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Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop 2018

9th of June, 2018 — Tallinn, Estonia

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young as well as established scholars undertaking research in various disciplines related to information and communication technologies such as computer sciences, political and social sciences, and law.

8:30 Registration
9:00 Opening words, Dr Anna-Maria Osula & Prof Olaf Maennel on behalf of Tallinn University of Technology (SOC-209)
9:10 Keynote presentation, “Maximising Cyber Resilience”, Mr Luc Dandurand, Head of Cyber Operations at Guardtime (SOC-209)
10:05 Keynote presentation, “Command, Control & Communications within Cyber Incidents”, Mr Kieren Nicolas Lovell, Head of Computer Emergency Response at University of Cambridge (SOC-209)

SESSION 1: eID (ROOM 1 / SOC-209)
Session moderated by Dr Anna-Maria Osula, NATO CCD COE
Ms Liisa Past, “ROCA Vulnerability and eID: Lessons Learned”, Information System Authority
Mr Arnis Parsovs, “Legal Issues in Solving the Estonian ID Card Crisis”, University of Tartu
Ms Liisa Tallinn, “Estonian eID Vulnerability: a PR Problem?”, SpectX
Mr Arne Koitmäe, “Internet Voting and ID Card Crisis: Elections Manager’s Perspective”, State Electoral Office

SESSION 2: Tech 1 (ROOM 2 / SOC-211)
Session moderated by Dr Hayretdin Bahsi, Tallinn University of Technology
Mr Raymond Yin & Mr Isaac Burgess, “Dual IP Stack Exfiltration – Methods and Defences”, University of Adelaide
Mr Andrei Perapiolkin, “Time Lock Puzzles for Distributed Systems”, Tallinn University of Technology
Mr Alexander Manariotis, “Private but Public on the Blockchain”, University of Adelaide
Ms Kristiina Renel, “Public Sector Logging & Compliance with GDPR“, Tallinn University of Technology

13:00 Lunch
SESSION 3: State & Cyber (ROOM 1 / SOC-209)
Session moderated by Prof Tobias Eggendorfer, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten
Dr Kristan Stoddart, “Cyber Espionage: Anarchy in Cyberspace”, Aberystwyth University
Ms Kateryna Gorbanova, “International Normative Framework of Cyber Espionage”, Tallinn University of Technology
Mr Siim Alatalu, “Cyber Commands – Universal Solution to a Universal Cyber Security Problem?”, NATO CCD COE
Mr Roman Müller, “Manipulation Resistant Opinion Forming in Online Communities”, Tallinn University of Technology

SESSION 4: Tech 2 (ROOM 2 / SOC-211)
Session moderated by Prof Olaf Maennel, Tallinn University of Technology
Ms Tiiu Mamers, “The Information Security Investment Problem for Small Enterprises and the RORPI Model”, Tallinn University of Technology
Mr Alvaro Schuller, “Exploiting Spectre: Reading Kernel Memory from a User Process”, Tallinn University of Technology
Mr Michael Pfeiffer & Mr Lazarus Lai De Oliveira, “The Challenges of Building a Universal CAN Bus Emulation Testbed Environment for Security and Vulnerability Analysis of Internal Networks in Vehicles”, University of Adelaide
Mr Richard Matthews, “Thermal Effects of Dark Current on Blind Source Camera Identification”, University of Adelaide

15:30 Coffee break

SESSION 5: Data & Privacy (ROOM 1 / SOC-209)
Session moderated by Dr Agnes Kasper, Tallinn University of Technology
Ms Isabella Oldani, “Technology as an Alternative to Geography in Protecting Personal Data”, University of Trento
Ms Kärt Salumaa, “Risks and Incidents Deriving from Breaching Data Protection Regulation”, KPMG Law Firm
Ms Munirah DeVries, “Biometric Profiling of Wearable Devices for Medical Monitoring and Authentication”, University of Adelaide
Mr Raul Nugis, “Forensic Data Properties of Digital Signature BDOC and ASICE Files”, Tallinn University of Technology

