Security and Privacy
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.
Secure Systems Demo Day 2022
The Secure Systems Demo Day is an annual meet-up for researchers and students in academia and industry and gives an overview of the current information security research going on in Finland’s capital area.
Chris Brzuska elected Computer Science teacher of the year 2021
The teacher of the year was announced at the CS Department meeting on Thursday 16 December 2021.
Russell Lai is at the vanguard of cryptography
Aalto University’s new Assistant Professor Russell Lai is a cryptography researcher, who wants to bring the fruits of his academic work to the use of everyday citizens, without sacrificing robustness.
Doctoral thesis: Technology that's better at detecting hate speech may also increase security risks
Advances in language technology don't only facilitate moderation but also censorship, says Tommi Gröndahl, who is defending his dissertation on language technology methods.
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.
‘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
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.
Related research groups
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.
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (external link)
Collaborative institute for research on information technology.
Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI (external link)
International research hub for artificial intelligence
Helsinki-Aalto Institute for Cybersecurity (HAIC) (external link)
Helsinki-Aalto Institute for Cybersecurity (HAIC) is a strategic initiative set up by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki in June 2016 to ensure excellence in cybersecurity research and education.