News (2017)

Simon Powers has been appointed as an Associate Editor for the journal Adaptive Behavior (http://journals.sagepub.com/home/adb). Adaptive Behavior is an indexed, international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research and review articles on adaptive behavior in biological systems and...
17/10/2017 Editorship, Journal Reviewer
Professor To Present A Vision Of A More Trusted World at Scotchain17
In an electronic world where there are few things that can be truly trusted, Blockchain provides an opportunity to rebuild our systems and services in a more trusted way. Currently there is a great deal of innovation happening in Scotland around Blockchain, and ScotChain17 is the premium event...
07/09/2017 Invited Presentation
Cyber Academy Spin-out - Cyan Forensics - Tipped As 'Most Likely to Succeed' for the Next Skyscanner
Cyan Forensics, the third highly successful from The Cyber Academy, has been tipped to be tomorrow’s 'most likely to succeed' young companies, and achieve the levels of Skyscanner: http://www.insider.co.uk/special-reports/five-rising-stars-scotlands-tech-11108150 Cyan Forensics features chief...
06/09/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Simon Powers will give the keynote talk at the Second International Workshop of Social Learning and Cultural Evolution, part of the European Conference on Artificial Life held in Lyon, France, 4th September 2017. His talk is titled "Cooperation in large-scale human societies -- What, if anything,...
27/08/2017 Invited Presentation
Professor Opens Up on His Love of Edinburgh, Cryptography and Innovation
In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and the things that have motivated him. Along the way he outlined his love of his home city, cryptography and innovation, and his hopes for building a new world built on trust.
23/08/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
University Spin-out - Zonefox - Launches Ambitious Expansion Plans
Zonefox, a spin-out of The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, offically launched their move into new offices in Edinburgh. They have moved from CodeBase into 40 Torphichen Street, which is based in the West East of Edinburgh - near Haymarket Station.
16/08/2017 Seminar
Auld Alliance Strengthens Links For Cyber Security and Health
The research and innovation links between Scotland and Bretagne continue to develop with Professor Bill Buchanan OBE providing a keynote at a conference on Health and Cybersecurity challenges. For this he will outline approach that Scotland is taking within cybersecurity related to healthcare.
04/08/2017 Invited Presentation
Professor To Provide a Vision of The Future: Through Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Zero Knowledge Proofs
The Cyber Academy team, lead by Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, will present a future vision in the application of Blockchain at a meet-up in Edinburgh on Thursday 24 August 2017. Bill aims to showcase some of his latest work in the application of Ethereum and how Zero-Knowledge Proofs and Contracts can be...
07/07/2017 Seminar
Professor Awarded OBE for Services to Cyber Security
Professor Bill Buchanan of the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cyber security [The Gazette]. He is currently a Fellow of the BCS, and has a long track record of...
18/06/2017 Award
Professor Invited To Give Evidence at Scottish Parliament  Committee on Cyber Attacks within Health Care
Prof Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University, has been invited as a witness at the Health and Sport Committee within the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 June 2017. The invite relates to the recent cyber-attack, and the key focus will be on the state of...
31/05/2017 Invited Presentation
A Perfect Storm: dealing with data security in a changing legal landscape
The Cyber Academy and MBM Commercial hosted a highly successful conference event, and which outlined some of the current issues of law and cyber security. The rise in use of mobile technology and cloud services has helped drive the ‘Big Data’ revolution, providing businesses with new data and new...
20/05/2017 Seminar
Sowing The Seed of Innovation: Interface Online Funding Leads to State-of-the-art Research and Large-scale Impact
IntroductionA long-term collaboration between the Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing has now progressed from innovation funding to a state-of-the-art new research grant (supported by Scottish Enterprise). Along the way, Internet Online has support the collaboration, , along with...
02/05/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Professor Creates One of the Most Extensive On-line Cipher Cracking Systems
The work of The Cyber Academy is all about engaging a wide range of stakeholders with interesting and provide new viewpoints. Professor Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, has now released an on-line environment which integrates virtually ever cipher method for his on-line CipherCTF...
26/04/2017 Other News
Professor to present Invited Talk on Internet Security at Maria Grzegorzewska University
IntroductionProfessor Bill Buchanan will present, on 18 May 2017, an invited talk on Internet Security at Maria Grzegorzewska University (here) in Warsaw, Poland. Edinburgh Napier University has a proud history of collaborating with universities in Poland, and many Polish students now study within...
19/04/2017 Invited Presentation
Keysight Technologies Awards University Team Research Gift For IoT Research
US-based Keysight Technologies has awarded a cash gift to The Cyber Academy research team for: "Side Channel Data Analysis for the Testing and Evaluation of IoT Devices for Vulnerabilities" The gift is defined through Keysight’s University Relations program and supports a key objective of...
19/04/2017 Award
Prof. Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to examine a PhD study in the University of Exeter. The viva will be in -April-May 2017 The subject: On the Performance Modelling of Future Internet
10/04/2017 External Examiner
Professor Outlines The Risk of Scammers at Edinburgh International Science Festival
Professor Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, outlined some of his viewpoints on the methods that scammers use to trick people, and, along the way, outlined some of the science behind Cyber Security. He introduced the audience to Bob and Alice, and, unfortunately, Eve, and outlined some of...
