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Secure Systems Demo Day 2024

Welcome to the Secure Systems Demo Day 2024!

Secure Systems Demo Day is organized by the Secure Systems research groups at Aalto University and University of Helsinki in collaboration with Helsinki-Aalto Institute for Cybersecurity (HAIC) to showcase our current research in information security and to seek valuable inputs from external visitors. The event brings together local academia, students and industry and gives an overview of on-going information security research in Finland’s capital area.

Demo day is an excellent opportunity for students and researchers to network and search for open positions within the local infosec industry and academia. If you are interested in advertising internship and/or thesis positions, please contact our coordinator Niina Idänheimo ( for more information.

Secure Systems annual Demo Days are public events and free of charge.

Date: 17.6.2024

Time: 14:00-18:00

Location: Computer Science building, Aalto University. Street address: Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.


Contact for more information: Niina Idänheimo (


13:00-14:00          Registration desk open, CS lobby (1st floor)

14:00-15:00           Research highlight talks, T1 auditorium (2nd floor)

  • Lachlan Gunn, Aalto University
  • Samuel Marchal, VTT

15:00-18:00           Poster session & company desks, CS library (1st floor)

List of presentations at the poster session (check back for updates):

Cloud security

  • Jose Luis Martin-Navarro, Jacopo Bufalino, Mario Di Francesco and Tuomas Aura, Aalto University: Policy generation and misconfiguration abuse in Kubernetes networks (poster)


  • Jose Luis Martin-Navarro, Antonio M. Larriba, Damián López, Universitat Politècnica de València: Electronic voting with revocation (poster)

Cybersecurity education:

  • Chris Brzuska and Russell Lai, Aalto University: Cryptography at Aalto (poster)
  • Cyber Citizen: Cyber City Tycoon – game demonstration.
    • Cyber Citizen is a three-year project, with the aim of developing and enhancing the cyber security skills of all EU citizens. As part of this initiative, we’ve created an innovative and educational game: Cyber City Tycoon. This game seamlessly combines education and entertainment in a unique way. In the game, the player collaborates with cybercriminal robots to develop strategies and scams that one might encounter in real life. Not only is this game entertaining, but it also provides essential knowledge and lessons on how to navigate safely in the cyber world and steer clear of potential security threats.
  • Shuto Kuriyama and Russell Lai, Aalto University: Lattice Friendly Argument System over Cyclotomic Ring (poster)
  • Harri Kähkönen and Valtteri Niemi, University of Helsinki: Network for Cybersecurity Education in Finland (poster)

Machine learning and security

  • Md Muzammal Hoque, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland: On Resource Consumption of Distributed Machine Learning in Network Security (poster)
  • Oskari Järvinen and Lachlan Gunn, Aalto University: ML Property Attestation using TEEs (poster and demo)
  • Vipul Kumar and Lachlan Gunn, Nokia/Aalto University: Security for AI/ML in RAN applications (poster)
  • Marika Meinander and Mikko Kiviharju, Patria/Aalto University: Image geolocation (poster)
  • Tuukka Ormio and Mikko Kiviharju, Aalto University: Improving Static Analysis Reporting with Large Language Models (poster)

Mobile security

  • Sanish Gurung, Amy Sidibè and Valtteri Niemi, University of Helsinki: Fake Base Station Detection (poster and demo)

Network security

  • Fajar Malik and Tuomas Aura, Aalto University: Securing User Progression from Short-Lived Stateless to Persistent Stateful Container (poster)
  • Mariam Moustafa, Mohit Sethi and Tuomas Aura, Aalto University: Formal models of key exchange with raw public keys (poster) Winner of the Best Poster Award!
  • Sanzhar Yeleuov, Jose Luis Martin Navarro, Tuomas Aura, Aalto University: Double-edged sword:  Exploring DoS attacks using CDN (poster)
  • Jawad Zaheer, Tuomas Aura, Aalto University: Covert watermarking of digital documents (poster)

Platform security

  • Zainab Ahmad, Jimmy Kjällman and Lachlan Gunn, Ericsson/Aalto University: Multi-Platform Attestation Verification (poster)
  • Joonas Ahola, Sampo Sovio and Philip Ginzboorg, Huawei: Implementation of split-key protocols for secure enclaves (poster)
  • Philipp Giersfeld, Philip Ginzboorg, Sampo Sovio and Valentin Manea, Huawei: Establishing Trusted Channels for Confidential Workloads (poster)
  • Shahd Omer and Pekka Laitinen, Huawei: Implementation of GlobalPlatform TPS keystore using OPTEE (posterWinner of the Best Poster Award!
  • Parsa Sadri Sinaki and Lachlan Gunn, Aalto University: Formal Modelling of Blinded Memory in a System-on-Chip (poster)
  • Salem Wollel, Otto Seppälä, Sanna Suoranta, Aalto University: Authenticating and Authorizing the Caller: A Defense Mechanism Against Caller ID spoofing (poster) Runner-up for the best Poster Award!


  • Gizem Akman and Valtteri Niemi, University of Helsinki: Privacy-Aware E-coupons (poster)
  • Mohamed Taoufiq Damir and Valtteri Niemi, University of Helsinki: Privacy-Preserving Fair Meeting Point Agreement (poster & demo)

Threat intelligence and security operations

  • Alina Kostetska, Jari Rasinen and Lachlan Gunn, Vaisala & Aalto University: REST API Security Testing within the IEC-62443-4-1 Standard (poster)
  • Mikko Luomala, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland: Cyber Threat Intelligence for Security Operation Centres (SOCs) and Surveillance Technology: A literature review (poster)

Usable security

  • Amel Bourdoucen and Janne Lindqvist, Aalto University: Privacy of Default Apps in Apple’s Mobile Ecosystem (poster)
    • Amel Bourdoucen and Janne Lindqvist. 2024. Privacy of Default Apps in Apple’s Mobile Ecosystem. In Proceedings of the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’24), May 11–16, 2024, Honolulu, HI, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 32 pages.
  • Amel Bourdoucen and Janne Lindqvist, Aalto University: Privacy Is the Price: Player Views and Technical Evaluation of Data Practices in Online Games (poster)
    • Amel Bourdoucen, Leysan Nurgalieva, and Janne Lindqvist. 2023. Privacy Is the Price: Player Views and Technical Evaluation of Data Practices in Online Games. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 7, CHI PLAY, Article 418 (November 2023), 43 pages.
  • Antti Virtanen and Sanna Suoranta, Aalto University: Accept all cookies? Eye-tracking studies of cookie consent forms (poster)

Attending companies and organizations:

If you are interested in the programs and presentations of the previous Demo Days, follow this link: If you want to know more about the history of these events, you might find the following blog post interesting: In a decade, the Secure Systems Demo Day has become a “must” for security experts.

We look forward to meeting you in the event!

People mingling at the poster session.
Secure Systems Demo Day events bring together students and researchers from academia and infosec companies. Last summer, 100+ participants attended the Secure Systems Demo Day 2023 that was organised in the CS building at Aalto University. Photo by Matti Ahlgren, Aalto University.