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Cyber Security master’s theses defense in Tallinn University of Technology (June 2016)


Monday, June 6th 2016, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Defense committee: Rain Ottis (chairman), Hayretdin Bahsi, Ahto Buldas, Andro Kull, Risto Vaarandi, Raimundas Matulevicius.
The grades received (in random order): 4,4,4,3,3,3,3,3,2,1,0.

Time: 09:00
Student: Ferenc Szalai
Title: Does Cyber Security Exercise Information Sharing Work?
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Lauri Palkmets

Time: 09:40
Student: Taavi Sonets
Title: Improving User Simulation Team Workflow in the Context of Cyber Defense Exercise
Supervisor: Elar Lang, Rain Ottis
Reviewer: Priit Raspel

Time: 10:20
Student: Karl Kristjan Raik
Title: Improving Web Attack Campaign Overview in Cyber Defense Exercises
Supervisor: Elar Lang, Rain Ottis
Reviewer: Jaan Priisalu

Break 11:00 – 11:10

Time: 11:10
Student: Eve N Hunter
Title: A Comparative Analysis of Cybersecurity Guidelines and Standards for Nuclear Power Plants
Supervisor: Rain Ottis, Harry Kantola
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 11:40
Student: Alvar Ristikivi
Title: Failover test measurements of load balanced infrastructure
Supervisor: Toomas Lepik
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Break 12:20 – 13:00

Time: 13:00
Student: Kristo Kapten
Title: Threat Modeling framework for Home Gaming Consoles
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi
Reviewer: Emin Caliskan

Time: 13:40
Student: Sho Yano
Title: Security Analysis on Healthcare IoT Project
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Andro Kull

Time: 14:20
Student: Juan Manuel Rodríguez López
Title: Security Risk Assessment To The Use Of Digital Charting In Colombia
Supervisor: Alexander Horst Norta
Reviewer: Olaf Manuel Maennel

Break 15:00 – 15:10

Time: 15:10
Student: Florian Gasteiger
Title: R3AD an architecture to include UAVs in National Airspace
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 15:50
Student: Nisham Kizhakkedathil
Title: A Study Into the Prospects of Implementing End-to-End Verifiability in Estonian I-Voting
Supervisor: Tanel Tammet, Vadims Žuravļovs
Reviewer: Arnis Paršovs

Time: 16:30
Student: Rando Kulla
Title: Migrating PDF signing to New KSI Format
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu, Ahto Truu
Reviewer: Ahto Buldas

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

The grades received (in random order): 5,5,4,0,?,?,?,?,?,?,?

Time: 09:00
Student: Teet Laeks
Title: Raising the Awareness of Cyber Security Based on Estonian Defence Forces
Supervisor: Tiia Sõmer, Danel Apse
Reviewer: Andri Rebane

Time: 09:40
Student: Andres Sumin
Title: Evaluation method for cyber awareness course
Supervisor: Sten Mäses, Liina Randmann
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 10:20
Student: Kevin Lwakatare
Title: Contributions of Understanding and Defending Against Social Engineering Attacks
Supervisor: Anton Vedeshin
Reviewer: Alexander Horst Norta

Break 11:00 – 11:10

Time: 11:10
Student: Alexandria Elaine Farár
Title: A Deceptive Methodology Towards Early Detection of Advanced Cyber Threats
Supervisor: Hayretdin Bahsi, Bernhards Blumbergs
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Time: 11:40
Student: Onur Aydin Korkmaz
Title: Comprehensive Analysis of Cyber Attacks and Malware Using Low- and High-Interaction Honeypot
Supervisor: Truls Ringkjob
Reviewer: Mauno Pihelgas

Break 12:20 – 13:00

Time: 13:00
Student: Mina Gerges
Title: Log Monitoring and Event Correlation on Microsoft® Windows™ Using Simple Event Correlator
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi
Reviewer: Tiit Hallas

Time: 13:40
Student: Chen Zhuge
Title: C-Based Implementation of Logcluster, a Data Clustering and Pattern Mining Algorithm for Event Logs
Supervisor: Risto Vaarandi
Reviewer: Innar Liiv

Time: 14:20
Student: Morteza Fakoorrad
Title: Application Layer of Software Defined Networking: pros and cons in terms of security
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Truls Ringkjob

Break 15:00 – 15:10

Time: 15:10
Student: Zaghum Wahab Awan
Title: A GUI Simulator For WSNs Based Protocols with Energy Harvesting and Proposed Hash Based Mathematical Modelling for the Security
Supervisor: Truls Ringkjob
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 15:50
Student: Jaan Vahtre
Title: Detection of ransomware on Windows operating systems
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 16:30
Student: Vjatšeslav Panov
Title: Implementation of a Hash Function for Portable Executable Based on Structural Information
Supervisor: Truls Ringkob
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-315.

Defense committee: Raimundas Matulevicius (chairman), Hayretdin Bahsi, Rain Ottis, Meelis Roos, Vitaly Skachek.

