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Cyber Security master’s theses defense in Tallinn University of Technology (January 2019)

January 14th, 2019, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 10:00
Student: Ephrem Demesa
Title: Implementation of a Hands-on Attack and Defense Lab on Insecure Direct Object References
Supervisor: Margus Ernits
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 10:40
Student: Mikk Romulus
Title: Security Testing Estonian Contactless Bank Cards
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel; Tiit Hallas
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 11:20
Student: Silver Saks
Title: Towards Building a Covert Cyberspace Operations Infrastructure
Supervisor: Bernhards Blumbergs
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

LUNCH 12:00-13:00

Time: 13:00
Student: Pavel Tšikul
Title: Encrypted Data Identification by Information Entropy Fingerprinting
Supervisor: Pavel Laptev
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 13:40
Student: Randel Raidmets
Title: Data Center Network Traffic Visibility with Open-Source Tools
Supervisor: Hannes Aavaste; Mauno Pihelgas
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 14:20
Student: Annika Aavaste
Title: How to Improve Data Protection in Local Governments by Complying to GDPR
Supervisor: Eneken Tikk
Reviewer: Kaie Maennel

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.

Agenda:
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)

11:30–13:00
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
14:00–15:30
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

15:50–17:00
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

Links:
http://cybercentre.cs.ttu.ee/icr2018/

Cybersecurity related bachelor’s and master’s theses in University of Tartu 2017/2018

Cyber Security Msc thesis:

Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Hybrid Terrorist Attack on a Power Plant
Student: Avramenko Valeriia
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahşi, Raimundas Matulevičius

HoneyProxy Implementation in Cloud Environment with Docker HoneyFarm
Student: Ahmed Elazazy
Supervisor: Anton Vedeshin, Truls Tuxen Ringkjob, Raimundas Matulevicius

Testing the Security Awareness Using Open-Source Tools – Spear Phishing
Student: Karina Filipczak
Supervisor: Sten Mäses, Raimundas Matulevičius

Assessing Generational Differences in Susceptibility to Social Engineering Attacks. A Comparison Between Millennial and Baby Boomer Generations
Student: Lejla Islami
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel, PhD Raimundas Matulevicius, PhD

How to Conduct Email Phishing Experiments
Student: Kaspar Jüristo
Supervisor: Sten Mäses, Olaf M. Maennel, Raimundas Matulevičius

Evaluation of Efficiency of Cybersecurity
Student: Mikko Luomala
Supervisor: Yannick Le Moullec, Jyri Paasonen, Meelis Roos

Fingerprinting a Organization Using Metadata of Public Documents
Student: Karl Mendelman
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel, Raimundas Matulevicius

Detecting Social Spamming on Facebook Platform
Student: Ghada Zakaria Mohamed
Supervisor: Innar Liiv , Raimundas Matulevičius

Forensic Data Properties of Digital Signature BDOC and ASiC-E Files on Classic Disk Drives
Student: Raul Nugis
Supervisor: Pavel Laptev, Raimundas Matulevičius

Online Cyber Security Exercise to Evaluate and Improve Individual Technical Specialists’ Cyber Incident Reporting Skills
Student: Andres Oras
Supervisor: Sten Mäses, Margus Ernits, Raimundas Matulevicius

Ensuring the Integrity of Electronic Health Records
Student: Alvar Ristikivi
Supervisor: MSc Jaan Priisalu, PhD Raimundas Matulevičius

Related thesis from other curricula:

A Tool for Supporting Multi-Perspective System Development Through Security Risk Management
Student: Madis Kaasik
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius
Master – Software Engineering

Post-Quantum Secure Time-Stamping
Student: Raul-Martin Rebane
Supervisor: Dominique Peer Ghislain Unruh
Master – Computer Science

Prediction Model for Tendencies in Cybersecurity
Student: Erik Räni
Supervisor: Justinas Janulevičius, Raimundas Matulevičius
Master – Software Engineering

Quantum-Secure Coin Toss Protocol Using Collapse-Binding Commitments
Student: Kristiine Saarmann
Supervisor: Dominique Unruh
Bachelor – Computer Science

Tool Support for Privacy-Enhanced Business Process Model and Notation
Student: Aivo Toots
Supervisor: Pille Pullonen, Luciano García-Bañuelos
Bachelor – Computer Science

