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Cybersecurity related bachelor’s and master’s theses in University of Tartu 2022 (June)

The defences are taking place on the first and second week of June.

May 31 (online):

Time: 09:15
Student: Xuejun Wu (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Security in Remote Update of Medical Devices
Supervisor: Tuomas Aura, Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Denizalp Kapisiz

May 31 (online):

Time: 13:00
Student: Kert Tali (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Parallel and Cloud-Native Secure MultiParty Computation
Supervisor: Riivo Talviste, Pelle Jakovits
Reviewer: Eero Vainikko

Time: 13:45
Student: Karl Hannes Veskus (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Privacy-preserving data synthesis using trusted execution environments
Supervisor: Liina Kamm, Sven Laur
Reviewer: Arnis Parsovs

June 3 (online):

Time: 11:45
Student: Geitrud Pank (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Lab Package: Mobile application security testing
Supervisor: Dietmar Pfahl, Hina Anwar
Reviewer: Alejandra Duque-Torres

June 3 (online):

Time: 10:30
Student: Olivier Levasseur (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Model-Driven Engineering of Blockchain Oracles
Supervisor: Mubashar Iqbal, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Vimal Kumar Dwivedi

Time: 11:15
Student: Ekaterina Zhuchko (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Formal Analysis of Non-Malleability for Commitment Schemes in EasyCrypt
Supervisor: Denis Firsov, Sven Laur
Reviewer: Peeter Laud

Time: 12:00
Student: Sanam Nisar (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Defining Blockchain-Based Techniques for Privacy Conflict-Resolution in CrossOrganizational Processes for E-Health Systems
Supervisor: Aleksandr Kormiltsyn, Alex Norta, Vimal Dwivedi
Reviewer:

Time: 12:45
Student: Anel Abylkassymova (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Machine Learning Method For Detecting Botnet Attacks Originated From The Iot Networks
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Sven Nõmm, Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 13:30
Student: Gediminas Milašius (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Integration Analysis of Various eID Authentication Solutions Used in the Private Sector of Estonia
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Kristjan Krips

Time: 14:15
Student: Elizabete Liene Šterna (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Security Architecture of the Latvian eParaksts mobile
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Inguss Treiguts

June 7:

Time: 12:15
Student: Anna Shamritskaya (Innovation and Technology Management MSc)
Title: Information security assessment in a startup
Supervisor: Mari Seeba, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Juliia Trabskaja

Time: 9:15
Student: Anita Sarv (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Implementation of multifactor authentication in Bank of Estonia
Supervisor: Toomas Krips
Reviewer: Jürmo Mehine

Time: 10:45
Student: Mark Robin Kalder (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Bug bounty programs and ethical hacking
Supervisor: Alo Peets, Margus Niitsoo
Reviewer: Anne Villems

Time: 12:00
Student: Allan Alikas (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Privacy preserving anonymization software
Supervisor: Sulev Reisberg
Reviewer: Liina Kamm

June 8:

Time: 10:00
Student: Semjon Kravtšenko (Computer Science BSc)
Title: The Estonian Mobile-ID implementation on the SIM card
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Jürgen Niinre

June 9:

Time: 13:00
Student: Kristjan Pühvel (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Password cracking and hashing functions on the example of UT accounts
Supervisor: Alo Peets
Reviewer: Kristjan Krips

June 10:

Time: 14:30
Student: Kalmer Keerup (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Implementation of an user access control respecting file server
Supervisor: Tarmo Oja, Heili Orav
Reviewer: Mart Oruaas

Links:
https://cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/2022-06/Defence7.6.22.pdf
https://cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/2022-06/Kaitsmine%2008.06.2022_0.pdf
https://cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/2022-06/Kaitsmine%2010.06.2022_0.pdf

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in TalTech (May 2022)


Cyber Security curriculum MSc theses defences on May 30th 2022 (online):

Time: 10:00
Student: Marek Koppelmann
Title: Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Defence Unit Enhancing Vital Service Providers’ Cyber Security (closed)
Supervisor: Rain Ottis
Reviewer: Andrew J. Roberts

