Professor Bill Buchanan has accepted an invite to present at 2013 Annual Computing, ICT and Digital Media Conference on Monday 17 June at the City of Glasgow College. The proposed title is: Let’s Get More Pupils/Students into Computing/ICT and it will cover: There are so many opportunities at the...
09/05/2013 Other News (upcoming)
The IIDI research team working on information sharing across the public sector, and on governance and trust architectures, has just released a new survey on electronic health records. The aim of the survey is to evaluate individuals' perceptions on the usage of electronic health records.
06/05/2013 Other News (upcoming)
A research team at Edinburgh Napier, including Prof Bill Buchanan, Dr Lu Fan, Owen Lo, Omair Uthmani, Niall Burns, Alistair Lawson, Richard Lewis and Prof Christoph Thuemmler, has been focusing on creating information sharing infrastructures across the public sector with strong governance, and with...
29/04/2013 Other News (upcoming)
The safi.re team will exhibit its novel governance product at EIE 2013 on 9 May 2013 at the Assembly Rooms on George Street, Edinburgh. At present safi.re focuses on providing trust and governance applied to data access, and is being trialled with a number of projects.
22/04/2013 Other News (upcoming)
IIDI research related to the sa.fire project has contributed to a new white paper on creating trusted data governance across domains and sectors. The paper is published by miiCard, an innovative Scottish-based company, which specialises in highly trusted identity provision.
22/04/2013 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Federico Charoksy, who is a Principal Consultant at ECS Security, will give a guest lecture in B.2 on Wednesday 24 April 2013 at 4pm on: The current state of the security industry in Scotland, and the possibilities for the future He will also be outlining current opportunities for graduates.
22/04/2013 24/04/2013, 4pm Seminar (upcoming)
The research team and miiCard aim to outline their novel information sharing architecture at the Cyber Security and Privacy (CSP) EU Forum 2013 in Brussels on 18/19 April 2013. CSP is a collaboration between the European Association for e-Identity and Security (EEMA) and Trust in Digital Life (TDL).
16/04/2013 Other News (upcoming)
Quote from The Herald: ANGEL investors have ploughed £500,000 into young Scottish software company Inquisitive Systems to accelerate the development of the Napier University spin-out's security systems product ZoneFox. Business angel syndicates Archangel and TRI Cap handed the company £270,000 and...
08/04/2013 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Prof Bill Buchanan received a "100% Excellent" response in the feedback from his well-attended workshops at the Learning Through Technology conference in Glasgow (March 2013): http://learningthroughtechnology2013.holyrood.com/ It was the first time that any Holyrood conference workshop had received...
01/04/2013 Other News (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan will deliver a presentation on the key challenges of big data at the Future of cyber security conference in London on 21st March 2013. Buchanan will explain how the emphasis in computer security is moving from end point security towards data controls, and this is becoming an...
18/03/2013 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan is presenting a breakout session on how to engage school children with computing at the Learning through technology conference in Glasgow on 26 March 2013. The session entitled "Puzzles, codes and cracking: creating fun links between schools and universities" will...
18/03/2013 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
IIDI spin-out Zonefox has just raised over £500K from Archangels and TRICap (along with existing investors). Zonefox's work builds on a patent on digital forensics and integrates with a cloud-based security infrastructure. The company's current focus is on IP protection and in creating security...
16/03/2013 Other News (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan and Adrian Smales presented on e-health in the cloud at e-health Scotland: delivering the vision on 1st March 2013. Their presentation focused on: The barriers to integrating citizens into formal health care.
01/03/2013 Other News (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan and Richard Lewis helped set up a conference entitled Health and Social Care in the Digital Age at the Scottish Parliament held last Monday 25th February 2013. The invitation-only event involved 60 of the key influencers within health and social care in Scotland.
26/02/2013 Scottish parliament Other News (upcoming)
IIDI Senior Research Fellow Raja Naeem Akram has joined the program committee of 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Trust and Security in Cloud Computing (TSCloud 2013). The TSCloud is part of The 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications...
12/02/2013 Conference Programme Committee (upcoming)
Students studying under IIDI staff in Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing are taking part in Cyber Security UK's University Challenge. This first-of-its-kind competition pitches students from four UK Computer Science departments against one another to test their code-making and...
21/01/2013 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
IIDI staff have started a new collaboration with Intelligent Storage Solutions (ISS Ltd). This Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) project aims to create a novel cloud-based product which can securely erase computer disk contents.
18/01/2013 Funding (upcoming)
IIDI's William Buchanan, Omair Uthmani and Alistair Lawson have filed a patent on improved information sharing using Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs). The patent describes a unique method of modelling governance policies for information sharing, and defines how anomalies, rule shadowing etc.
17/01/2013 Patents, Spin-outs and Licensing (upcoming)
IIDI's Raja Naeem Akram has been appointed to the programme committee of the Seventh Workshop in Information Security Theory and Practice (WISTP 2013). Entitled Securing mobile and cyber-physical systems, the conference takes place in Heraklion, Greece, from May 28-30 2013.
17/01/2013 May 28-30, 2013, Heraklion, Greece Conference Programme Committee (upcoming)
On 10 January IIDI hosted the symposium Information security: governance and sharing in a digital age. The main focus of the Symposium was to investigate best practice within governance and information sharing infrastructures. It focused on cloud-based infrastructures and how these can be used to...
14/01/2013 Seminar (upcoming)
Over 800 school pupils and their teachers will be at Edinburgh Napier's Craiglockhart campus this week to learn about computer security. On the afternoon of Tuesday 18 December they will participate at a fun and engaging Christmas lecture on cyber security organised by an alliance of Scottish...
17/12/2012 Other Event (upcoming)
An Introduction to the Cloud Security Alliance and its EU FP7 Research Projects John Howie is Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud Security Alliance and a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Computing The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a...
13/12/2012 2pm-3pm H5 Seminar (upcoming)
Edinburgh Napier University students have reached the final of the Cyber Security Challenge UK. This is the first ever University Cipher Challenge. The five university departments where the finalists are hosted have now been invited to develop a cipher for students in the other four participating...
13/12/2012 Other News (upcoming)
Online identity verification company miiCard has announced that it will verify digital identities for IIDI-developed online healthcare and childcare protection initiatives. IIDI will use miiCard’s Level of Assurance 3 (LOA3) identity-proofing service to safeguard sensitive healthcare and user data.
04/12/2012 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan showcased work on Structured Analysis and Filtering InfoRmation Engine (safi.re) at Digital by Default: smarter public services in London on 4 December 2012. safi.re is an information sharing governance architecture which supports the end-to-end design, modelling and...
03/12/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan presented a paper entitled "The greatest challenge? Holistic care: integrating formal and informal health/social care" at the Institution of Engineering and Technology's Big Data event on 5th December 2012. Please see below from the abstract of his presentation.
03/12/2012 Other News (upcoming)
IIDI staff were amongst the invited presenters at the Scottish Enterprise Showcase for High Impact Entrepreneurship in Glasgow on 19th November. They showcased work on Structured Analysis and Filtering InfoRmation Engine (safi.re).
29/11/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan gave a presentation entitled "Delivering patient centric care through Cloud Computing" at the Hospital Directions Conference 2012, London Olympia on 22nd November 2012. The presentation (available to download as a PowerPoint file) draws on the work Professor Buchanan's...
22/11/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Prof Bill Buchanan and Richard Lewis have helped to bring together the leaders in clinical and social care governance in Scotland to debate the future for the data sharing of clinical and social care data across health and social care boundaries.
22/11/2012 Other Event (upcoming)
The universities in Scotland aim to inform the next generation of computer specialists with a fun and engaging Christmas lecture on Cyber Security. It is arranged through an Alliance of Scottish Universities (SICSA) and will be run at the Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University, on...