Dangers of Phishing Based on a Tech-Company
Student: Lauri Välja
Supervisor: Kristjan Krips
Bachelor – Computer Science

Finding Java Security Vulnerabilities Using Static Analysis: Whence the Problem?
Student: Harald Astok
Supervisor: Vesal Vojdani
Bachelor – Computer Science

Links:
https://comserv.cs.ut.ee/ati_thesis/index.php?year=2018

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in Tallinn University of Technology (May 2018)

Monday, May 28th 2018, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 09:30
Student: Kristiina Renel
Title: Compliance with EU Personal Data Protection Framework in the Context of Public Sector Logging
Supervisor: Kaie Maennel
Supervisor: Kristjan Kikerpill
Reviewer: Andro Kull

Time: 10:10
Student: Belgin Tastan
Title: Securing Systems and Networks Using Deceptions With Cyber Kill Chain Methodology
Supervisor: Ahmed Tauseef
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 11:00
Student: Raquel Tabuyo Benito
Title: Forensic Analysis of a Steam Based Online Game
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Jens Getreu

Time: 11:40
Student: Kim Vahturov
Title: Using Indicators of Compromise to Automate Incident Triage. Proof of Concept
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik
Supervisor: Lauri Palkmets
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 13:00
Student: Alejandro Guerra Manzanares
Title: Application of Full Machine Learning Workflow for Malware Detection in Android on the Basis of System Calls And Permissions
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Supervisor: Sven Nõmm
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 13:40
Student: Romet Saaliste
Title: Estonian Government Related Challenges in Protection of Personal Data
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Birgy Lorenz

Time: 14:20
Student: Moira Gabriella Nguegaum
Title: A Structured Approach to the Identification of IPV6 Vulnerabilities in IPV4-only Local Area Networks
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Bernhards Blumbergs

Time: 15:20
Student: Stefano Panarese
Title: Nessuno: A Friend-to-Friend Anonymous Communication Protocol
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Ahto Buldas

Time: 16:00
Student: Amirhossein Akbari
Title: A Novel Approach for Securing HTML5 Client-Side Database, INDEXEDDB
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Aleksander Lenin

Tuesday, May 29th 2018, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 09:30
Student: Andres Rauschecker
Title: User-Oriented Privacy Enhancements for Web-Browsers
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 10:10
Student: Artur Luik
Title: The Design and Implementation of Automated Vulnerability Application Framework
Supervisor: Tanel Tetlov
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 11:00
Student: Daniele Mucci
Title: TED – The ELF Doctor. A Container Based Tool to Perform Security Risk Assessment for ELF Binaries
Supervisor: Bernhards Blumbergs
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 11:40
Student: Aleks Koha
Title: Impact Assessment of an EU GDPR Self-Assessment Qestionnaire on Entrepreneurs
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Supervisor: Anu Baum
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 13:00
Student: Kayode Olaitan Omotoye
Title: Business Process-Based Cyber Risk Assessment Using Healthcare System as Case Study
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Alexander Norta

Time: 13:40
Student: Mari Jääger
Title: Developing Records of Processing Activities in a Small Enterprise
Supervisor: Priit Raspel
Reviewer: Raimundas Matulevicius

Time: 14:20
Student: Simo Antero Hurttila
Title: From Information Security to Cyber Security Management – ISO 27001 & 27032 Approach
Supervisor: Andro Kull
Reviewer: Kaie Maennel

Time: 15:20
Student: Aditya Raj Das
Title: Comparing Battery Consumption of Malware Scanning Applications
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 16:00
Student: Danny Lopez Murillo
Title: A Balanced Lab for Teaching Ethical Hacking to Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 09:30
Student: Sille Laks
Title: Basic cyber security awareness training in a paramilitary organization (RESTRICTED)
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Supervisor: Markko Liutkevičius
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

Time: 10:10
Student: Andres Elliku
Title: Scalable Course on Cyber Attack Detection
Supervisor: Margus Ernits
Reviewer: Mauno Pihelgas

Time: 11:00
Student: Javid Asadli
Title: Proposing Action Plan in Cyber Security Capacity Building for Azerbaijan
Supervisor: Tiia Sõmer
Supervisor: Leyla Aliyeva
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 11:40
Student: Even Langfeldt Friberg
Title: The Cyber-Insurance Market in Norway: An Empirical Study of the Supply-Side and a Small Sample of the Maritime Demand-Side
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Supervisor: Ulrik Franke
Reviewer: Birgy Lorenz

