Master’s Degree in "Techno-economic Management & Security of Digital Systems". Directions: "Techno-economic Management of Digital Systems" / "Digital Systems Security". Department of Digital Systems. School of Information and Communication Technologies. University of Piraeus.


Direction of Techno-Economic Management of Digital Systems
- Business, financial, regulatory, and legal context of telecommunication businesses and organisations.
- Administrative chain of command in businesses.
- Structure, principles of operation and characteristics of modern telecommunications infrastructures.
- Basic concepts of network-oriented systems and services.
- Techno-economic analysis of new products and services.
- Strategic management for digital businesses.
- Concepts and uses of IT systems producing information for the definition and achievement of organisation objectives.
- Governance and administration of projects of digital systems.
- Analysis of financial records of businesses.
- Promotion of technological products and services.

- Study of the financial aspect of network-oriented systems and services by analysing the usefulness thereof, the relevant investment criteria for new technologies and services, as well as the method for managing business procedures.
- Analysis of composite business problems.
- Creation of modern architectures based on the world wide web, in process-oriented and service-oriented architectures.
- Application of best practices for project management.
- Analysis of sources for business financing, calculation of capital cost and evaluation of businesses based on key volumes.

- Design and evaluation of the chain of command for taking decisions, scheduling, and controlling the actions of a business.
- Taking of decision for companies / organisations, based on the best practices.
- Development of IT systems in order to achieve new comparative advantages for organisations.
- Project management and governance of digital systems with the best possible practices.
- Analysis and formulation of financial elements (e.g. share capital) and policies (e.g. dividends policy) for businesses.
- Promotion of technological products and services to competitive environments.

Direction of Digital System Security
- Security analysis of computer networks.
- Effective management of security and identification of management problems.
- Evaluation and exploitation of software problems.
- Principles of cryptography, algorithms, and protocols.
- Risk analysis and management for an IT and communication system.
- Specification of the security policy of an organisation based on a complete data analysis.
- Security analysis for mobile and wireless new generation networks.
- Techniques and tools used in digital forensics.
- Institutional and legal issues on security / regulatory environment.
- Formulation of requirements for privacy and method of recording.
- New technologies and methods for dealing with issues on security and privacy through research activities.

- Specification of security requirements for the network system, threat / risk analysis.
- Evaluation of requirements for managing security and of operation / financial impacts.
- Design of case reporting system.
- Security study for an IT system, using penetration testing methodologies and techniques.
- Specification of cryptography limits and types of cryptographic mechanisms.
- Assessment of risk consequences in cyberspace.
- Evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of security architecture for wireless networks.
- Analysis of digital indications in computer hard drives and RAM memories, following methodologies and practices of digital forensics.
- Location and extraction of digital data from network-circulating files.
- Location of basic issues of law related to the security of an IT system.
- Evaluation and adoption based on cases studies of the basic regulatory rules and principles comprising the regulatory context.
- Evaluation of existing mechanism for the protection of user privacy.

- Design of security mechanisms and protocols.
- Evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of network security architecture.
- Management of identity and measurement of security level in IT systems.
- Design and execution of shell code using Assembly programming language.
- Analysis and evaluation of source code in order to detect new weaknesses.
- Formulation of security requirements and evaluation / proposal of suitable encryption mechanisms.
- Implementation of identification, authentication, and access control mechanisms.
- Analysis of threats / operation risks, of effectiveness, efficiency, and privacy of wireless network system.
- Design, development and evaluation of methods of static and dynamic analysis of malicious code.
- Security control in internet applications.
- Search for and application of solutions that agree with the regulatory framework.

Further Information

The objectives of the Postgraduate Studies Programme "Techno-economic Management and Security of Digital Systems" are summarised as follows:
- Development and effective management of composite and diverse digital systems.
- Specification and analysis of the accounting statements of businesses and organisations in the field of digital systems.
- Taking of financial decisions and formulation of strategies for the further development and use of businesses and organisations from the field of digital systems.
- Understanding and formulation of the business, regulatory, and legal framework of the field of digital systems.
- Administration of business and organisations, projects and human resources of the field of digital systems.
- Development and promotion of digital products and services to international markets.
- Study and analysis of the security weaknesses presented by composite digital systems.
- Study and analysis of the security weaknesses presented by composite digital systems.
- Design, development, and implementation of security solutions for composite digital systems.
- Evaluation of the security offered by specific security solutions to composite digital systems.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.