Lecturer in Cybersecurity
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., Keane, E., Callahan, C., …Popov, O. (2015, September). Evaluation of the DFET Cloud. Paper presented at Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) conference, Canterbury
The DFET (Digital Forensics Evaluation and Training) Cloud creates new training methods/techniques to support judicial authorities, law enforcement agencies and associated sta...
Buchanan, W. J., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., & Russell, G. (2015, June). Teaching penetration and malware analysis in a cloud-based environment. Paper presented at UK Workshop on Cybersecurity Training & Education, Liverpool
This paper outlines evaluation of running a private Cloud-based system over two semesters at Edinburgh Napier University for two modules: Security Testing and Advanced Network...
Lawson, A., & Macfarlane, R. (2014, April). Embedding programming skills to support the student journey in networking, security and digital forensics. Paper presented at HEA STEM Annual Learning and Teaching Conference 2014: Enhancing the STEM Student Journey, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
The development of programming skills by Networking graduates, and Security and Digital Forensics graduates is highly sought after by employers, both in industry, and in acade...
The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance
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...
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks; Program Leader for MSc Advanced Security & Cybercrime; Winner of Outstanding Woman in Cyber (Scottish Cyber Awards 2017)
Buchanan, W. J. (2011, September). Creation of dynamic environments for virtualised and cloud-based teaching in digital forensics and computer security. Paper presented at CFET: Cybercrime Forensics Education & Training., Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury
The use of virtualised and cloud-based environments provides an excellent opportunity to enhance learning and to provide students with skills which match exactly to the requir...
Buchanan, W. J., & Macfarlane, R. (2011, June). D-FET – A community cloud for enhancing skills using virtualised environments and cloud-based infrastructures. Paper presented at Scottish Higher Education Employability Conference: Strengthening Partnerships with Employers, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh
The use of virtualised and cloud-based environments provide an excellent opportunity to enhance learning and to provide students with skills which match exactly to the require...
Buchanan, W. J. (2011, January). Making assessment and feedback fun: feedback before and after assessments. Paper presented at Edinburgh Napier University Staff Conference, Edinburgh Napier University
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are often seen as being weak in terms of their coverage, and are criticised for often only assessing knowledge and not encouraging deep learni...
Buchanan, W. J. (1999). Distributed systems and networks. McGraw-Hill
This book provides the student with comprehensive coverage of both networks and system architecture. It aims to introduce the most widely used networking protocols and distrib...
Buchanan, W. J., Graves, J., Bose, N., Macfarlane, R., Davison, B. & Ludwiniak, R. (2010). Performance and student perception evaluation of cloud-based virtualised security and digital forensics labs. HEA ICS Conference
This paper focuses on the integration of virtualised environments within the teaching of computer security and digital forensics, and includes three case studies. The first ca...
Buchanan, W. J. (2010). How academic IT departments manage changing IT environments. VitAL Magazine. 5, 26-32
Matching what industry wants with what applicants want is a major problem for any IT academic department is matching what the jobs market requires to the types of courses whi...
Buchanan, W. J. (2015). Edinburgh leading world in beating online crime. The Scotsman
Cyber security surges ahead in the capital, says Bill Buchanan As we become more dependent on the internet by the day, the risks around it also increase, especially from cyber...
Buchanan, W. J., & Saliou, L. (2005). Enhanced Methods of Coursework Provision in Computer Networks. In ITRE 2004. 2nd International Conference Information Technology: Research and Education, 111-115. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITRE.2004.1393657
Many computing-related programmes and modules have many problems caused with large class sizes, large-scale plagiarism, module franchising, and an increasing requirement from ...