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Analysis of the adoption of security headers in HTTP.

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Buchanan, W. J., Helme, S., Woodward, A., & Buchanan, B. (2018)
Analysis of the adoption of security headers in HTTP. IET Information Security, 12(2), 118-126. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-ifs.2016.0621
With the increase in the number of threats within Web-based systems, a more integrated approach is required to ensure the enforcement of security policies from the server to t...

Fingerprinting JPEGs With Optimised Huffman Tables

Journal Article
McKeown, S., Russell, G., & Leimich, P. (2018)
Fingerprinting JPEGs With Optimised Huffman Tables. Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law, 13(2), https://doi.org/10.15394/jdfsl.2018.1451
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...

A methodology for the security evaluation within third-party Android Marketplaces

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Buchanan, W. J., Chiale, S., & Macfarlane, R. (2017)
A methodology for the security evaluation within third-party Android Marketplaces. Digital Investigation, 23, 88-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2017.10.002
This paper aims to evaluate possible threats with unofficial Android marketplaces, and geo localize the malware distribution over three main regions: China, Europe; and Russia...

Distance Measurement Methods for Improved Insider Threat Detection

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Quantum-to-the-Home: Achieving Gbits/s Secure Key Rates via Commercial Off-the-Shelf Telecommunication Equipment

Journal Article
Asif, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2017)
Quantum-to-the-Home: Achieving Gbits/s Secure Key Rates via Commercial Off-the-Shelf Telecommunication Equipment. Security and Communication Networks, 2017, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7616847
There is current significant interest in Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks, i.e. end-to-end optical connectivity. Currently, it may be limited due to the presence of last-mile...

Top 10 Blockchain Predictions for the (Near) Future of Healthcare

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Halamka, J. D., Alterovitz, G., Buchanan, W. J., Cenaj, T., Clauson, K. A., Dhillon, V., …Ngo, A. L. (2019)
Top 10 Blockchain Predictions for the (Near) Future of Healthcare. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 2, doi:10.30953/bhty.v2.106
To review blockchain lessons learned in 2018 and near-future predictions for blockchain in healthcare, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) asked the world's blockchain in he...

SmartEdge: An end-to-end encryption framework for an edge-enabled smart city application.

Journal Article
Jan, M. A., Zhang, W., Usman, M., Tan, Z., Khan, F., & Luo, E. (2019)
SmartEdge: An end-to-end encryption framework for an edge-enabled smart city application. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 137, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnca.2019.02.023
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to transform communities around the globe into smart cities. The massive deployment of sensor-embedded devices in the smart citi...