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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.

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.

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.

Differential Area Analysis for Ransomware Attack Detection within Mixed File Datasets (2021)
Journal Article
Davies, S. R., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021). Differential Area Analysis for Ransomware Attack Detection within Mixed File Datasets. Computers and Security, 108, Article 102377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2021.102377

The threat from ransomware continues to grow both in the number of affected victims as well as the cost incurred by the people and organisations impacted in a successful attack. In the majority of cases, once a victim has been attacked there remain o... Read More about Differential Area Analysis for Ransomware Attack Detection within Mixed File Datasets.

Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation (2020)
Journal Article
Davies, S. R., Macfarlane, R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020). Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation. Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, 33, Article 300979. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsidi.2020.300979

Ransomware continues to grow in both scale, cost, complexity and impact since its initial discovery nearly 30 years ago. Security practitioners are engaged in a continual "arms race" with the ransomware developers attempting to defend their digital i... Read More about Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation.

Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation (2020)
Thesis
Davies, S. (2020). Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation. (Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2875361

Ransomware continues to grow in both scale, cost, complexity and impact since its initial discovery nearly 30 years ago. Security practitioners are engaged in a continual "arms race" with the ransomware developers attempting to defend their digital i... Read More about Evaluation of Live Forensic Techniques in Ransomware Attack Mitigation.