Time: 13:00
Student: Nishaant Verma
Title: Comparative Analysis of Online Privacy and Security Concerns Between Generation Y and Generation Z in North India: A Pilot Study
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Supervisor: Mare Teichmann
Reviewer: Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez

Time: 13:40
Student: Taimur Tufail
Title: Comparing the National Cyber Security Framework of Pakistan with India and United Kingdom
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 14:40
Student: Fernando Rafael Garcia-Granado
Title: Cybersecurity Knowledge Requirements for Non-IT Strategic Level Decision Makers
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Andro Kull

Time: 15:20
Student: Hindrek Baum
Title: Detection of VLAN Hopping Attacks Using Switch’s Monitoring Options
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu
Reviewer: Aleksander Lenin

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in Tallinn University of Technology (January 2018)

January 8th, 2018, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 10:00
Student: Silvia Väli
Title: Analysis of Electron-based applications to identify XSS flaws escalating to code execution in open-source applications
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Bernhards Blumbergs

Time: 10:40
Student: Juhan Kaalep
Title: The Status, Reasons And Perspective of Cyber Security of Estonian SME-s in the Context of the Cyber Essentials Scheme
Supervisor: Andro Kull
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 11:20
Student: Tiiu Mamers
Title: The Art and Science of Information Security Investments for Small Enterprises
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Andro Kull

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.

Agenda:
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

Links:
http://cybercentre.cs.ttu.ee/en/icr2017/

Cybersecurity related bachelor’s and master’s theses in University of Tartu 2016/2017

Managing Security Risks Using Attack-Defense Trees
Abstract: The In this thesis, we have addressed risk management using Attack Tree. The contribution to resolve the problem in this thesis includes three steps. Obtaining an alignment from Attack-Defense trees to ISSRM. Measurement of the metrics of the nodes of tree using historical data.
Student: Salman Lashkarara
Curriculum: Software Engineering (MSc)
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Meelis Roos
Defense: 01.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-404

On Secure Bulletin Boards for E-Voting
Abstract: In this thesis, we propose a formal model for analysis of security and functionality of a bulletin board system motivated by the security requirements Culnane and Schneider introduced in Computer Security Foundations Symposium 2014.
Student: Annabell Kuldmaa
Curriculum: Computer Science (MSc)
Supervisor: Helger Lipmaa
Reviewer: Ahto Buldas
Defense: 01.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-404

Research and Proof of Concept of Selected ISKE Highest Level Integrity Requirements
Abstract: This work takes integrity domain under detail research to meet ISKE requirements and security objectives demanded for data with highest integrity needs.
Student: Deivis Treier
Curriculum: Cyber Security (MSc)
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Andrey Sergeev
Defense: 02.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-404

Method for Effective PDF Files Manipulation Detection
Abstract: The aim of this thesis is to ease the process of detecting manipulations in PDF files by addressing its source code, before having to use other methods such as image processing or text-line examination.  The result is the construction of a solid and effective method for PDF file investigation and analysis to determine its integrity.
Student: Gema Fernández Bascuñana
Curriculum: Cyber Security (MSc)
Supervisor: Pavel Laptev, Inna Ivask, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi
Defense: 02.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-404

Establishing, Implementing and Auditing Linux Operating System Hardening Standard for Security Compliance
Abstract: This paper provides a proof-of-concept solution for being compliant with operating system hardening requirements of the company by establishing, implementing and auditing Linux (Debian) operating system hardening standard.
Student: Martin Jõgi
Curriculum: Cyber Security (MSc)
Supervisor: Truls Tuxen Ringkjob, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Marko Kääramees
Defense: 02.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-404

A Prototype For Learning Privacy-Preserving Data Publising
Abstract:  This master thesis will discuss different threats to privacy, discuss and compare different privacy-preserving methods to mitigate these threats. The thesis will give an overview of different possible implementations for these privacy-preserving methods. The other output of this thesis is educational purpose software that allows students to learn and practice privacy-preserving methods.
Student: Rain Oksvort
Curriculum: Software Engineering (MSc)
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Benson Muite
Defense: 05.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-404

