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Cyber Security Newsletter 2021-02-22

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

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

Cybersecurity curriculum MSc theses defences on January 11th 2021 (online):

Time: 9:30
Student: Electra Zoe Karamargin
Title: Going dark: a Forensic Analysis of Biometric Asset Management within Smart Eyewear, toward the Rising Conflict Between Security Through Privacy by Design and Forensic Investigation
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 10:10
Student: Siim Sarv
Title: Using Event Correlation to Detect Security Incidents from Windows Workstations
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 10:50
Student: Alvaro-Wim Schuller Fernandez
Title: Developing a Scada Testbed from a Design Science Approach
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Andrew Roberts

Time: 12:00
Student: Jaanus Kääp
Title: Hyper-V VMBus Based Traffic Interception and Fuzzing
Supervisor: Sille Laks
Reviewer: Bernhards Blumbergs

Time: 12:40
Student: Kapil Yadav
Title: Information Security Management for Teleworking in Small and Medium Enterprises during the COVID-19 Crisis
Supervisor: Kaie Maennel
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 13:20
Student: Ivo Malve
Title: Dark Triad in Central Route to Persuasion: a Personality-based Phishing Susceptibility Study
Supervisor: Kieren Lovell
Reviewer: Stefan Sütterlin

Time: 14:15
Student: Anastasiya Kornitska
Title: Exploring How to Establish Cross-functional Teams for Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

Time: 14:55
Student: Arefeh Fathollahi Kalkhoran
Title: A Systematic Process to Improve Data Loss Prevention in a Large Organization
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 15:35 (withdrawn)
Student: Furkan Atlas
Title: A Comparative Study: Evaluating the Efficiency of Looking Glasses in Helping Monitor BGP Attacks
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Cyber Security Newsletter 2021-01-04

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in TalTech/UT (August 2020)

Defences of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on August 17th 2020. The defences will take place online.

Time: 9:30
Student: Tarmo Oja
Title: X-ROAD TRUST MODEL AND TECHNOLOGY THREAT ANALYSIS
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas, Mari Seeba
Reviewer: Aleksandr Lenin

Time: 10:10
Student: Nikita Snetkov
Title: PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTABILITY OF TWO-PARTY ECDSA SIGNATURE SCHEMES
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas
Reviewer: Aleksandr Lenin

Time: 10:50
Student: Liubomyr Kushnir
Title: BENCHMARKING OF POST-HOC LOCAL INTERPRETABILITY METHODS FOR CLASSIFYING MALICIOUS TRAFFIC
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Sven Nõmm
Reviewer: Pavel Tšikul

Time: 12:00
Student: Timm Jeff E Luyten
Title: RAISING CYBER AWARENESS WITH NON-IT PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN A HOME OFFICE ENVIRONMENT USING A PILOT VIDEO GAME CONCEPT
Supervisor: Birgy Lorenz
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 12:40
Student: Andrew J Roberts
Title: Development of a cybersecurity evaluation test bed for autonomous self-driving vehicles
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Tobias Eggendorfer

Time: 13:20
Student: Ilkin Huseynov
Title: THE ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT CYBER SECURITY ACTIONS TAKEN IN THE E-GOVERNMENT OF AZERBAIJAN AND PROPOSAL OF THE IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Supervisor: Mika Kerttunen
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 14:15
Student: Andres Pihlak
Title: CONTINUOUS DOCKER IMAGE ANALYSIS AND INTRUSION DETECTION BASED ON OPEN-SOURCE TOOLS
Supervisor: Mauno Pihelgas
Reviewer: Kristian Kivimägi

Time: 14:55
Student: Eduard Iltšuk
Title: Two-Party ECDSA Protocol for Smart-ID
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Jan Villemson

Time: 15:35
Student: Aivo Toots
Title: Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Business Processes
Supervisor: Peeter Laud
Reviewer: Marlon Dumas, Janno Siim

Cyber Security Newsletter 2020-07-16

Cybersecurity related bachelor’s and master’s theses in University of Tartu 2020 (June)

Cybersecurity related bachelor’s and master’s theses in University of Tartu 2020 (June)

