School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Kaie is a Lecturer in the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Her primary research interest is in Human Aspects of Cyber Security, more specifically Cyber Awareness and Hygiene, Serious Games (Cyber Defence Exercises) and the use of Learning Analytics in Cyber Related Training. Furthermore, she is interested in Usable Security, Information Security Culture, Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Management and Information Security/Cybersecurity Audits. She has over 20 years of corporate experience in Audit and Assurance (Deloitte) and is a qualified auditor with ACCA, CIA and Estonian CPA licences.
Date Position Institution name 2023 - ongoing Lecturer The University of Adelaide 2021 - 2023 Researcher Tallinn University of Technology 2017 - 2021 Early Stage Researcher Tallinn University of Technology 2015 - 2023 Senior Manager, Central Europe Audit & Assurance Learning Leader Deloitte Audit Eesti AS 2009 - 2015 Manager, Global Audit Learning Team Member Deloitte LLP 2008 - 2009 Manager Deloitte Audit Eesti AS 2005 - 2008 Senior Analyst to Manager Deloitte Australia 2001 - 2005 Assistant to Senior Deloitte Audit Eesti AS 2001 - 2001 Internal Auditor Estonian Ministry of Environment 1999 - 2001 Managing Secretary Estonian Accounting Board 1998 - 1999 Financial Analysts / Administrative Assistant Trailway Rental AS 1994 - 1998 Secretary-Accountant OU APEK Piimandus
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Estonian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review German Can read, write and understand spoken Russian Can speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2021 Tallinn University of Technology Estonia PhD Information and Communication Technology 2015 - 2017 Tallinn University of Technology Estonia MSc Cybersecurity (Digital Forensics) 1994 - 1998 Concordia International University Estonia Estonia BSc International Business
Date Title Institution name Country 2018 Certified Trainer Palo Alto United States 2017 Student Member / Certification in Progress ISACA Estonian Chapter (CISA) Estonia 2010 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) The Institute of Internal Auditors USA 2009 FCCA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants United Kingdom 2009 Estonian Certified Auditor with signing Authority in Estonian Republic Estonian Auditors' Association Estonia
Year Citation 2023 Maennel, K., Brilingaitė, A., Bukauskas, L., Juozapavičius, A., Knox, B. J., Lugo, R. G., . . . Sütterlin, S. (2023). A Multidimensional Cyber Defense Exercise: Emphasis on Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Aspects. SAGE Open, 13(1), 12 pages.
2022 Mäses, S., Maennel, K., & Brilingaitė, A. (2022). Trends and challenges for balanced scoring in cybersecurity exercises: A case study on the example of Locked Shields. Frontiers in Education, 7, 13 pages.
2021 Domarkienė, I., Ambrozaitytė, L., Bukauskas, L., Rančelis, T., Sütterlin, S., Knox, B. J., . . . Brilingaitė, A. (2021). Cybergenomics: Application of behavioral genetics in cybersecurity. Behavioral Sciences, 11(11), 15 pages.
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2019 Maennel, K., Mäses, S., Sütterlin, S., Ernits, M., & Maennel, O. (2019). Using Technical Cybersecurity Exercises in University Admissions and Skill Evaluation. IFAC-PapersOnLine, 52(19), 169-174.
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Year Citation 2022 Flahault, A. (Ed.) (2022). Transitioning to Good Health and Well-Being. In . MDPI.
2021 Maennel, K., Kivimägi, K., Maennel, O., Sütterlin, S., & Ernits, M. (2021). Remote Technical Labs: An Innovative and Scalable Component for University Cybersecurity Program Admission. In M. E. Auer, & T. Ruutmann (Eds.), Educating Engineers for Future Industrial Revolutions (Vol. 1329, pp. 521-533). New York, NY, USA: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG.
2018 Lepik, T., Maennel, K., Ernits, M., & Maennel, O. (2018). Art and Automation of Teaching Malware Reverse Engineering. In P. Zaphiris, & A. Ioannou (Eds.), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Learning and Teaching (Vol. 10925, pp. 461-472). New York, NY, USA: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG.
