Zakwan Jaroucheh

Zakwan Jaroucheh

Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh is a Lecturer in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). He holds a BSc degree (1998) in Computer Science from the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology - Damascus, and a MSc degree (2008) in Business Information Systems from ESIGELEC (The École supérieure d'ingénieurs en génie électrique) - France. He was awarded a PhD degree (2012) in Context-aware pervasive computing by ENU.
In his current role as a Lecturer at ENU, Dr Zakwan is involved in lecturing on subjects including Secure Software Development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Prior to joining ENU in 2018, Dr Zakwan spent around six years in the industry working with Dell SecureWorks as a principle security engineer.
His research areas include but not limited to context–aware pervasive computing, adaptive service–based applications, secure software development, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and self–sovereign digital identity management. Dr Zakwan has published 11 quality scholarly articles. His most recent research achievements have been published in several highly-cited IEEE Computer Society, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal and International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, as well as premier international conferences. He can be reached at z.jaroucheh@napier.ac.uk.

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Blockchain-based Platform for Secure Sharing and Validation of Vaccination Certificates

Conference Proceeding
Abubakar, M., McCarron, P., Jaroucheh, Z., Al Dubai, A., & Buchanan, B. (2022)
Blockchain-based Platform for Secure Sharing and Validation of Vaccination Certificates. In 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN). https://doi.org/10.1109/SIN54109.2021.9699221
The COVID-19 pandemic has recently emerged as a worldwide health emergency that necessitates coordinated international measures. To contain the virus's spread, governments and...

Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers

Conference Proceeding
Ali, H., Papadopoulos, P., Ahmad, J., Pit, N., Jaroucheh, Z., & Buchanan, W. J. (2022)
Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers. In IEEE SINCONF: 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networkshttps://doi.org/10.1109/SIN54109.2021.9699366
Threat information sharing is considered as one of the proactive defensive approaches for enhancing the overall security of trusted partners. Trusted partner organizations can...

Using IOTA as an Inter-Vehicular Trust Mechanism in Autonomous Vehicles

Conference Proceeding
Cutajar, O., Moradpoor, N., & Jaroucheh, Z. (2021)
Using IOTA as an Inter-Vehicular Trust Mechanism in Autonomous Vehicles. In 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN). https://doi.org/10.1109/SIN54109.2021.9699326
In a perfect world, coordination and cooperation across distributed autonomous systems would be a trivial task. However, incomplete information, malicious actors and real-worl...

Blockchain-Based Authentication and Registration Mechanism for SIP-Based VoIP Systems

Conference Proceeding
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. (2021)
Blockchain-Based Authentication and Registration Mechanism for SIP-Based VoIP Systems. In 2021 5th Cyber Security in Networking Conference (CSNet)https://doi.org/10.1109/csnet52717.2021.9614646
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is the principal signalling protocol in Voice over IP (VoIP) systems, responsible for initialising, terminating, and maintaining sessions...

A Decentralised Authentication and Access Control Mechanism for Medical Wearable Sensors Data

Conference Proceeding
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
A Decentralised Authentication and Access Control Mechanism for Medical Wearable Sensors Data. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Omni-Layer Intelligent Systems (COINS)https://doi.org/10.1109/coins51742.2021.9524172
Recent years have seen an increase in medical big data, which can be attributed to a paradigm shift experienced in medical data sharing induced by the growth of medical techno...

Blockchain-based identity and authentication scheme for MQTT protocol

Conference Proceeding
Abdelrazig Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al-Dubai, A., & Liu, X. (2021)
Blockchain-based identity and authentication scheme for MQTT protocol. In ICBCT '21: 2021 The 3rd International Conference on Blockchain Technology (73-81). https://doi.org/10.1145/3460537.3460549
The publish and subscribe messaging model has proven itself as a dominant messaging paradigm for IoT systems. An example of such is the commonly used Message Queuing Telemetry...

Secretation: Toward a Decentralised Identity and Verifiable Credentials Based Scalable and Decentralised Secret Management Solution

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., & Álvarez, I. A. (2021)
Secretation: Toward a Decentralised Identity and Verifiable Credentials Based Scalable and Decentralised Secret Management Solution. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC)https://doi.org/10.1109/icbc51069.2021.9461144
Secrets such as passwords, encryption keys, and certificates are used to assist in protecting access to resources such as computing devices, customer data and other informatio...

Programming Languages: A Usage-based Statistical Analysis and Visualization

Conference Proceeding
Orlowska, A., Chrysoulas, C., Jaroucheh, Z., & Liu, X. (2021)
Programming Languages: A Usage-based Statistical Analysis and Visualization. In ICISS 2021: 2021 The 4th International Conference on Information Science and Systems (143-148). https://doi.org/10.1145/3459955.3460614
Understanding the popularity, and its trend, of programming languages can be important to anticipate which languages are best studied for future use, which are widely supporte...

PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work-Based Consensus Mechanism

Conference Proceeding
Abubakar, M. A., Jaroucheh, Z., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanan, B. (2020)
PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work-Based Consensus Mechanism. In ICVISP 2020: Proceedings of the 2020 4th International Conference on Vision, Image and Signal Processing (1-8). https://doi.org/10.1145/3448823.3448875
The original consensus algorithm - Proof of Work (PoW) has been widely utilized in the blockchain systems and is been adopted by many cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Eth...

PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work Based Consensus Mechanism

Conference Proceeding
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. (2020)
PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work Based Consensus Mechanism. In ICVISP 2020: Proceedings of the 2020 4th International Conference on Vision, Image and Signal Processing. https://doi.org/10.1145/3448823.3448875
The original consensus algorithm-Proof of Work (PoW) has been widely utilized in the blockchain systems and is been adopted by many cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ether...

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