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NapierOne: A modern mixed file data set alternative to Govdocs1

Journal Article
Davies, S. R., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2022)
NapierOne: A modern mixed file data set alternative to Govdocs1. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 40, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsidi.2021.301330
It was found when reviewing the ransomware detection research literature that almost no proposal provided enough detail on how the test data set was created, or sufficient des...

Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers

Conference Proceeding
Ali, H., Papadopoulos, P., Ahmad, J., Pit, N., Jaroucheh, Z., & Buchanan, W. J. (in press)
Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers. In IEEE SINCONF: 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks
Threat information sharing is considered as one of the proactive defensive approaches for enhancing the overall security of trusted partners. Trusted partner organizations can...

PAN-DOMAIN: Privacy-preserving Sharing and Auditing of Infection Identifier Matching

Conference Proceeding
Abramson, W., Buchanan, W. J., Sayeed, S., Pitropakis, N., & Lo, O. (in press)
PAN-DOMAIN: Privacy-preserving Sharing and Auditing of Infection Identifier Matching. In 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks
The spread of COVID-19 has highlighted the need for a robust contact tracing infrastructure that enables infected individuals to have their contacts traced, and followed up wi...

Blockchain-Based Authentication and Registration Mechanism for SIP-Based VoIP Systems

Conference Proceeding
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. (2021)
Blockchain-Based Authentication and Registration Mechanism for SIP-Based VoIP Systems. In 2021 5th Cyber Security in Networking Conference (CSNet)https://doi.org/10.1109/csnet52717.2021.9614646
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is the principal signalling protocol in Voice over IP (VoIP) systems, responsible for initialising, terminating, and maintaining sessions...

A Privacy-Preserving Platform for Recording COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

Conference Proceeding
Barati, M., Buchanan, W. J., Lo, O., & Rana, O. (in press)
A Privacy-Preserving Platform for Recording COVID-19 Vaccine Passports. In 10th International Workshop on Cloud and Edge Computing, and Applications Management
Digital vaccine passports are one of the main solutions which would allow the restart of travel in a post COVID-19 world. Trust, scalability and security are all key challenge...

Evaluating Tooling and Methodology when Analysing Bitcoin Mixing Services After Forensic Seizure

Presentation / Conference
Young, E. H., Chrysoulas, C., Pitropakis, N., Papadopoulos, P., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021, October)
Evaluating Tooling and Methodology when Analysing Bitcoin Mixing Services After Forensic Seizure. Paper presented at International Conference on Data Analytics for Business and Industry (ICDABI) 2021 - (DATA'21), Online
Little or no research has been directed to analysis and researching forensic analysis of the Bitcoin mixing or 'tumbling' service themselves. This work is intended to examine ...

A Deep Learning-Based Intrusion Detection System for MQTT Enabled IoT

Journal Article
Almas Khan, M., Khan, M. A., Ullah Jan, S., Ahmad, J., Jamal, S. S., Shah, A. A., …Markakis, E. K. (2021)
A Deep Learning-Based Intrusion Detection System for MQTT Enabled IoT. Sensors, 21(21), https://doi.org/10.3390/s21217016
A large number of smart devices in Internet of Things (IoT) environments communicate via different messaging protocols. Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a widely ...

GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS

Conference Proceeding
Chrysoulas, C., Thomson, A., Pitropakis, N., Papadopoulos, P., Lo, O., Buchanan, W. J., …Tsolis, D. (2021)
GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS
The continuously advancing digitization has provided answers to the bureaucratic problems faced by eGovernance services. This innovation led them to an era of automation, broa...

A Blockchain Framework in Post-Quantum Decentralization

Journal Article
Saha, R., Kumar, G., Devgun, T., Buchanan, W., Thomas, R., Alazab, M., …Rodrigues, J. (in press)
A Blockchain Framework in Post-Quantum Decentralization. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, https://doi.org/10.1109/tsc.2021.3116896
The decentralization and transparency have provided wide acceptance of blockchain technology in various sectors through numerous applications. The claimed security services by...

A Decentralised Authentication and Access Control Mechanism for Medical Wearable Sensors Data

Conference Proceeding
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
A Decentralised Authentication and Access Control Mechanism for Medical Wearable Sensors Data. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Omni-Layer Intelligent Systems (COINS)https://doi.org/10.1109/coins51742.2021.9524172
Recent years have seen an increase in medical big data, which can be attributed to a paradigm shift experienced in medical data sharing induced by the growth of medical techno...
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Innovative Distributed Platform for Educational Content

2022 - 2022
This project aims to setup a dynamic sharing content platform for tutor led plans using Hyperledger Fabric and IPFS.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

AI-based privacy-preserving biometric authentication with mass-market smart devices

2021 - 2024
Increasingly our identity is key to our online security, and where online services must integrate with these, in order to provide increased levels of trust. But there are now many constraints in how b...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £65,756

SICSA Research Theme Event for IEEE DSC 2022

2021 - 2022
The IEEE Conference on Dependable and Secure Computing seeks papers, posters, and experiences for presenting innovative research results, solutions, and new challenges in the field of dependable and s...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £2,000

Consensus-based Blockchain File Versioning

2021 - 2021
This project aim to version files and support roll-back on a ransomware infection.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Cyber Hunt

2021 - 2024
Automated Cyberthreat Hunting and Cyber-relevant Incident Response for Critical Infrastructures. CyberHunt will develop highly innovative cybersecurity technologies that can sense, detect, analyse, d...
Funder: The Research Funding Council of Norway | Value: £37,500

Distributed single "sign-on-stack-on" e-Governance Paradigm based on a distributed peer-to-peer (P2P) file exchange network for security, transparency, cost effectiveness and trust - GLASS

2021 - 2023
The VISION of the GLASS is to develop a single-on distributed solution that is open source, efficient and inclusive, transparent, cross-border functional, user- friendly, end-to-end encrypted combinin...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £190,889

MEMCRYPT CyberASAP Phase 2

2020 - 2021
Ransomware is a form of malicious software that blocks user access to data by encrypting files. A user is then required to pay the attacker a sum of money to receive the encryption artefacts and start...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £52,310

Memcrypt (HGSP)

2020 - 2021
Memcrypt focuses on new ways of detecting the usage encryption keys, and has a focus on addressing ransomware.
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £109,883

OPTIMSING U>P Security and Anonymised Data Cloud Analysis for Duty of Care and Business Continuity

2020 - 2021
This project will build on the work that has already been done by U>P to develop the MVP (Minimum Viable Product), which delivers people analytics data through active data gathering, and the work d...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £15,000

MemCrypt

2020 - 2020
At the core of the work is to addresses risks related to the leakage of encryption keys, and which can lead to data loss issues and trust breaches. Along with detecting keys in memory, the team has de...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £31,930
9 results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forensic verification of operating system activity via novel data, acquisition and analysis techniques

2005 - 2009
Dr Jamie Graves | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: L. John Old
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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...