14/11/2012 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Owen Lo, currently studying for his PhD on e-Health within the Cloud4Health Cloud based platform, is to receive the FECCI Student of the Year award. It will be awarded on 15 Nov 2012. The day before this event he is also attending the BCS Best Not-for-Project Award in London.
01/11/2012 Other News (upcoming)
Edinburgh Napier and IIDI are to host a Symposium on Information Security: Governance and Sharing in a Digital Age on 10 January 2013. More details at: http://digitalgovernance.eventbrite.co.uk/ Context The main focus of the Symposium is to investigate best practice within governance and...
16/10/2012 Other News (upcoming)
On-line version: http://youtu.be/7WoR2h1KnpM As we move into an information age, we are all becoming increasing dependent on the Internet in our social and business lives. A fundamental part of this change is the need for information infrastructures which are secure, robust and scaleable.
17/09/2012 Seminar (upcoming)
The Guardian Toolkit team, which is funded by a Scottish Enterprise Proof-of-Concept grant, has made it to the final short-list for the Converge Challenge 2012: http://www.hw.ac.uk/industry/collaborate-with-us/converge-challenge.htm The last six projects will be assessed for the final award.
03/09/2012 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Cloud4Health, an innovative e-Health platform, has reached the finals of the BCS/Computing Awards. Details are at: http://www.ukitindustryawards.co.uk/static/2012-shortlist?utm_term=&utm_content=View%20the%202012%20shortlist%20here%20&utm_campaign=UK%20IT%20Awards%202012%20-%20shortlist%2020...
03/09/2012 Other News (upcoming)
The Guardian Toolkit project, which is currently funded with a Scottish Enterprise Proof-of-Concept grant, has made it through to the last round of the Convergence Challenge: http://www.hw.ac.uk/industry/collaborate-with-us/converge-challenge.htm The project now focuses on generating health (or...
20/08/2012 Award (upcoming)
More details here. BackgroundAs information infrastructures move into a Cloud Computing environment, there are increasing risks involved with a wide range of issues including privacy, accountability, and availability. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Edinburgh Napier University thus aim to...
19/08/2012 Funding (upcoming)
Prof Buchanan will present some of the key methods used to develop the Cloud4Health platform at: The IET Seminar on Big Data: Turning big challenges in to big opportunities 5 December 2012 London, UK www.theiet.org/big-data
06/08/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
IIDI Professor to present invited talk at Cloud Computing 2012: http://cloudcomputing.holyrood.com/home
03/08/2012 Keynote Speaker (upcoming)
Full details at: http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/careers/3373768/edinburgh-napier-university-launches-cybercrime-degree/
03/08/2012 Other News (upcoming)
Prof Bill Buchanan's research team was awarded a three-year PhD studentship from the Cloud Security Alliance. The focus will be on the integration of next generation security infrastructures and methods within the Cloud. For more details, email Bill (email@example.com).
27/07/2012 Funding (upcoming)
Codes and Secrets: Computer Security and Digital Forensics A Public Engagement Lecture by Prof Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University As we move into an information age, we are all becoming increasing dependent on the Internet in our social and business lives.
06/07/2012 10/9/2012 Exhibition (upcoming)
IIDI Professor Bill Buchanan is to give invited talk at Hospital Directions at the London Olympia around Cloud4Health: http://www.hospitaldirections.co.uk/
06/07/2012 21/11/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Bill Buchanan has launched a learning environment for key principles around computer security, including encryption and authentication. A demonstrator is at: http://billatnapier.com/security It uses the latest ASP.NET MVC Platform, along with integrated Ajax technology.
05/07/2012 Developed Software (upcoming)
Outline[Flyer] This symposium aims to bring together businesses, public sector organisations and education providers, to discuss the upskilling of the Scottish workforce in the face of new and emerging threats around digital security and cybercrime.