08/04/2017 Other News
Professor to Present on Scammers and Cyber Security At Edinburgh International Science Festival
Professor Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, will outline some of his viewpoints on the methods that scammers use to trick people, and, along the way, will show some of the science behind Cyber Security. Along with this the audience will be introduced to Bob and Alice, and, unfortunately,...
06/04/2017 National Museum of Scotland Seminar
Professor Outlines The Risks Around Backdoors in Cryptography at Edinburgh International Science Festival
On 4 April 2017, Prof Bill Buchanan presented his viewpoints on the usage of surveillance and in the application of backdoors in cryptography. The event was hosted within Summerhall in Edinburgh, and was part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.
05/04/2017 Seminar
A Storm is Coming? The Cyber Academy hosts debate on Data Security and the Changing Legal Environment
IntroductionThe rise in use of mobile technology and cloud services has helped drive the ‘Big Data’ revolution, providing businesses with new data and new opportunities to exploit it. At the same time there has been exponential growth in the incidents of ransomware and other malicious security...
05/04/2017 Conference Organisation
Advanced Maths Goes Live on Bright Red Digital Zone
The collaboration between Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Publishing continues to strengthen with the release of Advanced Maths and Higher Accounting on the Bright Red Digital Zone: http://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/advancedmaths This follows up the release of 20 N5, 17 Highers and...
22/03/2017 Other News
Professor Named in Top 30 World-wide Influencers/Thought-Leaders around Cloud Technology
Professor Bill Buchanan, who leads The Cyber Academy, has been named at No 26 in the Top 100 list of the top influencers in cloud technologies. Bill was named alongside Mark Hurd (CEO of Oracle) and Jeff Barr (Chief Evangelist for Amazon Web Services).
20/03/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
The Rise and Rise of Zonefox - Edinburgh Napier University Spin-out Focusing on World-leading Security
The Cyber Academy and School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University now has three highly successful spin-out companies. Their first was Zonefox, and which are now a company that count Craneware, Zenith Bank and Rockstar Games as their clients.
01/03/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
SICSA workshop: Future Cities: The Economy of Collaboration Following on from the SICSA Future Cities “Bottom-Up” Workshop 2014, this one-day event will return to explore current and future initiatives in grassroots future cities, focussing the role of digital technologies and the collaborative...
01/03/2017 2nd March 2017, Dundee Invited Presentation
Ahmed Al-Dubai has accepted to examine a PhD thesis at the Department of Communication Technology and Network University Putra Malaysia, Selangor D.E. Malaysia
20/02/2017 External Examiner
Researchers Stimulate Debate and Interest About Getting Connected at Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Edinburgh International Science Festival has been running for many years. This year's event runs from 1–16 April and focuses on Get Connected… to science, and how we can connect to a global community and create a more sustainable future we want to inhabit.
16/02/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Higher Drama Goes Live As Collaboration Goes From Strength-to-Strength
The collaboration between the School of Computing and Bright Red Publishing continues to thrive with a new research project (details to follow) and the release of Higher Drama on the Bright Red Digital Zone: http://www.brightredbooks.net/subjects/n5drama At present the collaboration has created 20...
14/02/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
University Spin-out - Zonefox - Included in Examples of World-class Innovation in Scotland
Zonefox, one of the three successful spin-outs from The Cyber Academy within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, has been identified as one of five examples of World-class Innovation in Scotland. The list was published in The Scotsman, and compiled by SDI.
08/02/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Hutchinson Networks Partnership Changing The World Through Innovation
A great partnership between Hutchinson Networks and The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University has been showcased within a collaboration project which has build advanced Cloud based systems, based on the next generation of interconnected networks - SDN (Software Defined Networks):...
02/02/2017 Media and Outreach Activity
Higher German - With Natural Langauge Speech Processing - Goes Live on the Bright Red Publishing Digital Zone
Real-time Speech Processor After the release of N5 Spanish, N5 French, and N5 German, the collaboration between Bright Red Publishing and Edinburgh Napier University now sees the roll-out of a natural language speech processor for Higher German.
30/01/2017 Other News
University puts engagement at the core of research, knowledge exchange and teaching
At Edinburgh Napier University, engagement with industry, communities and citizens is at the core of our work. To fully defined how best to set in place processes, people and purpose, the university hosted an event at the Craiglockhart Campus, and which was facilitated by a lead from the NCCPE...
28/01/2017 Seminar
Professor Short-listed for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at Scottish Awards
Professor Bill Buchanan has been short-listed for an Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. Interface, who host the awards, have outlined [details]: "Professor Bill Buchanan has been extensively recognised for his wide and varied KE contributions...
26/01/2017 Award
The 10th International Natural Language Generation (INLG) conference will be held in Santiago Di Compostela (Spain) in September 2017.
26/01/2017 Other News
Edinburgh Napier Frailty Work Showcased At Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh Napier University, through initial funding from Interface Online, have been engaging in a research project with CM2000, and which is partly funded by the Digital Health & care Institute (DHI). On 17 January 2017, CM2000, Edinburgh Napier University, the DHI and East Dunbartonshire...
18/01/2017 Seminar
Prof. Ahmed Al-Dubai has joined the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Scalable Computing and Communications, Springer http://www.springer.com/computer/communication+networks/journal/41122
16/01/2017 Other News