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Cybersecurity related bachelor’s and master’s theses in University of Tartu 2022 (June)

The defences are taking place on the first and second week of June.

May 31 (online):

Time: 09:15
Student: Xuejun Wu (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Security in Remote Update of Medical Devices
Supervisor: Tuomas Aura, Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Denizalp Kapisiz

May 31 (online):

Time: 13:00
Student: Kert Tali (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Parallel and Cloud-Native Secure MultiParty Computation
Supervisor: Riivo Talviste, Pelle Jakovits
Reviewer: Eero Vainikko

Time: 13:45
Student: Karl Hannes Veskus (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Privacy-preserving data synthesis using trusted execution environments
Supervisor: Liina Kamm, Sven Laur
Reviewer: Arnis Parsovs

June 3 (online):

Time: 11:45
Student: Geitrud Pank (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Lab Package: Mobile application security testing
Supervisor: Dietmar Pfahl, Hina Anwar
Reviewer: Alejandra Duque-Torres

June 3 (online):

Time: 10:30
Student: Olivier Levasseur (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Model-Driven Engineering of Blockchain Oracles
Supervisor: Mubashar Iqbal, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Vimal Kumar Dwivedi

Time: 11:15
Student: Ekaterina Zhuchko (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Formal Analysis of Non-Malleability for Commitment Schemes in EasyCrypt
Supervisor: Denis Firsov, Sven Laur
Reviewer: Peeter Laud

Time: 12:00
Student: Sanam Nisar (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Defining Blockchain-Based Techniques for Privacy Conflict-Resolution in CrossOrganizational Processes for E-Health Systems
Supervisor: Aleksandr Kormiltsyn, Alex Norta, Vimal Dwivedi
Reviewer:

Time: 12:45
Student: Anel Abylkassymova (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Machine Learning Method For Detecting Botnet Attacks Originated From The Iot Networks
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Sven Nõmm, Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 13:30
Student: Gediminas Milašius (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Integration Analysis of Various eID Authentication Solutions Used in the Private Sector of Estonia
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Kristjan Krips

Time: 14:15
Student: Elizabete Liene Šterna (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Security Architecture of the Latvian eParaksts mobile
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Inguss Treiguts

June 7:

Time: 12:15
Student: Anna Shamritskaya (Innovation and Technology Management MSc)
Title: Information security assessment in a startup
Supervisor: Mari Seeba, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Juliia Trabskaja

Time: 9:15
Student: Anita Sarv (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Implementation of multifactor authentication in Bank of Estonia
Supervisor: Toomas Krips
Reviewer: Jürmo Mehine

Time: 10:45
Student: Mark Robin Kalder (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Bug bounty programs and ethical hacking
Supervisor: Alo Peets, Margus Niitsoo
Reviewer: Anne Villems

Time: 12:00
Student: Allan Alikas (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Privacy preserving anonymization software
Supervisor: Sulev Reisberg
Reviewer: Liina Kamm

June 8:

Time: 10:00
Student: Semjon Kravtšenko (Computer Science BSc)
Title: The Estonian Mobile-ID implementation on the SIM card
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Jürgen Niinre

June 9:

Time: 13:00
Student: Kristjan Pühvel (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Password cracking and hashing functions on the example of UT accounts
Supervisor: Alo Peets
Reviewer: Kristjan Krips

June 10:

Time: 14:30
Student: Kalmer Keerup (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Implementation of an user access control respecting file server
Supervisor: Tarmo Oja, Heili Orav
Reviewer: Mart Oruaas

Links:
https://cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/2022-06/Defence7.6.22.pdf
https://cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/2022-06/Kaitsmine%2008.06.2022_0.pdf
https://cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/2022-06/Kaitsmine%2010.06.2022_0.pdf

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

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 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 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
Title: EXTRACTION OF FORENSIC ARTIFACTS FROM HOME ROUTERS
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

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

The defences are taking place on the first and second week of June.

Student: Ivo Pure (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: An Automated Methodology for Validating Web Related Cyber Threat Intelligence by Implementing a Honeyclient
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi, Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Alejandro Manzanares

Student: Bruno Didier Produit (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Optimization of the ROCA (CVE-2017-15361) Attack
Supervisor: Arnis Paršovs
Reviewer: Jan Villemson

Student: Kärt Padur (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Information Security Risk Assessment in the Context of Outsourcing in a Financial Institution
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius, Liis Rebane, Toomas Vaks
Reviewer: Andro Kull

Student: Marek Matsalu (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: The Development of Digital Forensics Workforce Competency on the Example of Estonian Defence League
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius, Hillar Põldmaa
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Student: Pubudini Gayanjalie Dissanayake (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: A Comparison of Security Risk Analysis in the In-house IT Infrastructure and Cloud Infrastructure for the Payment Gateway System
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Raimundas Matulevičius
Reviewer: Alexander Horst Norta

