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Security for Cyber-Physical Systems in Healthcare

Book Chapter
Saleem, K., Tan, Z., & Buchanan, W. (2017)
Security for Cyber-Physical Systems in Healthcare. In Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare (233-251). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47617-9_12
The great leap forward of cyber-physical systems has made provision for future personalized medicine. However, these systems are prone to cyber attacks. To provide patients wi...

Numerical Encoding to Tame SQL Injection Attacks

Conference Proceeding
Uwagbole, S. O., Buchanan, W. J., & Fan, L. (in press)
Numerical Encoding to Tame SQL Injection Attacks
Recent years have seen an astronomical rise in SQL Injection Attacks (SQLIAs) used to compromise the confidentiality, authentication and integrity of organisations' databases....

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 ...

Quantum Encrypted Signals on Multiuser Optical Fiber Networks: Simulation Analysis of Next Generation Services and Technologies

Conference Proceeding
Asif, R. (2017)
Quantum Encrypted Signals on Multiuser Optical Fiber Networks: Simulation Analysis of Next Generation Services and Technologies. In NoF 2017 Conference Proceedingshttps://doi.org/10.1109/NOF.2017.8251243
Data encryption is gaining much attention these days from the research community and industry for transmitting secure information over access networks, i.e. 'fiber-to-the-home...

Distance Measurement Methods for Improved Insider Threat Detection

Journal Article
Lo, O., Buchanan, W. J., Griffiths, P., & Macfarlane, R. (2018)
Distance Measurement Methods for Improved Insider Threat Detection. Security and Communication Networks, 2018, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5906368
Insider threats are a considerable problem within cyber security and it is often difficult to detect these threats using signature detection. Increasing machine learning can p...

Security Risk Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Systems: A Comparative Study

Journal Article
Tweneboah-Koduah, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2018)
Security Risk Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Systems: A Comparative Study. Computer Journal, 61(9), 1389-1406. https://doi.org/10.1093/comjnl/bxy002
Recent cyberattacks on critical infrastructure systems coupled with the technology-induced complexity of the system of systems have necessitated a review of existing methods o...

Lightweight cryptography methods

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., Li, S., & Asif, R. (2018)
Lightweight cryptography methods. Journal of Cyber Security Technology, 1(3-4), 187-201. https://doi.org/10.1080/23742917.2017.1384917
While our conventional cryptography methods, such for AES (encryption), SHA-256 (hashing) and RSA/Elliptic Curve (signing), work well on systems which have reasonable processi...

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...

Privacy-preserving data acquisition protocol.

Conference Proceeding
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...

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...
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sa.Fire

2012 - 2013
This project has resulted in a spin-out company which was incorporated on 17 January 2014. It has also generated a patent related to BDDs (Binary decision Diagrams).
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £320,000

RATTRAP (Guardian Toolkit)

2011 - 2013
The Office of Cyber Security & Information Assurance (OCSIA) estimates that the cost of cybercrime to businesses, in the UK alone, is over £21 billion per annum. This project focuses on the real-time ...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £291,336

Social Media Analysis Reporting Tool (SMART)

2012 - 2013
To develop a commercially viable tool to enable organisations to monitor and understand their organisation’s life on social media beyond those accounts they have created. This project is focused on ...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,937

Seven Layer Communications Ltd

2000 - 2002
To develop and implement real time software and programmable logic elements to provide a powerful and flexible high performance test tool platform for telecommunications software and system test.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £71,140

MiiCard

2013 - 2013
The project has resulted in a software prototype which demonstrates miiCard tags.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Personal health data manager

2012 - 2013
This SE/RSE Enterprise Fellowship aimed to commercialise intellectual property owned by Edinburgh Napier University related to e-Health data management into an end-user product. The project paved the ...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £32,926

Project Quaisten

2014 - 2015
To develop a question generator API to pull information from the web, based on defined questions types, confirming correct answers and implementing a process of question difficulty based on metrics ab...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,945

Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) symposium

2016 - 2016
This first international symposium on Post Graduate Cyber Security (PGCS) will bring together postgraduate research students working in cybersecurity areas. It is a forum for early researchers to pres...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £800

Payfont, innovation voucher

2013 - 2015
SMART Grant proposal.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,930

Payment Cards and Mobile Technology

2015 - 2015
Comcarde is developing a mobile payments system called Bridge that uses a patent pending algorithm which is extremely resilient to man-in-the-middle attacks. Combined with strong authentication, we b...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000
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An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

2008 - 2012
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Test-bed and evaluation of a home-based adverse event prediction infrastructure

2013 - 2021
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. It will...
Adrian Smales | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Utilising reduced file representations to facilitate fast contraband detection

2015 - 2019
The field of Digital Forensics has been facing scalability issues for the last 10 years, resulting in huge backlogs for la...
Dr Sean McKeown | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Dr Petra Leimich

Evaluation of engagement with hyperlocal e-participation systems by citizens and representatives

2019 - 2021
This work is concerned with the information practices associated with hyperlocal representation. The fin...
Dr Peter Cruickshank | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall | Second Supervisor: Dr Kendall Richards

Forensic analysis of large capacity digital storage devices

2013 - 2017
Triage of large capacity digital devices
Philip Penrose | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Rich Macfarlane

RESCUE: Evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in distributed cloud architecture

2014 - 2019
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data i...
Dr Elo Ukwandu | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Gordon Russell

Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection

2017 - 2021
Dr Kehinde Babaagba | Director of Studies: Dr Thomas Tan | Second Supervisor: Prof Emma Hart

Framework for evaluation of e-health platform and services

2010 - 2015
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Dr Owen Lo | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Prof Christoph Thuemmler
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How working together delivered the key to unlocking the value of health data to European citizens

2 December 2019
Symphonic integrated into the EU Shield project, and which aims to share health care information across Europe, in a trusted way. Symphonic integrated a consent module which allows patient consent dat...

University Spin-out - Cyan Forensics - Wins at GovTech Summit 2019

18 November 2019
The third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University was the winner at PitchGovTech as part of the GovTech Summit 2019.

University Spin-out Partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

14 August 2019
Cyan Forensics - the third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University - is partnering with America’s National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...

Edinburgh Napier University has the greatest representation at the prestigious Scottish Cyber Awards

10 October 2018
Edinburgh Napier University has once more a great presence in the Scottish Cyber Awards, with six (direct and indirect finalists) in five categories.

Big Data in Cyber Security Conference

30 May 2018
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart

SOCLAB Launch

10 April 2018
Official launch of SOCLAB, the new SOC facility in Merchiston Campus

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Invited to Deliver a Seminar on Internet of Things and Its Security at the Dongguan University of Technology, China, December 2017

12 December 2017
Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT) is a key university in Dongguan, China. DGUT has undertaken more than 900 significant research projects, such as the National Key Basic Research Development Pl...

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Won The National Research Award 2017 from The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman

12 November 2017
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan's research work entitled "Building an intrusion detection system using a filter-based feature selection algorithm" has been awarded by the The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman...

Professor Opens Up on His Love of Edinburgh, Cryptography and Innovation

22 August 2017
In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and his university, along with his love of his home city, cryptography and innovation. T...