SESSION 6: Tracking Watches (ROOM 2 / SOC-211)
Session moderated by Dr Matthew Sorell, University of Adelaide
Ms Sasha de Vries & Mr Brent Williams, “Penetration Testing of the SpaceTalk Tracking Watch”, University of Adelaide
Mr Narayan Shanmuganathan & Mr Nooragha Sharifi, “Security Framework for Children’s Safety Watches”, University of Adelaide
Mr Luke Jennings & Mr Inderbir Singh, “Improving the Technical Functionality of Children’s Tracking Watches”, University of Adelaide
Ms Kristine Hovhannisyan, “Arkangel: Investigation of Children’s Tracking Smartwatch Ecosystem. Forensic Value and Privacy Implications”, Tallinn University of Technology

18:00 Social event at Pipedrive office, Paldiski maantee 80


Women in Cybersecurity Conference

NB! Our event is directed towards both men and women, already in the world of IT and also outside of it.

Speakers :
– Karina Egipt — Identity Impact Manager at Nortal, Estonian Information Technology College
– Sille Laks — CERT Estonia
– Karen K. Burns — Director, Consulting – Cybersecurity, AS CGI Eesti
– Anna-Maria Osula — Legal researcher at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence
– Jaanika Merilo — Vice Mayor of Dnipro, Advisor to Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation and Mayor of Lviv
– Birgy Lorenz — TTÜ teacher, general promoter of IT in Estonia, CyberOlympics organiser
– Kaie Maennel — Cybersecurity PhD student at TUT, Cyber forensics graduate, Deloitte auditor
– Shaymaa Mamdouh —TUT Cyber Security student, mother

The conference entitled Women in Cybersecurity, which will take place at Tallinn University of Technology on 11th of November 2017, will aim to draw attention to the disproportionately smaller amount of women compared to men in the field.

We will discuss the potential of women taking a leading role in addressing the problem. Panelists are invited to speak about the importance of gender equality in this very field, tell about women leadership, career perspectives in Cyber Security and how the environment supports women. They are also invited to share their fields of interests and research as professionals.

Our team would like to introduce these three branches of cybersecurity:
• Governance and NGO’s;
• Business and Technology;
• Academia.

Women studying Cyber Security in Estonia will be invited also and will be able to present their stories the same way the keynotes will be at the Poster Session. The poster of each woman will tell their story of how they came to cybersecurity, what inspires them the most, the difficulties they’ve met and their field of interest. Women presenting their posters will be granted a certificate and are more than welcome to share theri experience in their CVs in future. Participants will be able to interact with the story-tellers during the time allocated.

We believe that the mission for women in IT and Cyber Security is to help illuminate the path for progress.


Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop 2017

8th of July, 2017 — Tallinn, Estonia

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young as well as established scholars undertaking research in various disciplines related to information and communication technologies such as computer sciences, political and social sciences, and law.

You can participate as a speaker (submitting an abstract+delivering a presentation) or simply join our wonderful audience. Speakers are requested to submit a 1000-word abstract.

08:30 – Registration
09:00 – Opening words, Dr Anna-Maria Osula & Prof Olaf Maennel
09:10 – Keynote, “The Triangle of Impossibility: Strategic Decision-Making and Cyber Security”, Mr Lauri Almann
10:05 – Keynote, “The Truth about Hacking. From Russia to Hollywood.”, Mr Ralph Echemendia
11:00 – Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 1: Big Data & Privacy
Ms Kärt Pormeister, “The GDPR as an Enabler for Big Data: What Does it Mean for the Data Subject?”
Ms Maris Männiste, “Social Media and Big Data”
Ms Julija Terjuhana, “Right to Data Portability”
Mr Alexander Mois Aroyo, “Bringing Human Robot Interaction towards Trust and Social Engineering – Slowly & Secretly Invading People’s Privacy Settings”

11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 2: Security
Mr Alessandro Borrello, Mr Sioli O’Connell & Mr Yuval Yarom, “Is Dynamic Analysis of Android Applications More Effective Than Mass Static Analysis at Detecting Vulnerabilities?”
Mr Ben Agnew, “Security Applications of Additive Analogue Memory”
Mr Richard Matthews, “Isolating Lens Aberrations within Fixed Pattern Noise”
Mr Muhammad Imran Khan, “On Detection of Anomalous Query Sequences”

