of the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus was founded on 2002, as a supporting laboratory for educational and research activities related with information security. On March 2015 it was officially established as a Department lab. The vision of the Security Research Lab is to support the research and educational activities of the Department in all the areas of information and communication security and privacy and to promote partnerships with other organizations, laboratories and institutions of the public and of the private sector.
The Security Research Lab consists of academic staff members, postdoctoral researchers, PhD candidates and other collaborators. The lab is led by Associate Professor Nineta Polemi and its academic staff members are complemented by Assistant Professor Panayiotis Kotzanikolaou and Assistant Professor Kostas Patsakis. The Security Research Lab aims to continuously produce research and innovation in various sectors of information and system security such as:
- Information and system security
- Network and communication security
- Applied cryptography
- Critical Infrastructure security
- Anonymity and privacy
At the same time, the Security Research Lab supports all the educational activities of the Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus, in the area of information security, at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD studies level. Our goal is to be an active cell of research in the area of information security that will motivate the interconnection between academia, the private and the public sector, as well as with other research labs. Towards this direction, the Security Research Lab has initiated the Cyber Security Special Interest Group, that aims to be a liaison between the Security Research Lab and various entities and organizations such as: public authorities and private companies related with information security, our former students at all levels, partners from research projects and and any other entity who is interested in promoting their knowledge in ICT security and privacy.