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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. 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. 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 ...

A Distributed Trust Framework for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

Conference Proceeding
Abramson, W., Hall, A. J., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
A Distributed Trust Framework for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning. In Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business. , (205-220). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58986-8_14
When training a machine learning model, it is standard procedure for the researcher to have full knowledge of both the data and model. However, this engenders a lack of trust ...

FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures

Journal Article
Popov, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 147, 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpdc.2020.09.002
This paper presents a novel leaderless protocol (FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures) with a low communicational complexity and which allows ...

Machine Learning-driven Optimization for Intrusion Detection in Smart Vehicular Networks

Journal Article
Alsarhan, A., Al-Ghuwairi, A., Almalkaw, I., Alauthman, M., & Al-Dubai, A. (in press)
Machine Learning-driven Optimization for Intrusion Detection in Smart Vehicular Networks. Wireless Personal Communications, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-020-07797-y
An essential element in the smart city vision is providing safe and secure journeys via intelligent vehicles and smart roads. Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) have played a ...

Tuft: Tree Based Heuristic Data Dissemination for Mobile Sink Wireless Sensor Networks

Journal Article
Busaileh, O., Hawbani, A., Xingfu, W., Liu, P., Zhao, L., & Al-Dubai, A. (in press)
Tuft: Tree Based Heuristic Data Dissemination for Mobile Sink Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, https://doi.org/10.1109/TMC.2020.3022403
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) with a static sink suffer from concentrated data traffic in the vicinity of the sink, which increases the burden on the nodes surrounding the s...

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. (in press)
Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing. Frontiers, 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...

DNA and Plaintext Dependent Chaotic Visual Selective Image Encryption

Journal Article
Khan, J. S., Boulila, W., Ahmad, J., Rubaiee, S., Rehman, A. U., Alroobaea, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
DNA and Plaintext Dependent Chaotic Visual Selective Image Encryption. IEEE Access, 8, 159732 - 159744. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.3020917
Visual selective image encryption can both improve the efficiency of the image encryption algorithm and reduce the frequency and severity of attacks against data. In this artic...

Novel Architecture and Heuristic Algorithms for Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks

Journal Article
Hawbani, A., Wang, X., Zhao, L., Al-Dubai, A., Min, G., & Busaileh, O. (in press)
Novel Architecture and Heuristic Algorithms for Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking,
This paper extends the promising software-defined networking technology to wireless sensor networks to achieve two goals: 1) reducing the information exchange between the cont...

Block-Sparse Coding Based Machine Learning Approach for Dependable Device-Free Localization in IoT Environment

Journal Article
Zhao, L., Huang, H., Su, C., Ding, S., Huang, H., Tan, Z., & Li, Z. (in press)
Block-Sparse Coding Based Machine Learning Approach for Dependable Device-Free Localization in IoT Environment. IEEE Internet of Things, https://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2020.3019732
Device-free localization (DFL) locates targets without equipping with wireless devices or tag under the Internet-of-Things (IoT) architectures. As an emerging technology, DFL ...
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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

Repairing Polluted Artificial Intelligent Systems with Machine Unlearning

2019 - 2021
This project is intended to seek in-depth understanding of the new promising decentralised machine learning scheme, namely federated learning, and develop a proof-of-concept algorithm-independent unle...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £29,703

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

Freemove Innovation Voucher

2019 - 2020
A project to provide decentralised identity for meeting KYC & AML requirements in the property industry.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Shared Secret Steganography for Usable Mnemonic Based Security

2019 - 2020
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Kippitech: Innovation Voucher for Incentivising Green Behaviour with Tokens

2018 - 2019
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.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Critical Infrastructure Protection & ICT Gender Equality (Women in IT) Guest Speaker's Travel Grant

2018 - 2018
1st event: a speaker for the Cyber Security Conference (Critical Infrastructure Protection) (200 words): Industrial Control Systems(ICS) are widely used in critical infrastructure such as nuclear pow...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £600

Next Generation Connectivity with Health and Well-being

2018 - 2021
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...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £69,355
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Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection

2017 - date
Ms Kehinde Babaagba | Director of Studies: Dr Thomas Tan | Second Supervisor: Prof Emma Hart

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

Efficient Algorithms for MAC Layer Duty Cycling and Frame Delivery in Wireless Sensor Network

2016 - date
Craig Thomson | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Thomas Tan

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

Efficient routing primitives for low-power and lossy networks in internet of things

2015 - 2019
Dr Baraq Ghaleb | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Elias Ekonomou

Reliable and energy efficient scheduling protocols for Wireless Body Area Networks (WBAN)

2014 - 2018
Miss Marwa Salayma | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

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

Adaptive energy management mechanisms for clustering based routing wireless sensor networks

2013 - 2017
"The development of science and technology are increasingly affecting and changing the nature of processes in...
Mr Mohamed Eshaftri | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

Load balancing and context aware enhancements for RPL routed Internet of Things

2013 - 2018
Mamoun Qasem | Director of Studies: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai | Second Supervisor: Dr Imed Romdhani

Test-bed and evaluation of a home-based adverse event prediction infrastructure

2013 - date
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. It will...
Adrian Smales | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson
25 results

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)

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...

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.

Big Data in Cyber Security Conference

30 May 2018
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Invited to Deliver a Seminar on Internet of Things and Its Security at the Dongguan University of Technology, China, December 2017

12 December 2017
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...

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Won The National Research Award 2017 from The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman

12 November 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...

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...

University Spin-out - Zonefox - Launches Ambitious Expansion Plans

21 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...