Cyber Security Strategies in an AI Generation
The unique challenges SME's face in securing their digital assets and data, and how they can implement robust security protocols in an AI generation.
Thesis project description
This thesis will investigate practical, scalable cybersecurity strategies for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Recognizing the unique challenges SMEs face, such as limited budgets and expertise, the study will focus on identifying cybersecurity threats specific to SMEs and evaluating affordable, efficient security solutions with AI.
The research will include a survey of current cybersecurity risks, an assessment of various security frameworks and tools suitable for SMEs, and interviews with industry experts. The goal is to develop a set of straightforward, actionable cybersecurity guidelines tailored to the needs and constraints of SMEs, emphasizing cost-effectiveness and scalability using AI.
Managerial value of the research
The Danish Centre for Cyber Threats currently rates the risk of cyberattacks against Denmark as "VERY HIGH.
This means a collaboration with this Thesis Topic will provide a company gains early access to these innovative strategies, offering a competitive edge in cybersecurity preparedness and positioning them closer to industry leaders.
Ultimately, the work aims not only to enhance the cybersecurity posture of the collaborating company but also to set a benchmark in the SME sector, inspiring broader industry adoption of effective digital defenses.
Research topic motivation
My thesis on "Cybersecurity Strategies for SMEs" was inspired by a personal event. One day, I returned home to a shocking scene — a break-in, resulting in the loss of my life savings and assets. This wasn't just a setback; it was a life-altering moment that brought the importance of security, both physical and digital, into sharp focus.
In the aftermath, I turned my attention to cybersecurity. I started an ethical hacking course and achieved a CompTIA Security+ certification. This journey was more than academic; it was about equipping myself with the knowledge and skills to prevent such vulnerabilities in the future. Alongside my studies, I began providing IT support to older people, a group often overlooked in the digital security conversation. This experience has shown me firsthand the widespread need for accessible, effective cybersecurity education and solutions.
Now, my thesis aims to address this need on a larger scale for SMEs. It's about taking my personal loss and transforming it into proactive strategies that can protect businesses from the kind of digital threats that are as devastating as any physical break-in. This project is a fusion of personal lessons and professional expertise, all dedicated to one mission: safeguarding others from the digital dangers that can strip away what they've worked so hard to build.
Why collaborate with us
Among many talented candidates, i think my commitment and availability makes me a standout choice for this project. With the deadline nearing, I've arranged to dedicate myself full-time to this thesis. Outside of my evening sports routine, which keeps me balanced and focused, my entire schedule for the next two months is devoted to this work. I've already completed all my courses and have no re-exams. + I've already gotten the flu this year so i've got that one less :)
I'm not just looking for occasional updates; I'm prepared for an in-depth, continuous collaboration with a company. I'm available nearly 24/7. This commitment is about more than just completing a thesis; i am hoping to provide real value to a company and create something that's both academically sound so my supervisor will be happy and practically valuable for your as a company.
6 to 8 weeks.
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Danish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Other
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Project Researcher #1
I'm a tech student and athletics enthusiast. Balancing studies with sports, I've learned the importance of discipline and teamwork. I enjoy helping others, whether through my study abroad agency or by solving computer problems. Looking forward to a Master's thesis opportunity where I can apply my practical tech skills.
Passion and motivation
I'm motivated to wake up in the morning to feel like i'm on a mission to change things for the better using technology. Whether for students or providing support to SME's, i hope that my Master's thesis can level up my ability to make a change for the better in an Ethical Company.
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