Security Lab

The UNIPI Security Lab ( http://athina.cs.unipi.gr/security-lab/)  operates since 2002 in the University of Piraeus (UNIPI), Dept. of Informatics and it became an autonomous laboratory in 2014. It is mainly active (research, training, consultancy) on Security Management Services.

The UNIPI Security Lab is the initiator of  the Maritime and Supply Chain Security Research (main contributor in the 2011 First ENISA report on cyber maritime security). The Director, Associate Professor Nineta Polemi, also serves as a Chair person in the  UNIPI MSc Security Management Engineering Progamme. The UNIPI Lab members are security UNIPI professors, well acknowledged researchers with numerous scientific publications and successful security experts from the private sector. They have participated in European and international R&D/commercial projects, studies, standards development, training specifically focused on Information Security. The members of the UNIPI Security Lab are experienced professionals in the following topics: 



Incident Security Management Training


Maritime Cyber Security


Security Governance


Forensics Investigation and Penetration Testing


Vehicle Cyber Security

Secure Architectures


Security  and Privacy Technologies (Biometrics, ABCs, PETs)

Privacy and Security of e/m-Services


The UNIPI Security Lab cooperates with various international organisations (e.g. NATO, ISACA, SANS, IEEE, NIST), serves as main organizer of security related scientific and commercial events for the promotion of research and study in security issues and provides professional consultation and training services.

Lately it has participated in the following European research projects as Project/Technical Manager and Integrator:


Recent Projects (2011-present)


Hellenic National Defence General


Six Annual National Cyber Exercises (PANOPTIS 2011-2015) for cyber attacks in case of cyber war.

CyberEurope 2014

European cyber defence exercises organised by ENISA




Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653704.





Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 653212.


MEDUSA “HOME/2013/CIPS/AG/4000005093” (2014-2016) 


European Commission, Programme Prevention, preparedness and consequence management of terrorism CIPS 2014


Hellenic General Secretary of Technology

S-PORT: A secure, collaborative environment for the security management of Port Information Systems



The main goals of the S-PORT are: To satisfy the security needs of the Information Systems of critical infrastructures, such as the commercial ports, in order to support the uninterrupted provision of services, as well as the development of security and business continuity plans. To enhance the means and the methods for the evaluation, assurance and audit and compliance of the Information Systems of the commercial ports in relation with the ISPS code.

Hellenic General Secretary of Technology

Biotaftotita:  Secure and Revocable Biometric Identification
for use in Disparate Intelligence Environments



The primary objective of the project is the development of a complete security framework that will support the authentication of people in complete and secure information system services as well as in secure locations, with the use of biometric standards and advanced cryptographic technologies.

CYSM: Collaborative Cyber/Physical Security Management System




European Commission, Programme Prevention, preparedness and consequence management of terrorism CIPS 2012



A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automatic border crossing points



European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), under the contract number 312583.


euro-meDiterranean cAreer & Employment aDvisor portAl for the mobiLity of yoUng residentS” / “DAEDALUS




 Cross-Border Cooperation within the

European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI)

ICT PSP/2007/1 “Network of ICT experienced organisations, sharing experiences, knowledge and supporting SMEs” NET-SHARE

Network of ICT experienced organisations, sharing experiences, knowledge and supporting SMEs

Intracom IT services / Hellenic Republic-Mercantile Marine

Risk assessment and Business Continuity Plan of the IT systems in the Commercial Port of Piraeus, Greece

Greek Ministry of Foreign Affaires

Risk assessment and security policy (using the ISO 27001) of the IT systems of the Ministry.

European Commission (E.C.) FP7,“ICT PSP”

«Participatory Immigration Policy Making and Harmonization based on Collaborative Web2.0 Technologies» (ImmigrationPolicy2.0)



Utilizing ICTtechnologies, Business Process Modelling, the semantics web and policy models a range of citizen-centric services are developed, which facilitate the participation of citizens in the migration policy development process, while at the same time boosting the harmonization of migration policies and actions across EU countries.




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