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Education / Qualifications

Ethical Hacking and Computer Security, MSc (Distinction), Abertay University, Scotland
Award Date: November 2016

Computer Science, BSc (1.8), Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Award Date: July 2014

Computing and Networks, BSc Hons (First Class), Abertay University, Scotland
Award Date: July 2013

Personal profile

Tolga Ünlü is a PhD candidate and Graduate School Representative at the School of Design and Informatics (SDI), Abertay University. In his PhD research, he investigates methodologies and techniques to integrate intrusion detection and response capabilities into web applications to make them attack-aware. The academic qualifications that Tolga holds are a MSc in Ethical Hacking and Computer Security, a BSc in Computer Science, and a BSc (Hons) in Computing and Networks. In addition to his academic qualifications, Tolga has also industry experience in the development and maintenance of web applications and web services.


  • 2022 - Abertay Chancellor Bestows Postgraduate Student Fund
  • 2022 - Student Travel Grant for the 43rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops


Modules taught as a teaching assistant for 2020/21:

  • CMP204 Dynamic Web Development

Research interests

Web Development, Software Engineering, Software Testing, Intrusion Detection, Active Defense and Deception

Knowledge Exchange

Invited talks

  • Active Defense & Deception Workshop, 7th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P) 2022, Genova, Italy. Talk title: "Ready for Detection! A Survey on Attack-Awareness Means in Web Frameworks" (June 2022)

Reviewer roles

  • Programme Committee (Reviewer) – International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (IEEE CyberSA) 2021, Dublin, Ireland.




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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