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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...

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...

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...

Using Amazon Alexa APIs as a Source of Digital Evidence

Conference Proceeding
Krueger, C., & Mckeown, S. (in press)
Using Amazon Alexa APIs as a Source of Digital Evidence
With the release of Amazon Alexa and the first Amazon Echo device, the company revolutionised the smart home. It allowed their users to communicate with, and control, their sm...

Automatic Generation of Adversarial Metamorphic Malware Using MAP-Elites

Conference Proceeding
Babaagba, K. O., Tan, Z., & Hart, E. (2020)
Automatic Generation of Adversarial Metamorphic Malware Using MAP-Elites. In Applications of Evolutionary Computation. EvoApplications 2020. , (117-132). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43722-0_8
In the field of metamorphic malware detection, training a detection model with malware samples that reflect potential mutants of the malware is crucial in developing a model r...

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 ...

Improving Classification of Metamorphic Malware by Augmenting Training Data with a Diverse Set of Evolved Mutant Samples

Conference Proceeding
Babaagba, K., Tan, Z., & Hart, E. (in press)
Improving Classification of Metamorphic Malware by Augmenting Training Data with a Diverse Set of Evolved Mutant Samples
Detecting metamorphic malware provides a challenge to machine-learning models as trained models might not generalise to future mutant variants of the malware. To address this,...

Understanding Personal Online Risk To Individual Via Ontology Development

Conference Proceeding
Haynes, D. (in press)
Understanding Personal Online Risk To Individual Via Ontology Development
The concept of risk is widely misunderstood because of the different contexts in which it is used. This paper describes the development of an ontology of risk as a way of bett...
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Cyber Security and the Third Sector in Scotland: a Pilot Project exploring Third Sector awareness and usage of Scottish Government cyber security products and resources

2020 - 2020
The project aims to better understand how the Scottish Government’s cyber products, resources and support more generally are received by a small sample of differing Third Sector organisations. In doin...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £2,780

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
9 results

2019 - date
Peter Cruickshank | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall

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

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

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

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

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

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

2008 - 2012
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Forensic verification of operating system activity via novel data, acquisition and analysis techniques

2005 - 2009
Dr Jamie Graves | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: L. John Old
24 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

SOCLAB Launch

10 April 2018
Official launch of SOCLAB, the new SOC facility in Merchiston Campus

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...