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Machine learning and semantic analysis of in-game chat for cyber bullying

Journal Article
Murnion, S., Buchanan, W. J., Smales, A., & Russell, G. (2018)
Machine learning and semantic analysis of in-game chat for cyber bullying. Computers and Security, 76, 197-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2018.02.016
One major problem with cyberbullying research is the lack of data, since researchers are traditionally forced to rely on survey data where victims and perpetrators self-report...

Sub-file Hashing Strategies for Fast Contraband Detection

Conference Proceeding
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2018)
Sub-file Hashing Strategies for Fast Contraband Detection. In 2018 International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security)https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecPODS.2018.8560680
Traditional digital forensics processes do not scale well with the huge quantities of data present in a modern investigation, resulting in large investigative backlogs for man...

Reducing the Impact of Network Bottlenecks on Remote Contraband Detection

Conference Proceeding
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2018)
Reducing the Impact of Network Bottlenecks on Remote Contraband Detection. In 2018 International Conference on Cyber Security and Protection of Digital Services (Cyber Security)https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecPODS.2018.8560671
Cloud based storage is increasing in popularity, with large volumes of data being stored remotely. Digital forensics investigators examining such systems remotely are limited ...

Multiple traffic signal control using a genetic algorithm

Conference Proceeding
Kalganova, T., Russell, G., & Cumming, A. (1999)
Multiple traffic signal control using a genetic algorithm. In A. Dobnikar, N. C. Steele, D. W. Pearson, & R. F. Albrecht (Eds.), Artificial Neural Nets and Genetic Algorithms, 220-228. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-6384-9_38
Optimising traffic signal timings for a multiple-junction road network is a difficult but important problem. The essential difficulty of this problem is that the traffic signa...

RESCUE: Resilient Secret Sharing Cloud-based Architecture.

Conference Proceeding
Ukwandu, E., Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Russell, G., & Lo, O. (2015)
RESCUE: Resilient Secret Sharing Cloud-based Architecture. In 2015 IEEE Trustcom/BigDataSE/ISPA Vol. 1, (872-879). https://doi.org/10.1109/Trustcom.2015.459
This paper presents an architecture (RESCUE) of a system that is capable of implementing: a keyless encryption method; self-destruction of data within a time frame without use...

Secret shares to protect health records in Cloud-based infrastructures

Conference Proceeding
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.

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...

Mining malware command and control traces

Conference Proceeding
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...

Fast Filtering of Known PNG Files Using Early File Features

Conference Proceeding
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2017)
Fast Filtering of Known PNG Files Using Early File Features. In Proceedings of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
A common task in digital forensics investigations is to identify known contraband images. This is typically achieved by calculating a cryptographic digest, using hashing algor...

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 ...
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Prometheus II: Capturing and Relating Character Concept Definitions in Plant Taxonomy

2001 - 2004
Taxonomy has been described as “the science of documenting biodiversity”, which involves collecting, naming, describing, identifying and classifying specimens of organisms. Descriptions are the fundam...
Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Value: £128,444

vSOC - Virtualised Security Operations Centre

2015 - 2017
The proposal aims to build a Virtualised Security Operation Center [vSoC] and integrates into a currently operating virtualized cyber security Cloud infrastructure (DFET), and use state-of-theart syst...
Funder: Higher Education Academy | Value: £39,268

MEMCRYPT CyberASAP Phase 2

2020 - 2021
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that blocks user access to data by encrypting files. A user is then required to pay the attacker a sum of money to receive the encryption artefacts and start...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £52,310

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

Memcrypt (HGSP)

2020 - 2021
Memcrypt focuses on new ways of detecting the usage encryption keys, and has a focus on addressing ransomware.
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £109,883

MemCrypt

2020 - 2020
At the core of the work is to addresses risks related to the leakage of encryption keys, and which can lead to data loss issues and trust breaches. Along with detecting keys in memory, the team has de...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £31,930