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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. (2014, April). 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...
Buchanan, W. J. (2013, January). 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.
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
The usage of encryption keys is an important aspect in preserving privacy in communications. Increasingly these communications are protected using SSL/TLS methods. Along with this, there is a general ...
Scottish Funding Council
This project aims to investigate the integration of a cipher policy for the protection of data, and how these can be applied into a cloud-based infrastructure. A key focus for the implementation will ...
A project to provide decentralised identity for meeting KYC & AML requirements in the property industry.
Buchanan, W. J. (2011). Advanced security and network forensics: Introduction. Edinburgh Napier University
1.3 Security Taxonomy
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...
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., Keane, E., Callahan, C., …Popov, O. (2015, September). Evaluation of the DFET Cloud. Paper presented at Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) conference, Canterbury
The DFET (Digital Forensics Evaluation and Training) Cloud creates new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated sta...
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, June). Cyber security challenges for cloud based services. Paper presented at Scot-Cloud 2015, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Areas covered - IoT security - Data loss detection and prevention - Cryptography in the Cloud
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., & Russell, G. (2015, June). Teaching penetration and malware analysis in a cloud-based environment. Paper presented at UK Workshop on Cybersecurity Training & Education, Liverpool
This paper outlines evaluation of running a private Cloud-based system over two semesters at Edinburgh Napier University for two modules: Security Testing and Advanced Network...
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, May). Vulnerability analysis. Presented at Advanced Threat Protection, Glazier's Hall, London
The current generation of threats against enterprise networks are more targeted, more persistent and more sophisticated than ever. Sony, eBay and JP Morgan are among the bigge...
Buchanan, W. J., & Smales, A. (2015, April). New forensic investigation and training methods in a virtual environment (cloud) (D-FET project). Paper presented at Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism - the EU Research roadmap, Montpellier, France
DFET creates new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated stakeholders in the fight against cybercrime through the ...
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, February). It's all hackable. Paper presented at SBRC Insider Threat Conference 2015, RBS, Gogarburn
Buchanan, W. J., & Smales, A. (2015, February). Cyber security in practice: identifying areas of vulnerability. Paper presented at Scot-Secure 2015, Holyrood, Edinburgh
Areas covered include: - Using penetration testing to highlight areas of weakness - Practical steps for improving the security of your organisation.
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, January). Advanced persistent threat and Insiders. Paper presented at Advanced Persistent Threat, London
With an increase in the range and mobility of devices which connect to the network, there are now so many opportunities for intruders to compromise systems. Leading with the r...
Buchanan, W. J. (2014, September). Complete anatomy of Heartbleed, Truecrypt and large-scale vulnerabilities. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2014), Glasgow
This presentation will outline some new research related to the Heartbleed vulnerability, and cover the full technical details of the threat, with a live demo. Along with it w...
This project will use steganography technology and shared secrets to improve the usability of the process of recovering cryptocurrency/distributed ledger wallet. It will do so by encoding parts of the...
This will investigate the feasibility of incentivising environmentally friendly behaviours through rewards given in tokens as well as IoT wearables to discover this behaviour and reward automatically.
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...
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
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...
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
Exploiting industry interconnect standards to gain visibility into devices.
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
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
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
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
Edinburgh is becoming one of the best cities in the World to be into tech, and this week one of Edinburgh Napier University's spin-outs - Cyan Forensics - represents the booming tech industry in the c...
3 December 2016
Researchers, including Dr Petra Leimich, Prof Bill Buchanan and Josh Harrison, in The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier, have created a new way of analysing the traces of evidence left in the memory o...
4 August 2016
Exciting New Collaboration with Hutchinson Networks Aims To Build A Virtual Bank For Advanced Security Operations Training
29 June 2016
FBI to present on Big Data in Cyber Security at International Conference
31 March 2016
Two out of Four Predictions for the Next Skyscanner Are Spin-outs from Edinburgh Napier
5 February 2016
Monday 11 April 12.00 - 15.00pm
10 April 2016
17 February 2016