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Towards The Creation Of The Future Fish Farm

Journal Article
Papadopoulos, P., Buchanan, W. J., Sayeed, S., & Pitropakis, N. (2023)
Towards The Creation Of The Future Fish Farm. Journal of Surveillance, Security and Safety, 4, 1-3. https://doi.org/10.20517/jsss.2022.16
Aim: A fish farm is an area where fish raise and bred for food. Fish farm environments support the care and management of seafood within a controlled environment. Over the pas...

Using Social Media & Sentiment Analysis to Make Investment Decisions

Journal Article
Hasselgren, B., Chrysoulas, C., Pitropakis, N., & Buchanan, W. J. (2023)
Using Social Media & Sentiment Analysis to Make Investment Decisions. Future Internet, 15(1), Article 5. https://doi.org/10.3390/fi15010005
Making investment decisions by utilizing sentiment data from social media (SM) is starting to become a more tangible concept. There has been a broad investigation into this fi...

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...

Hamming Distributions of Popular Perceptual Hashing Techniques

Journal Article
McKeown, S., & Buchanan, W. J. (in press)
Hamming Distributions of Popular Perceptual Hashing Techniques. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation,
Content-based file matching has been widely deployed for decades, largely for the detection of sources of copyright infringement, extremist materials, and abusive sexual media...

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...

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...

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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TruElect

2023 - 2025
This KTP project aims to building a trustworthy infrastructure for the voting process, including using trusted methods of citizen identity, voting sustation, and privacy preserving methods.
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £202,937

PhD Studentship (Homomorphic Encryption)

2023 - 2026
This PhD studentship will be funded at £10k per year for a period of three years, and focus on homomorphic encryption in 5G / 6G network slices and strategies to foster and enhance federated structure...
Funder: 6G Health Institute GmbH | Value: £35,082

TrustShare: Privacy-Preserving And Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing Using Distributed Ledgers

2023 - 2024
Organisations are facing an increasing number of cyber threats, which is making it evident that relying solely on security tools and technologies may fail to identify emerging threats, malware, and ot...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £31,386

KTP Miracl

2023 - 2025
Set against a background of ever- increasing amounts of online data traffic and storage , overcomplicated and non-user-friendly security measures and ever-increasing ways to bypass that security, the ...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £242,549

TruElect

2022 - 2023
Democracy Counts is a market-leading organization that address the needs of global elections. With a deep understanding of international electoral systems, the company already provides international c...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £27,225

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

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
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Promising cyber security project supported by new Scottish Enterprise funding

20 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

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)

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.

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...

Professor Gives Evidence on Cyber Security and Health Care at Scottish Parliament

19 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee at the Scottish Parliament on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland.

Judy Murray among Scots on honours list

15 June 2017
Prof Bill Buchanan, head of Edinburgh Napier University's Cyber Academy, is made an OBE. He was recognised for his services to cyber security and innovation.

Distinguished Fellow To Talk on Real-Time Human Action Recognition

31 May 2017
ICSA DVF Professor Nasser Kehtarnavaz will be speaking about “Real-Time Human Action Recognition via Simultaneous Utilization of Depth Images and Inertial Signals” on Monday 19 June at 10am at Edinbur...