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If Obama is talking about securing the net, it should be on everyone else’s lips too.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
If Obama is talking about securing the net, it should be on everyone else’s lips too
We have spent years promoting the need for change in our approach to internet infrastructure, forcing politicians to recognise it as a serious issue. So it’s great to see Bara...

"I am Spartacus" – privacy enhancing technologies and privacy as a public good

Journal Article
Kwecka, Z., Buchanan, W. J., Schafer, B., & Rauhofer, J. (2014)
"I am Spartacus" – privacy enhancing technologies and privacy as a public good. Artificial Intelligence and Law, 22(2), 113-139. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10506-014-9155-5
The paper introduces an approach to privacy enhancing technologies that sees privacy not merely as an individual right, but as a public good. This understanding of privacy has...

Implementation and evaluation of a botnet analysis and detection method in a virtual environment

Thesis
Waheed, S. (2012)
Implementation and evaluation of a botnet analysis and detection method in a virtual environment. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5667
Botnets are one of the biggest cyber threats. Botnets based on concepts that used for the development of malware or viruses before origin of the Internet in 1990s. Botnet is a...

If you seek to ‘switch off’ encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet.

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
If you seek to ‘switch off’ encryption, you may as well switch off the whole internet
Prime Minister David Cameron has stated that the UK government will look at “switching off” some forms of encryption in order to make society safer from terror attacks. This m...

HI-Risk: a socio-technical method for the identification and monitoring of healthcare information security risks in the information society

Thesis
van Deursen Hazelhoff Roelfze, N. (2014)
HI-Risk: a socio-technical method for the identification and monitoring of healthcare information security risks in the information society. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/6921
This thesis describes the development of the HI-risk method to assess socio-technical information security risks. The method is based on the concept that related organisations...

Applied web traffic analysis for numerical encoding of SQL Injection attack features

Conference Proceeding
Uwagbole, S., Buchanan, W., & Fan, L. (2016)
Applied web traffic analysis for numerical encoding of SQL Injection attack features. In ECCWS-2016
SQL Injection Attack (SQLIA) remains a technique used by a computer network intruder to pilfer an organisation’s confidential data. This is done by an intruder re-crafting web...

Apple and Starbucks could have avoided being hacked if they'd taken this simple step

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Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
Apple and Starbucks could have avoided being hacked if they'd taken this simple step
Apple and Starbucks are two of the world’s most trusted companies, but their reputations were recently tarnished thanks to some novice cybersecurity mistakes. Both setup syste...

A novel privacy preserving method for the location tracking of mobile devices

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., & Kwecka, Z. (2011)
A novel privacy preserving method for the location tracking of mobile devices. Wireless Networks,
Two of the major changes within computing, at the present time, are the move towards serviceoriented architectures and the increasing usage of mobile devices to access these s...

Culture & biometrics: regional differences in the perception of biometric authentication technologies

Journal Article
Riley, C. W., Buckner, K., Johnson, G., & Benyon, D. (2009)
Culture & biometrics: regional differences in the perception of biometric authentication technologies. AI & society, 24, 295-306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-009-0218-1
Previous research has identified user concerns about biometric authentication technology, but most of this research has been conducted in European contexts. There is a lack of...

Cryptographic privacy-preserving enhancement method for investigative data acquisition

Thesis
Kwecka, Z. (2011)
Cryptographic privacy-preserving enhancement method for investigative data acquisition. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4437
The current processes involved in the acquisition of investigative data from third parties, such as banks, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and employers, by the public autho...