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.
- 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).
- February 5: HAIC public outreach lecture “Recent Trends in Cybercrime” by Yves Vandermeer, on Feb 22, in Dipoli, Espoo. The event is free of charge, but registration is required: https://haic-public-outreach.eventbrite.co.uk
- January 8: The next Annual Demo Day will be held on June 20, 2018. Registration is open!
- December 15: Applications open to SECCLO – Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing and Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Major in Security and Cloud Computing at Aalto University. Scholarships available for top students!
- December 8: Dr. Andrew Paverd and Dr. Kari Kostiainen (SSG alumnus) got the Best Reviewer Award in the WIFS 2017! Congratulations!
- November 28: The application period to SECCLO begins next week Dec 4! Read more.
- November 16: The European Commission has granted €2.9M funding for SECCLO – Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing starting in 2018. See press release from Aalto University.
- October 24: Klaudia Krawiecka’s masters thesis Improving Web Security Using Trusted Hardware has been selected as the best Information Security masters thesis in Finland for 2016-17. See press releases from Aalto, Tietoturva, and Tivia.