Time: 11:00
Student: Frank Korving
Title: DACA:Automated Attack Scenarios and Dataset Generation
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi
Reviewer: Andrew J. Roberts

Time: 11:40
Student: Jürgen Erm
Title: Hybrid Analysis of Vulnerability Management Practices in Organizations to Outline Success Factors
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 13:00
Student: Kristjan Kaunis
Title: Hypervisoor Agnostic Scenario Definition Language for Cyber Ranges
Supervisor: Dr Bernhards Blumbergs
Reviewer: Olaf Maennel

Time: 13:40
Student: Rait Leinus
Title: Cryptocurrency as a Replacement for Traditional Online Payment Methods
Supervisor: Dr Alexander Norta
Reviewer: Raimundas Matulevicius

Time: 14:20
Student: Tomoya Tanaka
Title: Development of IDS/IPS Specifically Designed for ETSI ITS-G5-Based V2X Communication
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 15:00
Student: Michailas Ornovskis
Title: Secure Software Development Lifecycle Reference Meta-Architecture
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Cyber Security curriculum MSc theses defences on May 31th 2022 (online):

Time: 10:00
Student: Mario Širic
Title: Feasible Route Mapping
Supervisor: Matthew Sorell
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 10:40
Student: Marje Salumets
Title: Threat Modeling of the Supplain.io Blockchain Protocol: Preserving Data Trust, Privacy and Security in Physical Supply Chains
Supervisor: Dr Kaido Kikkas
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 11:20
Student: Holger Rünkaru
Title: Method for Defending Against Living Off the Land Attacks with Built-In Features of Windows
Supervisor: Pavel Tšikul
Reviewer: Alejandro G. Manzanares

Time: 12:40
Student: Dominika Helena Jantas
Title: Strategic Considerations to Counter the Cyber Threat of Malicious Deepfakes in Greek Society
Supervisor: Adrian Venables
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

Time: 13:20
Student: Triin Viitmaa
Title: Forensic Analysis for Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 11
Supervisor: Shaymaa Khalil
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 14:00
Student: Orkhan Gasimov
Title: Compare and Contrast Analysis of Log Parsin Algorythms: Perspective of Efficiency and Pattern Detection Rate
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 14:40
Student: Pasquale Polverino
Title: NetFlow Anomalies Detector Using Prophet Forecasting Model
Supervisor: Kieren Nicolas Lovell
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Cyber Security curriculum MSc theses defences on June 2nd 2022 (online):

Time: 10:00
Student: Marieke Jahn
Title: Forensic data Acquisition Software Development Framework for Integrated Smart Home Ecosystems
Supervisor: Pavel Tšikul
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 10:40
Student: Fahad Alamgir
Title: A Risk Based Decision Approach for Handling Digital Device at a Crime Scene
Supervisor: Matthew Sorell
Reviewer: Pavel Tšikul

Time: 11:20
Student: Roman Šumaylov
Title: Evaluation of Resource-Constrained Transfer Learning Approaches for IoT BotNet Detection
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Sven Nõmm

Time: 12:40
Student: Georgios Kontis
Title: Technical and Organizational Challenges on Enhancing Cybersecurity with Artificial Intelligence
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Kave Salamantian

Time: 13:20
Student: Seyed Mohammad Hadi Mirsadeghi
Title: Deep Learning-Based Detection of DDoS Attacks in Software-Defined Networks
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Sadok Ben Yahia

Time: 14:00
Student: Roberta Murniece
Title: Can We Trust the Google Maps Timeline?
Supervisor: Matthew Sorell
Reviewer: Shaymaa Khalil

Time: 14:40
Student: Olga Šenberg
Title: The Role of Individual and Organizational Factors on the Employees’ Information Security Awareness and Vulnerability Management Efficiency
Supervisor: Kaie Maennel
Reviewer: Stefan Sütterlin

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in TalTech (January 2022)

Defence of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on January 10th 2022 online:

