Elias Ekonomou

Elias Ekonomou

Dr Elias Ekonomou

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Elias Ekonomou is a Lecturer in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University affiliated with the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks, and Security and The Cyber Academy.

Elias teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level, namely at the GCHQ-certified MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics, and supervises honours, master’s and PhD students. Elias leads BSc Computing, a TNE course delivered in Myanmar (Burma) – a collaboration of Edinburgh Napier University and Info Myanmar College.

His research is centred on computer security, with a strong preference in lightweight applications and the contexts of IoT and health/social care. On this basis, he has transferred knowledge in the industry with KTP, consultancies and commercialisation projects.

Elias joined Edinburgh Napier in 2011 as a researcher in security for e-Health applications, he worked on numerous projects relating data security, privacy, identity and access rights in the context of health and social care. For his PhD (University of Salford, 2010), he designed a lightweight secure data transportation protocol for WSN/IoT. Moreover, he has 20 years professional experience in website development and system administration in Linux.

Elias is a full professional member of BCS (MBCS), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a former SE/RSE Enterprise Fellow.

Esteem

Media Activity

  • Research Team to Showcase Research on Cybercrime and Computer Security at Alumni Day for 50th Anniversary

 

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Addressing the DAO Insider Attack in RPL’s Internet of Things Networks

Journal Article
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E., Qasem, M., Romdhani, I., & Mackenzie, L. (2018)
Addressing the DAO Insider Attack in RPL’s Internet of Things Networks. IEEE Communications Letters, 23(1), 68-71. https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2018.2878151
In RPL routing protocol, the DAO (Destination Advertisement Object) control messages are announced by the child nodes to their parents to build downward routes. A malicious in...

A Survey of Limitations and Enhancements of the IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-power and Lossy Networks: A Focus on Core Operations

Journal Article
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A. Y., Ekonomou, E., Alsarhan, A., Nasser, Y., Mackenzie, L. M., & Boukerche, A. (2018)
A Survey of Limitations and Enhancements of the IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-power and Lossy Networks: A Focus on Core Operations. Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Society, https://doi.org/10.1109/COMST.2018.2874356
Driven by the special requirements of the Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs), the IPv6 Routing Protocol for LLNs (RPL) was standardized by the IETF some six years ago to tack...

A Novel Adaptive and Efficient Routing Update Scheme for Low-Power Lossy Networks in IoT

Journal Article
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E., Romdhani, I., Nasser, Y., & Boukerche, A. (2018)
A Novel Adaptive and Efficient Routing Update Scheme for Low-Power Lossy Networks in IoT. IEEE Internet of Things, 5(6), 12. https://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2018.2862364
In this paper, we introduce Drizzle, a new algorithm for maintaining routing information in the Low-power and Lossy Networks (LLNs). The aim is to address the limitations of t...

Blockchain and Git repositories for sticky policies protected OOXML.

Presentation / Conference
Spyra, G., Buchanan, W. J. & Ekonomou, E. (2017, November)
Blockchain and Git repositories for sticky policies protected OOXML. Presented at FTC 2017 - Future Technologies Conference 2017, Vancouver, Canada
The paper discuss possible cloud-based Information Rights Management (IRM) model extension with enhanced accountability for both a sticky policy and an attached data. This wor...

Sticky policies approach within cloud computing

Journal Article
Spyra, G., Buchanan, W. J., & Ekonomou, E. (2017)
Sticky policies approach within cloud computing. Computers and Security, 70, 366-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2017.07.005
This paper discusses a secure document sharing approach, which addresses confidentiality, integrity and authenticity concerns related to cloud-based data sharing. This researc...

A new enhanced RPL based routing for Internet of Things

Conference Proceeding
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E., & Wadhaj, I. (2017)
A new enhanced RPL based routing for Internet of Things. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCW.2017.7962723
The IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-power and Lossy Networks (RPL) has been recently standardized for routing in the constrained Internet of Things networks. Unfortunately, the ...

Trickle-Plus: Elastic Trickle algorithm for Low-power networks and Internet of Things

Conference Proceeding
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., Ekonomou, E., Paechter, B., & Qasem, M. (2016)
Trickle-Plus: Elastic Trickle algorithm for Low-power networks and Internet of Things. In Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2016 IEEE, 1-6
Constrained Low-power and Lossy networks (LLNs) represent the building block for the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT) that deploy the Routing Protocol for Low Power and L...

Sticky policy enabled authenticated OOXML

Conference Proceeding
Spyra, G., Buchanan, W. J., & Ekonomou, E. (2016)
Sticky policy enabled authenticated OOXML. In Conference Proceedings of the IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Computing Conference 2016doi:10.1109/SAI.2016.7556117
This paper proposes a secure document sharing construction, which addresses confidentiality and authenticity concerns related to cloud-based data sharing. The goal of this res...

E-Trickle: Enhanced Trickle Algorithm for Low-Power and Lossy Networks

Conference Proceeding
Ghaleb, B., Al-Dubai, A., & Ekonomou, E. (2015)
E-Trickle: Enhanced Trickle Algorithm for Low-Power and Lossy Networks. In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM)doi:10.1109/cit/iucc/dasc/picom.2015.168
Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy networks (RPL) is the de-facto standard for routing in resource-constrained low-power and lossy networks (LLNs) which represent the bu...

Sticky-Policy enabled authenticated OOXML for Health Care

Conference Proceeding
Spyra, G., Buchanan, W. J., & Ekonomou, E. (2015)
Sticky-Policy enabled authenticated OOXML for Health Care. In Proceedings of BCS Health Informatics Scotland 2015 Conferencedoi:10.14236/ewic/HIS2015.3
This paper proposes a secure medical document sharing construction, which addresses confidentiality and authenticity concerns related to cloud-based data protection issues. Th...

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