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MRC4: A Modified RC4 Algorithm using Symmetric Random Function Generator for Improved Cryptographic Features

Journal Article
Saha, R., Geetha, G., Kumar, G., Kim, T., & Buchanan, W. J. (2019)
MRC4: A Modified RC4 Algorithm using Symmetric Random Function Generator for Improved Cryptographic Features. IEEE Access, 7, 172045-172054. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2956160
The Rivest Cipher 4 (RC4) has been one of the most popular stream ciphers for providing symmetric key encryption, and is now proposed as an efficient cipher within light-weigh...

O-ADPI: Online Adaptive Deep-Packet Inspector Using Mahalanobis Distance Map for Web Service Attacks Classification

Journal Article
Kakavand, M., Mustapha, A., Tan, Z., Foroozana, S., & Arulsamy, L. (2019)
O-ADPI: Online Adaptive Deep-Packet Inspector Using Mahalanobis Distance Map for Web Service Attacks Classification. IEEE Access, 7, 167141-167156. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2953791
Most active research in Host and Network Intrusion Detection Systems are only able to detect attacks of the computer systems and attacks at the network layer, which are not su...

Nowhere Metamorphic Malware Can Hide - A Biological Evolution Inspired Detection Scheme

Conference Proceeding
Babaagba, K. O., Tan, Z., & Hart, E. (2019)
Nowhere Metamorphic Malware Can Hide - A Biological Evolution Inspired Detection Scheme. In Dependability in Sensor, Cloud, and Big Data Systems and Applications, (369-382). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1304-6_29
The ability to detect metamorphic malware has generated significant research interest over recent years, particularly given its proliferation on mobile devices. Such malware i...

RESCUE: Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System in Distributed-Cloud Architecture

Thesis
Ukwandu, E. A. RESCUE: Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System in Distributed-Cloud Architecture. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2455031
Scaling big data infrastructure using multi-cloud environment has led to the demand for highly secure, resilient and reliable data sharing method. Several variants of secret s...

Multi-miner's Cooperative Evolution Method of Bitcoin Pool Based on Temporal Difference Leaning Method

Conference Proceeding
Ou, W., Deng, M., Luo, E., Shi, W., Tan, Z., & Bhuiyan, M. (2019)
Multi-miner's Cooperative Evolution Method of Bitcoin Pool Based on Temporal Difference Leaning Method. In 2019 International Conference on Internet of Things (iThings) and IEEE Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom) and IEEE Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom) and IEEE Smart Data (SmartData)https://doi.org/10.1109/iThings/GreenCom/CPSCom/SmartData.2019.00131
Proof of Work (PoW) is used to provide a consensus mechanism for Bitcoin. In this mechanism, the process of generating a new block in the blockchain is referred to as mining. ...

A Quality of Service-Aware Secured Communication Scheme for Internet of Things-Based Networks

Journal Article
Khan, F., Ur Rehman, A., Yahya, A., Jan, M. A., Chuma, J., Tan, Z., & Hussain, K. (2019)
A Quality of Service-Aware Secured Communication Scheme for Internet of Things-Based Networks. Sensors, 19, https://doi.org/10.3390/s19194321
The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging technology that aims to enable the interconnection of a large number of smart devices and heterogeneous networks. Ad hoc networks p...

A Secured and Efficient Communication Scheme for Decentralized Cognitive Radio-Based Internet of Vehicles

Journal Article
Yao, W., Yahya, A., Khan, F., Tan, Z., Rehman, A. U., Chuma, J. M., …Babar, M. (2019)
A Secured and Efficient Communication Scheme for Decentralized Cognitive Radio-Based Internet of Vehicles. IEEE Access, 7, 160889-160900. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2945610
The advancements in hardware technologies have driven the evolution of vehicular ad hoc networks into the Internet of Vehicles (IoV). The IoV is a decentralized network of IoT...

A Lightweight and Efficient Digital Image Encryption Using Hybrid Chaotic Systems for Wireless Network Applications

Journal Article
Almalkawi, I. T., Halloush, . R., Alsarhan, A., Al-Dubai, A., & Al-karaki, J. N. (2019)
A Lightweight and Efficient Digital Image Encryption Using Hybrid Chaotic Systems for Wireless Network Applications. Journal of Information Security and Applications, 49, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jisa.2019.102384
Due to limited processing capabilities and other constraints of most wireless networks, many existing security algorithms do not consider the network efficiency. This is becau...

On privacy aware carriers for value-possessed e-invoices considering intelligence mining

Journal Article
Cha, S., Wang, H., Tan, Z., Joung, Y., Tseng, Y., & Yeh, K. (in press)
On privacy aware carriers for value-possessed e-invoices considering intelligence mining. IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence,
Intelligence mining is one of the most promising technologies for effectively extracting intelligence (and knowledge) to enhance the quality of decision-making. In Taiwan, the...

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...
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Repairing Polluted Artificial Intelligent Systems with Machine Unlearning

2019 - 2020
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

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

Next Generation Connectivity with Health and Well-being

2018 - 2019
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

Eyecademy: Innovation Voucher for Food Provenance

2018 - 2018
This project will focus on the building of a food provenance platform based on distributed ledger technologies
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Hypervine: Innovation Voucher Construction Site Safety Enhancement

2018 - 2018
This focuses on the use of distributed ledger technologies to manage both compliance events such as signing off on work and also document management
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

The truth about cybersecurity in 7 words – 2018 (poster competition in cybersecurity)

2018 - 2018
In a recent report by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, it is estimated there will be a global shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, so...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £500
7 results

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

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

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

Forensic analysis of large capacity digital storage devices

2013 - 2017
Triage of large capacity digital devices
Philip Penrose | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Rich Macfarlane

Framework for evaluation of e-health platform and services

2010 - 2015
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Dr Owen Lo | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Prof Christoph Thuemmler
22 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...