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An authentication protocol based on chaos and zero knowledge proof

Journal Article
Major, W., Buchanan, W. J., & Ahmad, J. (2020)
An authentication protocol based on chaos and zero knowledge proof. Nonlinear Dynamics, 99, 3065-3087. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-020-05463-3
Port Knocking is a method for authenticating clients through a closed stance firewall, and authorising their requested actions, enabling severs to offer services to authentica...

MRC4: A Modified RC4 Algorithm using Symmetric Random Function Generator for Improved Cryptographic Features

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Saha, R., Geetha, G., Kumar, G., Kim, T., & Buchanan, W. J. (2019)
MRC4: A Modified RC4 Algorithm using Symmetric Random Function Generator for Improved Cryptographic Features. IEEE Access, 7, 172045-172054. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2956160
The Rivest Cipher 4 (RC4) has been one of the most popular stream ciphers for providing symmetric key encryption, and is now proposed as an efficient cipher within light-weigh...

A Comprehensive Survey of Security Threats and their Mitigation Techniques for next-generation SDN Controllers

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Han, T., Jan, S., Tan, T., Usman, M., Jan, M., Khan, R., & Xu, Y. (2020)
A Comprehensive Survey of Security Threats and their Mitigation Techniques for next-generation SDN Controllers. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 32(16), https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.5300
Software De ned Network (SDN) and Network Virtualization (NV) are emerged paradigms that simpli ed the control and management of the next generation networks, most importantly...

A Forensic Audit of the Tor Browser Bundle

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Muir, M., Leimich, P., & Buchanan, W. J. (2019)
A Forensic Audit of the Tor Browser Bundle. Digital Investigation, 29, 118-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2019.03.009
The increasing use of encrypted data within file storage and in network communications leaves investigators with many challenges. One of the most challenging is the Tor protoc...

Decrypting Live SSH Traffic in Virtual Environments

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Mclaren, P., Russell, G., Buchanan, W. J., & Tan, Z. (2019)
Decrypting Live SSH Traffic in Virtual Environments. Digital Investigation, 29, 109-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2019.03.010
Decrypting and inspecting encrypted malicious communications may assist crime detection and prevention. Access to client or server memory enables the discovery of artefacts re...

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...

Impact of cyberattacks on stock performance: a comparative study

Journal Article
Tweneboah-Kodua, S., Atsu, F., & Buchanan, W. (2018)
Impact of cyberattacks on stock performance: a comparative study. Information and Computer Security, 26(5), 637-652. doi:10.1108/ics-05-2018-0060
The study uses cyberattacks announcements on 96 firms that are listed on S&P 500 over the period January 03, 2013 and December 29, 2017. The empirical analysis was performed i...

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...

Securing Cloud Hypervisors: A Survey of the Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures

Journal Article
Barrowclough, J. P., & Asif, R. (2018)
Securing Cloud Hypervisors: A Survey of the Threats, Vulnerabilities, and Countermeasures. Security and Communication Networks, 2018, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1681908
The exponential rise of the cloud computing paradigm has led to the cybersecurity concerns, taking into account the fact that the resources are shared and mediated by a ‘hyper...

Analysis: Building the Future of EU: Moving Forward with International Collaboration on Blockchain

Journal Article
Buchanan, B., & Naqvi, N. (2018)
Analysis: Building the Future of EU: Moving Forward with International Collaboration on Blockchain. The Journal of the British Blockchain Association, 1(1), 1-4
A blockchain enabled 'Digital Single Economy " can act as a catalyst for growth and could provide a platform where borderless innovative practices will thrive and create a tru...