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A framework for live host-based Bitcoin wallet forensics and triage

Journal Article
Holmes, A., & Buchanan, W. J. (2023)
A framework for live host-based Bitcoin wallet forensics and triage. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 44, Article 301486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsidi.2022.301486
Organised crime and cybercriminals use Bitcoin, a popular cryptocurrency, to launder money and move it across borders with impunity. The UK and other countries have legislatio...

Comparison of Entropy Calculation Methods for Ransomware Encrypted File Identification

Journal Article
Davies, S., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. (2022)
Comparison of Entropy Calculation Methods for Ransomware Encrypted File Identification. Entropy, 24(10), Article 1503. https://doi.org/10.3390/e24101503
Ransomware is a malicious class of software that utilises encryption to implement an attack on system availability. The target’s data remains encrypted and is held captive by ...

Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing in Practice and Performance Benchmarking through the Hyperledger Fabric Platform

Journal Article
Ali, H., Ahmad, J., Jaroucheh, Z., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Lo, O., …Buchanan, W. J. (2022)
Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing in Practice and Performance Benchmarking through the Hyperledger Fabric Platform. Entropy, 24(10), Article 1379. https://doi.org/10.3390/e24101379
Historically, threat information sharing has relied on manual modelling and centralised network systems, which can be inefficient, insecure, and prone to errors. Alternatively...

Ensemble learning-based IDS for sensors telemetry data in IoT networks

Journal Article
Naz, N., Khan, M. A., Alsuhibany, S. A., Diyan, M., Tan, Z., Khan, M. A., & Ahmad, J. (2022)
Ensemble learning-based IDS for sensors telemetry data in IoT networks. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 19(10), 10550-10580. https://doi.org/10.3934/mbe.2022493
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a paradigm that connects a range of physical smart devices to provide ubiquitous services to individuals and automate their daily tasks. IoT de...

A novel flow-vector generation approach for malicious traffic detection

Journal Article
Hou, J., Liu, F., Lu, H., Tan, Z., Zhuang, X., & Tian, Z. (2022)
A novel flow-vector generation approach for malicious traffic detection. Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, 169, 72-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpdc.2022.06.004
Malicious traffic detection is one of the most important parts of cyber security. The approaches of using the flow as the detection object are recognized as effective. Benefit...

A comprehensive survey of authentication methods in Internet-of-Things and its conjunctions

Journal Article
Kumar, A., Saha, R., Conti, M., Kumar, G., Buchanan, W. J., & Kim, T. H. (2022)
A comprehensive survey of authentication methods in Internet-of-Things and its conjunctions. Journal of Network and Computer Applications, 204, Article 103414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnca.2022.103414
Internet of Thing (IoT) is one of the most influential technologies in the present time. People, processes, and things are connected with the Internet through IoT. With the in...

A New Multistage Encryption Scheme Using Linear Feedback Register and Chaos-Based Quantum Map

Journal Article
Alharbi, A. R., Ahmad, J., Arshad, Shaukat, S., Masood, F., Ghadi, Y. Y., …Buchanan, W. J. (2022)
A New Multistage Encryption Scheme Using Linear Feedback Register and Chaos-Based Quantum Map. Complexity, 2022, Article 7047282. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/7047282
With the increasing volume of data transmission through insecure communication channels, big data security has become one of the important concerns in the cybersecurity domain...

Toward Machine Intelligence that Learns to Fingerprint Polymorphic Worms in IoT

Journal Article
Wang, F., Yang, S., Wang, C., Li, Q., Babaagba, K., & Tan, Z. (2022)
Toward Machine Intelligence that Learns to Fingerprint Polymorphic Worms in IoT. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 37(10), 7058-7078. https://doi.org/10.1002/int.22871
Internet of Things (IoT) is fast growing. Non-PC devices under the umbrella of IoT have been increasingly applied in various fields and will soon account for a significant sha...

GLASS: A Citizen-Centric Distributed Data-Sharing Model within an e-Governance Architecture

Journal Article
Lo, O., Buchanan, W., Sayeed, S., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., & Chrysoulas, C. (2022)
GLASS: A Citizen-Centric Distributed Data-Sharing Model within an e-Governance Architecture. Sensors, 22(6), Article 2291. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22062291
E-governance is a process that aims to enhance a government’s ability to simplify all the processes that may involve government, citizens, businesses, and so on. The rapid evo...

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

Conference Proceeding
Abramson, W., Buchanan, W. J., Sayeed, S., Pitropakis, N., & Lo, O. (2022)
PAN-DOMAIN: Privacy-preserving Sharing and Auditing of Infection Identifier Matching. In 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks. https://doi.org/10.1109/SIN54109.2021.9699138
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...
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Smart Contract based Reward Scheme

2022 - 2023
Egg Lighting would like to explore the possibility of linking their company value to Smart Contracts via Blockchain. They would eventually like to give away 1/3 of their business (shares) to the gene...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Behaviour profiling using Touch-based Behavioural Biometrics for Continuous Authentication Systems

2022 - 2022
Authenticating smartphone users from distinct behavioural biometric patterns provided through human interactions on touch screens would allow users to be continuously authenticated on their devices wh...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £923

TrueDeploy - CyberASAP Phase 1

2022 - 2022
The way in which we develop and supply secure, trusted software is broken. The dominance of open-source software and the interconnectedness of software between organisations has raised cybersecurity r...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £31,969

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

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 - 2025
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
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Promising cyber security project supported by new Scottish Enterprise funding

21 September 2022
TrueDeploy, an exciting project from the School of Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment (SCEBE) at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), has secured £199,952 in additional support from Scottish...

Double funding success for School of Computing

21 March 2022
Two projects from Edinburgh Napier’s acclaimed School of Computing have won funding from a programme which develops innovative cyber security ideas for the commercial market. TrueDeploy and Trustd ar...

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

15 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

18 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

11 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

31 May 2018
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart

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...