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A Lightweight Chaos-Based Medical Image Encryption Scheme Using Random Shuffling and XOR Operations

Journal Article
Masood, F., Driss, M., Boulila, W., Ahmad, J., ur Rehman, S., Jan, S. U., …Buchanan, W. J. (in press)
A Lightweight Chaos-Based Medical Image Encryption Scheme Using Random Shuffling and XOR Operations. Wireless Personal Communications, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-021-08584-z
Medical images possess significant importance in diagnostics when it comes to healthcare systems. These images contain confidential and sensitive information such as patients’...

Launching Adversarial Attacks against Network Intrusion Detection Systems for IoT

Journal Article
Papadopoulos, P., Thornewill Von Essen, O., Pitropakis, N., Chrysoulas, C., Mylonas, A., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
Launching Adversarial Attacks against Network Intrusion Detection Systems for IoT. Journal of Cybersecurity and Privacy, 1(2), 252-273. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcp1020014
As the internet continues to be populated with new devices and emerging technologies, the attack surface grows exponentially. Technology is shifting towards a profit-driven In...

Electromagnetic Analysis of an Ultra-Lightweight Cipher: PRESENT

Conference Proceeding
Gunathilake, N. A., Al-Dubai, A., Buchanan, W. J., & Lo, O. (in press)
Electromagnetic Analysis of an Ultra-Lightweight Cipher: PRESENT
Side-channel attacks are an unpredictable risk factor in cryptography. Therefore, continuous observations of physical leakages are essential to minimise vulnerabilities associ...

A Comparative Analysis of Honeypots on Different Cloud Platforms

Journal Article
Kelly, C., Pitropakis, N., Mylonas, A., McKeown, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
A Comparative Analysis of Honeypots on Different Cloud Platforms. Sensors, 21(7), https://doi.org/10.3390/s21072433
In 2019, the majority of companies used at least one cloud computing service and it is expected that by the end of 2021, cloud data centres will process 94% of workloads. The ...

Privacy and Trust Redefined in Federated Machine Learning

Journal Article
Papadopoulos, P., Abramson, W., Hall, A. J., Pitropakis, N., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
Privacy and Trust Redefined in Federated Machine Learning. Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction, 3(2), 333-356. https://doi.org/10.3390/make3020017
A common privacy issue in traditional machine learning is that data needs to be disclosed for the training procedures. In situations with highly sensitive data such as healthc...

Privacy-preserving Surveillance Methods using Homomorphic Encryption

Conference Proceeding
Bowditch, W., Abramson, W., Buchanan, W. J., Pitropakis, N., & Hall, A. J. (2020)
Privacy-preserving Surveillance Methods using Homomorphic Encryption. In ICISSP: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy. , (240-248). https://doi.org/10.5220/0008864902400248
Data analysis and machine learning methods often involve the processing of cleartext data, and where this could breach the rights to privacy. Increasingly, we must use encrypt...

Phishing URL Detection Through Top-Level Domain Analysis: A Descriptive Approach

Conference Proceeding
Christou, O., Pitropakis, N., Papadopoulos, P., Mckeown, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Phishing URL Detection Through Top-Level Domain Analysis: A Descriptive Approach. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy. , (289-298). https://doi.org/10.5220/0008902202890298
Phishing is considered to be one of the most prevalent cyber-attacks because of its immense flexibility and alarmingly high success rate. Even with adequate training and high ...

Internet of Things: Concept, Implementation and Challenges

Conference Proceeding
Gunathilake, N. A., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. J. (in press)
Internet of Things: Concept, Implementation and Challenges. In International Conference on IoT and its Applications (ICIA) 2020
Through the technical advancements over five generations, today's digital communication has become much smarter, more intelligent and punctual. This causes a massive amount of...

Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., Imran, M. A., Ur-Rehman, M., Zhang, L., Abbasi, Q. H., Chrysoulas, C., …Papadopoulos, P. (2020)
Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing. Frontiers in Communications and Networks, https://doi.org/10.3389/frcmn.2020.583376
The outbreak of viruses have necessitated contact tracing and infection tracking methods. Despite various efforts, there is currently no standard scheme for the tracing and tr...