13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 SESSION 3: Privacy (cont) & Cyber Crime
Dr Xingan Li, “Social Networking Services and Privacy: An Evolutionary Notion”
Mr Sten Mäses, “Gone Phishin’ (But Not to Jail)”
Mr Kristjan Kikerpill, “Cybercrime Against Business: Who Draws the Short Straw?”
Ms Anne Veerpalu, “Blockchain Technologies”

14:00 – 15:30 SESSION 4: Applied IT-Security
Prof Tobias Eggendorfer, “Using Process Mining to Identify Attacks”
Ms Belgin Tastan, “Electronic Identification System – How to Adopt, Expanding and Provide One Card for All”
Mr Aykan Inan, “Project IVA”
Mr Ayden Aba & Mr Jackson Virgo, “Equity Crowdfunding with Blockchain”

15:30 – Coffee break
15:50 – 17:00 SESSION 5: State and Cyber
Ms Maarja Toots, “Why Do e-Participation Projects Fail? The Case of Estonia’s Osale.ee”
Mr Georgios Pilichos, “Securitization of Cyberspace”
Mr Madis Metelitsa, “Addressing the Security Dilemma in Cyberspace”
Ms Somaly Nguon, “Cambodia’s Effort on Cybersecurity Regulation: Policy and Human Rights’ Implications”

15:50 – 17:00 SESSION 6: eGovernment & Security
Mr Harish Gowda & Mr Matt Reynolds, “Real-Time Video Stream Substiution”
Mr Nicolas Mayer, “The ENTRI Framework: Security Risk Management Enhanced by the Use of Enterprise Architectures”
Mr David Hubczenko, “Investigation into Twitterbot Identification Techniques”
Mr Lachlan Gunn, “Geolocation of Tor Hidden Services: Initial Results”

18:00 – Social snacks at “August”, Väike-Karja 5


Oxford Training Session: Cyberspace and the State

This 3-day training session is centred around the topics of opportunities and threats emerging in an information society, involving discussions about digital services, personal authentication methods, international cyber threats and e-elections. These discussions are not only important from a technical point of view, but also need to take into account political, governance, social and legal aspects.
This training session is mostly aimed at students with non-IT background, who, as future leaders and experts in their own respective fields should still be aware of the opportunities created by the information technology, as well as of the risks involved.
The first two days of the training session contains topical lectures, on the third day of the event, a practical cyber crisis simulation exercise will be carried out.
The training session is offered free of charge, graduates will receive a certificate from the University of Tartu (2 ECTS), as well as a certificate of attendance by the University of Oxford

09:30 – 10:00 Registration to the training session
10:00 – 10:30 Welcoming and course introduction (Lucas Kello, Oxford)
10:30 – 12:00 Lecture 1: Computing and Networks: The Basics (Ivan Martinovic, Oxford)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:20 Lecture 2: Computer Security: Authentication and Biometrics (Ivan Martinovic, Oxford)
14:20 – 14:30 Short break
14:30 – 16:00 Lecture 3: An Independent Assessment of the Procedural Components of the Estonian Internet Voting System (Jason Nurse, Oxford)
16:00 – 16:20 Short break
16:20 – 17:30 Lecture 4: National and International Security in the Cyber Age (Lucas Kello, Oxford)

08:30 – 09:00 On-site registration
09:00 – 10:20 Lecture 5: Russian Cyber Operations: Disruption and Subversion (Lucas Kello, Oxford)
10:20 – 10:30 Short break
10:30 – 12:00 Lecture 6: Government as a Platform (Robert Krimmer, Tallinn Univ. of Technology)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 – 14:20 Lecture 7: Law Enforcement’s Access to Extraterritorial Data (Anna-Maria Osula, University of Tartu)
14:20 – 14:30 Short break
14:30 – 16:00 Lecture 8: Strategic Dilemmas in Cyberspace (Max Smeets, Oxford)
16:00 – 16:20 Short break
16:20 – 17:00 Simulation exercise briefing (Lucas Kello, Oxford)

