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


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
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


Cyber Security master’s theses defense in TalTech (January 2020)

January 9th, 2020, Akadeemia Tee 15a, room ICT-411.

Time: 10:00
Student: Deniz Basar
Title: Uniqueness Criteria for Blockchain Type Distributed Ledgers
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas
Reviewer: Aleksandr Lenin

Time: 10:40
Student: Kristian Kivimägi
Title: Predicting students’ success using technical labs as part of university admission to a cyber security program
Supervisor: Kaie Maennel, Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Stefan Sütterlin

Time: 11:20
Student: Alessandro Mirani
Title: User Behavior Analysis for Predictive Virtual Reality Applications: An Ethical and Data Security Perspective
Supervisor: Aleksei Tepljakov, Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Eduard Petlenkov

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Cybersecurity related bachelor’s and master’s theses in University of Tartu 2018/2019 (August)

The defences took place on the last week of August.

Student: Aleksandr Tsõganov (Software Engineering MSc)
Title: Integrating User Identity with Ethereum Smart Contract Wallet
Supervisor: Orlenys López Pintado, Aivo Kalu, Kristjan Kuhi
Reviewer: Fredrik Payman Milani

Student: Rahul Puniani (Innovation and Technology Management MSc)
Title: Conceptualization of a Blockchain Based Voting Ecosystem in Estonia
Supervisor: Fredrik Payman Milani, Mihkel Solvak
Reviewer: Orlenys López Pintado

Student: Indrek Purga (Conversion Master in IT)
Title: Detection of forged PDF documents
Supervisor: Kristjan Krips
Reviewer: Alo Peets

Student: Shahla Atapoor (Computer Science MSc)
Title: On Privacy Preserving Blockchains and zk-SNARKs
Supervisor: Helger Lipmaa, Janno Siim, Karim Baghery
Reviewer: Ivo Kubjas

Student: Mart Simisker (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Security of Health Information Databases
Supervisor: Jan Willemson, Dominique Unruh
Reviewer: Meelis Roos


Cyber Security Engineering bachelor’s theses defense in TalTech (June 2019)

Monday, June 3 at 9.00-15.00, room 217, curriculum Cyber Security Engineering
Chairman of the Defence Committee: Valdo Praust
The Defence Committee: Kaido Kikkas, Toomas Lepikult

• Steven Rugam, “Cyber Security Assessment for Panbaltic Information System”
• Mikus Teivens, “Detection of Web-based Malware in Linux Environment Using YARA”
• Farhan Nayeem Islam, “Testing and Comparing Android Based Penetration Testing Tools”
• Mark Parfeniuk, “Designing Effective Measures to Promote Secure Video Conferencing”
• Frank Korving, “Choosing and Implementing Continuous Integration: the Case of Certidude”
• Kirill Trunov, “Distributed Payment Automated Systems Risk Assessment and Management”
• Nika Ptskialadze, “Comparative Analysis of Open-source and Proprietary Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Tools”
• Peep Kuulme, “Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program at Hansab Group OÜ”
• Christopher James Vallintine Carr, “Analysing the Security of Internet Facing Industrial Control Systems – Estonian Refrigeration Companies”
• Andris Männik, “Functionality and Efficiency of Modern Protection Software”


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