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Forensic Considerations for the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF)

Conference Proceeding
Mckeown, S., & Russell, G. (2020)
Forensic Considerations for the High Efficiency Image File Format (HEIF). https://doi.org/10.1109/CyberSecurity49315.2020.9138890
The High Efficiency File Format (HEIF) was adopted by Apple in 2017 as their favoured means of capturing images from their camera application, with Android devices such as the...

A universal character model and ontology of defined terms for taxonomic description.

Conference Proceeding
Paterson, T., Kennedy, J., Pullan, M. R., Cannon, A., Armstrong, K. E., Watson, M. F., …Russell, G. (2004)
A universal character model and ontology of defined terms for taxonomic description. In E. Rahm (Ed.), Proceedings of Data Integration in the Life Sciences (DILS), 63-78
Taxonomists classify biological specimens into groups (taxa) on the basis of similarities between their observed features (characters). The description of these characters is ...

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

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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...

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...

Multiple traffic signal control using a genetic algorithm

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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

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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...

Reducing the Impact of Network Bottlenecks on Remote Contraband Detection

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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 ...

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...