28/06/2012 17:15 Seminar (upcoming)
Full text here and presentation here. Prof John Howie awarded an Honorary Doctorate on 21 June 2012. The full Laureation is: Chancellor, it is my privilege to present John Howie for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology. Computer security is currently one of the key challenges within...
22/06/2012 Award (upcoming)
Prof Bill Buchanan presented on the future of technology at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on Wednesday 20 June 2012.
20/06/2012 Keynote Speaker (upcoming)
IIDI Professor (Bill Buchanan) presents on "Realising the vision" at Connect ICT event in Glasgow: http://connectict.holyrood.com/agenda
14/06/2012 Glasgow Invited Presentation (upcoming)
IIDI Professor (Bill Buchanan) has given an endnote presentation at National Information Security Conference: http://www.nisc.org.uk/docs/Agenda%20FINAL%20v4.1.pdf
13/06/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Three projects: sa.FIRE/Cloud4Health, Personal Health Manger, and Guardian Toolkit (Risk Assessment Platform) have made it to the second round of: http://www.hw.ac.uk/industry/collaborate-with-us/converge-challenge.htm Initial pitches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5ZPbv3dTfE...
29/05/2012 Other News (upcoming)
Cloud4Health is a finalist at the Scottish Digital Technology Awards 2012. The team have developed an innovative health care platform, which applies strong governance and is scaleable, robust and secure. The team is Prof Bill Buchanan, Dr Lu Fan, Dr Elias Ekonomou, Owen Lo, Prof Christoph...
22/05/2012 Award (upcoming)
IIDI Professor Bill Buchanan to present at prestigious British American Business Council event in Edinburgh on Cyber Security to be held on 18 May 2012. Details of speakers is here and an outline agenda is here.
13/05/2012 Other News (upcoming)
The full article is at: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda0dbf9#/cda0dbf9/64
10/05/2012 Other News (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan will be giving an invited presentation at the Scottish Information Assurance Forum in North Lanarkshire on 13th June. The presentation is entitled "Future risks – including the rise of the hacktivism". Abstract: As organisations move towards infrastructures which are highly...
10/04/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan has been invited to make a presentation at the Data Handling in Health and Social Care conference Thursday 3rd May 2012 in Edinburgh. The presentation title is "Effective electronic data handling: helping you deliver integrated, patient centric care".
07/04/2012 Keynote Speaker (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan will be serving on a panel at the Future of Public Service Delivery conference in Glasgow on 14th June. In this session the panel will address the question: How close is Scotland to creating a ‘digital public sector’ whose goal is to improve public services and the ease...
07/04/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan has been invited to give a keynote presentation at the Digital Crime Seminar at the Police Academy in the Netherlands on 30th March 2012. The focus of the talk will be on Cloud-based Forensics.
06/03/2012 Other News (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan presents on the developments of an e-health platform to store NHS patient information in the Cloud at Inside Government event. The presentation slides are available to download.
21/02/2012 Other News (upcoming)
IIDI spin-out company Inquisitive Systems Ltd has been selected by a committee of leading industry officials, academics and venture investors as a finalist in the fourth annual Academic Enterprise Awards. The competition is open to entrepreneurs across the European Union and countries affiliated...
21/02/2012 Award (upcoming)
The Symposium will run on 17 May 2012. It aims to present some of the research and best practice around next generation health care infrastructures, and how they could be used to bring benefits to all the stakeholders involved.
19/02/2012 17/05/2012 Craiglockhart Seminar (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan gave the closing presentation at: http://cybersecurity.holyrood.com/agenda The presentation can be found at: http://www.iidi.napier.ac.uk/binary/publicationid/13369761/dl/file
11/02/2012 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
The details of the podcast are at: http://www.thepodcasthost.com/ltapodcasts/2012/02/07/supporting-all-from-iphone-to-lectures-from-real-life-to-simulation-from-challenging-to-fun/ In this week’s podcast we interview Professor Bill Buchanan for the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University.
