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The Prometheus II Description Model: an objective approach to representing taxonomic descriptions

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MacDonald, S. M., Raguenaud, C., Pullan, M. R., Kennedy, J., Russell, G., & Watson, M. F. The Prometheus II Description Model: an objective approach to representing taxonomic descriptions

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MacDonald, S. M., Raguenaud, C., Pullan, M. R., Kennedy, J., Russell, G., & Watson, M. F. The Prometheus II Description Model: an objective approach to representing taxonomic descriptions
A model for improving the storage and communication of plant descriptions is presented. The model is flexible and yet reduces the ambiguity often present in text descriptions....

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 ...

Insider threat detection using principal component analysis and self-organising map

Conference Proceeding
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...

Real-time monitoring of privacy abuses and intrusion detection in android system.

Conference Proceeding
Li, S., Chen, J., Spyridopoulos, T., Andriotis, P., Ludwiniak, R., & Russell, G. (2015)
Real-time monitoring of privacy abuses and intrusion detection in android system. In Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust, (379-390). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20376-8_34
In this paper, we investigated the definition of privacy, privacy abuse behaviours, and the privacy abuse in Android systems, which may be very useful for identifying the mali...

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...