The goal of the Secure Systems research group is to create new technologies and design and analysis methods for the development of secure computing and communication systems. The new technologies should be, at the same time, secure, easy to use, and inexpensive to deploy. As is typical for security research, our results also include the discovery of novel attacks and previously unknown classes of vulnerabilities in existing systems. Security against malicious attacks is a basic requirement for all network-connected services and products, and scientific research can provide both fundamental understanding of the security issues and practical solutions that enable product development.
- June 20: Our annual Demo Day was a big success with 140+ participants! Big thanks to all students, academia and company people for coming and for your interest towards our research!
- June 18: Congratulations to a new Doctor in Science in Technology! Jian Liu, M.Sc., defended his dissertation “Privacy-Preserving Cloud-Assisted Services” on 18 June 2018 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science.
- June 13: Already 130+ registrations to our Demo Day next week Wednesday, June 20! Registration is open until June 20, but we hope you register asap if you are planning to come. Check for program on the Demo Day 2018 event page!
- June 4: Honorable mention to SSG Alumna Klaudia Krawiecka’s Master’s thesis “Improving Web Security Using Trusted Hardware” by the Finnish society for Computer Science at the Annual Symposium of Computer Science on June 4 in Turku, Finland. Klaudia’s work introduced SafeKeeper, a system that is designed to address the challenge of protecting user’s passwords and other types of sensitive data in web servers. Klaudia received also SCI Master’s Thesis Award 2017 (1000 €) granted by the Dean of School of Science, Aalto University.
- May 28: Jian Liu, M.Sc., will defend his dissertation “Privacy-Preserving Cloud-Assisted Services” on 18 June 2018 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science. Opponent: Professor Dr. Moti Yung, Columbia University, United States. Custos: Professor N.Asokan, Aalto University, School of Science, Department of Computer Science.
- May 23: SafeKeeper has been noticed and summarized by The Morning Paper. Read more about SafeKeeper on our blog or on our SafeKeeper page
- May 3: Upcoming HAIC Talk on June 19 by Prof. Moti Yung (Snap and Columbia University) on “The Advertisement Exchange: How to Develop Agile Cryptographic Support for an Evolving Ecosystem“. HAIC Talks are open to everyone and free of change. However, we encourage you to register.
- April 30: Dr. Andrew Paverd has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2017-18 US-UK Fulbright Cyber Security Scholar Award. He will be visiting Prof. Gene Tsudik at the University of California, Irvine from May – August 2018.
- March 21: Demo Day 2018 update: keynote lecture “Science of Security—Theory vs. Measuring the Observable World” by Paul Van Oorschot, Professor of Computer Science (Carleton University, Canada). Secure Systems Demo Day 2018 is part of Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC) public outreach program, open to everyone and free of charge. Please register here.
- February 28: The Finnish Cultural Foundation’s prize for outstanding cultural achievements (€30,000) was presented to Professor Emerita Kaisa Nyberg from Aalto University from her remarkable work on effective protection of information and secure communication. Read more from Aalto CS News (Finnish) and from Aalto Inside (Engligh).