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Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer of Cybersecurity, Encryption and Networks
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...
Buchanan, W. J. Building a new nation: risk, goverance and trust. Presented at Cyber Security 2013, Edinburgh
This presentation outlines some of the opportunities and threats that Scotland faces within an Information Age.
Buchanan, W. J. Discrete Logarithms within Computer and Network Security. Presented at Napier 400 - Numerical Algorithms and Intelligent Software Symposium, International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Edinburgh
As we move into an Information Age, the requirement for computer security increases by the day, only in terms of privacy, but also in terms of proving identity and in verifyin...
Digital Health Institute
This project will investigate existing consumer tech, IOT and connectivity capabilities for simulation activities.
Napier and DHI will explore a range of technologies that can connect to DHI’s simul...
Scottish Funding Council
This project will focus on the building of a food provenance platform based on distributed ledger technologies
This focuses on the use of distributed ledger technologies to manage both compliance events such as signing off on work and also document management
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Manager, The Cyber Academy
Buchanan, W. J. (2011). Advanced security and network forensics: Introduction. Edinburgh Napier University
1.3 Security Taxonomy
Arbelet, A. (2013). Garmin satnav forensic methods and artefacts: an exploratory study. (Thesis)
Over ten years ago, major changes in the Global Positioning System (GPS) technology led to its explosion in popularity. GPS devices are now ubiquitous, escorting their users e...
van Deursen Hazelhoff Roelfze, N. (2013). HI-Risk: a socio-technical method for the identification and monitoring of healthcare information security risks in the information society. (Thesis)
This thesis describes the development of the HI-risk method to assess socio-technical information security risks. The method is based on the concept that related organisations...
Kwecka, Z. (2011). Cryptographic privacy-preserving enhancement method for investigative data acquisition. (Thesis)
The current processes involved in the acquisition of investigative data from third parties, such as banks, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and employers, by the public autho...
Buchanan, W. J. (2009). AES Encryption and Decryption in Microsoft .NET
This paper outlines the usage of AES in Microsoft .NET. It provides a basic overview of the AES method, along with a review of other popular encryption methods and some sample...
Buchanan, W. J. (2009). 3DES Encryption and Decryption in Microsoft .NET
This paper outlines the usage of 3DES in Microsoft .NET. It provides a basic overview of the 3-DES method, along with a review of other popular encryption methods and some sam...
Lo, O. (2009). Framework for network IDS evaluation. (Thesis)
There are a multitude of threats now faced in computer networks such as viruses, worms, trojans, attempted user privilege gain, data stealing and denial of service. As a first...
Saliou, L. Network Firewall Dynamic Performance Evaluation and Formalisation. (Thesis)
Computer network security is key to the daily operations of an organisation, its growth and its future. It is unrealistic for an organisation to devote all of its resources to...
Symes, M. (2008). Distributed healthcare framework using patient-centric role-based security modelling and workflow. (Dissertation)
Healthcare professionals are spending less time with patients and more time on administrative duties (Royal College of Nursing, 2008). This is due to a high bureaucratic deman...
Migas, N. (2007). MARIAN: A hybrid, metric-driven, agent-based routing protocol for multihop ad-hoc networks. (Thesis)
Recent advances in technology provided the ground for highly dynamic, mobile, infrastructure-less networks, namely, ad-hoc networks. Despite their enormous benefits, the full ...
Wang, H. (2000). Speed improvements for the RSA encryption method. (Thesis)
This thesis presents methods that can be used to improve the operation of the RSA encryption method. It shows the principles of encryption, and then expands this to give the o...
Pikoulas, J. (2002). An agent-based Bayesian method for network intrusion detection. (Thesis)
Security is one of the major issues in any network and on the Internet. It encapsulates many different areas, such as protecting individual users against intruders, protecting...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
In a recent report by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, it is estimated there will be a global shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, so...
This work will provide proof-of-concept infrastructures and which will be used to create an ecosystem for strong use cases, and thus attract new funding for the building of new health and social care ...
This is a small project to initiate an engagement following an unsuccessful application for a larger Data Lab project.
Trisent’s core technology is called the Personal Context Management System (PCM...
Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems
The collaboration work has developed through an existing Data Lab funded project, and has shown how data science can be used to discover security vulnerabilities within IoT devices. Currently the team...
This is a Data Labs project which will investigate Blockchain technology - with Spiritus, the project will be ground-breaking in the implementation of a private blockchain within a large-scale healthc...
This event aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edin...
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
Peter Aaby - PhD sponsorship
This first international symposium on Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) will bring together postgraduate research students working in cybersecurity areas. It is a forum for early researchers to pres...
Exploiting industry interconnect standards to gain visibility into devices.
Higher Education Academy
The proposal aims to build a Virtualised Security Operation Center [vSoC] and integrates into a currently operating virtualized cyber security Cloud infrastructure (DFET), and use state-of-theart
Scottish Frailty Framework with Mobile Device Capture and Big Data Integration. The proposed innovation will develop and extend the current work into Frailty, with the long term focus on encompassing ...
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. It will...
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Triage of large capacity digital devices
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data i...
Edinburgh Napier University has once more a great presence in the Scottish Cyber Awards, with six (direct and indirect finalists) in five categories.
10 October 2018
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart
30 May 2018
Official launch of SOCLAB, the new SOC facility in Merchiston Campus
10 April 2018
Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT) is a key university in Dongguan, China. DGUT has undertaken more than 900 significant research projects, such as the National Key Basic Research Development Pl...
12 December 2017
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan's research work entitled "Building an intrusion detection system using a filter-based feature selection algorithm" has been awarded by the The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman...
12 November 2017
In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and his university, along with his love of his home city, cryptography and innovation. T...
22 August 2017
Zonefox, a spin-out of The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, officially launched their move into new offices in Edinburgh. They have moved from CodeBase into...
21 August 2017
The International Journal of Computer Sciences and its Applications (IJCSA) is an international online open access journal which is dedicated to quarterly publishing high-quality papers that describe ...
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee at the Scottish Parliament on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland.
19 June 2017
ICSA DVF Professor Nasser Kehtarnavaz will be speaking about “Real-Time Human Action Recognition via Simultaneous Utilization of Depth Images and Inertial Signals” on Monday 19 June at 10am at Edinbur...
31 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 June 2017. ...
30 May 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan, an international expert in Cyber Security, appeared on a wide range of media events related to the ransomware attack (WannaCry).
19 May 2017
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event with over 120 delegates which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security.
16 May 2017
A partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh has been showcased in the application of SDN (Software Defined Networks) into health and social care, and in innovative Cyb...
2 February 2017
The Cyber Academy are to host the 2nd International Conference on Big Data in Cyber Security on 10 May 2017 and this time the event will scale around the World, with an international collaboration acr...
19 December 2016
14:00 in CoRe44, room C44, Merchiston Campus
5 June 2018
Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus
29 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
Core44, room C44, Merchiston campus
23 November 2016
Monday 11 April 12.00 - 15.00pm
10 April 2016
17 February 2016