Student: Lukáš Bortník (Cyber Security MSc)
Title: Mobile Phone Digital Evidence Providers to Investigate Driver’s Distraction
Supervisor: Pavel Laptev, Satish Narayana Srirama
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Student: Mari Seeba (Conversion Master in IT)
Title: A Specification of Layer-Based Information Security Management System for the Issue Tracking System
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius, Ahto Buldas
Reviewer: Meelis Roos

Student: Doris Sarapuu (Conversion Master in IT)
Title: Penetration Testing of Glia’s Web Application
Supervisor: Kristjan Krips, Carlos Paniagua
Reviewer: Riivo Talviste

Student: Kaspar Kala (Conversion Master in IT)
Title: Refinement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Model: Administrative Fines Perspective
Supervisor: Raimundas Matulevičius, Jake Tom
Reviewer: Eneken Tikk

Student: Maksym Yerokhin (Software Engineering MSc)
Title: Multi-level Policy-aware Privacy Analysis
Supervisor: Pille Pullonen, Luciano García-Bañuelos
Reviewer: Sara Belluccini

Student: Reelika Tõnisson (Computer Science MSc)
Title: Tighter Post-quantum Secure Encryption Schemes Using Semi-classical Oracles
Supervisor: Dominique Peer Ghislain Unruh
Reviewer: Sven Laur

Student: Helen Tera (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Introduction to Post-Quantum Cryptography in Scope of NIST’s Post-Quantum Competition
Supervisor: Dominique Unruh
Reviewer: Raul-Martin Rebane

Student: Omar Purik (Computer Science BSc)
Title: Creation of Practical Assignments on Information Security for High School Students
Supervisor: Kristjan Krips, Tauno Palts
Reviewer:

Links:
https://comserv.cs.ut.ee/ati_thesis/index.php?year=2019
https://www.cs.ut.ee/sites/default/files/www_ut/kaitsmised_v_30-05.pdf

Cyber Security master’s theses defense in TalTech (May 2019)

May 27th, 2019, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-411.

Time: 10:00
Student: Olesia Yaremenko
Title: Skills Evaluation of Participants of Cybersecurity Exercises on the Example of a Virtual Hands-on Forensic Lab
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Reviewer: Kaie Maennel

Time: 10:40
Student: Saber Yari
Title: Creating Cyber Security Exercises for Open Source Intelligence and Reverse Engineering
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Reviewer: Birgy Lorenz

Time: 11:20
Student: Heleri Aitsam
Title: Teaching Cyberethics and Measuring Cyberethical Behavior in a Classroom Setting
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Reviewer: Birgy Lorenz

LUNCH 12:00-12:40

Time: 12:40
Student: Jaana Metsamaa
Title: Framework for Measuring and Maximizing Security Feature Impact in Business to Business SaaS Products
Supervisor: Andro Kull
Reviewer: Erwin Orye

Time: 13:20
Student: Bitchiko Kodua
Title: Creating Labs for Web Application Security and Methods of Defining Difficulty Levels
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Kaie Maennel

BREAK 14:00-14:30

Time: 14:30
Student: Jorge Alberto Medina Galinda
Title: Generation of Malware Behavioral Datasets in a Medium Scale IoT Networks
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Olaf Maennel

Time: 15:10
Student: Roman Kononov
Title: Macintosh Operating System Exploitation and Intrusion Prevention
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik
Reviewer: Olaf Maennel

Time: 15:50
Student: Kristine Hovhannisyan
Title: Applying Confidence-Building Measures to Cyber Conflict: Computer Emergency Response Cooperation and Cyber Espionage
Supervisor: Eneken Tikk; Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Anna-Maria Osula

May 28th, 2019, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 10:00
Student: Alberto Zorrilla Garza
Title: Beaconleak: Use and Detection of 802.11 Beacon Stuffing as a Covert Channel
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 10:40
Student: Krishna Vaishnav
Title: Analysis of WhatsApp Data Obtained before the General Election (Lok Sabha) 2019 in India
Supervisor: Olaf Maennel
Reviewer: Adrian Venables

Time: 11:20
Student: Alessandro Mirani
Title: Unintentional Cybercrime
Supervisor: Tiia Sõmer
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

LUNCH 12:00-12:40

Time: 12:40
Student: Abenezer Berhanu Weldegiorgis
Title: Developing National Cybersecurity Strategy for Ethiopia
Supervisor: Mika Kerttunen
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 13:20
Student: Tambet Paljasma
Title: Validating Docker Image and Container Security Using Best Practices and Company Policies
Supervisor: Margus Ernits
Reviewer: Alejandro Guerra Manzanares

BREAK 14:00-14:20

Time: 14:20
Student: Kirke Pralla
Title: Creation of Freely Accessible Interactive Training Materials for Secure Android Development
Supervisor: Margus Ernits
Reviewer: Alejandro Guerra Manzanares

