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Embedding programming skills to support the student journey in networking, security and digital forensics.

Presentation / Conference
Lawson, A., & Macfarlane, R. (2014, April)
Embedding programming skills to support the student journey in networking, security and digital forensics. Paper presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
The development of programming skills by Networking graduates, and Security and Digital Forensics graduates is highly sought after by employers, both in industry, and in acade...

Evaluating Digital Forensic Tools (DFTs).

Conference Proceeding
Flandrin, F., Buchanan, W. J., Macfarlane, R., Ramsay, B. & Smales, A. (2013)
Evaluating Digital Forensic Tools (DFTs). In 7th International Conference : Cybercrime Forensics Education & TrainingISBN 9781909067158
This paper outlines the key methods used in the evaluation of digital forensics tools.

Experimental evaluation of disk sector hash comparison for forensic triage using a Bloom filter.

Conference Proceeding
Buchanan, W. J., Macfarlane, R., & Clayton, J. (2013)
Experimental evaluation of disk sector hash comparison for forensic triage using a Bloom filter. In G. Weir, & M. Daley (Eds.), Cyberforensics Perspectives : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics (Cyberforensics 2013)
There is a problem in the world of digital forensics. The demands on digital forensic investigators and resources will continue to increase as the use of computers and other e...

Approaches to the classification of high entropy file fragments.

Journal Article
Penrose, P., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2013)
Approaches to the classification of high entropy file fragments. Digital Investigation, 10(4), 372-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2013.08.004
In this paper we propose novel approaches to the problem of classifying high entropy file fragments. We achieve 97% correct classification for encrypted fragments and 78% for ...

Security issues of a publicly accessible cloud computing infrastructure.

Conference Proceeding
Russell, G., & Macfarlane, R. (2012)
Security issues of a publicly accessible cloud computing infrastructure. In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom-2012), 1210-1216. https://doi.org/10.1109/TrustCom.2012.259
Edinburgh Napier University runs a custom cloud computing infrastructure for both student and public use. Such access carries dangers, both reputational and legal, as accident...

Performance and student perception evaluation of cloud-based virtualised security and digital forensics labs.

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., Graves, J., Bose, N., Macfarlane, R., Davison, B., & Ludwiniak, R. (2011)
Performance and student perception evaluation of cloud-based virtualised security and digital forensics labs. HEA ICS Conference,
This paper focuses on the integration of virtualised environments within the teaching of computer security and digital forensics, and includes three case studies. The first ca...

Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls.

Journal Article
Macfarlane, R., Buchanan, W. J., Ekonomou, E., Uthmani, O., Fan, L., & Lo, O. (2012)
Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls. Computers and Security, 31(2), 253-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2011.10.003
Network security should be based around security policies. From high-level natural language, non-technical, policies created by management, down to device and vendor specific ...

Cloud-based digital forensics evaluation test (D-FET) platform.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Macfarlane, R., Flandrin, F., Graves, J., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., …Ludwiniak, R. (2011, June)
Cloud-based digital forensics evaluation test (D-FET) platform. Paper presented at Cyberforensics 2011, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
This paper outlines the specification of the Cloud-based DFET platform which is used to evaluate the performance of digital forensics tools, which aim to detect the presence o...

D-FET – A community cloud for enhancing skills using virtualised environments and cloud-based infrastructures.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., & Macfarlane, R. (2011, June)
D-FET – A community cloud for enhancing skills using virtualised environments and cloud-based infrastructures. Paper presented at Scottish Higher Education Employability Conference: Strengthening Partnerships with Employers, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh
The use of virtualised and cloud-based environments provide an excellent opportunity to enhance learning and to provide students with skills which match exactly to the require...