We are an information security research group at the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.

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.


  • August 2o: Open positions available in our group for postdoctoral researchers. If you want to do systems security research, click for more information.
  • June 27: Doctoral candidate MSc. Elena Reshetova’s dissertation Mobile and embedded platform securitywas approved by the pre-examiners and the public defense of the dissertation will take place on 14 September 2018 at Aalto University.
  • 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.

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