Filesystem Fuzz Testing Framework
Abstract: In the present thesis a fuzz testing framework was built, which can be used for finding time-of-check-to-time-of-use type bugs in Linux filesystems.
Student: Vladislav Alenitsev
Curriculum: Computer Science (BSc)
Supervisor: Meelis Roos, Kristjan Krips
Reviewer: Karl Tarbe
Defense: 07.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-404

Performance Testing Bulletin Board Implementations for Online Voting
Abstract: This work takes a look at two software solutions that can be used for such purpose and analyses their performance in testing environment imitating real election workload.
Student: Marek Pagel
Curriculum: Computer Science (BSc)
Supervisor: Sven Heiberg, Janno Siim
Reviewer: Ivo Kubjas
Defense: 07.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-404

Cybersecurity theses defence on June 9, 2017 in Tartu J. Liivi 2-403 at 10.00 AM.
Defence Committee: Raimundas Matulevičius (chairman), Olaf Manuel Maennel, Vitaly Skachek, Meelis Roos, Hayretdin Bahsi.
Grades received (random order): A, B, C, C, D.

Improving and Measuring Learning at Cyber Defence Exercises
Abstract:  This thesis takes a fresh look at learning in Cyber Defence Exercises (CDXs) and focuses on measuring learning outcomes. As such exercises come in a variety of formats, this thesis focuses on technical CDXs with Red and Blue teaming elements.
Student: Kaie Maennel
Curriculum: Cyber Security (MSc)
Supervisor: Rain Ottis, Liina Randmann, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Sten Mäses
Defense: 09.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-403

Federation of Cyber Ranges
Abstract: This study compares two cyber ranges and looks into possibilities of pooling and sharing of national facilities and to the establishment of a logical federation of interconnected cyber ranges. The thesis gives recommendations on information flow, proof of concept, guide-lines and prerequisites to achieve an initial interconnection with pooling and sharing capabilities.
Student: Allar Vallaots
Curriculum: Cyber Security (MSc)
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu, Uko Valtenberg, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Rain Ottis
Defense: 09.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-403

A New Heuristic Based Phishing Detection Approach Utilizing Selenium Webdriver
Abstract: In this paper, we focus on detecting login phishing pages, pages that contain forms with email and password fields to allow for authorization to personal/restricted content. We present the design, implementation, and evaluation of our phishing detection tool “SeleniumPhishGuard”, a novel heuristic-based approach to detect phishing login pages.
Student: Ahmed Nafies Okasha Mohamed
Curriculum: Cyber Security (MSc)
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel, Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi
Defense: 09.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-403

Analysis of Exploit-kit Incidents and Campaigns Through a Graph Database Framework
Abstract: A great deal of automation can be achieved here by using public APIs such as VirusTotal, whois databases, IP blacklists, etc during the analysis and a first part of our work is dedicated to that. We will then show that this approach reveals patterns and clusters from which decisions can be made from a defensive perspective.
Student: Guillaume Brodar
Curriculum: Cyber Security (MSc)
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik, Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Arnis Paršovs
Defense: 09.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-403

Investigation of JTAG and ISP Techniques for Forensic Procedures
Abstract: This thesis is focusing on JTAG and ISP physical acquisitions techniques. The aim is to give an overview of these techniques from a forensic point of view and in addition to some other tests will try to prove that are forensically equivalent to any other method.
Student: Stefanos Pappas
Curriculum: Cyber Security (MSc)
Supervisor: Pavel Laptev, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Emin Caliskan
Defense: 09.06.2017, Tartu, J.Liivi 2-403

Links:
https://www.cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/cs/kaitsmiste_ajakava_1_2_5_06.pdf
https://www.cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/cs/kaitsmiste_ajakava_6_7_8_9_06_.pdf

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


Monday, May 29, 2017, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Grades received (random order): 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 2, 2.