09/02/2012 Staff Development (upcoming)
Title: Cloud and Security – how to utilise the cloud to better protect yourself. Presented by: Tabassum Sharif, Director Of Operations, Flexiant Ltd Place: H.5, 10am, Thursday 9 Feb 2012. Bio: [Here] Interoperability-IaaS market perspective The aggregation of currently autonomous Cloud systems in...
05/02/2012 H.5, 10am, 09/02/2012 Seminar (upcoming)
Guest Lecture: David Stubley, 7Elements Title: Security Testing - Be Careful what you ask for… Date/Time: 10am, Tuesday 7 Feb 2012, B.2 (Merchiston) Abstract: We need to have a common language to communicate effectively and this is no different within Information Security.
01/02/2012 07/02/2012 Seminar (upcoming)
Patient Centric Health Care: An Integrated and Secure, Cloud-based, e-Health Platform Wednesday 1st February 2012, 6:30 pm. Speaker: Professor Bill Buchanan, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University. Room 4.31 (fourth floor), University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street,...
24/01/2012 1/2/2012, Room 4.31 (fourth floor), University of Edinburgh Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB Keynote Speaker (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan will give an invited talk on Tuesday at ARAB Health 2012 [Link], which is the second large health event in the World. [Link] The research team currently working on the e-Health Platform, including Prof Bill Buchanan, Dr Lu Fan, Dr Elias Ekonomou, Prof Christoph Thuemmler,...
22/01/2012 Keynote Speaker (upcoming)
Dr Elias Ekonomou was awarded an Enterprise Fellowship, which follows up two recently successful Scottish Enterprise Proof-of-Concepts bids. This Enterprise Fellowship now work builds on the current developments within an e-Health Platform, and has a special focus on the integration of health care...
22/01/2012 Funding (upcoming)
The research team within the Centre of Distributed Computing and Security have won a second Proof-of-Concept (total funding: £320,000) related to a novel Information Sharing Gateway. This work builds on a previously funded PhD studentship from SIPR (Scottish Institute for Policing Research), and...
22/01/2012 Funding (upcoming)
Inquistive Systems, a spin-out from IIDI and the Centre for Distributed Computing, Networks and Security, and which focuses on advanced digital forensics and security software is a finalist for a European spin-out award: http://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/75588/UK-companies-lead-finalists-for-Europ...
16/12/2011 Award (upcoming)
We are proud to announce that Jamie Gravies will be awarded Young Alumnus of the Year on Thursday. Jamie has progressed through our programmes, and onto a successful PhD (and an associated patent). After this he has focused on the commercialisation of his research work, with a highly praised...
14/12/2011 Award (upcoming)
Flavien Flandrin (one of our MSc students) won 1st prize at the Scottish Cipher Excellence 2011 Award yesterday, beating competition from students around Scotland. http://scotlandcyber.com/cipher.html
07/12/2011 Award (upcoming)
Raytheon hosted an advanced security challenge in our labs on Monday 5 December, and had queues of students waiting to start it at 11am. Overall 40 students from around Scotland took part, and many spent to the whole day working on it.
07/12/2011 Award (upcoming)
There are many issues related to health care infrastructure within the UK, including the lack of integration of data between the different parts of the health and social care system, and around an aging population. This presentation outlines a new Cloud-based e-Health platform which integrates new...
25/11/2011 1pm G32, Merchiston Seminar (upcoming)
Details at: http://scotlandcyber.com/global.html
23/11/2011 Other Event (upcoming)
Abstract: As disk sizes increase, typically to many hundreds of Gigabytes or even Tera bytes, the time taken to analyse disks has increased to almost unmanageable levels. There is thus a need for disk triage in order to sample within disk blocks.
16/11/2011 F.27, 11am Seminar (upcoming)
The team working on a new Cloud-based e-Health platform were finalists for two awards last week: the BCS Technology Excellence Award 2011, and the IET Innovation Award 2011. As a result they received a Highly Commended award from the events held in London.