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

Student: Eric Cornelissen (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Cryptographic Analysis of the Message Layer Security Protocol in the Static Corruption Model
Supervisor: Chris Brzuska, Dominique Unruh
Reviewer: Behzad Abdolmaleki

Student: Risto Pärnapuu (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Verifiable Photo Snapshots
Supervisor: Sven Laur, Ahto Truu
Reviewer: Arnis Paršovs

Student: Anita Onyinye Nwaokolo (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: A Comparison of Privacy Enhancing Technologies in Internet of Vehicle Systems
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevicius, Abasi-amefon Obot Affia
Reviewer: Pille Pullonen

Student: Rando Tõnisson (Software Engineering MSc)
Title: Security Risk Management in Autonomous Driving Vehicles: Architecture Perspective
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius, Abasi-Amefon O. Affia
Reviewer: Danielle Morgan

Student: Silver Maala (Computer Science BSc)
Title: A Proof of Concept Malware for Interacting with the Smart-ID Android Application
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Mart Oruaas

Student: Kärt Ilja (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Intercepting Network Traffic of the Smart-ID Android Application
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Mart Oruaas

Student: Siim-Alexander Kütt (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Security Analysis of Tartu Smart Bike Share Android Application
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Kristjan Krips

Student: Gregor Eesmaa (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Authorization of Web Requests Based on Merkle Trees
Supervisor: Kristjan Krips
Reviewer: Arnis Paršovs

Student: Hendrik Eerikson (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Privacy Preserving Fingerprint Idenfication
Supervisor: Riivo Talviste, Kristjan Krips
Reviewer: Jan Villemson

Student: Sergei Kuštšenko (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Implementation of election bulletin board using HyperLedger Fabric
Supervisor: Ivo Kubjas
Reviewer: Jan Villemson

Student: Markus Punnar (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Cryptosystem for Post-Quantum Age Based on Moderate-Density Parity Check (MDPC) Codes
Supervisor: Vitaly Skachek, Irina Bocharova
Reviewer: Raul Martin Rebane

Links:
https://www.cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/cs/kaitsmised_-_defences_ver04-06-20.pdf
https://comserv.cs.ut.ee/ati_thesis/index.php?year=2020

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in TalTech (May/June 2020)

Defence of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on May 28th 2020 online

Time: 10:00
Student: Cheng-Yu Lu
Title: Analyse Journal of XFS Filesystem for Assisting in Event Reconstruction
Supervisor: Pavel Laptev
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 10:40
Student: Simon Victor Jean Laurent Brun
Title: Comprehensive Digital Forensics Analysis of Smart Home Environment
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Pavel Tšikul
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 11:20
Student: Shaymaa Mamdouh Mohammed Radwan Khalil
Title: Analysis of Windows 10 Hibernation File
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Pavel Tšikul
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 12:40
Student: Kevin Patric Schmidt
Title: EXTRACTION OF FORENSIC ARTIFACTS FROM HOME ROUTERS
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 13:20
Student: Weerarathna Patabendige Samoda Abeydeera
Title: Fileless Malware Detection in Cloud Environment Using Machine Learning Techniques
Supervisor: Alejandro Guerra Manzanares
Reviewer: Sven Nõmm

Defence of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on May 29th 2020 online

Time: 10:00
Student: Andreas Jürimäe
Title: The Effectiveness of DMARC and Usage of DMARC in Estonian Government Institutions
Supervisor: Kieren Lovell
Reviewer: Dan Heering

Time: 10:40
Student: Liubomyr Kushnir
Title: Benchmarking of Post-hoc Local Interpretability Methods for Classifying Malicious Traffic
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Sven Nõmm
Reviewer: Alejandro Manzanares

Time: 11:20
Student: Huu Phuc Nguyen
Title: Research Method in Detecting Swapped Face Image and Video Forgery
Supervisor: Matthew Sorell
Reviewer: Pavel Tšikul

Time: 12:40
Student: Rohin Sambath Kumar
Title: Analyzing the Face Value of Fake Accounts in Online Social Networks
Supervisor: Birgy Lorenz
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 13:20
Student: Mykyta Zaitsev
Title: Developing learning pathways for massive open online courses by the example of the rangeforce cyberskills training platform
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel, Margus Ernits
Reviewer: Birgy Lorenz

