Petra Leimich

Petra Leimich

Dr Petra Leimich

Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Biography

I joined Edinburgh Napier University in September 2015 as Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks and a member of the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networking and Security and the Cyber Academy. I was previously Senior Lecturer in Computing at Abertay University. My main area of expertise is Digital Forensics, specifically Cloud and Big Data Forensics.

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Events

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • TLAD Conference Chair and Editor of Proceedings
  • Conference Organiser: BNCOD 2010

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner at the University of Brighton
  • External Examiner at University of the West of England
  • External Examiner at De Montfort University, Leicester
  • External Examiner at Glasgow Caledonian University

 

Invited Speaker

  • Database Security

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • Reviewer for Digital Investigation
  • Reviewer for ICDF2C 2017
  • Reviewer for Cyber SA 2017
  • Reviewer for JDFSL
  • Reviewer for Journal of Cybersecurity Technology
  • Scientific Committee Member for SCME 2016

 

Date


19 results

Fast Forensic Triage Using Centralised Thumbnail Caches on Windows Operating Systems

Journal Article
Mckeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2020)
Fast Forensic Triage Using Centralised Thumbnail Caches on Windows Operating Systems. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 14(3),
A common investigative task is to identify known contraband images on a device, which typically involves calculating cryptographic hashes for all the files on a disk and check...

A Forensic Audit of the Tor Browser Bundle

Journal Article
Muir, M., Leimich, P., & Buchanan, W. J. (2019)
A Forensic Audit of the Tor Browser Bundle. Digital Investigation, 29, 118-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2019.03.009
The increasing use of encrypted data within file storage and in network communications leaves investigators with many challenges. One of the most challenging is the Tor protoc...

Sub-file Hashing Strategies for Fast Contraband Detection

Conference Proceeding
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2018)
Sub-file Hashing Strategies for Fast Contraband Detection. In 2018 International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security)https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecPODS.2018.8560680
Traditional digital forensics processes do not scale well with the huge quantities of data present in a modern investigation, resulting in large investigative backlogs for man...

Reducing the Impact of Network Bottlenecks on Remote Contraband Detection

Conference Proceeding
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2018)
Reducing the Impact of Network Bottlenecks on Remote Contraband Detection. In 2018 International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security)https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecPODS.2018.8560671
Cloud based storage is increasing in popularity, with large volumes of data being stored remotely. Digital forensics investigators examining such systems remotely are limited ...

Fingerprinting JPEGs With Optimised Huffman Tables

Journal Article
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2018)
Fingerprinting JPEGs With Optimised Huffman Tables. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 13(2), https://doi.org/10.15394/jdfsl.2018.1451
A common task in digital forensics investigations is to identify known contraband images. This is typically achieved by calculating a cryptographic digest, using hashing algor...

Fast Filtering of Known PNG Files Using Early File Features

Conference Proceeding
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2017)
Fast Filtering of Known PNG Files Using Early File Features. In Proceedings of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
A common task in digital forensics investigations is to identify known contraband images. This is typically achieved by calculating a cryptographic digest, using hashing algor...

A RAM triage methodology for Hadoop HDFS forensics.

Journal Article
Leimich, P., Harrison, J., & Buchanan, W. J. (2016)
A RAM triage methodology for Hadoop HDFS forensics. Digital Investigation, 18, 96-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2016.07.003
This paper discusses the challenges of performing a forensic investigation against a multi-node Hadoop cluster and proposes a methodology for examiners to use in such situatio...

Editorial: TLAD 2015

Conference Proceeding
Leimich, P., & Bhogal, J. (2015)
Editorial: TLAD 2015. In Proceedings TLAD 2015. 13th International Workshop on the Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Databases
No abstract available.

From crime to court - an experience report of a digital forensics group project module.

Presentation / Conference
Leimich, P., Ferguson, I., & Coull, N. (2014, November)
From crime to court - an experience report of a digital forensics group project module. Paper presented at HEA Teaching Computer Forensics Workshop, Sunderland, UK
This paper discusses the large-scale group project undertaken by BSc Hons Digital Forensics students at Abertay University in their penultimate year. The philosophy of the pro...

A Comparison of Geo-tagging in Mobile Internet Browsing Applications on iOS and Android.

Presentation / Conference
Comer, S., & Leimich, P. (2014, July)
A Comparison of Geo-tagging in Mobile Internet Browsing Applications on iOS and Android. Paper presented at CFET 2014: 7th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education & Training, Christ Church,
Nowadays there is almost no crime committed without a trace of digital evidence, and since the advanced functionality of mobile devices today can be exploited to assist in cri...

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • IntelliChair: Sitting Posture Monitoring in Ambient Intelligence