Lecturer in Cybersecurity
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Cybersecurity and Networks; Program Leader for MSc Advanced Security & Cybercrime; Winner of Outstanding Woman in Cyber (Scottish Cyber Awards 2017)
Pallis, G. (2009). A comparative study of in-band and out-of-band VOIP protocols in layer 3 and layer 2.5 environments. (Thesis)
For more than a century the classic circuit-switched telephony in the form of PSTN (Public Service Telephone Network) has dominated the world of phone communications (Varshney...
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...
Ambusaidi, M., Lu, L. F., He, X., Tan, Z., Jamdagni, A., & Nanda, P. (2012, November). A nonlinear correlation measure for Intrusion Detection. Paper presented at The 7th International Conference on Frontier of Computer Science and Technology (FCST-12)
The popularity of using internet contains some risks of network attacks. It has attracted the attention of many researchers to overcome this problem. One of the effective ways...
Digital Health Institute
This work will provide proof-of-concept infrastructures and which will be used to create an ecosystem for strong use cases, and thus attract new funding for the building of new health and social care ...
Scottish Funding Council
This is a small project to initiate an engagement following an unsuccessful application for a larger Data Lab project.
Trisent’s core technology is called the Personal Context Management System (PCM...
Buchanan, W. J., & Llamas, D. (2004, June). Covert channel analysis and detection using reverse proxy servers. Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Electronic Warfare and Security (EIWC), London
Data hiding methods can be used by intruders to communicate over open data channels (Wolf 1989; McHugh 1995; deVivo, deVivo et al. 1999), and can be used to overcome firewalls...
Robles-Durazno, A., Moradpoor, N., McWhinnie, J., Russell, G., & Maneru-Marin, I. (2019). PLC Memory Attack Detection and Response in a Clean Water Supply System. International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcip.2019.05.003
Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are frequently used in manufacturing and critical infrastructures like water treatment, chemical plants, and transportation schemes. Citizens ...
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...
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...
Bell, L., Buchanan, W. J., Cameron, J., & Lo, O. (2018). Applications of Blockchain Within Healthcare. Blockchain in Healthcare Today,
There are several areas of healthcare and well-being that could be enhanced using blockchain technologies. These include device tracking, clinical trials, pharmaceutical traci...
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...
Tweneboah-Koduah, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (2018). Security Risk Assessment of Critical Infrastructure Systems: A Comparative Study. Computer Journal, https://doi.org/10.1093/comjnl/bxy002
Recent cyberattacks on critical infrastructure systems coupled with the technology-induced complexity of the system of systems have necessitated a review of existing methods o...
Lo, O., Buchanan, W. J., Griffiths, P., & Macfarlane, R. (2018). Distance Measurement Methods for Improved Insider Threat Detection. Security and Communication Networks, 2018, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/5906368
Insider threats are a considerable problem within cyber security and it is often difficult to detect these threats using signature detection. Increasing machine learning can p...
Asif, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2017). Quantum-to-the-Home: Achieving Gbits/s Secure Key Rates via Commercial Off-the-Shelf Telecommunication Equipment. Security and Communication Networks, 2017, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7616847
There is current significant interest in Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks, i.e. end-to-end optical connectivity. Currently, it may be limited due to the presence of last-mile...
Saleem, K., Tan, Z., & Buchanan, W. (2016). Security for Cyber-Physical Systems in Healthcare. In Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare, 233-251. BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47617-9_12
The great leap forward of cyber-physical systems has made provision for future personalized medicine. However, these systems are prone to cyber attacks. To provide patients wi...
Li, S., Romdhani, I., & Buchanan, W. (2016). Password Pattern and Vulnerability Analysis for Web and Mobile Applications. ZTE Communications, 14, 32-36. https://doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1673-5188.2016.S0.006
Text⁃based passwords are heavily used to defense for many web and mobile applications. In this paper, we investigated the patterns and vulnerabilities for both web and mobile ...
Chomsiri, T., He, X., Nanda, P., & Tan, Z. (2016). Hybrid Tree-rule Firewall for High Speed Data Transmission. IEEE transactions on cloud computing, 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcc.2016.2554548
Traditional firewalls employ listed rules in both configuration and process phases to regulate network traffic. However, configuring a firewall with listed rules may create ru...