RATTRAP (Guardian Toolkit)

  The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) estimates that the cost of cybercrime to businesses, in the UK alone, is over £21 billion per annum. This project focuses on the real-time assessment of the risks associated with affiliate marketing networks. The OCSIA report refers to this as online fraud and estimates its cost at £1.4 billion. The team at Edinburgh Napier University, led by Professor Bill Buchanan, an acknowledged expert in the field of security and cybercrime, are developing RATTRAP, a software product which provides real-time detection of potential threats and risks to online transactions between businesses and networks providing affiliate marketing services. The work-to-date has been funded by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in London, and thus the team has had access to a wide range of key finance professionals which has guided the early development of this novel product.

  • Start Date:

    1 November 2011

  • End Date:

    10 February 2013

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Scottish Enterprise

  • Value:

    £291336

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