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Risk analysis for criminal context in information sharing policies.

Presentation / Conference
Uthmani, O., Buchanan, W. J., & Lawson, A. (2011, August)
Risk analysis for criminal context in information sharing policies. Paper presented at SCONE - the Scottish Networking event, School of Computing, University of Glasgow
This presentation outlines of a novel system which maps the information sharing between two domains. It involves the definition of a formalized information sharing policy, whi...

Scenario Analysis using Out-of-line Firewall Evaluation Framework.

Conference Proceeding
Saliou, L., Buchanan, W. J., Graves, J., & Munoz, J. (2007)
Scenario Analysis using Out-of-line Firewall Evaluation Framework
Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks against corporate networks and assets are increasing, and their potential risk for future attacks is also a major concern. These a...

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...

Review of e-Health Frameworks.

Conference Proceeding
Prajapati, B., Buchanan, W. J., Smales, A., Macfarlane, R., & Spyra, G. (2015)
Review of e-Health Frameworks. In Health Informatics Conference 2015
In order to improve the quality of health care and widen the accessibility, health care providers are consistently looking to inject information and communication technology t...

Review of e-Frailty evaluation frameworks.

Presentation / Conference
Smales, A., Buchanan, W. J., & Thuemmler, C. (2015, January)
Review of e-Frailty evaluation frameworks. Paper presented at HIS 2015, Edinburgh
This paper outlines some of the key methods used to evaluate frailty and provide important metrics for the implementation of an e-Frailty framework. Frailty is an emergent pro...

Software agents and computer network security.

Conference Proceeding
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

Conference Proceeding
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...

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...

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...
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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


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

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

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

Payfont, innovation voucher

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

Payfont - PhD sponsorship -

2016 - 2018
Peter Aaby - PhD sponsorship
Value: £40,425

Innovation and Integrated Learning Environment for Engaging and Ever-changing Educational Content

2013 - 2014
An integrated, innovative Web site which supports a range of books for schools.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £39,896

Scalable and Open Framework for Human/Digital Trust between Informal/Formal Personal Health Care Infrastructures

2011 - 2013
This project extends the e-Health Cloud-based Platform, and integrates with assisted living. The project integrates Edinburgh Napier University, Microsoft and HoIP, and has created a novel governance ...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £243,325
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Test-bed and evaluation of a home-based adverse event prediction infrastructure

2013 - date
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

Visualising Multiple Overlapping Classification Hierarchies

1998 - 2002
The revision or reorganisation of hierarchical data sets can result in many possible hierarchical classifications composed of the same or ove...
Dr Martin Graham | Director of Studies: Prof Jessie Kennedy | Second Supervisor: Prof David Benyon

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

Appropriating interaction

2009 - 2016
This investigation examines various methods for evaluating interactivity and engagement with technology. By using a static model, namely the interactive gallery at The Public...
Dr Tom Flint | Director of Studies: Dr Phil Turner | Second Supervisor: Dr Gregory Leplatre

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

Mobile User Authentication System (MUAS) for e-commerce applications

2009 - 2017
Rania Molla | Director of Studies: Dr Imed Romdhani | Second Supervisor: Prof Bill Buchanan

Soundscape mapping: comparing listening experiences

0 - 2011
The perceived auditory environment is an increasingly important part of people’s everyday interactive experiences. While sound design is an establish...
Dr Iain McGregor | Director of Studies: Prof David Benyon | Second Supervisor: Dr Phil Turner

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)

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.

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...

Professor Gives Evidence on Cyber Security and Health Care at Scottish Parliament

19 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee at the Scottish Parliament on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland.

Distinguished Fellow To Talk on Real-Time Human Action Recognition

31 May 2017
ICSA DVF Professor Nasser Kehtarnavaz will be speaking about “Real-Time Human Action Recognition via Simultaneous Utilization of Depth Images and Inertial Signals” on Monday 19 June at 10am at Edinbur...

Professor Invited To Give Evidence at Scottish Parliament Committee on Cyber Attacks within Health Care

30 May 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 June 2017. ...

Hutchinson Networks Partnership Changing The World Through Innovation

2 February 2017
A partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh has been showcased in the application of SDN (Software Defined Networks) into health and social care, and in innovative Cyb...

Edinburgh Napier spin-out heads for London showcase

3 December 2016
Edinburgh is becoming one of the best cities in the World to be into tech, and this week one of Edinburgh Napier University's spin-outs - Cyan Forensics - represents the booming tech industry in the c...