Cyber Security master’s theses defense in University of Tartu (January 2017)

Cybersecurity theses defence on January 6, 2017 in Tartu J. Liivi 2-224 at 11.00 AM.
Defence Committee: Raimundas Matulevičius (chairman), Olaf Manuel Maennel, Vitaly Skachek, Meelis Roos, Hayretdin Bahsi.

Student: Christian Tschida
Title: The Way to the Specialist and Management Level of Cyber Hygiene Initiative
Abstract: The prototype, of the Cyber Hygiene e-learning course was implemented and tested in the Estonian Defence Forces in early 2016. This thesis builds up on this. It tries to clarify what data should be available to the specialists and what information should be reported to the management. Additional to many interviews with specialists and security experts, a questionnaire was created to raise coverage. The testing of the questionnaire was done at an international well known think tank.
Supervisor: Sten Mäses, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Andro Kull

Student: Mohit Kinger
Title: Enterprise Cloud Security Guidance and Strategies for Enterprises
Abstract: This thesis measures the myriad benefits of using cloud applications, and the effect of cloud computing on business performance. A nonexhaustive review of the existing literature revels that the security challenges faced by enterprises during cloud adoption and interoperability have to be addressed before the implementation of cloud computing. In this thesis, we provide a detailed overview of the key security issues in the realm of cloud computing and con-clude with the recommendations on the implementation of cloud security.
Supervisor: Andro Kull, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Alex Norta

Student: Priit Lahesoo
Title: The Electronic Evidence Examination Reporting System by the Example of West Prefecture
Abstract: This work will focus on practical issues like how to improve the speed of drawing up an electronic evidence examination protocol. The work was done basing on examination data results that collected in the West prefecture based on real work statistics and permission by the Police and Border Guard Board. As part of the work, the practical Microsoft Access application was developed by the author.
Supervisor: Truls Tuxen Ringkjob, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Student: Wael Mohamed Fathi Ahmed AbuSeada
Title: Alternative Approach to Automate Detection of DOM-XSS Vulnerabilities
Abstract: This thesis proposes an alternative methodology to detect DOM-XSS by building-up on the existing approach used by web scanners in detecting general XSS. The thesis proposes to add an extra scan layer which is an actual browser that would be resonsible for sending any request and render the recieved HTML response from webserver. To provide a proof of concept for this methodology, the thesis author created a web-based tool on that premises.
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Student: Vsevolod Djagilev
Title: Android Chat Application Forensic Process Improvement & XRY Support
Abstract: To solve a set of problems a forensic utility has been created, both manual & automated analysis of chat application data has been done. Main result in this work allows not only to perform a search, but to write a modules in Python, which can make search narrower and each of modules can understand particular format, if needed.
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Emin Caliskan


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