Rich Macfarlane has been a Lecturer in the School of
Computing at Edinburgh Napier University since 2009, playing a key role in the
creation and development of the GCHQ
certified MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics course (http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/msc-advanced-security-and-digital-forensics-postgraduate-fulltime),
and the creation and ongoing work engaging with industry, and law enforcement within
the Cyber Academy here at Napier (http://thecyberacademy.org).
Working within the Centre for Networking, Distributed Computing and Security research group, and focussed on teaching and research in the areas of Computer and Network Security, Pen Testing, Digital Forensic Triage, Cloud Computing, and Online teaching and E-learning. Rich has developed and taught on almost all of the UG and PG cyber security modules here at Napier, with a current focus on Pentesting and Network Security. Recent research in digital forensic triage techniques has led to a ground breaking Forensic spin-out company Cyan Forensics (cyanforensics.com).
Rich has played a key part in developing an online teaching platform vSOC which provides students with online virtualised practical learning environments, for advanced and authentic teaching and learning in cyber security and digital investigations which is now used on Cyber Security modules throughout the UG and MSc programmes.
Rich also helped start the ENU Cyber Security Society (enusec.org), with the goal of engaging students from every level in the university to form a cyber security community here at Napier.
Buchanan, W., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., keane, e., callahan, c., Blazic, B., Popov, O. (2015, August). Evaluation of the DFET Cloud. Paper presented at Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training (CFET) conference, Canterbury.
Buchanan, W., Ramsay, B., Macfarlane, R., Smales, A., Russell, G. (2015). Teaching Penetration and Malware Analysis in a Cloud-based Environment. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 1st Uk Workshop on Cybersecurity Training & Education, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .
Penrose, P., Buchanan, W., Macfarlane, R. (2015). Fast contraband detection in large capacity disk drives. Digital Investigator, , (March 2015), S22–S29.See all publications
Bachkarov, N. (2015). A comparison and evaluation of approximate matching algorithms for file detection in network traffic (MSc ASDF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Macfarlane, R., Penrose, P.).
Celice, C. (2015). Dataset Feature Classication for Increased Accuracy in Intrusion Detection (MSc ASDF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Macfarlane, R., Buchanan, B.).
Fraser, J. (2015). Evaluation of SIEM Correlation in the Detection of Denial of Service Attacks (MSc ASDF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Macfarlane, R., Wadhaj, I.).See all supervised dissertations