13/11/2011 Award (upcoming)
Bill Buchanan appears in profile at: http://aerospace.newsweaver.co.uk/z712d4ecwfpg38znnatdpc?email=true&a=2&p=18804455&t=17252954 In Profile - Professor Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier University Cyber Risk is very much a high profile media topic, with recent the breakdown of...
11/11/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Scotland could lead world in cyber crime fight By Craig Brown Published on Saturday 5 November 2011 02:13 formatPubDate("Sat Nov 05 02:13:46 GMT 2011"); THE academic spearheading Scotland’s fight against cyber crime has said that the country has the potential to lead the world in tackling...
05/11/2011 5/11/2011, The Scotsman Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
More details at: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ADM329/senior-research-fellow/
05/11/2011 Other News (upcoming)
30/10/2011 Exhibition (upcoming)
Major Cyber-crime Symposium in December Outline: A wide range of speakers, including Charlie McMurdie, Head of Police Central e-Crime Unit at the Met, and Sir Kevin Tebbit, Chairman of Finmeccanica UK, are to give presentations at a Symposium on Security Risk, Cybercrime and Critical...
30/10/2011 9am, Craiglockhart Campus Seminar (upcoming)
26/10/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
The research team in the Centre of Distributed Computing and Security have organised, with Scottish Enterprise, a major event for industry: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/events/2011/12/ict-security-cyber-risk-meet-the-buyer.aspx
16/10/2011 Conference Organisation (upcoming)
Prof Bill Buchanan from the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University has just launched a unique challenge to Scottish students with a series of ever more difficult cipher codes. A key focus is thus to find the students who have the skills to match to the current high demand cybercrime...
09/10/2011 Award (upcoming)
This will run on 6 December 2011. The main focus for the Symposium is to engage a wide range of domains to collaborate effectively, and to understand current and future threats to our citizens and society. The event is free, and is intended to increase the collaboration of organizations around...
09/10/2011 Seminar (upcoming)
Health Care in the UK is facing many issues, especially related to the lack of standardization of data infrastructures, and from the increased demands of an aging population. In the future, systems thus need to be created in a way that are much more patient centric, and which allow for patients to...
26/09/2011 Seminar (upcoming)
The "Secure Cloud-based e-Health Platform for the Integration of Assisted Living and Primary/Secondary Health Care " has been selected as a finalist for the Healthcare Technologies category of the IET Innovation Awards 2011. http://www.theiet.org/events/2011/innovation.cfm
23/09/2011 Award (upcoming)
The streamed video is at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/scotland/newsid_9594000/9594710.stm?t=1376s Later the committee was told, by Professor of Computer Security at Edinburgh Napier University William Buchanan, the legislation proposed is "a step forward" but it seems to be scaling what...
21/09/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
A team consisting of Prof Bill Buchanan, Mathew Miehling, Alistair Lawson, Dr Sharon McGettrick, and Dr Aileen Wood have won nearly £300,000 of funding to take an existing FSA-funded PhD project into a commercial environment. The project will run over 18 months and will focus on enhanced fraud...
09/09/2011 Funding (upcoming)
The research team on an innovative e-Health Platform have reached the finals of the BCS/Computing Technology Excellence Award for UK Innovation and Enterprise, which will be awarded in Nov 2011. The Edinburgh Napier research team involves Prof Bill Buchanan, Prof Christoph Thuemmler, Dr Lu Fan, Dr...
02/09/2011 Award (upcoming)
Professor Buchanan has been summoned to give evidence on the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Bill on Tuesday 20 September 2011 in the Scottish Parliament. The focus on his evidence will be on Internet-related maters.
01/09/2011 Other News (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan presented the research, knowledge transfer and teaching work current being undertaken within IIDI and the School of Computing at CFET 2011. The talk was based around virtualised infrastructures for teaching with security and digital forensics.
