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Cyber Security Engineering bachelor’s theses defense in TalTech (January 2023)

Defence of bachelor theses in Cyber Security Engineering programme takes place on 19 January 2023 at 15:00 in room ICO-316.
Members of the committee: Valdo Praust (head), Kaido Kikkas, Mohammad Tariq Meeran, Aleksei Talisainen

Student: Mihhail Karagjaur
Title: Ransomware Detection with Machine Learning

Student: Dominik Zoltán Kovács
Title: Automated Vulnerability Scanning of the Network Segments of an Internet Service Provider

Student: Benedek Matveev
Title: The NIST SP 800-53 Revision 5 Standard Compliance at an IT Startup: an Applicability Analysis and Implementation

Student: Vladislav Sidorenko
Title: A Method for Bypassing the Valve Anti-Cheat System in Video Games


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/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

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 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”


Defence of Cyber Security Engineering Diploma Theses at TUT IT College

Tuesday, 5 June at 9.00-12.00, room 217, for the first time defence of diploma theses on English language based curriculum Cyber Security Engineering:

Chairman of the Defence Committee: Valdo Praust
The Defence Committee: Aleksei Talisainen, Kaido Kikkas, Toomas Lepikult

  • Title: Security Monitoring Solutions by the Example of Baltic Computer Systems AS
    Student: Mohanad Aly Hassan Ali Elsafty
  • Title: Extendable Botnet for IT College Lab
    Student: Etienne Iotefa Marie Barrier
  • Title: A Cyber Security Training Module for Healthcare Workers
    Student: Sheela Gowry Sumathi Raju
  • Title: Protecting Windows Privileged Accounts
    Student: Lộc Phan Văn

Grades (in random order): 5, 5, 4, 2


Cyber Security master’s theses defense in Tallinn University of Technology (January 2017)

Monday, January 9, 2016, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.
Defense committee: Rain Ottis (chairman), Hayretdin Bahsi, Raimundas Matulevicius, Andro Kull.
The grades received (in random order): 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2.

Time: 10:00
Student: Christian Ponti
Title: Use of ICMPv6 in a Scenario-based Experiment for Computer Network Exfiltration and Infiltration Operations
Supervisor: Bernhards Blumbergs
Reviewer: Olaf Manuel Maennel

Time: 10:40
Student: Terézia Mézešová
Title: Attack Path Difficulty – An Attack Graph-based Security Metric
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Aleksandr Lenin

Time: 11:20
Student: Jens Getreu
Title: Forensic-Tool Development with Rust
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Break – 12:00

Student: Chengxiang Wang
Title: Classification of Black-Box Security Reductions and Oracle Separation Techniques

Time: 13:00
Student: Dineta Mahno
Title: Design of Cyber Security Awareness Program for the First Year Non-IT Students
Supervisor: Truls Ringkjob
Reviewer: Kaido Kikkas

Time: 13:40
Student: Gvantsa Grigolia
Title: Evaluation of Data Ownership Solutions in Remote Storage
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas
Reviewer: Jaan Priisalu

Time: 14:20
Student: Kasper Prei
Title: Measuring Personnel Cyber Security Awareness Level Through Phishing Assessment
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel, Bernhards Blumbergs
Reviewer: Sten Mäses