This year seminars will deal with different security protocols. You will familiarize yourself with the protocol and analyse it's strengths and weaknesses. Try to come up example cases where the given protocol is useful and where it cannot be used.

Group size

The seminars will be done in either small group (2 persons) or big group (4-5 persons). Small group presentation should last ~30 minutes and then have 15 minute discussion. Big group presentation should last ~60 minutes and then have 20 minutes for discussion

Written part

Write a document that describes the protocol and evaluates its strength and weaknesses. Describe the protocol and give your own analysis of it's security. Where it's security is based on. What are the pre assumptions that has to be fullfilled for system be secure. Describe the strengths and weaknesses. Return your document at least one week before your presentation. If you want feedback of the document, then return the draft version at least two weeks before the presentation.

After your presentation you will be given a chance to revise your paper based on the comments and discussions after presentation.

All the final documents will be put available at this website so that other course participants can read them. There will be at least one question in exam that is based on these presentations.


Give a presentation about the protocol or protocols. State how the protocol works, where the security lies on, what are the strengths and weakness. After the presentation there is some time reserved for discussion, when audience can ask questions and give comments. Activity and demonstartion of good understanding here will give extra points and can enhance your grade.

Exam may contain question from seminar work that can be downloaded from this page

No seminars will be added to this page for downloading between the timeframe of december 12-20.

Seminar times and topics

You can also suggest your own topic.

13.11 14-16 : canceled due lecturers work trip

14.11 16-18 : canceled due lecturers work trip

20.11 14-16:

  • S/MIME Mahesh Khakurel& N.N
  • PGP Mika Väisänen & Toni Kuronen

21.11 16-18

  • SSH :Erik Taavila
  • SET Dual signature Xing Jifeng, Han Qing

27.11 14-16

28.11 16-18 (4 presentations, so this may take longer than till 18:00)

  • Authentication protocol in GSM: Cristina Petre,Mwaba Kangwa
  • Kerberos: Martin Cizek, Florian Schmid, Luca Cimonetti
  • IPSEC: Mälkiä, Rouhiainen, Jama
  • IPSEC & VPN: Rauta, Virtanen, Kokkinen

4.12 14-16:

  • EAP in WPA2 (EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-SIM, EAP-FAST): Raine Kelkka, Antti Pöyhönen
  • WPA2: Petri Airaksinen, Niemelä

5.12 16-18:

11.12 14-16

  • OpenID: Juho Vartiainen, Antti Pohjonen
  • DRM -DTCP-IP (Digital Transmission Content Protection over IP): Brisk, Ketolainen & Kivinen

12.12 16-18

Other possible topics:

  • HB family (HB +, HB ++, HB-MP and possible variants) (Protocols are quite similar to each other so this task is intended for group of 4-5 persons. Presentation time ~1 hour) (or can be divided for 2 2 person groups)
  • Transparent and Secure remote network storage system: Master's thesis of Mika Boström
  • Liberty alliance Simplified (single) signon architecture: (Can be done in one group of 4-5 persons. Presentation time ~1 hour)
  • Your own suggestion
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