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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.

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.

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.

Using IOTA as an Inter-Vehicular Trust Mechanism in Autonomous Vehicles (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Cutajar, O., Moradpoor, N., & Jaroucheh, Z. (2021, December). Using IOTA as an Inter-Vehicular Trust Mechanism in Autonomous Vehicles. Presented at SINCONF 2021: 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks, Edinburgh (Online)

In a perfect world, coordination and cooperation across distributed autonomous systems would be a trivial task. However, incomplete information, malicious actors and real-world conditions can provide challenges which bring the trust-worthiness of par... Read More about Using IOTA as an Inter-Vehicular Trust Mechanism in Autonomous Vehicles.

Blockchain-Based Authentication and Registration Mechanism for SIP-Based VoIP Systems (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. (2021, October). Blockchain-Based Authentication and Registration Mechanism for SIP-Based VoIP Systems. Presented at 2021 5th Cyber Security in Networking Conference (CSNet), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is the principal signalling protocol in Voice over IP (VoIP) systems, responsible for initialising, terminating, and maintaining sessions amongst call parties. However, the problem with the SIP protocol is that i... Read More about Blockchain-Based Authentication and Registration Mechanism for SIP-Based VoIP Systems.

A Decentralised Authentication and Access Control Mechanism for Medical Wearable Sensors Data (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. J. (2021, August). A Decentralised Authentication and Access Control Mechanism for Medical Wearable Sensors Data. Presented at 2021 IEEE International Conference on Omni-Layer Intelligent Systems (COINS), Barcelona, Spain

Recent years have seen an increase in medical big data, which can be attributed to a paradigm shift experienced in medical data sharing induced by the growth of medical technology and the Internet of Things. The evidence of this potential has been pr... Read More about A Decentralised Authentication and Access Control Mechanism for Medical Wearable Sensors Data.

Blockchain-based identity and authentication scheme for MQTT protocol (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Abdelrazig Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al-Dubai, A., & Liu, X. (2021, March). Blockchain-based identity and authentication scheme for MQTT protocol. Presented at ICBCT '21: 2021 The 3rd International Conference on Blockchain Technology, Shanghai, China

The publish and subscribe messaging model has proven itself as a dominant messaging paradigm for IoT systems. An example of such is the commonly used Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. However, the security concerns with this protoc... Read More about Blockchain-based identity and authentication scheme for MQTT protocol.

Secretation: Toward a Decentralised Identity and Verifiable Credentials Based Scalable and Decentralised Secret Management Solution (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Jaroucheh, Z., & Álvarez, I. A. (2021, May). Secretation: Toward a Decentralised Identity and Verifiable Credentials Based Scalable and Decentralised Secret Management Solution. Presented at 2021 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Sydney, Australia

Secrets such as passwords, encryption keys, and certificates are used to assist in protecting access to resources such as computing devices, customer data and other information. Unauthorised access to resources can cause significant disruption and/or... Read More about Secretation: Toward a Decentralised Identity and Verifiable Credentials Based Scalable and Decentralised Secret Management Solution.

Programming Languages: A Usage-based Statistical Analysis and Visualization (2021)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Orlowska, A., Chrysoulas, C., Jaroucheh, Z., & Liu, X. (2021, March). Programming Languages: A Usage-based Statistical Analysis and Visualization. Presented at ICISS 2021: 2021 The 4th International Conference on Information Science and Systems, Edinburgh

Understanding the popularity, and its trend, of programming languages can be important to anticipate which languages are best studied for future use, which are widely supported for use in enterprise projects, and investigate which skills are easiest... Read More about Programming Languages: A Usage-based Statistical Analysis and Visualization.

PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work-Based Consensus Mechanism (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Abubakar, M. A., Jaroucheh, Z., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanan, B. (2020, November). PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work-Based Consensus Mechanism. Presented at 4th International Conference on Vision, Image and Signal Processing, Newcastle, UK

The original consensus algorithm - Proof of Work (PoW) has been widely utilized in the blockchain systems and is been adopted by many cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, among many others. Nevertheless, the concept has received criticisms... Read More about PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work-Based Consensus Mechanism.

PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work Based Consensus Mechanism (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. (2020, December). PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work Based Consensus Mechanism. Presented at ICVISP 2020: The 2020 4th International Conference on Vision, Image and Signal Processing, Bangkok

The original consensus algorithm-Proof of Work (PoW) has been widely utilized in the blockchain systems and is been adopted by many cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, among many others. Nevertheless, the concept has received criticisms o... Read More about PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work Based Consensus Mechanism.

Trust-based Ecosystem to Combat Fake News (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Jaroucheh, Z., Alissa, M., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020, May). Trust-based Ecosystem to Combat Fake News. Presented at 2020 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC), Toronto, ON, Canada

The growing spread of misinformation and dis-information has grave political, social, ethical, and privacy implications for society. Therefore, there is an ethical need to combat the flow of fake news. This paper attempts to resolves some of the aspe... Read More about Trust-based Ecosystem to Combat Fake News.

TRUSTD: Combat Fake Content using Blockchain and Collective Signature Technologies (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Jaroucheh, Z., Alissa, M., Buchanan, W. J., & Liu, X. (2020). TRUSTD: Combat Fake Content using Blockchain and Collective Signature Technologies. In 2020 IEEE 44th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2020) (1215-1220)

The growing trend of sharing news/contents, through social media platforms and the World Wide Web has been seen to impact our perception of the truth, altering our views about politics, economics, relationships, needs and wants. This is because of th... Read More about TRUSTD: Combat Fake Content using Blockchain and Collective Signature Technologies.

SklCoin: Toward a Scalable Proof-of-Stake and Collective Signature Based Consensus Protocol for Strong Consistency in Blockchain (2020)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Jaroucheh, Z., Ghaleb, B., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020). SklCoin: Toward a Scalable Proof-of-Stake and Collective Signature Based Consensus Protocol for Strong Consistency in Blockchain. . https://doi.org/10.1109/icsa-c50368.2020.00034

The proof-of-work consensus protocol suffers from two main limitations: waste of energy and offering only probabilistic guarantees about the status of the blockchain. This paper introduces SklCoin, a new Byzantine consensus protocol and its correspon... Read More about SklCoin: Toward a Scalable Proof-of-Stake and Collective Signature Based Consensus Protocol for Strong Consistency in Blockchain.

Jabber-based cross-domain efficient and privacy-ensuring context management framework. (2013)
Journal Article
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2013). Jabber-based cross-domain efficient and privacy-ensuring context management framework. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 4, 84

In pervasive environments, context-aware applications require a global knowledge of the context information distributed in different spatial domains in order to establish context-based interactions. Therefore, the design of distributed storage, retri... Read More about Jabber-based cross-domain efficient and privacy-ensuring context management framework..

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments (2012)
Thesis
Jaroucheh, Z. An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5348

The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing to reduce explicit user input and customization through the increased use of implicit input. It is considered to be the corner stone technique for developing pervasive... Read More about An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments.

Lightweight Software Product Line Based Privacy Protection Scheme for Pervasive Applications (2011)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., Smith, S., & Zhao, H. (2011, July). Lightweight Software Product Line Based Privacy Protection Scheme for Pervasive Applications. Presented at 2011 IEEE 35th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops

Protecting user's privacy is one of the main concerns for the deployment of pervasive computing systems in the real world. In pervasive environments, the user context information is naturally distributed among different spatial or logical domains. Ma... Read More about Lightweight Software Product Line Based Privacy Protection Scheme for Pervasive Applications.

An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments (2011)
Journal Article
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2012). An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16(6), 741-755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-011-0422-0

In pervasive environments, context management systems are expected to administrate large volume of contextual information that is captured from spatial to nonspatial elements. Research in context-aware computing produced a number of middleware system... Read More about An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments.