Spyra, G., Buchanan, W. J. & Ekonomou, E. (2017, November). Blockchain and Git repositories for sticky policies protected OOXML. Presented at FTC 2017 - Future Technologies Conference 2017, Vancouver, Canada
The paper discuss possible cloud-based
Information Rights Management (IRM) model extension with
enhanced accountability for both a sticky policy and an attached
data. This wor...
Buchanan, W. J. (2013, January). Building a new nation: risk, goverance and trust. Presented at Cyber Security 2013, Edinburgh
This presentation outlines some of the opportunities and threats that Scotland faces within an Information Age.
Buchanan, W. J. (2011). Advanced security and network forensics: Introduction. Edinburgh Napier University
1.3 Security Taxonomy
Buchanan, W. J. (2009). AES Encryption and Decryption in Microsoft .NET
This paper outlines the usage of AES in Microsoft .NET. It provides a basic overview of the AES method, along with a review of other popular encryption methods and some sample...
Buchanan, W. J. (2009). 3DES Encryption and Decryption in Microsoft .NET
This paper outlines the usage of 3DES in Microsoft .NET. It provides a basic overview of the 3-DES method, along with a review of other popular encryption methods and some sam...
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...
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, June). Cyber security challenges for cloud based services. Paper presented at Scot-Cloud 2015, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Areas covered - IoT security - Data loss detection and prevention - Cryptography in the Cloud
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...
Buchanan, W. J., & Smales, A. (2015, April). New forensic investigation and training methods in a virtual environment (cloud) (D-FET project). Paper presented at Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism - the EU Research roadmap, Montpellier, France
DFET creates new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated stakeholders in the fight against cybercrime through the ...
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, February). It's all hackable. Paper presented at SBRC Insider Threat Conference 2015, RBS, Gogarburn
Buchanan, W. J. (2014, September). Complete anatomy of Heartbleed, Truecrypt and large-scale vulnerabilities. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2014), Glasgow
This presentation will outline some new research related to the Heartbleed vulnerability, and cover the full technical details of the threat, with a live demo. Along with it w...
Buchanan, W. J., & Smales, A. (2014, February). The Risks and Opportunities of Mobile Working within Cloud Environments. Paper presented at Practical Perspectives on Secure Mobile Working, Edinburgh
This presentation outlines the changing architecture of business systems, and with the increasing use of Cloud-based systems. It outlines some of the key risks around using mo...
Buchanan, W. J. (2014, January). The future of computer science education and observations from on-line learning. Paper presented at Higher Computing Science National Qualifications Support, Edinburgh
This session will look at the opportunities at the present time and in the future for Computing, and provide key pointer to the skills that are required to undertake a career ...
Buchanan, W. J. (2014, January). The New Enlightenment in Scotland. Paper presented at Secure Scotland, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow
Scotland, as a nation, has been built on enterprise and innovation, and, at one time, led the world in terms of enlightenment for its scientific and cultural approach. This pr...
Buchanan, W. J., & Smales, A. (2013, September). Cyber risk and opportunities in the Cloud. Paper presented at Cloud Security Congress 2013, Edinburgh
This presentation outlines some of the key risks and opportunities in the Cloud.