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Implementation and Evaluation of Physical, Hybrid, and Virtual Testbeds for Cybersecurity Analysis of Industrial Control Systems

Journal Article
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., Russell, G., & Porcel-Bustamante, J. (2021)
Implementation and Evaluation of Physical, Hybrid, and Virtual Testbeds for Cybersecurity Analysis of Industrial Control Systems. Symmetry, 13(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/sym13030519
Industrial Control Systems are an essential part of our daily lives and can be found in industries such as oil, utilities, and manufacturing. Rapid growth in technology has in...

Real-time anomaly intrusion detection for a clean water supply system, utilising machine learning with novel energy-based features

Conference Proceeding
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., & Russell, G. (2020)
Real-time anomaly intrusion detection for a clean water supply system, utilising machine learning with novel energy-based features. In 2020 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). https://doi.org/10.1109/IJCNN48605.2020.9207462
Industrial Control Systems have become a priority domain for cybersecurity practitioners due to the number of cyber-attacks against those systems has increased over the past f...

Forensic Considerations for the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF)

Conference Proceeding
Mckeown, S., & Russell, G. (2020)
Forensic Considerations for the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF). https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecurity49315.2020.9138890
The High Efficiency File Format (HEIF) was adopted by Apple in 2017 as their favoured means of capturing images from their camera application, with Android devices such as the...

5G-FOG: Freezing of Gait Identification in Multi-Class Softmax Neural Network Exploiting 5G Spectrum

Conference Proceeding
Khan, J. S., Tahir, A., Ahmad, J., Shah, S. A., Abbasi, Q. H., Russell, G., & Buchanan, W. (2020)
5G-FOG: Freezing of Gait Identification in Multi-Class Softmax Neural Network Exploiting 5G Spectrum. In Intelligent Computing: Proceedings of the 2020 Computing Conference, Volume 3. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52243-8_3
Freezing of gait (FOG) is one of the most incapacitating and disconcerting symptom in Parkinson's disease (PD). FOG is the result of neural control disorder and motor impairme...

Privacy-Preserving Non-Wearable Occupancy Monitoring System Exploiting Wi-Fi Imaging for Next-Generation Body Centric Communication

Journal Article
Aziz Shah, S., Ahmad, J., Tahir, A., Ahmed, F., Russell, G., Shah, S. Y., …Abbasi, Q. H. (2020)
Privacy-Preserving Non-Wearable Occupancy Monitoring System Exploiting Wi-Fi Imaging for Next-Generation Body Centric Communication. Micromachines, 11(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11040379
Nano-scaled structures, wireless sensing, wearable devices, and wireless communications systems are anticipated to support the development of new next-generation technologies ...

Fast Forensic Triage Using Centralised Thumbnail Caches on Windows Operating Systems

Journal Article
Mckeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2020)
Fast Forensic Triage Using Centralised Thumbnail Caches on Windows Operating Systems. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 14(3),
A common investigative task is to identify known contraband images on a device, which typically involves calculating cryptographic hashes for all the files on a disk and check...

WaterLeakage: A Stealthy Malware for Data Exfiltration on Industrial Control Systems Using Visual Channels

Conference Proceeding
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., & Russell, G. (2019)
WaterLeakage: A Stealthy Malware for Data Exfiltration on Industrial Control Systems Using Visual Channels. In Proceedings of 15th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (ICCA)https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCA.2019.8899564
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have faced a growing number of threats over the past few years. Reliance on isolated controls networks or air-gapped computers is no longer a ...

Deriving ChaCha20 Key Streams From Targeted Memory Analysis

Journal Article
McLaren, P., Buchanan, W. J., Russell, G., & Tan, Z. (2019)
Deriving ChaCha20 Key Streams From Targeted Memory Analysis. Journal of Information Security and Applications, 48, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jisa.2019.102372
There can be performance and vulnerability concerns with block ciphers, thus stream ciphers can used as an alternative. Although many symmetric key stream ciphers are fairly r...

PLC Memory Attack Detection and Response in a Clean Water Supply System

Journal Article
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., Russell, G., & Maneru-Marin, I. (2019)
PLC Memory Attack Detection and Response in a Clean Water Supply System. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcip.2019.05.003
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are frequently used in manufacturing and critical infrastructures like water treatment, chemical plants, and transportation schemes. Citizens ...

Decrypting Live SSH Traffic in Virtual Environments

Journal Article
Mclaren, P., Russell, G., Buchanan, W. J., & Tan, Z. (2019)
Decrypting Live SSH Traffic in Virtual Environments. Digital Investigation, 29, 109-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2019.03.010
Decrypting and inspecting encrypted malicious communications may assist crime detection and prevention. Access to client or server memory enables the discovery of artefacts re...
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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

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

vSOC - Virtualised Security Operations Centre

2015 - 2017
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 syst...
Funder: Higher Education Academy | Value: £39,268

National Microelectronics Institute

2004 - 2005
To transform the energy emissions monitoring system into a customisable interactive web-based application and customise it for use by other industry associations.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £57,956

Prometheus II: Capturing and Relating Character Concept Definitions in Plant Taxonomy

2001 - 2004
Taxonomy has been described as “the science of documenting biodiversity”, which involves collecting, naming, describing, identifying and classifying specimens of organisms. Descriptions are the fundam...
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £128,444
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Cybersecurity of Virtualised Infrastructure Through Introspection

2020 - date
Connor Goodwin | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Dr Sean McKeown

Security Issues on Biometric Authentication In IoT Device

2020 - date
Joshua Ibibo | Director of Studies: Dr Nick Pitropakis | Second Supervisor: Rich Macfarlane

Industrial control systems cybersecurity analysis and countermeasures

2017 - 2020
Andres Santiago Robles Durazno | Director of Studies: Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo | Second Supervisor: James McWhinnie

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

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

Enhancing bio-inspired intrusion response in ad-hoc networks

2010 - 2013
The topic Addresses the development of novel secrity echanisms for mobile ad hoc networks, inspired by mechanisms apparent in the biological...
Maryamosadat Kazemitabar | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Congestion control and avoidance for ATM networks

1997 - 2005
Chih-Ming Wu | Director of Studies: Jose Munoz | Second Supervisor: Dr Gordon Russell