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Cyber Security Newsletter 2021-08-24

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

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