08:45 – 09:00 On-site registration
09:00 – 09:30 Simulation exercise set up (Oxford teaching staff)
09:30 – 13:00 Cyber Crisis Simulation Exercise
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break and group discussion
14:30 – 15:30 Post-exercise debriefing: Decision-making in a Crisis (Lucas Kello, Oxford)
15:30 – 15:50 Short break
15:50 – 17:00 Course conclusion (Lucas Kello, Oxford)


PhD thesis: “Remote search and seizure of extraterritorial data”

Anna-Maria Osula PhD thesis: “Remote search and seizure of extraterritorial data”
Defense date: 17.04.2017 – 12:00, Näituse 20, room K-03

Professor Jaan Ginter

Dr Christoffer Wong (University of Lund)

Due to increasing digitalization, criminal procedure has to take into account the characteristics of the Internet, related technologies and digitally stored or electronically transmitted data. The objective of the dissertation is to examine, building on the example of the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime (CoCC), the regulation of remote search and seizure in circumstances where the targeted evidence is extraterritorially located or where it is not possible to identify the exact location of the data (‘loss of location’). Remote search and seizure entails searches that are either carried out by extending the initial search and seizure to devices accessible from the originally searched device or by remotely conducting search and seizure from other devices such as the law enforcement’s own. In addition to discussing the traditional mutual legal assistance procedures and alternative measures for accessing extraterritorial data, the dissertation scrutinizes whether remote search and seizure of extraterritorial data entails an extraterritorial application of jurisdiction to enforce and whether it can thereby be viewed as a breach of territorial sovereignty of the other state.


Interdisciplinary Cyber Research (ICR) workshop 2016


2nd of July, 2016 — Tallinn, Estonia

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young as well as established scholars undertaking research in various disciplines related to information and communication technologies such as computer sciences, political and social sciences, and law.

09:00 – Opening words, Ms Anna-Maria Osula & Prof Olaf Maennel
09:10 – Keynote, “On Artificial Intelligence and Steering the Future”, Mr Jaan Tallinn
10:05 – Keynote, “Artificial Intelligence: Will Judges and Lawyers Ever Enter the 20th Century (Never Mind the 21st Century)?”, Mr Stephen Mason
11:00 – Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 1: Use and Abuse of the Internet
Maarja Pild, “Liability for Posting, Liking, Tagging, Sharing or Doing Nothing at All on Facebook”
Lolita Berzina, “Application of the Right to Be Forgotten and the Jurisdiction in Internet”
Eva Vīksna, “Taming the Online Environment – Protection of Copyright on the Internet”
Mari Kert-Saint Aubyn, “Case Study: Ukrainian Electrical Grid Hack”

11:30 – 13:00 SESSION 2: Technology and Emerging Threats
Hayretdin Bahsi, “Mission Impact Assessment of Cyber Threats”
Ismail Melih Tas, Basak Gencer Unsalver, “Our Proposed SIP – Based Distributed Reflection Denial of Service (DRDoS) Attacks & Effective Defense Mechanism”
Johann David Krister Andersson, “Using Internet Protocol Packet Visualization to Support Defence Exercise Debriefing”
Huishi Yin, “Implementation and Evaluation of Kano-like Models Using Data from Online Sources”

13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 SESSION 3: Crime and Digital Technologies
Andra Siibak, “”People Who Defend Their Homeland”: Reasons and Motivations for Joining an Anti-Immigration Group on Facebook”
Tõnu Mets, “Admissibility of Digital Evidence”
Tiia Sõmer, “Visualising Cyber Crime based on the E-Crime Project: Mapping the Journeys of Cyber Criminals”
Margus Ernits, “How to Educate the Defenders of Cyberspace”