Time: 15:00
Student: Annika Aavaste
Title: How to Improve Data Protection and Information Security in Local Governments Using GDPR compliant training
Supervisor: Eneken Tikk
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 15:40
Student: Randel Raidmets
Title: A Comparative Analysis of Open-Source Full Packet Capture Software Solutions
Supervisor: Mauno Pihelgas
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

May 29th, 2019, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 10:00
Student: Nikita Kuznietsov
Title: Researching Underground Forums to Improve Fraud Detection at TransferWise [RESTRICTED defense]
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu; Sandra Horma
Reviewer: Aleksandr Lenin

Time: 10:40
Student: Kristopher Ryan Price
Title: Analysis of the Impact of Poisoned Data within Twitter Classification Models
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu; Sven Nõmm
Reviewer: Kieren Lovell

Time: 11:20
Student: Andreas Jürimäe
Title: The Security Implications of DMARC in Estonian Goverment Institutions Based on Phishing Attacks in Cambridge University
Supervisor: Kieren Lovell
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

LUNCH 12:00-12:40

Time: 12:40
Student: Vita Krainik
Title: Distributed Consensus Problems and Protocols: a Systematic Literature Review
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas
Reviewer: Alex Norta

Time: 13:20
Student: Deniz Basar
Title: Uniqueness Criteria for Blockchain Type Distributed Ledgers
Supervisor: Ahto Buldas
Reviewer: Jaan Priisalu

BREAK 14:00-14:20

Time: 14:20
Student: Henry Okere
Title: Analysis of a Node-based Integrity Attack on Networked SCADA Power Plant
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Ahto Buldas

Time: 15:00
Student: Mostafa Hadi
Title: Making the shift from DevOps to DevSecOps at Distribusion Technologies GmbH
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Kieren Lovell

Time: 15:40
Student: Joanna Rose Castillon Del Mar
Title: Automated Photo Categorization for Digital Forensic Analysis Using a Machine Learning-Based Classifier
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahşi; Leo Mršić; Krešimir Hausknecht
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

May 30th, 2019, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 10:00
Student: Kayla Marie Cannon
Title: America’s Panopticon: Privacy Implications of Facial Recognition By Law Enforcement
Supervisor: Mika Kerttunen
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 10:40
Student: Andres Antonen
Title: Securing an Automated Code Testing System
Supervisor: Ago Luberg
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 11:20
Student: Jessica Ai Truong
Title: Evaluating the Detection Accuracy of JA3 and JA3S in Security Monitoring of SSL Communication
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

LUNCH 12:00-12:40

Time: 12:40
Student: Tornike Nanobashvili
Title: Improving the Use of a Cyber-Insurance Product in Georgia: the Example of Commercial Banks
Supervisor: Eneken Tikk; Mika Kerttunen
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 13:20
Student: Arefeh Fathollahi Kalkhoran
Title: Data Breach: NIST and GDPR
Supervisor: Eneken Tikk
Reviewer: Mika Kerttunen

BREAK 14:00-14:20

Time: 14:20
Student: Chinmay Khandekar
Title: Cookie Security and its Implementation in the Light of GDPR and E-Privacy Regulation
Supervisor: Eneken Tikk
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

Time: 15:00
Student: Nurbanu Konayeva
Title: Application of Active Learning for Botnet Detection
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi; Sven Nõmm
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 15:40
Student: Raul Ezequiel Jimenez Haro
Title: Forensic Tool to Study and Carve Virtual Machine Hard Disk Files
Supervisor: Pavel Laptev
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

May 31th, 2019, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Time: 10:00
Student: Maarja Heinsoo
Title: Implications of Information Security Culture on Risk Management – Case of a Technology Company
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Kaie Maennel

Time: 10:40
Student: Prabin Krishna Subedi
Title: Forensics Analysis of Client-Side Artifacts in Cloud-Based Applications
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Matthew Sorell

Time: 11:20
Student: John Chukwufumnanya George
Title: Analysis of the Impact of Bank Verification Number on Financial Security in Nigeria and Potential Cyber Threat Through Social Engineering
Supervisor: Andro Kull
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

LUNCH 12:00-12:40

Time: 12:40
Student: Roman Müller
Title: Analysis of the Estonian X-tee network based on centralized log data [RESTRICTED defence]
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu; Sven Nõmm
Reviewer: Peeter Laud

Time: 13:20
Student: Ragnar Kobin
Title: A Model for Evaluating State Cyber Security Exercises
Supervisor: Rain Ottis; Kim Joonsoo
Reviewer: Tiia Sõmer

Time: 14:20
Student: Sasan Rezaeifars
Title: Hands-on Lab for Teaching Security Misconfiguration and Broken Authentication
Supervisor: Sten Mäses
Reviewer: Andro Kull

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

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