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Forensic Considerations for the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF)

Conference Proceeding
Mckeown, S., & Russell, G. (in press)
Forensic Considerations for the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF
The High Efficiency File Format (HEIF) was adopted by Apple in 2017 as their favoured means of capturing images from their camera application, with Android devices such as the...

Privacy-Preserving Non-Wearable Occupancy Monitoring System Exploiting Wi-Fi Imaging for Next-Generation Body Centric Communication

Journal Article
Aziz Shah, S., Ahmad, J., Tahir, A., Ahmed, F., Russell, G., Shah, S. Y., …Abbasi, Q. H. (2020)
Privacy-Preserving Non-Wearable Occupancy Monitoring System Exploiting Wi-Fi Imaging for Next-Generation Body Centric Communication. Micromachines, 11(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/mi11040379
Nano-scaled structures, wireless sensing, wearable devices, and wireless communications systems are anticipated to support the development of new next-generation technologies ...

Real-time anomaly intrusion detection for a clean water supply system, utilising machine learning with novel energy-based features

Conference Proceeding
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., & Russell, G. (in press)
Real-time anomaly intrusion detection for a clean water supply system, utilising machine learning with novel energy-based features
Industrial Control Systems have become a priority domain for cybersecurity practitioners due to the number of cyber-attacks against those systems has increased over the past f...

Fast Forensic Triage Using Centralised Thumbnail Caches on Windows Operating Systems

Journal Article
Mckeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2020)
Fast Forensic Triage Using Centralised Thumbnail Caches on Windows Operating Systems. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 14(3),
A common investigative task is to identify known contraband images on a device, which typically involves calculating cryptographic hashes for all the files on a disk and check...

WaterLeakage: A Stealthy Malware for Data Exfiltration on Industrial Control Systems Using Visual Channels

Conference Proceeding
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., & Russell, G. (2019)
WaterLeakage: A Stealthy Malware for Data Exfiltration on Industrial Control Systems Using Visual Channels. In Proceedings of 15th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (ICCA)https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCA.2019.8899564
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have faced a growing number of threats over the past few years. Reliance on isolated controls networks or air-gapped computers is no longer a ...

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...

PLC Memory Attack Detection and Response in a Clean Water Supply System

Journal Article
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., Russell, G., & Maneru-Marin, I. (2019)
PLC Memory Attack Detection and Response in a Clean Water Supply System. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcip.2019.05.003
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are frequently used in manufacturing and critical infrastructures like water treatment, chemical plants, and transportation schemes. Citizens ...

Decrypting Live SSH Traffic in Virtual Environments

Journal Article
Mclaren, P., Russell, G., Buchanan, W. J., & Tan, Z. (2019)
Decrypting Live SSH Traffic in Virtual Environments. Digital Investigation, 29, 109-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2019.03.010
Decrypting and inspecting encrypted malicious communications may assist crime detection and prevention. Access to client or server memory enables the discovery of artefacts re...

Implementation and Detection of Novel Attacks to the PLC Memory on a Clean Water Supply System

Conference Proceeding
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., Russell, G., & Maneru-Marin, I. (2019)
Implementation and Detection of Novel Attacks to the PLC Memory on a Clean Water Supply System. In CITT 2018, (91-103). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05532-5_7
Critical infrastructures such as nuclear plants or water supply systems are mainly managed through electronic control systems. Such systems comprise of a number of elements, s...

A supervised energy monitoring-based machine learning approach for anomaly detection in a clean water supply system

Conference Proceeding
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., & Russell, G. (2018)
A supervised energy monitoring-based machine learning approach for anomaly detection in a clean water supply system. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security 2018)https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecPODS.2018.8560683
Industrial Control Systems are part of our daily life in industries such as transportation, water, gas, oil, smart cities, and telecommunications. Technological development ov...
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Next Generation Forensic and Incident Response Analysis Challenges

2020 - date
Connor Goodwin | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Dr Sean McKeown

Industrial control systems security analysis and countermeasures

2017 - date
Andres Santiago Robles Durazno | Director of Studies: Dr Naghmeh Moradpoor Sheykhkanloo | Second Supervisor: James McWhinnie

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

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

Enhancing bio-inspired intrusion response in ad-hoc networks

2010 - 2013
The topic Addresses the development of novel secrity echanisms for mobile ad hoc networks, inspired by mechanisms apparent in the biological...
Maryamosadat Kazemitabar | Director of Studies: Prof Emma Hart | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Congestion control and avoidance for ATM networks

1997 - 2005
Chih-Ming Wu | Director of Studies: Jose Munoz | Second Supervisor: Dr Gordon Russell