Time: 10:00
Student: Kristjan Oja
Title: Cyber Security Awareness For IT Students Through Practical Assignments
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 10:40
Student: Sander Arnus
Title: Providing guaranteed log delivery and proof value of logs
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi
Reviewer: Tiit Hallas

Time: 11:20
Student: Bolaji Ayoola Ladokun
Title: An Analytical Approach to Characterization of Targeted and Untargeted Attack in Critical Infrastructure Honeypot
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 12:00-13:00 – Lunch

Time: 13:00
Student: Iryna Bondar
Title: LUDROID: Evaluation of Android Malware Detection Tools and Techniques and Development of a First Line of Defense For the User
Supervisor: Emin Caliskan
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 13:40
Student:  Seifollah Akbari
Title: A New Method for the SYNful Knock Attack Implementation
Supervisor: Truls Ringkjob
Reviewer: Bernhards Blumbergs

Time: 14:20
Student: Safak Tarazan
Title: GPS Spoofing/Jamming Resilient Mini UAV Implementation Strategy
Supervisor: Truls Ringkjob
Reviewer: Juhan Ernits

Time: 15:20
Student: Danielle Morgan
Title: Security of Loyalty Cards Used in Estonia
Supervisor: Rain Ottis, Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Aleksandr Lenin

Time: 16:00
Student: Katrin Kukk
Title: Ensuring the digital continuity of e-Estonia in different crisis scenarios
Supervisor: Rain Ottis
Reviewer: Jaan Priisalu

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Grades received (random order): 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 1.

Time: 10:00
Student: Christopher David Raastad
Title: Euro 2.0 – Securing an Ethereum Crypto Fiat Currency System
Supervisor: Alex Norta
Reviewer: Raimundas Matulevicius

Time: 10:40
Student: Mobolarinwa Taofeek Balogun
Title: Comparative Analysis of Industrial IoT and HealthCare System IoT for Cyberterrorism
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Ahto Buldas

Time: 11:20
Student: Chengxiang Wang
Title: Classification of Black-Box Security Reductions and Oracle Separation Techniques
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas
Reviewer: Peeter Laud

Time: 12:00-13:00 – Lunch

Time: 13:00
Student: Celik Neslisah
Title: Anomaly Detection Using Locked Shields Logs
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Mauno Pihelgas

Time: 13:30
Student: Sophio Sakhokia
Title: Developing a Cyber Security Master Programme for Georgia
Supervisor: Tiia Sõmer
Reviewer: Olaf Maennel

Time: 14:20
Student: Zaghum Awan
Title: Analytical Comprehensive Approach to Cyber Laundering and its Solutions
Supervisor: Tiia Sõmer
Reviewer: Andro Kull

Cyber Security Summer School 2017: “Social Engineering Capture the Flag Summer School”

July 10-14, 2017, Estonian Information Technology College, Tallinn

A main focus on this year’s Cyber Security Summer School will be social engineering. With experts from all faculties, including computer science, law, criminology, forensics and psychology, the Summer School tries to give an impression on how and why social engineering works, how to prevent social engineering and how to find evidence for social engineering attacks.

Speakers:
Dirk Labudde, The University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Germany
Jeffrey Moulton, Louisiana State University, USA
Sandra Matz, University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, UK
Vesselin Popov, University of Cambridge Psychometrics Centre, UK

Monday, July 10th
08:00 – 09:00 Registration. Breakfast at IT College bitStop Cafe
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome by the organizers. Practical information
09:30 – 10:30 Introduction of the speakers and mentors. Allocation of teams
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Talk by Freddy Dezeure “Main Cyber Threats Affecting Our Society and How Your Social Footprint Helps the Adversary”
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break at IT College bitStop Cafe
13:30 – 14:30 Talk by Aunshul Rege “Tainted Love: Social Engineering at Dating Websites”
14:30 – 15:30 Cases by Kieren Niĉolas Lovell
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Introduction to CTF. Introduction of CTF-teams
17:30 – 20:00 Dinner and welcome party at IT College bitStop Cafe

Tuesday, July 11th
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at IT College bitStop Cafe
09:00 – 10:00 CTF-team-time
10:00 – 11:00 Talk by Didier Meuwly
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 Talk by Vesselin Popov on Big Data, Psychometrics and Profiling
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break at IT College bitStop Cafe
13:30 – 14:30 Social Engineering Talk by Dirk Labudde
14:30 – 15:00 CTF-team-time
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:15 Talk by Tobias Eggendorfer: How (not) to be phished
16:15 – 17:00 CTF-team-time
17:30 – 18:30 Dinner at IT College bitStop Cafe

