TeamUSEC

Theses

Generally, we are interested in topics concerning IT security and privacy with an emphasis on human factors. Feel free to take a look at our recent publications for an overview over the institute's research direction.

Thesis Contact

We do not offer a pre-compiled list of thesis topics, but prefer to find an individual thesis topic based on your interest and skills.

As a foundation for discussing possible thesis topics matching your skills and interests, please include the following information in your email:

  • Your experiences in IT security with relevance for a thesis such as attended lectures, previous (programming) projects, or private hobbies related to IT security.
    • Please do not include a transcript of your grades for privacy reasons.
  • Your programming background (Programming languages you could comfortably use in your thesis).
  • Your general idea of your thesis direction, e.g., more theory focused such as a review of existing literature, more study focused such as a tool comparison, or more programming focused such as a software implementation.

We do accept theses (and emails) in English or German.

You can contact us via email at theses@sec.uni-hannover.de

Please note: It might take some time to hear back from us, as we receive a large amount of thesis-related emails. If you really want to write a thesis with us, feel free to send a reminder email after a week or so to bump your request back to the top of our stack.

Completed Theses

2021

Till Deeke (BSc)
Sichere Paketverwaltung mit Composer? - Eine Analyse der Abhängigkeit populärer PHP-Anwendungen auf GitHub
Jakob Kühl (BSc)
Comparison of Tools for Docker Security

2020

Kai Leßmeiser (BSc)

Dominik Langhorst (BSc)
Konzeption und Evaluation eines automatisierten Abgabesystems im Rahmen der universitären Lehre
Noah Kornelius Wöhler (MSc)
An ACME Broker for Automated Certificate Acquisition in University Environments
Jan Knittel (BSc)
BrokenWrt: Vulnerable Router Firmware for Practical Network Attacks
Florian Langenhagen (BSc)
CookieBANner: Implementierung und Evaluation einer Browsererweiterung für automatisierte Cookie-Banner-Interaktion
Nadine Sinner (BSc)
Privacy and Web Server Logs: An Interview Study on Web Server Log Configurations under Consideration of the GDPR
Jan Klemmer (MSc)
The Effect of PSD2 on the German Android Banking App Ecosystem
Arwin Mavaji (BSc)
Examining the Privacy and Security of Online Meme Generators: A Parameterized Website Analysis
Mindy Tran (BSc)

Hannah Deters (BSc)
SSID Snooper: Ein Framework zum Identifizieren datenschutzbezogener Informationen in SSIDs
Jasper Houben (BSc)
Analyse des Einsatzes von Anti Ad-Block Ansätzen mittels bildbasierter Verfahren
Jan Krägenbring (BSc)
CTFronted: Management Interface for CTF-Challenges in Security Teaching
Miriam Schierding (BSc)
An Examination of Security Software Developers’ Usability Decisions
Simon Stork (BSc)
Design einer Nutzerstudie zur DSGVO-Compliance von Websites
Christian Thoms (MSc)
Virtualisation-based Infrastructe for Practical IT-Security Exercises

2019

Alexander Krause (BSc)
wh173 h47 h4ck1n6: Eine disziplinübergreifende CTF-Challenge zu Lehrzwecken
Jannik Meinecke (BSc)
Automatisches Framework zur Unterstützung von Forschern bei der Durchführung von Mturk Studien
Florian Gruhlke (BSc)
A Feasibility Study of Classifying Security Advice for Developers
Fabian Johannsen (BSc)
An Empirical Study of Alexa Skills Metadata in the Amazon Store
Jascha Schütte (BSc)
Plattform zur Visualisierung von TLS Parametern
Konstantin Fischer (MSc @RUB)
'So I found your Password in this breach...' - Towards Measuring the Effectiveness of Data Driven Password Nudges
Anna Lena Rothaler (BSc @RUB)
An Interview Study to Identify Challenges on Operating Platforms for Investigative Journalism

2018

David Wischnjak (BSc)
Eine Sicherheitsanalyse mobiler Krankenkassenapplikationen
Marcel Jahnke (BSc)
Stärkung mentaler Modelle mit Animationen: Eine Fallstudie für Secure Messaging
Daniel Klamt (BSc)
Traffic Analysis in Home Networks for Botnet Detection
Gerald Wiese (BSc)
Erkennen von Botnet-Infektionen im Kontext von Local Area Networks
Michael Gunder (BSc)
Integration von Zertifikaten für Sicherheitskritische Web-Entwicklung
Bjoern Noetel (BSc)
Crypto-Bot: Anwendungsfall getriebene Generierung sicherer und gut benutzbarer Kryptografischer Code Snippets
Philip Ostendorf (BSc)
Identifying Insecure Internet of Things Devices in a Local Area Network
Niklas Busch (MSc)
Design, Implementierung und Evaluation eines Werkzeuges zur benutzerfreundlichen Systemhärtung