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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The UK’s eHealth cloud project: EHR and the cloud: assessing the benefits and mitigating the risks.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C., & Lawson, A. (2012, January)
The UK’s eHealth cloud project: EHR and the cloud: assessing the benefits and mitigating the risks. Paper presented at Arab Health 2012 (Electronic Healthcare Records), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This presentation focuses on: - Using the Cloud to provide geographical flexibility and facilitate information exchange to enable the effective treatment of patients across bo...

An Integrated Cloud-based Healthcare Infrastructure.

Conference Proceeding
Ekonomou, E., Fan, L., Buchanan, W. J., & Thuemmler, C. (2011)
An Integrated Cloud-based Healthcare Infrastructure. In 2011 IEEE Third International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), (532-536). https://doi.org/10.1109/CloudCom.2011.80
We present a cloud-based healthcare system that integrates a formal care system (DACAR) with an informal care system (Microsoft HealthVault). The system provides high levels o...

Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls.

Journal Article
Macfarlane, R., Buchanan, W. J., Ekonomou, E., Uthmani, O., Fan, L., & Lo, O. (2012)
Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls. Computers and Security, 31(2), 253-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2011.10.003
Network security should be based around security policies. From high-level natural language, non-technical, policies created by management, down to device and vendor specific ...

Cloud-based e-Health System.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Thuemmler, C., Lo, O., & Ekonomou, E. (2011, September)
Cloud-based e-Health System. Paper presented at BCS Health Informatics, Edinburgh
This paper presents the future of health care system, which uses the newly developed security infrastructure.

Cloud-based digital forensics evaluation test (D-FET) platform.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Macfarlane, R., Flandrin, F., Graves, J., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., …Ludwiniak, R. (2011, June)
Cloud-based digital forensics evaluation test (D-FET) platform. Paper presented at Cyberforensics 2011, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
This paper outlines the specification of the Cloud-based DFET platform which is used to evaluate the performance of digital forensics tools, which aim to detect the presence o...

SPoC: Protecting Patient Privacy for e-Health Services in the Cloud

Conference Proceeding
Fan, L., Buchanan, W. J., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C., Lawson, A., Uthmani, O., …Khedim, A. S. (2011)
SPoC: Protecting Patient Privacy for e-Health Services in the Cloud. In eTELEMED 2012, 99-104. ISBN 978-1-61208-179-3
The use of digital technologies in providing health care services is in general subsumed under the term e-Health. The Data Capture and Auto Identification Reference (DACAR) pr...

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