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Post Quantum Cryptography Analysis of TLS Tunneling on a Constrained Device (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Barton, J., Pitropakis, N., Buchanan, W., Sayeed, S., & Abramson, W. (2022, February). Post Quantum Cryptography Analysis of TLS Tunneling on a Constrained Device. Presented at 8th International Conference on Information Systems Security and Privacy, Online

Advances in quantum computing make Shor’s algorithm for factorising numbers ever more tractable. This threatens the security of any cryptographic system which often relies on the difficulty of factorisation. It also threatens methods based on discret... Read More about Post Quantum Cryptography Analysis of TLS Tunneling on a Constrained Device.

A framework for live host-based Bitcoin wallet forensics and triage (2022)
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 legislation to recover the proceeds of crime from criminals. Recent UK case law has r... Read More about A framework for live host-based Bitcoin wallet forensics and triage.

Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing in Practice and Performance Benchmarking through the Hyperledger Fabric Platform (2022)
Journal Article
Ali, H., Ahmad, J., Jaroucheh, Z., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Lo, O., Abramson, W., & 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, private blockchains are now widely used to address these issues and impro... Read More about Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing in Practice and Performance Benchmarking through the Hyperledger Fabric Platform.

Electromagnetic Side-Channel Attack Resilience against PRESENT Lightweight Block Cipher (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Gunathilake, N. A., Al-Dubai, A., Buchanan, W. J., & Lo, O. (2022, January). Electromagnetic Side-Channel Attack Resilience against PRESENT Lightweight Block Cipher. Presented at 2022 IEEE 6th International Conference on Cryptography, Security and Privacy (CSP 2022), Tianjin, China

Lightweight cryptography is a novel diversion from conventional cryptography that targets internet-of-things (IoT) platform due to resource constraints. In comparison, it offers smaller cryptographic primitives such as shorter key sizes, block sizes... Read More about Electromagnetic Side-Channel Attack Resilience against PRESENT Lightweight Block Cipher.

A comprehensive survey of authentication methods in Internet-of-Things and its conjunctions (2022)
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 increasing demands of user applications, the number of connections is also in... Read More about A comprehensive survey of authentication methods in Internet-of-Things and its conjunctions.

A New Multistage Encryption Scheme Using Linear Feedback Register and Chaos-Based Quantum Map (2022)
Journal Article
Alharbi, A. R., Ahmad, J., Arshad, Shaukat, S., Masood, F., Ghadi, Y. Y., Pitropakis, N., & 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. To address these concerns and keep data safe, a robust privacy-preserving... Read More about A New Multistage Encryption Scheme Using Linear Feedback Register and Chaos-Based Quantum Map.

GLASS: A Citizen-Centric Distributed Data-Sharing Model within an e-Governance Architecture (2022)
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 evolution of digital technologies has often created the necessity for the esta... Read More about GLASS: A Citizen-Centric Distributed Data-Sharing Model within an e-Governance Architecture.

Internet of Things: Concept, Implementation and Challenges (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Gunathilake, N. A., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020, December). Internet of Things: Concept, Implementation and Challenges. Presented at International Conference on IoT and its Applications (ICIA) 2020, Jamshedpur, India

Through the technical advancements over five generations, today's digital communication has become much smarter, more intelligent and punctual. This causes a massive amount of continuous data collection in real-time whose analytics are later used to... Read More about Internet of Things: Concept, Implementation and Challenges.

Blockchain-based Platform for Secure Sharing and Validation of Vaccination Certificates (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Abubakar, M., McCarron, P., Jaroucheh, Z., Al Dubai, A., & Buchanan, B. (2021, December). Blockchain-based Platform for Secure Sharing and Validation of Vaccination Certificates. Presented at 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), Edinburgh

The COVID-19 pandemic has recently emerged as a worldwide health emergency that necessitates coordinated international measures. To contain the virus's spread, governments and health organisations raced to develop vaccines that would lower Covid-19 m... Read More about Blockchain-based Platform for Secure Sharing and Validation of Vaccination Certificates.

HDL-IDS: A Hybrid Deep Learning Architecture for Intrusion Detection in the Internet of Vehicles (2022)
Journal Article
Ullah, S., Khan, M. A., Ahmad, J., Jamal, S. S., e Huma, Z., Hassan, M. T., Pitropakis, N., Arshad, & Buchanan, W. J. (2022). HDL-IDS: A Hybrid Deep Learning Architecture for Intrusion Detection in the Internet of Vehicles. Sensors, 22(4), Article 1340. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22041340

Internet of Vehicles (IoV) is an application of the Internet of Things (IoT) network that connects smart vehicles to the internet, and vehicles with each other. With the emergence of IoV technology, customers have placed great attention on smart vehi... Read More about HDL-IDS: A Hybrid Deep Learning Architecture for Intrusion Detection in the Internet of Vehicles.

Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Ali, H., Papadopoulos, P., Ahmad, J., Pit, N., Jaroucheh, Z., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021, December). Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers. Presented at IEEE SINCONF: 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Edinburgh

Threat information sharing is considered as one of the proactive defensive approaches for enhancing the overall security of trusted partners. Trusted partner organizations can provide access to past and current cybersecurity threats for reducing the... Read More about Privacy-preserving and Trusted Threat Intelligence Sharing using Distributed Ledgers.

PAN-DOMAIN: Privacy-preserving Sharing and Auditing of Infection Identifier Matching (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Abramson, W., Buchanan, W. J., Sayeed, S., Pitropakis, N., & Lo, O. (2021, December). PAN-DOMAIN: Privacy-preserving Sharing and Auditing of Infection Identifier Matching. Presented at 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Edinburgh [Online]

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 with a test. The key entities involved within a contact tracing infrastructur... Read More about PAN-DOMAIN: Privacy-preserving Sharing and Auditing of Infection Identifier Matching.

Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Grierson, S., Thomson, C., Papadopoulos, P., & Buchanan, B. (2021, December). Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems. Presented at 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Intrusion detection systems are integral to the security of networked systems for detecting malicious or anomalous network traffic. As traditional approaches are becoming less effective, machine learning and deep learning-based intrusion detection sy... Read More about Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems.

GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Chrysoulas, C., Thomson, A., Pitropakis, N., Papadopoulos, P., Lo, O., Buchanan, W. J., Domalis, G., Karacapilidis, N., Tsakalidis, D., & Tsolis, D. (2021, October). GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS. Presented at 7th Workshop On The Security Of Industrial Control Systems & Of Cyber-Physical Systems (CyberICPS 2021). In Conjunction With ESORICS 2021, Darmstadt, Germany

The continuously advancing digitization has provided answers to the bureaucratic problems faced by eGovernance services. This innovation led them to an era of automation, broadened the attack surface and made them a popular target for cyber attacks.... Read More about GLASS: Towards Secure and Decentralized eGovernance Services using IPFS.

A Privacy-Preserving Platform for Recording COVID-19 Vaccine Passports (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Barati, M., Buchanan, W. J., Lo, O., & Rana, O. (2021, December). A Privacy-Preserving Platform for Recording COVID-19 Vaccine Passports. Presented at 14th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, Leicester

Digital vaccination passports are being proposed by various governments internationally. Trust, scalability and security are all key challenges in implementing an online vaccine passport. Initial approaches attempt to solve this problem by using cent... Read More about A Privacy-Preserving Platform for Recording COVID-19 Vaccine Passports.

Ransomware: Analysing the Impact on Windows Active Directory Domain Services (2022)
Journal Article
McDonald, G., Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., Ahmad, J., & Buchanan, W. J. (2022). Ransomware: Analysing the Impact on Windows Active Directory Domain Services. Sensors, 22(3), Article 953. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22030953

Ransomware has become an increasingly popular type of malware across the past decade and continues to rise in popularity due to its high profitability. Organisations and enterprises have become prime targets for ransomware as they are more likely to... Read More about Ransomware: Analysing the Impact on Windows Active Directory Domain Services.

NapierOne: A modern mixed file data set alternative to Govdocs1 (2022)
Journal Article
Davies, S. R., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2022). NapierOne: A modern mixed file data set alternative to Govdocs1. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 40, Article 301330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsidi.2021.301330

It was found when reviewing the ransomware detection research literature that almost no proposal provided enough detail on how the test data set was created, or sufficient description of its actual content, to allow it to be recreated by other resear... Read More about NapierOne: A modern mixed file data set alternative to Govdocs1.

Exploring the Need For an Updated Mixed File Research Data Set (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Davies, S. R., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021, October). Exploring the Need For an Updated Mixed File Research Data Set. Presented at 2021 International Conference on Engineering and Emerging Technologies (ICEET), Istanbul, Turkey

Mixed file data sets are used in a variety of research areas, including Digital Forensics, Malware analysis and Ransomware detection. Researchers recently seem to either have to create their own custom data sets or well-known data sets are used, but... Read More about Exploring the Need For an Updated Mixed File Research Data Set.

Review of Current Ransomware Detection Techniques (2022)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Davies, S. R., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021, October). Review of Current Ransomware Detection Techniques. Presented at 2021 International Conference on Engineering and Emerging Technologies (ICEET), Istanbul, Turkey

A review of proposed ransomware detection tools and techniques. The tools are described, compared and contrasted and possible short comings in their approaches are discussed.

Decentralised Privacy: A Distributed Ledger Approach (2021)
Book Chapter
Papadopoulos, P., Pitropakis, N., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021). Decentralised Privacy: A Distributed Ledger Approach. In C. Mustansar Hussain, & P. Di Sia (Eds.), Handbook of Smart Materials, Technologies, and Devices (1-26). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58675-1_58-1

Our world due to the technological progress became fast-paced and is constantly evolving, thus changing every single day. Consequently, the most valuable asset on earth is not gold or oil anymore but data. Big data companies try to take advantage of... Read More about Decentralised Privacy: A Distributed Ledger Approach.