14:00 – 15:30 SESSION 4: Internet of Things
Michael Hua, “Security Analysis: NFC Tags and Signature RTD”
Petko Stefanov, “An Analysis of Security Flaws in the NFC Communication Protocol of Modern Mobile Devices”
Prescient Kannampuzha, “Security Investigation of a CAN Bus IoT Network Implementation and its Interface to the Internet”
Michael Bassi, “Engineering Change Management for Industrial Control System Security”

15:30 – Coffee break
15:50 – 17:00 SESSION 5: E-Governance
Gerli Aavik, “The Electronic Identification and Trust Service Regulation (EIDAS): An Analysis of its Compatibility with the Estonian E-Government System (EES)”
Sandra Särav, “E-Residency as the Estonian E-Government Éclat: How More Security Can Result in Less Privacy”
Nenin Hadzic, “Determining Specifications of Secure Database Architecture for Use within Australian Online Government”
Osura Jayasundara, “Recommendation of a Unified ID System for E-Government of Australia”

15:50 – 17:00 SESSION 6: Identity Theft and Verification
Torsten Schmickler, “Biometrics: the Future of Identity Verification”
Adrian Daniele, “Ethernet Device Anomaly Detection Using a Digital Fingerprint”
Olga Rodionova, “Medical Data Security of Wearable Fitness Devices”
Arnis Paršovs, “Security Analysis of Instant Messenger TorChat”

Registration deadline for non-authors is 27th of June 2016.


CyCon 2015 videos are now available online


Videos, proceedings and other materials from the 7th Conference on Cyber Conflict, CyCon 2015, are now available online.


Interdisciplinary Cyber Research workshop 2015


18th of July, 2015 — Tallinn, Estonia

The aim of the workshop is to bring together young as well as established scholars undertaking research in various disciplines related to information and communication technologies such as computer sciences, political and social sciences, and law. Attending the ICR workshop is free of charge and also open for participants who have not submitted an abstract (registration for non-authors is here). Travel to/from Tallinn and accommodation is to be covered by the participants.

9:30​ – Opening words, ​Tallinn University of Technology
9:35​ – Keynote presentation, ​“Data Sovereignty, Data Flow, and International Jurisdiction in Cloud Computing, ​Prof Christopher Millard​, Queen Mary University of London
10:05​ -Keynote presentation, ​“Gnawing Away at Internet of Things Silos”, ​Prof Jon Crowcroft​, University of Cambridge
Session 1: State and Cyber (Room 1)
“Governance of Cyber-Security in Elections”, ​Prof Robert Krimmer​, Tallinn University of Technology
“E-Estonia under an Actor Network Theory Perspective”, ​Carlos Vargas Alvarez Del Castillo​, Tallinn University
Session 2: Education and Digital Safety (Room 2)
“Representation of Snowden ́s Scandal in Estonian Media: Semiotic Logic of Fear”, Mari-Liis Madisson​, University of Tartu
Session 3: Privacy (Room 1)
“Tor Does Not Stink: Use and Abuse of the Tor Anonymity Network from the Perspective of Law”, Tomas Minarik​, NATO CCD COE
Session 4: Tech I (Room 2)
Session 5: Law (Room 1)
“ISP Liability & the Delfi case”, Karmen Turk​, University of Tartu
Session 6: Tech II (Room 2)

Registration deadline for non-authors: 10th of July 2015


National Cyber Security Organisation: Estonia


The study outlines the division of cyber security tasks and responsibilities between different agencies, describes their mandate, tasks and competences, and the coordination among them. In particular, it describes the mandates of political and strategic management; operational cyber security capabilities and cyber incident management; military cyber defence; and cyber aspects of crisis prevention and crisis management. It also offers a summary of the national information society setting and e-government initiatives as well as the national cyber security strategy objectives in order to clarify the context for the organisational approach in a particular nation.

Agencies mentioned: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Defence, Cyber Security Council of the Security Committee of the Government, Estonian Information System Authority (EISA (RIA)), Estonian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EE), Estonian Defence Forces, Strategic Communication Centre, NATO CCD COE, Estonian Defence League, National Crisis Management Committee, Ministry of the Interior, Estonian Internal Security Service (ISS (KAPO)).