Wednesday, July 12th
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at IT College bitStop Cafe
09:00 – 09:30 Presentations by CTF-teams on their results
09:30 – 10:30 Hands on Session by Dirk Labudde (Part 1)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Hands on Session by Dirk Labudde (Part 2)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break at IT College bitSop Cafe
13:30 – 15:00 Talk by Ralph Echemendia
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:15 Talk by Aleks Koha and Leonardo Romanello on Tools against Social Engineering
16:15 – 17:30 Briefing on the morning presentation, status update on the flags and CTF-team-time
17:30 – 18:30 Dinner at IT College bitStop Cafe

Thursday, July 13th
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at IT College bitStop Cafe
09:00 – 10:30 CTF-team-time
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 CTF-team-time
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break at IT College bitStop Cafe
13:30 – 15:00 Talk by Jeffrey Moulton “Privacy in the Digital World”, “This is Personal – Part II, The Internet of You”
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:30 CTF-team-time
18:30 Bus transfer IT College – city centre
19:00 – 22:00 Reception dinner in the Crown Hall of the Tallinn Teachers’ House (Tallinna Õpetajate Maja) at the Town Hall Square (Raekoja plats 14).
22:30 Bus transfer city centre – IT College

Friday, July 14th
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast at IT College bitStop Cafe
09:00 – 09:30 Status of CTF-Teams
09:30 – 10:00 Last flags for CTF
10:00 – 12:30 Presentations by CTF-Teams on their results
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break at IT College bitStop Cafe
13:30 – 15:00 Report writing and feedback
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30 Announcing the winner of CTF. Wrap-up, defusing, feedback to the organizers
16:30 – 17:30 Dinner at IT College bitStop Cafe

Links:
http://www.studyitin.ee/c3s2017

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


Cybersecurity theses defence on January 6, 2017 in Tartu J. Liivi 2-224 at 11.00 AM.
Defence Committee: Raimundas Matulevičius (chairman), Olaf Manuel Maennel, Vitaly Skachek, Meelis Roos, Hayretdin Bahsi.

Student: Christian Tschida
Title: The Way to the Specialist and Management Level of Cyber Hygiene Initiative
Abstract: The prototype, of the Cyber Hygiene e-learning course was implemented and tested in the Estonian Defence Forces in early 2016. This thesis builds up on this. It tries to clarify what data should be available to the specialists and what information should be reported to the management. Additional to many interviews with specialists and security experts, a questionnaire was created to raise coverage. The testing of the questionnaire was done at an international well known think tank.
Supervisor: Sten Mäses, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Andro Kull

Student: Mohit Kinger
Title: Enterprise Cloud Security Guidance and Strategies for Enterprises
Abstract: This thesis measures the myriad benefits of using cloud applications, and the effect of cloud computing on business performance. A nonexhaustive review of the existing literature revels that the security challenges faced by enterprises during cloud adoption and interoperability have to be addressed before the implementation of cloud computing. In this thesis, we provide a detailed overview of the key security issues in the realm of cloud computing and con-clude with the recommendations on the implementation of cloud security.
Supervisor: Andro Kull, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Alex Norta

Student: Priit Lahesoo
Title: The Electronic Evidence Examination Reporting System by the Example of West Prefecture
Abstract: This work will focus on practical issues like how to improve the speed of drawing up an electronic evidence examination protocol. The work was done basing on examination data results that collected in the West prefecture based on real work statistics and permission by the Police and Border Guard Board. As part of the work, the practical Microsoft Access application was developed by the author.
Supervisor: Truls Tuxen Ringkjob, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Student: Wael Mohamed Fathi Ahmed AbuSeada
Title: Alternative Approach to Automate Detection of DOM-XSS Vulnerabilities
Abstract: This thesis proposes an alternative methodology to detect DOM-XSS by building-up on the existing approach used by web scanners in detecting general XSS. The thesis proposes to add an extra scan layer which is an actual browser that would be resonsible for sending any request and render the recieved HTML response from webserver. To provide a proof of concept for this methodology, the thesis author created a web-based tool on that premises.
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Student: Vsevolod Djagilev
Title: Android Chat Application Forensic Process Improvement & XRY Support
Abstract: To solve a set of problems a forensic utility has been created, both manual & automated analysis of chat application data has been done. Main result in this work allows not only to perform a search, but to write a modules in Python, which can make search narrower and each of modules can understand particular format, if needed.
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Emin Caliskan

Links:
http://www.cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/cs/cybersecurity_theses_defence_schedule.pdf