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Approaches to the classification of high entropy file fragments.

Journal Article
Penrose, P., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2013)
Approaches to the classification of high entropy file fragments. Digital Investigation, 10(4), 372-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2013.08.004
In this paper we propose novel approaches to the problem of classifying high entropy file fragments. We achieve 97% correct classification for encrypted fragments and 78% for ...

Fast contraband detection in large capacity disk drives.

Journal Article
Penrose, P., Buchanan, W. J., & Macfarlane, R. (2015)
Fast contraband detection in large capacity disk drives. Digital Investigation, 12(S1), S22-S29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2015.01.007
In recent years the capacity of digital storage devices has been increasing at a rate that has left digital forensic services struggling to cope. There is an acknowledgement 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...

Review of e-Health Frameworks.

Conference Proceeding
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...

Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls.

Journal Article
Macfarlane, R., Buchanan, W. J., Ekonomou, E., Uthmani, O., Fan, L., & Lo, O. (2012)
Formal security policy implementations in network firewalls. Computers and Security, 31(2), 253-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2011.10.003
Network security should be based around security policies. From high-level natural language, non-technical, policies created by management, down to device and vendor specific ...

Evaluating Digital Forensic Tools (DFTs).

Conference Proceeding
Flandrin, F., Buchanan, W. J., Macfarlane, R., Ramsay, B. & Smales, A. (2013)
Evaluating Digital Forensic Tools (DFTs). In 7th International Conference : Cybercrime Forensics Education & TrainingISBN 9781909067158
This paper outlines the key methods used in the evaluation of digital forensics tools.

Security issues of a publicly accessible cloud computing infrastructure.

Conference Proceeding
Russell, G., & Macfarlane, R. (2012)
Security issues of a publicly accessible cloud computing infrastructure. In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom-2012), 1210-1216. https://doi.org/10.1109/TrustCom.2012.259
Edinburgh Napier University runs a custom cloud computing infrastructure for both student and public use. Such access carries dangers, both reputational and legal, as accident...

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...

Distance Measurement Methods for Improved Insider Threat Detection

Journal Article
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

Journal Article
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...