Time: 09:00
Student: Anupam Rakshit
Title: PRAGMATIC COMPARISON OF MACHINE LEARNING MODELS TO DETECT THE TYPE OF ATTACKS IN AN IOT NETWORK TRAFFIC
Supervisor: Pelle Jakovits
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 09:40
Student: Diana Carolina Burbano Valencia
Title: EU Cybersecurity Certification: Case Study Analysis For Implementation in the transportation sector in the EU
Supervisor: Andrew Roberts
Reviewer: Kave Salamatian

Time: 10:20
Student: Kingshuk Chowdhury
Title: Cloud Incident Handling: Challenges and Best Practices
Supervisor: Kieren Nicolas Lovell
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 11:40
Student: Sanjina Ershad
Title: CASE PROBLEMS FOR TEACHING NEW SOC MEMBERS
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

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Cyber Security master’s theses defense in TalTech/UT (August 2021)

Defence of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on August 10th 2021 online

Time: 09:00
Student: Ilker Furkan Kahyalar
Title: A Comparative Study of Virtualization Solutions for Cybersecurity Labs
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 09:40
Student: Martin Välbe
Title: Benchmarking of Android Applications’ System Calls Behavior: Implications for Malware Detection
Supervisor: Alejandro Manzanares, Tarmo Oja
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 10:20
Student: Mohamed Nasef Ibrahim Mohamed
Title: Towards a new method for teaching malware analysis for Cyber Security students
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik
Reviewer: Pavel Tšikul

Time: 11:30
Student: Thilina Nenathunga
Title: Identity and Access Management, and Audit trails for Continuous Delivery infrastructure on Amazon Web Services platform
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 12:10
Student: Bisrat Woldeyes Ambaye
Title: Adversarial Machine Learning Poisoning Attacks on Mobile Check Deposits
Supervisor: Alejandro Manzanares
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 12:50
Student: Md Forhad Hossain
Title: Adapting Active Learning for Intrusion Detection Within Security Operation Center Context
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Alejandro Manzanares

Time: 14:00
Student: Muhammad Junaid Farrukh
Title: Evaluation of Agile Threat Modeling Methods to Identify Threats to Privacy in Robotic Systems
Supervisor: Andrew Roberts
Reviewer: Shaymaa Khalil

Time: 14:40
Student: Raigo Vilur
Title: Evaluation of Secure Channel Communication for Cloud-Based Autonomous Vehicle Telematics
Supervisor: Andrew Roberts, Nikita Snetkov
Reviewer: Olaf Maennel

Defence of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on August 11th 2021 online

Time: 12:00 (closed defence)
Student: Wellington Oscar Alves De Souza
Title: Cybercrime knowledge of identity theft investigators in Estonian FinTech
Supervisor: Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez, Sten Mäses
Reviewer: Toomas Vaks

Time: 12:40
Student: Abhisek Ojha
Title: Cybersecurity Awareness among Engineering students of West Bengal , India
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Reviewer: Kaido Kikkas

Time: 13:40
Student: Alex Bindevald
Title: Cyber Security at schools – challenges, opportunities and needs for CTF-solution
Supervisor: Birgy Lorenz
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 14:20
Student: Orkhan Rustamli
Title: Analysis of Cyber Security Awareness Level of Secondary High-school Students: The Case of Azerbaijan
Supervisor: Kaie Maennel
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Defence of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on August 12th 2021 online

Time: (withdrawn)
Student: Anupam Rakshit
Title: Pragmatic Comparison of Machine Learning Models to Detect The Type Of Attacks In An IoT Network Traffic
Supervisor: Pelle Jakovits
Reviewer: Alejandro Manzanares

Time: 10:00
Student: Vasile Tarlev
Title: Compatibility of the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation
Supervisor: Anna-Maria Osula, Andres Ojamaa, Vladimir Rogojin
Reviewer: Eneken Tikk

Time: 10:40
Student: Henry Ochieng’ Dola
Title: Cyber Threat Modeling of A Water Quality Monitoring System
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Jeffrey Andrew Tuhtan
Reviewer: Andrew Roberts