Time: 09:00
Student: Luis Carlos Herrera Velasquez
Title: A Comprehensive Instrument for Identifying Critical Information Infrastructure Services
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 09:40
Student: Camilo Andres Pantoja Viveros
Title: Analysis of the Cyber Attacks against ADS-B Perspective of Aviation Experts
Abstract: The present paper has a profound literature review of the relation between cyber security, aviation and the vulnerabilities prone by the increasing use of information systems in aviation realm.
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel, Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 10:20
Student: Santiago Andres Sarmiento Bernal
Title: Detection solution analysis for simplistic spoofing attacks in commercial mini and micro UAVs
Abstract: This work analysis several spoofing detection methods found in the open literature, and selects the ones which can be suitable for mini and micro UAV technical specifications and operational scenario, for proposing a GPS spoofing detection solution developed in the application layer of an open source code Ground Control Station software SDK.
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel, Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Juhan-Peep Ernits

Break 11:00 – 11:10

Time: 11:10
Student: Allyson Ivy Hauptman
Title: Designing Digital Forensics Challenges for Multinational Cyber Defense Exercises
Supervisor: Patrycjusz Zdzichowski, Rain Ottis
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 11:50
Student: Luis Alejandro Velasquez Hurtado
Title: Colombia and the intelligence cycle in the 21st century, the digital age
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

Break 12:30 – 13:20

Time: 13:20
Student: Didier Dubey Suarez Medina
Title: Assessment of Web-based Information Security Awareness Courses
Supervisor: Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez
Reviewer: Rain Ottis

Time: 14:00
Student: Yuri Andrea Pinto Rojas
Title: Development of National Cyber Security Strategies (NCSSs), and an Application of Perspective to the Colombian Case
Supervisor: Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Break 14:40 – 14:50

Time: 14:50
Student: Alex Uriel Duran Santos
Title: Organizational Interaction Mechanisms Affecting Strategic Decision-Making During Cybercrime Investigations
Supervisor: Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez
Reviewer: Jaan Priisalu

Time: 15:30
Student: Carlos Arturo Martinez Forero
Title: Tabletop Exercise For Cybersecurity Educational Training; Theoretical Grounding And Development
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to suggest the improvement of potential and perceived weaknesses on the educational components of cyber security strategies, discussing awareness-training models with significant impact on the participants, focusing on strategic decision-making level personnel that could partake of cyber related incidents.
Supervisor: Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez, Raimundas Matulevicius
Reviewer: Uko Valtenberg, Tarmo Tuisk


Cyber Security master’s theses defense in Tallinn University of Technology (January 2016)


Monday, 18 January 2016, Akadeemia Tee 15a, Room ICT-411:

Time: 10:15
Student: Ennio Calderoni
Title: DNS Security: Analysis of Alternatives and an Android DNSSEC-Aware Browser
Supervisor: Truls Tuxen Ringkjob
Reviewer: Toomas Lepik

Time: 10:55
Student: Kadri Tahsildoost
Title: Usable Security of Two Factor Authentication Methods
Supervisor: Jaan Priisalu
Reviewer: Maria Claudia Solarte-Vasquez

Break 11:35 – 11:45

Time: 11:45
Student: Nisham Kizhakkedathil
Title: An Empirical Analysis of Current Estonian i-voting Model: Challenges and Prospects
Supervisor: Tanel Tammet
Reviewer: Jaan Priisalu

Time: 12:25
Student: Panagiotis Marzelas
Title: A Social Media Honeypot Method to Detect Spear Phishing
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Sten Mäses

Time: 13:05
Student: Seyedmorteza Zeinali
Title: Analysis of Security Information and Event Management
(SIEM) Evasion and Evasion Detection Methods
Supervisor: Bernhards Blumbergs
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Break 13:45 – 14:00

Time: 14:05
Student: Jesse De Boise Wojtkowiak II
Title: Addressing Insider Threat Vectors in an Information Society
Supervisor: Alexander Horst Norta,
Supervisor: Mauno Pihelgas
Reviewer: Hayretdin Bahsi

Time: 14:40
Student: Alvar Ristikivi
Title: Failover Test Measurements of Load Balanced Infrastructure
Supervisor: Olaf Manuel Maennel
Reviewer: Risto Vaarandi

Defense committee: Risto Vaarandi, Rain Ottis, Olaf Maennel, Raimundas Matulevicius, Hayretdin Bahsi.

The grades received (in random order): 4, 3, 3, 2, 1, 0, 0.

Call for ideas to improve Estonian Internet voting


Electronic Voting Committee invites those interested in Internet voting to attend the day of ideas event, which will take place on Thursday, 18 June, 2015 from 11:00 to 15:00 in the hall of commandant house at Toompea street 1, Tallinn.

I-voting in Estonia has been used already for 8 elections in 10 years. The system has been continuously developed, but since the time of the next regular elections is after little more than two years, it is an opportune time for introducing something larger and more substantial.

Hence the aim for the day of ideas: everyone will have the opportunity to present his ideas or thoughts on how to make i-voting even better, more secure, more transparent, more reliable, etc. – invited are both technical and organizational improvement proposals.