Time: 14:00
Student: Martin Chmelař
Title: Utilizing Mitre att&ck to Create Adversary Reports of Live-fire Cybersecurity Exercises for Feedback Purposes
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

Time: 14:40
Student: Ilkin Huseynov
Title: The Analysis of the Current Cyber Security Actions Taken in the e-Government of Azerbaijan and Proposal of the Improvement Plan
Supervisor: Mika Juha Kerttunen
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 15:20
Student: Belgin Tastan
Title: Comparing the Security Assessment Models on the Detection of Critical Vulnerabilities in Web Services
Supervisor: Mika Kerttunen, Andro Kull
Reviewer: Pavel Tšikul

Defence of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on June 1st 2020 in ICT-315 (closed defences) & online

Time: 10:00
Student: Juri Kononov
Title: Network Policy Management is Service Rich Environment
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel, Jaan Priisalu
Reviewer: Mart Järvi, Uko Valtenberg

Time: 10:40
Student: Maria Toomsalu
Title: Vulnerability Analysis of an Organisation on the basis of a Semi-Formal Model
Supervisor: Peeter Laud, Jaan Priisalu
Reviewer: Aleksandr Lenin

Time: 11:20
Student: Kaarel Allemann
Title: Effects of the New Integration Design on the KOLT Security
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas
Reviewer: Aleksandr Lenin

Time: 14:00
Student: Fernando Gonzalo Bauzá Sáinz De Baranda
Title: How to Mess with Log Collectors and Analyze their Response in Microsoft Networks with an Example of the Elk Stack
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 14:40
Student: Andres Pihlak
Title: Continuous Docker Image Analysis and Intrusion Detection Based on Open-source Tools
Supervisor: Mauno Pihelgas
Reviewer: Kristian Kivimägi

Time: 15:20
Student: Maarja-Liisa Tammepõld
Title: Securing the centralized logging system by the example of Elasticsearch
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Defence of master theses of Cyber Security curriculum on June 2nd 2020 online

Time: 10:00
Student: Kadri Cahani
Title: Aligning Information Security Risks with Strategic Goals
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Kaie Maennel

Time: 10:40
Student: Martin Leppik
Title: Improving AWS S3 Security at a Medium-sized Company: Challenges and Solutions
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 11:20
Student: Karl Lubja
Title: Systematic Generation of Cyber Attack Scenarios Against A Ship
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Olaf Maennel

Time: 12:40
Student: Illia Petrash
Title: User Behaviour During Covid-19 from the Perspective of a Telco Server
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 13:20
Student: Rishikesh Ram Shankaran
Title: Comparative Study on Perception and Preparedness of a User Towards Cybersecurity Threats in IoT and Mobile Devices
Supervisor: Stefan Sütterlin
Reviewer: Eneken Tikk

Time: 14:00
Student: Ilja Šmarjov
Title: OWASP secure coding practices checklist and training: assessment of effectiveness in a technology company
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Margus Ernits

Time: 14:40
Student: Marvin Uku
Title: Evaluation method for smart home and smart grid authentication protocols
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 15:20
Student: Sania Akif Malik
Title: The Effect of Interindividual Differences in Metacognitive Accuracy on Cybersecurity Decisions
Supervisor: Stefan Sütterlin
Reviewer: Mika Juha Kerttunen

Cyber Security Newsletter 2020-03-19

Defence of Cyber Security Engineering Diploma Theses at TalTech IT College (January 2020)

January 22nd at 15-17, TalTech IT College, Raja 4C, Tallinn at room 217:

Chairman of the Defence Committee: Priidu Paomets
The Defence Committee: Mohammad Tariq Meeran, Kaido Kikkas, Aleksei Talisainen, Toomas Lepikult

  • Title: Countermeasures to Deepfakes
    Student: Gabriel Apeh Adoyi
  • Title: Implementing Authentication and Authorization in Dynamic Web Applications
    Student: Christian Cataldo
  • Title: Windows User Simulation for Scalable Cybersecurity Training Platform
    Student: Kustas Kurval

Grades (in random order): 5, 2, 1

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