Chaos-based Confusion and Diffusion of Image Pixels using Dynamic Substitution
Abdullah, Q., Ahmad, J., Boulila, W., Rubaiee, S., Masood, F., Khan, F., & Buchanan, W. J. (in press)
Chaos-based Confusion and Diffusion of Image Pixels using Dynamic Substitution. IEEE Access, 8, 140876-140895. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3012912
The evolution of wireless and mobile communication from 0G to the upcoming 5G gives riseto data sharing through the Internet. This data transfer via open public networks are s...
Privacy-Preserving Passive DNS
Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Buchanan, W. J., Lo, O., & Katsikas, S. (2020)
Privacy-Preserving Passive DNS. Computers, 9(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/computers9030064
The Domain Name System (DNS) was created to resolve the IP addresses of web servers to easily remembered names. When it was initially created, security was not a major concern...
DNA and Plaintext Dependent Chaotic Visual Selective Image Encryption
Khan, J. S., Boulila, W., Ahmad, J., Rubaiee, S., Rehman, A. U., Alroobaea, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
DNA and Plaintext Dependent Chaotic Visual Selective Image Encryption. IEEE Access, 8, 159732 - 159744. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2020.3020917
Visual selective image encryption can both improve the efﬁciency of the image encryption algorithm and reduce the frequency and severity of attacks against data. In this artic...
Use Of Participatory Apps In Contact Tracing: Options And Implications for Public Health, Privacy and Trust
Buchanan, B., Imran, M., Pagliari, C., Pell, J., & Rimpiläinen, S. (2020)
Use Of Participatory Apps In Contact Tracing: Options And Implications for Public Health, Privacy and Trust. Glasgow: Digital Health and Care Institute, University of Strathclyde
On December 31st, 2019, the World Health Organisation received a report from the Chinese government detailing a cluster of cases of ‘pneumonia of unknown origin’, later identi...
FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures
Popov, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 147, 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpdc.2020.09.002
This paper presents a novel leaderless protocol (FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures) with a low communicational complexity and which allows ...
Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing
Buchanan, W. J., Imran, M. A., Ur-Rehman, M., Zhang, L., Abbasi, Q. H., Chrysoulas, C., …Papadopoulos, P. (in press)
Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing. Frontiers, https://doi.org/10.3389/frcmn.2020.583376
The outbreak of viruses have necessitated contact tracing and infection tracking methods. Despite various efforts, there is currently no standard scheme for the tracing and tr...
Experimental evaluation of disk sector hash comparison for forensic triage using a Bloom filter.
Buchanan, W. J., Macfarlane, R., & Clayton, J. (2013)
Experimental evaluation of disk sector hash comparison for forensic triage using a Bloom filter. In G. Weir, & M. Daley (Eds.), Cyberforensics Perspectives : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics (Cyberforensics 2013)
There is a problem in the world of digital forensics. The demands on digital forensic investigators and resources will continue to increase as the use of computers and other e...
D-FET – A community cloud for enhancing skills using virtualised environments and cloud-based infrastructures.
Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., & Macfarlane, R. (2011, June)
D-FET – A community cloud for enhancing skills using virtualised environments and cloud-based infrastructures. Paper presented at Scottish Higher Education Employability Conference: Strengthening Partnerships with Employers, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh
The use of virtualised and cloud-based environments provide an excellent opportunity to enhance learning and to provide students with skills which match exactly to the require...
E-Health: chances and challenges of distributed, service oriented architectures
Thuemmler, C., Fan, L., Buchanan, W. J., Lo, O., Ekonomou, E., & Khedim, A. S. (2012)
E-Health: chances and challenges of distributed, service oriented architectures. Journal of cyber security and mobility, 37,
Societies are undergoing unprecedented demographic and socio-economical changes on a pace that has never been experienced before. Health care models are in transition to remai...
Intelligence information sharing between the police and their community partners.
Presentation / Conference
Scott, R., Uthmani, O., Buchanan, W. J., & Lawson, A. (2011, June)
Intelligence information sharing between the police and their community partners. Paper presented at Symposium on Security and Cybercrime, Edinburgh Napier University
This presentation will show a newly developed system for information, and will outline the three "R"s involved in information sharing: RISK. Identify and managing risks to ens...