01/09/2011 Invited Presentation (upcoming)
University awarded EnCase Centre of Excellence status FORENSICS software used by police investigators around the world is set to be used in classrooms at a Scottish university. Edinburgh Napier’s School of Computing has become one of only a handful of UK university departments to be awarded EnCase...
30/08/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
The video link is at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyzTIiKKi-g
29/07/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
In a team effort, Tom McEwan, as chair of BCS Interaction SG and speakers Bill Buchanan and Niladri Bose welcome top information security professionals to discuss the interface between humans and computer security. Amongst the attendees Prof Jim Norton, president of BCS, The Chartered Institute for...
28/06/2011 Seminar (upcoming)
The Symposium on Security and Cybercrime was a major success with over 220 people attending, and had excellent feedback. The live presentations are at: http://eforensicscloud.com
26/06/2011 Conference Organisation (upcoming)
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/expert-warns-of-growing-threat-from-cyber-crime-1.1107893 A SCOT at the forefront of the international race to prevent cyber war has urged government and commerce to move to tackle the “growing threat”.
22/06/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
IIDI has been successful in obtaining funding for a new collaborative project with Flexiant Ltd supported by the SFC Innovation Voucher Scheme. http://www.flexiant.com/
22/06/2011 Funding (upcoming)
Article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2011/jun/20/chelsea-westminster-pilot-shared-online-records http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e5e960ea-9a9f-11e0-bab2-00144feab49a.html Chelsea and Westminster Hospital foundation trust is to begin testing online sharing of confidential patient...
21/06/2011 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Professor Bill Buchanan will give a key note at 5th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education & Training: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/social-applied-sciences/computing/conferences/CFET2011/Home.aspx
05/06/2011 Keynote Speaker (upcoming)
Covering two modules at Napier, the book covers key areas of security and digital forensics. It has one of the most comprehensive support for online material at: http://asecuritybook.com/ Its outline is: Keeping abreast of the latest developments in cyber security requires ongoing commitment, but...
04/06/2011 Editorship, Journal Reviewer (upcoming)
Mat won the best final year PhD presention at Faculity Conference held at Craiglockhart in May 2011. The focus of his work is on Affiliate marketing.
01/06/2011 Award (upcoming)
Bill Buchanan outlined the innovative e-Health Platform at a keynote at: http://www.publicserviceevents.co.uk/event/programme.asp?ID=177 If you are interested the presentation is at: http://buchananweb.co.uk/inn.pdf
12/05/2011 Keynote Speaker (upcoming)
General Jonathan Shaw (the new Cyber "Tzar") is to speak at the Symposium as role as Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Global Issues). http://securityandcybercrime.eventbrite.com/ The Symposium will include talks from industry leaders such as Professor John Howie from Microsoft and Don Smith...
13/04/2011 Other News (upcoming)
The currently work on building a secure e-Health Platform which runs on a cloud infrastructure has received two nominations for best paper at IEEE Cloud 2011. This conference is a major event in Cloud research, and has less than a 1-in-5 acceptance.
02/04/2011 Other Event (upcoming)
Bill to serve as a PhD examiner on Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) at the University of Essex
02/04/2011 External Examiner (upcoming)
This symposium aims to bring together knowledge from many different domains, such as from academia, industry, the public sector, and law enforcement professionals, to provide a vision to create next generation systems which protect the rights of individuals, and which also to reduce the risks of...
27/03/2011 Conference Organisation (upcoming)
Talk on Friday 18 March 2011 in G.32 from 12-1pm Jason Milletary will give a talk on the anatomy of the “here you have” worm, along with presenting an in-depth analysis of banking Trojans (spyeye, carberp, zeus, bancos/oddjob).
08/03/2011 External Visitor (upcoming)
Guest lecture: Tabassum Sharif, Wednesday 9 March 2011 at 10am in A.17. Flexiant is a Scottish Company, based in Livingston, and a major innovator in terms of Cloud Computing. Tabassum Sharif, the Director of Operations, from Flexiant will be giving a talk on the next generation of Cloud Computing,...
