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Privacy-preserving Surveillance Methods using Homomorphic Encryption

Conference Proceeding
Bowditch, W., Abramson, W., Buchanan, W. J., Pitropakis, N., & Hall, A. J. (2020)
Privacy-preserving Surveillance Methods using Homomorphic Encryption. In ICISSP: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy. , (240-248). https://doi.org/10.5220/0008864902400248
Data analysis and machine learning methods often involve the processing of cleartext data, and where this could breach the rights to privacy. Increasingly, we must use encrypt...

Phishing URL Detection Through Top-Level Domain Analysis: A Descriptive Approach

Conference Proceeding
Christou, O., Pitropakis, N., Papadopoulos, P., Mckeown, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Phishing URL Detection Through Top-Level Domain Analysis: A Descriptive Approach. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy. , (289-298). https://doi.org/10.5220/0008902202890298
Phishing is considered to be one of the most prevalent cyber-attacks because of its immense flexibility and alarmingly high success rate. Even with adequate training and high ...

Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing

Journal Article
Buchanan, W. J., Imran, M. A., Ur-Rehman, M., Zhang, L., Abbasi, Q. H., Chrysoulas, C., …Papadopoulos, P. (2020)
Review and Critical Analysis of Privacy-preserving Infection Tracking and Contact Tracing. Frontiers in Communications and Networks, https://doi.org/10.3389/frcmn.2020.583376
The outbreak of viruses have necessitated contact tracing and infection tracking methods. Despite various efforts, there is currently no standard scheme for the tracing and tr...

A Privacy-Preserving Healthcare Framework Using Hyperledger Fabric

Journal Article
Stamatellis, C., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Katsikas, S., & Buchanan, .. J. (2020)
A Privacy-Preserving Healthcare Framework Using Hyperledger Fabric. Sensors, 20(22), https://doi.org/10.3390/s20226587
Electronic health record (EHR) management systems require the adoption of effective technologies when health information is being exchanged. Current management approaches ofte...

Fast Probabilistic Consensus with Weighted Votes

Conference Proceeding
Müller, S., Penzkofer, A., Ku´smierz, B., Camargo, D., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Fast Probabilistic Consensus with Weighted Votes. In Proceedings of the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2020, Volume 2. , (360-378). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63089-8_24
The fast probabilistic consensus (FPC) is a voting consensus protocol that is robust and efficient in Byzantine infrastructure. We propose an adaption of the FPC to a setting ...

BeepTrace: Blockchain-enabled Privacy-preserving Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Journal Article
Xu, H., Zhang, L., Onireti, O., Fang, Y., Buchanan, W. J., & Imran, M. A. (in press)
BeepTrace: Blockchain-enabled Privacy-preserving Contact Tracing for COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond. IEEE Internet of Things, https://doi.org/10.1109/jiot.2020.3025953
The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has exposed an urgent need for effective contact tracing solutions through mobile phone applications to prevent the infection from spreading ...

A Distributed Trust Framework for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning

Conference Proceeding
Abramson, W., Hall, A. J., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
A Distributed Trust Framework for Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning. In Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business. , (205-220). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58986-8_14
When training a machine learning model, it is standard procedure for the researcher to have full knowledge of both the data and model. However, this engenders a lack of trust ...

FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures

Journal Article
Popov, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021)
FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 147, 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpdc.2020.09.002
This paper presents a novel leaderless protocol (FPC-BI: Fast Probabilistic Consensus within Byzantine Infrastructures) with a low communicational complexity and which allows ...

Trust-based Ecosystem to Combat Fake News

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Alissa, M., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Trust-based Ecosystem to Combat Fake News. https://doi.org/10.1109/icbc48266.2020.9169435
The growing spread of misinformation and dis-information has grave political, social, ethical, and privacy implications for society. Therefore, there is an ethical need to com...

Privacy-Preserving Passive DNS

Journal Article
Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Buchanan, W. J., Lo, O., & Katsikas, S. (2020)
Privacy-Preserving Passive DNS. Computers, 9(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/computers9030064
The Domain Name System (DNS) was created to resolve the IP addresses of web servers to easily remembered names. When it was initially created, security was not a major concern...