Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation
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...
Wi-Fi Channel Saturation as a Mechanism to Improve Passive Capture of Bluetooth Through Channel Usage Restriction
Lowe, I., Buchanan, W. J., Macfarlane, R., & Lo, O. (2019)
Wi-Fi Channel Saturation as a Mechanism to Improve Passive Capture of Bluetooth Through Channel Usage Restriction. Journal of Networking Technology, 10(4), 124-155. https://doi.org/10.6025/jnt/2019/10/4/124-155
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology that provides audio and data links between personal smartphones and playback devices, such as speakers, headsets and car enterta...
System and method for management of confidential data
Buchanan, B., Lo, O., Macfarlane, R., Penrose, P., & Ramsay, B. (in press)
System and method for management of confidential data. GB2561176A
This application is for a method of data management to identify confidential digital content on a database by first receiving a management request 302 from a system 304 to car...
Method for identification of digital content
Buchanan, B., Lo, O., Penrose, P., Ramsay, B., & Macfarlane, R. (2018)
Method for identification of digital content. World Intellectual Property Organization
Many areas oi investigation require searching through data that may be oi interest. One example oi data that may be involved in an investigation is copyrighted material that m...
Privacy Parameter Variation using RAPPOR on a Malware Dataset
Aaby, P., Mata De Acuña, J. J., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2018)
Privacy Parameter Variation using RAPPOR on a Malware Dataset. In Proceedings of 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications (IEEE TrustCom-18), 8. doi:10.1109/TrustCom/BigDataSE.2018.00133
Stricter data protection regulations and the poor application of privacy protection techniques have resulted in a requirement for data-driven companies to adopt new methods of...
Distance Measurement Methods for Improved Insider Threat Detection
Lo, O., Buchanan, W. J., Griffiths, P., & Macfarlane, R. (2018)
Distance Measurement Methods for Improved Insider Threat Detection. Security and Communication Networks, 2018, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5906368
Insider threats are a considerable problem within cyber security and it is often difficult to detect these threats using signature detection. Increasing machine learning can p...
A methodology for the security evaluation within third-party Android Marketplaces
Buchanan, W. J., Chiale, S., & Macfarlane, R. (2017)
A methodology for the security evaluation within third-party Android Marketplaces. Digital Investigation, 23, 88-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2017.10.002
This paper aims to evaluate possible threats with unofficial Android marketplaces, and geo localize the malware distribution over three main regions: China, Europe; and Russia...
Review of e-Health Frameworks.
Prajapati, B., Buchanan, W. J., Smales, A., Macfarlane, R., & Spyra, G. (2015)
Review of e-Health Frameworks. In Health Informatics Conference 2015
In order to improve the quality of health care and widen the accessibility, health care providers are consistently looking to inject information and communication technology t...
Evaluation of the DFET Cloud.
Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., Keane, E., Callahan, C., …Popov, O. (2015, September)
Evaluation of the DFET Cloud. Paper presented at Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) conference, Canterbury
The DFET (Digital Forensics Evaluation and Training) Cloud creates new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated sta...
Teaching penetration and malware analysis in a cloud-based environment.
Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., & Russell, G. (2015, June)
Teaching penetration and malware analysis in a cloud-based environment. Paper presented at UK Workshop on Cybersecurity Training & Education, Liverpool
This paper outlines evaluation of running a private Cloud-based system over two semesters at Edinburgh Napier University for two modules: Security Testing and Advanced Network...