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2018 Maennel, K., Mäses, S., & Maennel, O. (2018). Cyber Hygiene: The Big Picture. In N. Gruschka (Ed.), Secure IT Systems (Vol. 11252, pp. 291-305). New York, NY, USA: SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG.
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Year Citation 2023 Melnikovas, A., Lugo, R. G., Maennel, K., Brilingaitė, A., Sütterlin, S., & Juozapavičius, A. (2023). Teaching pentesting to social sciences students using experiential learning techniques to improve attitudes towards possible cybersecurity careers. In A. Andreatos, & C. Douligeris (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security Vol. Vol. 22 (pp. 1-9). Piraeus, Greece: Academic Conferences International.
2022 Babayeva, G., Maennel, K., & Maennel, O. M. (2022). Building an Ontology for Cyber Defence Exercises. In Proceedings - 7th IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, Euro S and PW 2022 (pp. 423-432). Online: IEEE.
2022 Karimnia, R., Maennel, K., & Shahin, M. (2022). Culturally-sensitive Cybersecurity Awareness Program Design for Iranian High-school Students. In P. Mori, G. Lenzini, & S. Furnell (Eds.), PROCEEDINGS OF THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY AND PRIVACY (ICISSP) (pp. 121-132). Setubal, Portugal: SCITEPRESS.
2021 Mases, S., Maennel, K., Toussaint, M., & Rosa, V. (2021). Success Factors for Designing a Cybersecurity Exercise on the Example of Incident Response. In Proceedings - 2021 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops, EuroS&PW (pp. 259-268). New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
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2020 Maennel, K. (2020). Learning Analytics Perspective: Evidencing Learning from Digital Datasets in Cybersecurity Exercises. In 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (Euro S&PW) (pp. 27-36). New York, NY, USA: IEEE COMPUTER SOC.
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2020 Ernits, M., Maennel, K., Mäses, S., Lepik, T., & Maennel, O. (2020). From simple scoring towards a meaningful interpretation of learning in cybersecurity exercises. In B. K. Payne, & H. Wu (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, ICCWS 2020 (pp. 135-143). England: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd.
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2017 Maennel, K., Ottis, R., & Maennel, O. (2017). Improving and measuring learning effectiveness at cyber defense exercises. In H. Lipmaa, A. Mitrokotsa, & R. Matulevicius (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 10674 LNCS (pp. 123-138). Switzerland: Springer Verlag.
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2017 Kont, M., Pihelgas, M., Maennel, K., Blumbergs, B., & Lepik, T. (2017). Frankenstack: Toward real-time Red Team feedback. In MILCOM 2017 - 2017 IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) Vol. 2017-October (pp. 400-405). New York, NY, USA: IEEE.
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Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2023 Co-Supervisor A framework of risk analysis in contested and dynamic environments Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Eyoel Worku Teffera
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2022 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Assessment of Cyber Security Awareness Among Delhi Students Tallinn University of Technology - Master Full Time Ankit Rana 2021 - 2022 Principal Supervisor The Role of Individual and Organisational Factors on the Employees' Information Security Awareness and Vulnerability Management Efficiency Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Olga Senberg 2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Cyber Security Awareness Level of Secondary High-School Students: The Case of Azerbaijan Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Orkhan Rustamli 2020 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Domain Ontology for Cyber Defense Exercises Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Gulkhara Babayeva 2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Culturally-Sensitive Instructional Design of a Cybersecurity Awareness Program for High School Students in Iran, Hormozgan Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Rooya Karimnia 2020 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Information Security Management for Teleworking in Small and Medium Enterprises during the COVID-19 Crisis Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Kapil Yadav 2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Predicting Students' Success Using Technical Labs as Part of University Admission to a Cyber Security Program Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Kristian Kivimagi 2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Compliance with EU Personal Data Protection Framework in the Context of Public Sector Logging Tallinn University of Technology - Master - Kristiina Renel
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2022 - 2022 Locked Shields Workshop NATO CCDCOE Estonia
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