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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COG-MHEAR: Towards cognitively-inspired, 5G-IoT enabled multi-modal hearing aids

2021 - 2025
Embracing the multimodal nature of speech presents both opportunities and challenges for hearing assistive technology: on the one hand there are opportunities for the design of new multimodal audio-vi...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £3,259,000

Cyber Hunt

2021 - 2024
Automated Cyberthreat Hunting and Cyber-relevant Incident Response for Critical Infrastructures. CyberHunt will develop highly innovative cybersecurity technologies that can sense, detect, analyse, d...
Funder: The Research Funding Council of Norway | Value: £37,500

Distributed single "sign-on-stack-on" e-Governance Paradigm based on a distributed peer-to-peer (P2P) file exchange network for security, transparency, cost effectiveness and trust - GLASS

2021 - 2023
The VISION of the GLASS is to develop a single-on distributed solution that is open source, efficient and inclusive, transparent, cross-border functional, user- friendly, end-to-end encrypted combinin...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £190,889

MEMCRYPT CyberASAP Phase 2

2020 - 2021
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that blocks user access to data by encrypting files. A user is then required to pay the attacker a sum of money to receive the encryption artefacts and start...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £52,310

Memcrypt (HGSP)

2020 - 2021
Memcrypt focuses on new ways of detecting the usage encryption keys, and has a focus on addressing ransomware.
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £109,883

OPTIMSING U>P Security and Anonymised Data Cloud Analysis for Duty of Care and Business Continuity

2020 - 2021
This project will build on the work that has already been done by U>P to develop the MVP (Minimum Viable Product), which delivers people analytics data through active data gathering, and the work done...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £15,000

MemCrypt

2020 - 2020
At the core of the work is to addresses risks related to the leakage of encryption keys, and which can lead to data loss issues and trust breaches. Along with detecting keys in memory, the team has de...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £31,930

MemoryCrypt

2019 - 2020
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 ...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £10,759

Internet Search Improved By User-side Data

2019 - 2020
The objective is to clearly demonstrate that better internet search can be achieved through the use of user-side personalisation (under the full control of the user) and with no personal data revealed...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £19,000

Cryptodoc

2019 - 2019
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 ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

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A Systems Dynamic Exploration of The Influence of Multi-level End-Users' Emergent Actions and Managerial Intentionality on Information Systems Strategy Alignment in a Service Organisation using a Coevolutionary Perspective– A Critical Realist Case Study

2020 - date
Thoko Kachale | Director of Studies: Dr Wegene Demeke | Second Supervisor: Dr Christos Chrysoulas

Enhancement of identified effective ransomware detection techniques

2020 - date
Simon Davies | Director of Studies: Rich Macfarlane | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Privacy-preserving systems around trust and identity

2019 - date
Mr. Pavlos Papadopoulos | Director of Studies: Dr Nick Pitropakis | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Privacy-preserving architecture for self-sovereign identity

2018 - date
Mr Will Abramson | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Owen Lo

Lightweight Cryptography for IoT networks - electromagnetic side channel analysis

2018 - date
Eng. Nilupulee Gunathilake | Director of Studies: Dr Rameez Asif | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Towards a Robust, Privacy-preserving preserving machine-learning framework

2018 - date
Adam Hall | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Nick Pitropakis

Investigations into decrypting live secure traffic in virtual environments

2016 - 2019
Dr Peter McLaren | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Behaviour profiling using Touch-based Behavioural Biometrics for Continuous Authentication Systems

2016 - date
Peter Aaby | Director of Studies: Dr Thomas Tan | Second Supervisor: Prof Ben Paechter

Utilising reduced file representations to facilitate fast contraband detection

2015 - 2019
The field of Digital Forensics has been facing scalability issues for the last 10 years, resulting in huge backlogs for la...
Dr Sean McKeown | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Dr Petra Leimich

RESCUE: Evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in distributed cloud architecture

2014 - 2019
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data i...
Dr Elo Ukwandu | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Gordon Russell
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How working together delivered the key to unlocking the value of health data to European citizens

2 December 2019
Symphonic integrated into the EU Shield project, and which aims to share health care information across Europe, in a trusted way. Symphonic integrated a consent module which allows patient consent dat...

University Spin-out - Cyan Forensics - Wins at GovTech Summit 2019

18 November 2019
The third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University was the winner at PitchGovTech as part of the GovTech Summit 2019.

University Spin-out Partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

14 August 2019
Cyan Forensics - the third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University - is partnering with America’s National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Edinburgh Napier University has the greatest representation at the prestigious Scottish Cyber Awards

10 October 2018
Edinburgh Napier University has once more a great presence in the Scottish Cyber Awards, with six (direct and indirect finalists) in five categories.

Professor Opens Up on His Love of Edinburgh, Cryptography and Innovation

22 August 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...

Professor Gives Evidence on Cyber Security and Health Care at Scottish Parliament

19 June 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.

Distinguished Fellow To Talk on Real-Time Human Action Recognition

31 May 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...

Professor Invited To Give Evidence at Scottish Parliament Committee on Cyber Attacks within Health Care

30 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. ...

Hutchinson Networks Partnership Changing The World Through Innovation

2 February 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...

Edinburgh Napier spin-out heads for London showcase

3 December 2016
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...