Department of Computer Science

Security and Privacy

Secure and private computing and communication systems.
Privacy and security illustration Matti Ahlgren Aalto University

The goal of this research area are 1) to create new technologies, designs, analysis methods for the development of secure and private computing and communication systems, and 2) advance the fundamental scientific knowledge in security engineering, including human factors.

These new technologies aim either to deter, prevent or detect malicious attacks and they should be, at the same time, secure, privacy-preserving, 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 networkconnected services and products, and scientific research can provide both fundamental understanding of the security issues and practical solutions that enable product development.

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Henkilökuvassa hymyilevä, parrakas ja silmälasipäinen Bruno Duarte on kahden muun miehen kanssa. Heillä kaikilla on siniset SECCLO-tunnuksin varustetut hupparit päällään.

Alumnus of SECCLO programme: ‘Creating a bond with Finland’

A summer internship led to a career in cybersecurity at Ericsson for Bruno Duarte from Paraguay, who graduated from the SECCLO Master’s programme in Security and Cloud Computing in 2020.

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Student Ekaterina Shmeleva from School of Science standing at Otaniemi campus / photo Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren

‘I’m happy I didn’t go anywhere else’ – HAIC scholars very satisfied with their studies at Aalto

As top applicants, Rina Shmeleva and Parinaz Avaznejad received scholarships for their master’s studies and now they share their study experiences

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SECCLO

European Commission grants €4M funding for SECCLO – Master’s Programme in Security and Cloud Computing

Aalto University has received continuing funding for a joint European master’s programme on security and cloud computing. The programme is coordinated by Aalto and operated jointly by six European universities. The funding enables the programme to attract some of the most talented master’s student with a variety of previous experience from around the world.

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Flexibility and enthusiastic teaching make the SECCLO programme a great option

The first graduates of the SECCLO programme share their study experiences

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Janne Lindqvist

Janne Lindqvist: You can’t help if you stay in the ivory tower

This sociable professor of computer science knows how to forge his own path and trusts his instinctive curiosity towards different research topics.

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HAIC Talks

Series of public lectures on contemporary topics in information security. Social Media: #HAICtalks

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Secure Systems research group demoday at Aalto University. Researchers are presenting information security research.

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More information on our research in the Research database.
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