Time: 11:20
Student: Andris Männik
Title: Cyber Awareness Verification Using Phishing Assessments
Supervisor: Kaido Kikkas
Reviewer: Kaie Maennel

Time: 12:30
Student: Oluwatosin Soremekun
Title: Method for cyber threat modelling and validation of public transportation systems
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Andrew Roberts
Reviewer: Liivar Luts

Time: 13:10
Student: Tino Apostolovski
Title: Design of a system for secure communication between ATC and Drone Pilot
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel, Dariana Khisteva
Reviewer: Andrew Roberts, Nikita Snetkov

Time: 13:50
Student: Gulkhara Babayeva
Title: Domain Ontology for Cyber Defense Exercises
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel, Kaie Maennel
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

August 12, 2021 online:

Time: 09:00
Student: Olorunshe Temilola Esther (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Recognition of Phishing Attacks and its Impact: A Case Study
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Abasi-Amefon Affia

Cybersecurity related bachelor’s and master’s theses in University of Tartu 2021 (June)

The defences are taking place on the first and second week of June.

June 2, 2021:

Time: 09:45
Student: Toomas Aleksander Veromann (Software Engineering MSc)
Title: WYSIWYS Extensions to the Estonian ID Card Browser Signing Architecture
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Mart Sõmermaa

Time: 10:30
Student: Sébastien René Baptistin Boire (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Credential Provisioning and Peer Configuration with Extensible Authentication Protocol
Supervisor: Tuomas Aura, Dominique Unruh
Reviewer: Arnis Paršovs

Time: 10:30
Student: Mariia Bakhtina (Innovation & Technology Management MA)
Title: Securing Passenger’s Data in Autonomous Vehicles
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius, Mari Seeba
Reviewer: Abasi-Amefon Obot Affia

Time: 11:30
Student: Burak Can Kus (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Use of Electronic Identity Documents for MultiFactor Authentication
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Inguss Treiguts

Time: 12:15
Student: Priit Põdra (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Web tracking in the most popular Estonian websites
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Raimundas Matulevičius

Time: 13:00
Student: Mikus Teivens (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Analysis of Security and Privacy Issues in Common Smart Home Products
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Alo Peets

June 4, 2021:

Time: 11:30
Student: Magnus Valgre (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Tracking And Privacy: The Case of News Site Delfi
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Mari Seeba

June 7, 2021:

Time: 09:00
Student: Hain Luud (Computer Science BSc)
Title: An Analysis of the HID® Indala and Seos™ Protocols
Supervisor: Danielle Morgan
Reviewer: Kristjan Krips

Time: 09:30
Student: Geio Illus (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Wi-Fi Positioning System
Supervisor: Danielle Morgan
Reviewer: Jakob Mass

Time: 11:00
Student: Peeter Vahe (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Tartu Smart Bike Share Access Cards Authentication Analysis
Supervisor: Danielle Morgan
Reviewer: Alo Peets

June 11, 2021:

Time: 09:30
Student: Jan Erik Kriisk (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Security Analysis of RIA’s Authentication Service TARA
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Kristjan Krips

Time: 11:00
Student: Siim Markus Marvet (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Collecting Statistics and Security Data on Estonian Domains
Supervisor: Alo Peets
Reviewer: Kristjan Krips

Links:
https://www.cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/cs/defence_schedule_01-11.06.2021.pdf
https://comserv.cs.ut.ee/ati_thesis/index.php?year=2021&language=en

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in TalTech (May 2021)

Cyber Security curriculum MSc theses defences on May 27th 2021 (online):

Time: 10:00
Student: Tarvo Arikas
Title: Streaming event correlation and complex event processing using open-source solutions
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi
Reviewer: Mauno Pihelgas

Time: 10:40
Student: Janno Arnek
Title: Improving cybersecurity level of Estonian small and medium sized enterprises through coordination with national level
Supervisor: Sille Laks
Reviewer: Anna-Maria Osula