To have a smooth management of the event:
a) register your participation no later than 16 June by sending an e-mail to vvk dot ee.
b) describe in a few sentences the idea and give an estimate on the time needed for the presentation. If you wish, you can show the slides.

Invited are also those who do not have their ideas, but still would like to participate in the debate about the ideas.

Additional information: Tarvi Martens (Head of the Committee)


Sven Heiberg “What is possible for 2017”
Ivo Kubjas “Mixnets – why, what and how?
Arnis Paršovs “Homomorphic Tallying for Estonian Internet Voting”
Tanel Tammet “About e-election problems”
Ahto Truu “Data integrity detection KSI service”


Tallinn International CyberCrime Conference 2014


Location: Tallinn, Estonia – Radisson Blu Hotel Olympia
On 12 and 13 november 2014 the Tallinn University of Technology organizes the International Cybercrime Conference of 2014. The main agenda of the conference is to announce the official opening of TUT Centre of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security and to discuss current cyber security research.

Conference CyberCrime 2014, day 1, 12.11.2014 (most of the day in estonia – english simultaneous translation, with the exception of 2 presentations in english)

Moderator Aare Tammemäe, FinanceEstonia, Chairman of the Board
09.00 – 10.00 Registration and welcome coffee
10.00 – 10.15 Conference Opening Address: Prof Erkki Truve, Vice rector of Tallinn University of Technology
10.15 – 10.25 Mr Hanno Pevkur, Minister of the Interior, Republic of Estonia
10.25 – 11.10 Plenary Session 1
Key note speaker: Mrs Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Cyber Security Policy Advisor, European External Action Service.
EU Cyber Security Strategy and Capacity Building to Fight Cybercrime.
11.10 – 11.20 Mr Üllar Lanno, Estonian Forensics Science Institute.
The beginning of IT forensics in Estonia or how the 2CENTRE Estonia started
11.20 – 11.50 Coffe-break
11.50 – 12.20 Plenary Session 2
Mr Gert Jervan, Dean of Faculty of Information Technology, Tallinn University of Technology; Mrs Anu Baum, 2CENTRE Estonia; Rain Ottis, TUT Centre of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. TUT Cyber centre – past, present and future
12.20 – 12.25 The importance of the establishment of 2CENTRE Estonia. Welcoming word by Minister of the Justice of the Republic of Estonia, Andres Anvelt
12.25 – 12.50 Signing the memorandum of association of TUT Centre of Digital Forensics and Cyber Security
12.50 – 13.30 Panel Discussion – Erkki Truve, Heli Tiirmaa-Klaar, Andres Anvelt, Priit Pärkna, moderated by Gert Jervan, Dean of IT faculty of TUT
13.30 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 14.50 Ms Ann Mennens – B-CCentre (Belgium). The B-CCENTRE, establishing exchange and cooperation between academia, public and private sector in Belgium: a major challenge
14.50 – 15.10 Ms Cheryl Baker – University College Dublin (Ireland)
Success story of the university (UCD), IT-forensics in Ireland, Irish experience and challenges in the global forensics market
15.10 – 15.40 Coffe-break
15.40 – 16.00 Mr Tanel Tammet, Mr Rain Ottis, Mr Jüri Vain. Introduction of the Four Projects (e-Crime, ECESM, SEREIN, IT-Akadeemia)
16.00 – 16.30 Mr Andres Kütt – Advisor at Estonian Information System’s Authority. E-state, e-governance & e-citizen or why we need experts in digital forensics.
16.30 – 17.00 Conclusions of the Day 1
19.00 – 22.00 Reception hosted by prof Erkki Truve, Vice rector of Tallinn. University of Technology (admittance based on earlier registration). House of Brotherhood of the Blackheads
Pikk str 26, 10133 Tallinn
Phone: +372 631 3199

Conference CyberCrime 2014, day 2 (all day in English), 13.11.2014

Moderator Olaf Maennel
08.45 – 09.15 Registration
09.15 – 10.00 Gorazd Božič, Slovenia
Incident Response and CERT Cooperation in the Modern Age
10.00 – 10.15 Coffee break
10.15 – 11.00 Varis Teivāns, Deputy Manager of CERT.LV
“Role of Digital Forensics in Fight Against Cybercrime in Baltic States”
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.00 Matthew Sorell, Australia
Beyond metadata: non-cooperative provenance tracing of digital photography
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.30 – 14.15 Nickolas Falkner, University of Adelaide, Australia.
Security and Automated Configuration: Where Standards and Policy Fail, Complexity Will Not be Enough to Save Us.
14.15 – 15.00 Pavel Laptev, Estonia
Cyber Forensics view from the Estonian Forensic Science Institute
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.15 – 16.00 Gergely Toth, Deloitte Cyber Security Team
An Industry perspective on cyber security challenges
16.00 – 16.40 Olaf Maennel, Professor, Tallinn University of Technology.
Summarizing the 2’nd day of the conference