Software agents and computer network security.
Pikoulas, J., Mannion, M., & Buchanan, W. J. (2000)
Software agents and computer network security. In Engineering of Computer Based Systems, 2000. (ECBS 2000) Proceedings. Seventh IEEE International Conference and Workshopon the, 211-217. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECBS.2000.839879
Preventing unauthorised access to corporate information systems is essential for many organisations. To address this problem we built a security enhancement software system us...
Software development for engineers.
Buchanan, W. J. (1996)
Software development for engineers. Butterworth-Heinemann Newton, MA, USA
Specialisation in software has become a thing of the past. With the move towards graphical user interface programming, engineers must have a sound knowledge of several program...
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 and Routing Scoped IP Multicast Addresses
Romdhani, I., Al-Dubai, A., & Kellil, M. (2009)
Security and Routing Scoped IP Multicast Addresses. In International Conference on Parallel Processing Workshops, 2009. ICPPW '09, (228 - 235). https://doi.org/10.1109/icppw.2009.81
IP multicast is an efficient and scalable network layer delivering method for multimedia content to a large number of receivers across the Internet. It saves the network bandw...
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...
Privacy-preserving data acquisition protocol.
Kwecka, Z., Buchanan, W. J., & Spiers, D. A. (2010)
Privacy-preserving data acquisition protocol. In IEEE International Conference of Computational Methods in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 131 - 136. https://doi.org/10.1109/SIBIRCON.2010.5555325
Current investigative data acquisition techniques often breach human and natural rights of the data subject and can jeopardize an investigation. Often the investigators need t...
Promoting passion in an innovation and enterprise culture.
Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J. (2015, April)
Promoting passion in an innovation and enterprise culture. Presented at Exploring 21st Century Organisational Culture: inclusivity, agility and innovation, Edinburgh
This presentation will show how organisations can encourage a culture of innovation and enterprise, including showcasing examples of good practice and how management styles ca...
Public perceptions in health care security.
Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., & Smales, A. (2013, January)
Public perceptions in health care security. Paper presented at Health Informatics 2013, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Over the past few years many industries have been revolutionized by the application of Information Technology, in fact, we are now moving from an Industrial Age into an Inform...
QoS-aware Inter-domain multicast for scalable wireless community networks
Al-Dubai, A. Y., Zhao, L., Zomaya, A. Y., & Min, G. (2014)
QoS-aware Inter-domain multicast for scalable wireless community networks. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 26(11), 3136-3148. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPDS.2014.2365190
Wireless Community Networks (WCNs) have emerged as a cost-effective ubiquitous broadband connectivity solution, offering a wide range of services in a given geographical area....
Protecting mobile agents from external replay attacks
Garrigues, C., Migas, N., Buchanan, W., Robles, S., & Borrell, J. (2009)
Protecting mobile agents from external replay attacks. Journal of Systems and Software, 82(2), 197-206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2008.05.018
This paper presents a protocol for the protection of mobile agents against external replay attacks. This kind of attacks are performed by malicious platforms when dispatching ...