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Security for Cyber-Physical Systems in Healthcare

Book
Saleem, K., Tan, Z., & Buchanan, W. (2016)
Security for Cyber-Physical Systems in Healthcare. In Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare, 233-251. BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47617-9_12
The great leap forward of cyber-physical systems has made provision for future personalized medicine. However, these systems are prone to cyber attacks. To provide patients wi...

Numerical Encoding to Tame SQL Injection Attacks

Conference Proceeding
Uwagbole, S. O., Buchanan, W. J., & Fan, L. (in press)
Numerical Encoding to Tame SQL Injection Attacks
Recent years have seen an astronomical rise in SQL Injection Attacks (SQLIAs) used to compromise the confidentiality, authentication and integrity of organisations' databases....

Performance Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System

Conference Proceeding
Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W. J., & Russell, G. (2017)
Performance Evaluation of a Fragmented Secret Share System. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Cyber Situational Awareness, Data Analytics and Assessment (Cyber SA 2017)https://doi.org/10.1109/cybersa.2017.8073396
There are many risks in moving data into public storage environments, along with an increasing threat around large-scale data leakage. Secret sharing scheme has been proposed ...

HI-risk: A method to analyse health information risk intelligence

Conference Proceeding
Buchanan, W. J., & van Deursen, N. (2016)
HI-risk: A method to analyse health information risk intelligence. In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom)https://doi.org/10.1109/healthcom.2016.7749536
Information security threat intelligence is a prevalent topic amongst researchers, long-established IT-vendors and start-ups. The possibilities of Big Data analytics to securi...

Towards Trust and Governance in Integrated Health and Social Care Platforms

Book Chapter
Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C., Spyra, G., Smales, A., & Prajapati, B. (2017)
Towards Trust and Governance in Integrated Health and Social Care Platforms
The way we are sharing health and care data will be changing considerably over the years to come. One of the reasons is an increasing move towards patient-centric approaches w...

Dynamic fine-grained access control in e-Health using: The secure SQL server system as an enabler of the future Internet

Conference Proceeding
Paulin, A., & Thuemmler, C. (2016)
Dynamic fine-grained access control in e-Health using: The secure SQL server system as an enabler of the future Internet. In 2016 IEEE 18th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom),, (245-248). https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2016.7749462
This paper describes the use of the Secure SQL Server system (SecSQL) – a system for dynamic fine-grained access control, in the context of e-Health. The system was used in tw...

Cryptography across industry sectors

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., Woodward, A., & Helme, S. (2017)
Cryptography across industry sectors. Journal of Cyber Security Technology, 1(3-4), 145-162. https://doi.org/10.1080/23742917.2017.1327221
Security adoption varies across industry sectors, where some companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are strong advocates of the adoption of HTTPS, while other companies...

How WannaCry caused global panic but failed to turn much of a profit

Other
Buchanan, B. (2017)
How WannaCry caused global panic but failed to turn much of a profit. https://theconversation.com/how-wannacry-caused-global-panic-but-failed-to-turn-much-of-a-profit-77740
The WannaCry cyber-attack led to panic across the globe, showing just how important it is for organisations to have secure operating systems. This was not even the most sophis...

If two countries waged cyber war on each another, here’s what to expect

Other
Buchanan, B. (2016)
If two countries waged cyber war on each another, here’s what to expect. https://theconversation.com/if-two-countries-waged-cyber-war-on-each-another-heres-what-to-expect-63544
Imagine you woke up to discover a massive cyber attack on your country. All government data has been destroyed, taking out healthcare records, birth certificates, social care ...

An Improvement of Tree-Rule Firewall for a Large Network: Supporting Large Rule Size and Low Delay

Conference Proceeding
Chomsiri, T., He, X., Nanda, P., & Tan, Z. (2017)
An Improvement of Tree-Rule Firewall for a Large Network: Supporting Large Rule Size and Low Delay. In 2016 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/I​SPA, (178-184). https://doi.org/10.1109/trustcom.2016.0061
The firewalls were invented since 1990s [1] and have been developed to operate more secure and faster. From the first era of the firewalls until today, they still regulate pac...
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sa.Fire

2012 - 2013
This project has resulted in a spin-out company which was incorporated on 17 January 2014. It has also generated a patent related to BDDs (Binary decision Diagrams).
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £320,000

RATTRAP (Guardian Toolkit)

2011 - 2013
The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) estimates that the cost of cybercrime to businesses, in the UK alone, is over £21 billion per annum. This project focuses on the real-time ...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £291,336

MiiCard

2013 - 2013
The project has resulted in a software prototype which demonstrates miiCard tags.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Personal health data manager

2012 - 2013
This SE/RSE Enterprise Fellowship aimed to commercialise intellectual property owned by Edinburgh Napier University related to e-Health data management into an end-user product. The project paved the ...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £32,926

Project Quaisten

2014 - 2015
To develop a question generator API to pull information from the web, based on defined questions types, confirming correct answers and implementing a process of question difficulty based on metrics ab...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,945

Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium

2016 - 2016
This first international symposium on Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) will bring together postgraduate research students working in cybersecurity areas. It is a forum for early researchers to pres...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £800

Payment Cards and Mobile Technology

2015 - 2015
Comcarde is developing a mobile payments system called Bridge that uses a patent pending algorithm which is extremely resilient to man-in-the-middle attacks. Combined with strong authentication, we b...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Payfont, innovation voucher

2013 - 2015
SMART Grant proposal.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,930

Payfont - PhD sponsorship -

2016 - 2018
Peter Aaby - PhD sponsorship
Value: £40,425

Scalable and Open Framework for Human/Digital Trust between Informal/Formal Personal Health Care Infrastructures

2011 - 2013
This project extends the e-Health Cloud-based Platform, and integrates with assisted living. The project integrates Edinburgh Napier University, Microsoft and HoIP, and has created a novel governance ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £243,325
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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

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

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

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

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

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

Evaluating individual engagement with e-Participation systems

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

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
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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...