03/03/2011 External Visitor (upcoming)
Computer Forensics: Now and the Future? David will outline IT security and the new threat vectors that he is seeing from the commercial sector, and looks at the need to change mind sets and look for more proactive solutions. Along with this he will cover more conventional forensics practices,...
01/03/2011 External Visitor (upcoming)
Bill Buchanan's book Introduction to Security and Network Forensics (CRC Press) has now gone to press. Its content covers three modules within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. The book cover is at: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/images/084933568X/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&...
26/02/2011 Other Event (upcoming)
Dr Jamie Graves is a finalist for the Young Innovator of the Year: http://www.johnlogiebairdawards.co.uk/news.aspx
18/02/2011 Award (upcoming)
As the UK's intensive care departments struggle to deal with the number of people admitted with the flu, scientists are testing how global positioning systems (GPS) in mobile phones can be used to track how people spread infectious diseases.
23/12/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Computer security experts from Edinburgh Napier University, Microsoft and HoIP CIC have won a £2m grant to help enhance patient privacy and care. Researchers at the University’s Institute of Informatics and Digital Innovation will use the funding from the Technology Strategy Board and the...
23/12/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Scientists at Edinburgh Napier University and Imperial College London are using smart phone location tracking technology to predict the spread of infectious diseases. The scientists use 'geo' - information available from location tracking devices - to record the nature and frequency of interactions...
22/12/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
This workshop was convened for the benefit of researchers in the PerAda (www.perada.eu) projects as a cross-project event to determine key challenges in security, trust and privacy as they relate to pervasive adaptation and as guided by particular factors arising from project work.
22/11/2010 Other Event (upcoming)
Workshop on Next Generation Patient-Centric Systems Details http://dacar.eventbrite.com Date: Tuesday, 7 December 2010 Time: 2pm until 5pm Location: Wyman Lecture Room, 4th Floor, Lift Bank D, C&W Hospital London Context and Aim At present C&W are involved in an EPSRC/TSB-supported research...
16/11/2010 Conference Organisation (upcoming)
BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-11765760 Metro: http://buchananweb.co.uk/jamie.jpg Revolutionary digital fingerprinting software invented by Edinburgh computer scientists could be set to stem the growing tide of cyber crime.
16/11/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
While malicious software for smartphones is on the increase, it could still be human error that creates the easiest opportunities for cyber-crime. Ever since phones became "smart", there has been concern that they could become riddled with malicious, self-replicating viruses and worms just like...
12/11/2010 Media and Outreach Activity (upcoming)
Inquistive Systems, a spin-out from successful research work, were awarded a part in a TSB/ESPRC Trusted Services Call (£150K). It involves a collaboration with Lumison and Flexiant. The company, now led by Dr Jamie Graves and Niladri Bose, has successfuly received funding, including a SMART...
01/11/2010 Funding (upcoming)
The SFC has approved, in-principle, the funding (of around £700K) for the creation of a Scottish Centre of Excellence in Security and Cybercrime. This Centre of Excellence aims to bring together knowledge and vision from many different domains, such as from academia, industry, the public sector,...
01/11/2010 Funding (upcoming)
Inquisitive Systems (Jamie and Niladri new spin-out) are in the final of the Global Security Challenge Summit on the 11th and 12th November at the University of London. First prize: $10K. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Security_Challenge http://www.globalsecuritychallenge.com/
14/10/2010 Award (upcoming)
Computer security researchers at Edinburgh Napier University, along with Microsoft plc and HoIP, have just been awarded a research grant of over £2 million from the TSB (Technology Strategy Board) and the EPSRC related to their Trusted Services Call.
03/10/2010 Funding (upcoming)
Owen Lo, a 1st class Hons graduate in the School of Computing, received the Lumison Prize at the Young Software Engineering of the Year award at the Scotland IS 2010 Awards on Thursday 30 September 2010 at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh.
03/10/2010 Award (upcoming)
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