Secret shares to protect health records in Cloud-based infrastructures
Buchanan, W. J., Ukwandu, E., van Deursen, N., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O., & Thuemmler, C. (2016)
Secret shares to protect health records in Cloud-based infrastructures. In 2015 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (HealthCom)https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2015.7454589
Increasingly health records are stored in cloud-based systems, and often protected by a private key. Unfortunately the loss of this key can cause large-scale data loss. This p...
Security issues of a publicly accessible cloud computing infrastructure.
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...
Mining malware command and control traces
McLaren, P., Russell, G., & Buchanan, B. (2018)
Mining malware command and control traces. In Proceedings of the SAI Computing Conference 2017https://doi.org/10.1109/SAI.2017.8252185
Detecting botnets and advanced persistent threats is a major challenge for network administrators. An important component of such malware is the command and control channel, w...
Insider threat detection using principal component analysis and self-organising map
Moradpoor, N., Brown, M., & Russell, G. (2017)
Insider threat detection using principal component analysis and self-organising map. In 10th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN 2017)https://doi.org/10.1145/3136825.3136859
An insider threat can take on many aspects. Some employees abuse their positions of trust by disrupting normal operations, while others export valuable or confidential data wh...
Mitigating Disaster using Secure Threshold-Cloud Architecture
Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W. J., & Russell, G. (2018)
Mitigating Disaster using Secure Threshold-Cloud Architecture. Current Trends in Computer Sciences & Applications, 1(2),
There are many risks in moving data into public cloud environments, along with an increasing threat around large-scale data leakage during cloud outages. This work aims to app...
PLC Memory Attack Detection and Response in a Clean Water Supply System
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., Russell, G., & Maneru-Marin, I. (2019)
PLC Memory Attack Detection and Response in a Clean Water Supply System. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcip.2019.05.003
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are frequently used in manufacturing and critical infrastructures like water treatment, chemical plants, and transportation schemes. Citizens ...
Decrypting Live SSH Traffic in Virtual Environments
Mclaren, P., Russell, G., Buchanan, W. J., & Tan, Z. (2019)
Decrypting Live SSH Traffic in Virtual Environments. Digital Investigation, 29, 109-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2019.03.010
Decrypting and inspecting encrypted malicious communications may assist crime detection and prevention. Access to client or server memory enables the discovery of artefacts re...
Privacy-Preserving Non-Wearable Occupancy Monitoring System Exploiting Wi-Fi Imaging for Next-Generation Body Centric Communication
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 ...
Forensic Considerations for the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF)
Mckeown, S., & Russell, G. (2020)
Forensic Considerations for the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF). https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecurity49315.2020.9138890
The High Efficiency File Format (HEIF) was adopted by Apple in 2017 as their favoured means of capturing images from their camera application, with Android devices such as the...
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...