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Trust-by-Design: Evaluating Issues and Perceptions within Clinical Passporting

Journal Article
Abramson, W., van Deursen, N. E., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Trust-by-Design: Evaluating Issues and Perceptions within Clinical Passporting. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 3, https://doi.org/10.30953/bhty.v3.140
A substantial administrative burden is placed on healthcare professionals as they manage and progress through their careers. Identity verification, pre-employment screening an...

A Novel Privacy Approach of Digital Aerial Images Based on Mersenne Twister Method with DNA Genetic Encoding and Chaos

Journal Article
Masood, F., Boulila, W., Ahmad, J., Arshad, A., Sankar, S., Rubaiee, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
A Novel Privacy Approach of Digital Aerial Images Based on Mersenne Twister Method with DNA Genetic Encoding and Chaos. Remote Sensing, 12(11), https://doi.org/10.3390/rs12111893
Aerial photography involves capturing images from aircraft and other flying objects, including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Aerial images are used in many fields and can co...

A Distributed Trust Framework for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

Conference Proceeding
Abramson, W., Hall, A. J., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., & Buchanan, W. J. (in press)
A Distributed Trust Framework for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning
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 ...

Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation

Journal Article
Davies, S. R., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 33, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsidi.2020.300979
Ransomware continues to grow in both scale, cost, complexity and impact since its initial discovery nearly 30 years ago. Security practitioners are engaged in a continual "arm...

Fast Probabilistic Consensus with Weighted Votes

Conference Proceeding
Müller, S., Penzkofer, A., Ku´smierz, B., Camargo, D., & Buchanan, W. J. (in press)
Fast Probabilistic Consensus with Weighted Votes
The fast probabilistic consensus (FPC) is a voting consensus protocol that is robust and efficient in Byzantine infrastructure. We propose an adaption of the FPC to a setting ...

CASCF: Certificateless Aggregated SignCryption Framework for Internet-of-Things Infrastructure

Journal Article
Kim, T., Kumar, G., Saha, R., Alazab, M., Buchanan, W. J., Rai, M. K., …Thomas, R. (2020)
CASCF: Certificateless Aggregated SignCryption Framework for Internet-of-Things Infrastructure. IEEE Access, 8, 94748-94756. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.2995443
The increasing number of devices in the age of Internet-of-Thing (IoT) has arisen a number of problems related to security. Cryptographic processes, more precisely the signatu...

SklCoin: Toward a Scalable Proof-of-Stake and Collective Signature Based Consensus Protocol for Strong Consistency in Blockchain

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Ghaleb, B., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
SklCoin: Toward a Scalable Proof-of-Stake and Collective Signature Based Consensus Protocol for Strong Consistency in Blockchain. https://doi.org/10.1109/icsa-c50368.2020.00034
The proof-of-work consensus protocol suffers from two main limitations: waste of energy and offering only probabilistic guarantees about the status of the blockchain. This pap...

A Privacy Preserving Distributed Ledger Framework for Global Human Resource Record Management: The Blockchain Aspect

Journal Article
Kim, T., Kumar, G., Saha, R., Rai, M. K., Buchanan, W. J., Thomas, R., & Alazab, M. (2020)
A Privacy Preserving Distributed Ledger Framework for Global Human Resource Record Management: The Blockchain Aspect. IEEE Access, 8, 96455-96467. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.2995481
Blockchain is a technology used with the series of users in peer-to-peer transactions to utilize the usability properties of the immutable data records. The distributed nature...

Energy demand forecasting of buildings using random neural networks

Journal Article
Ahmad, J., Tahir, A., Larijani, H., Ahmed, F., Aziz Shah, S., Hall, A. J., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Energy demand forecasting of buildings using random neural networks. Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems, 38(4), 4753-4765. https://doi.org/10.3233/jifs-191458
Energy uncertainty and ecological pressures have contributed to a high volatility in energy demand and consumption. The building sector accounts for 30 to 40% of the total glo...

A Privacy-Preserving Secure Framework for Electric Vehicles in IoT using Matching Market and Signcryption

Journal Article
Kumar, G., Rai, M., Saha, R., Buchanan, W. J., Thomas, R., Geetha, G., …Rodrigues, J. (2020)
A Privacy-Preserving Secure Framework for Electric Vehicles in IoT using Matching Market and Signcryption. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, https://doi.org/10.1109/tvt.2020.2989817
The present world of vehicle technology is inclined to develop Electric Vehicles (EVs) with various optimized features. These vehicles need frequent charging which takes a lon...
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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

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

Next Generation Trust Architecture

2018 - 2020
This work will provide proof-of-concept infrastructures and which will be used to create an ecosystem for strong use cases, and thus attract new funding for the building of new health and social care ...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £149,959

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2020 - date
Simon Davies | Director of Studies: Rich Macfarlane | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Privacy-Preserving Passive DNS (PRESERVE DNS) Using Hyperledger Fabric

2019 - date
Mr. Pavlos Papadopoulos | Director of Studies: Dr Nick Pitropakis | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Privacy-preserving architecture for self-sovereign identity

2018 - date
Mr Will Abramson | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Owen Lo

Lightweight Cryptography for the next generation Internet of Things (IoT) networks

2018 - date
Nilupulee Gunathilake | Director of Studies: Dr Rameez Asif | Second Supervisor: Prof Ahmed Al-Dubai

Embedded, privacy-preserving machine-learning framework

2018 - date
Adam Hall | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Nick Pitropakis

Investigations into decrypting live secure traffic in virtual environments

2016 - 2019
Mr Peter McLaren | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

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
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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)

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.

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...

Professor Gives Evidence on Cyber Security and Health Care at Scottish Parliament

19 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee at the Scottish Parliament on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland.

Distinguished Fellow To Talk on Real-Time Human Action Recognition

31 May 2017
ICSA DVF Professor Nasser Kehtarnavaz will be speaking about “Real-Time Human Action Recognition via Simultaneous Utilization of Depth Images and Inertial Signals” on Monday 19 June at 10am at Edinbur...

Professor Invited To Give Evidence at Scottish Parliament Committee on Cyber Attacks within Health Care

30 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 June 2017. ...

Hutchinson Networks Partnership Changing The World Through Innovation

2 February 2017
A partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh has been showcased in the application of SDN (Software Defined Networks) into health and social care, and in innovative Cyb...

Edinburgh Napier spin-out heads for London showcase

3 December 2016
Edinburgh is becoming one of the best cities in the World to be into tech, and this week one of Edinburgh Napier University's spin-outs - Cyan Forensics - represents the booming tech industry in the c...