Time: 11:50
Student: Tedel Baca
Title: Critical infrastructure protection in the Republic of Kosovo: A policy-analysis on the protection of electric-energy and water-supply sectors
Supervisor: Mika Kerttunen, Kristine Hovhannisyan
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 12:30
Student: Risto Kasepuu
Title: Designing an artifact to support cybersecurity policy development in small and medium enterprises
Supervisor: Mika Kerttunen, Andro Kull
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 13:20
Student: Dariana Khisteva
Title: A proposal of integrating open-source IDS into vessel’s bridge network
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel, Gabor Visky
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 14:00
Student: Stanislav Mekinulashvili
Title: Sniffing encrypted BLE traffic after changing connection parameters, using low-cost hardware that captures only one channel at a time
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 14:40
Student: Yazeed Basim Aeadah Alhaddad
Title: Ghost Injection Attack on Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Equipped Drones Impact on Human Behavior
Supervisor: Erwin Orye
Reviewer: Jaan Priisalu

Cyber Security curriculum MSc theses defences on May 28th 2021 (online):

Time: 10:00
Student: Juan Manuel Delgado Garcia
Title: Forensic Analysis of Privacy-Oriented Cryptocurrency Wallets
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Pavel Tsikul

Time: 10:40
Student: Faisal Sumaila
Title: Extraction and Analysis of Forensic Artifacts from Automotive Maintenance Applications
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 11:50
Student: Yoshihisa Furushita
Title: Sources of artifacts in video
Supervisor: Matthew Sorell, Pavel Tšikul
Reviewer: Richard Matthews

Time: 12:30
Student: Kärte Pärend
Title: Forensic Traces of Messaging Applications on Android and iOS Mobile Phones
Supervisor: Sten Mäses, Priit Lahesoo
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 13:20
Student: Karoliina Koppel
Title: Securing Software Supply-Chain Using OWASP Application Security Verification Standard: A SimplBooks Case Study
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik
Reviewer: Andrew Roberts

Time: 14:00
Student: Rooya Karimnia
Title: Culturally-Sensitive Instructional Design Of A Cybersecurity Awareness Program For High School Students In Iran, Hormozgan
Supervisor: Kaie Maennel, Mahtab Shahin
Reviewer: Stefan Sütterlin

Cyber Security curriculum MSc theses defences on May 31th 2021 (online):

Time: 10:00
Student: Jelizaveta Vakarjuk
Title: Converting a post-quantum signature scheme to a two-party signature scheme
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas, Jan Willemson
Reviewer: Ahto Truu

Time: 10:40
Student: Esteban Josue Ramirez Rojas
Title: Preserving Information’s Integrity and Confidentiality with Blockchain in the Service Supply Chain
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu, Alex Norta
Reviewer: Nikita Snetkov

Time: 11:50
Student: Ali Ghasempour
Title: HTTP based Network Intrusion Detection System by Using Machine Learning-Based Classifier
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi, Alejandro Manzanares
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 12:30
Student: Mauricio Antonio Duarte Lara
Title: Prototyping A Serious Game On Information Manipulation
Supervisor: Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez, Adrian Venables
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

Time: 13:20
Student: Madis Männik
Title: Smart meter threat detection based on log analysis
Supervisor: Gabor Visky
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 14:00
Student: Alex Bindevald
Title: Cyber security at schools – challenges, oppurtunities and needs for CTF-solution
Supervisor: Birgy Lorenz
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

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Cybersecurity related master’s theses in University of Tartu 2021 (January)

Student: Jayavarshini Thirumalai (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: An integrated approach for certification and re-certificationbased on the case study
Supervisor: Liina Kamm, Mari Seeba
Reviewer: Raimundas Matulevičius

Student: Valeh Farzaliyev (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Towards Practical Post-Quantum Voting Protocol: Shorter Exact Lattice-Based Proof of a Shuffle
Supervisor: Dominique Unruh, Jan Villemson
Reviewer: Janno Siim

Student: Jamil Gurbanzade (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Malicious Android app for security testing
Supervisor: Alo Peets
Reviewer: Denizalp Kapisiz