Philip Penrose

Research student

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Phil Penrose taught Computing and Maths for many years as well as running a successful consultancy specialising in database systems for the offshore steel fabrication industry. After retirement he decided to pursue a lifelong interest in all aspects of computing by taking an MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics. His PhD research into the triage of large capacity digital devices continues this interest.
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  • Cyber-Security
    Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.
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    Recent Publications

    Penrose, P., Buchanan, W., Macfarlane, R. (2015). Fast contraband detection in large capacity disk drives. Digital Investigator, , (March 2015), S22–S29.

    Penrose, P., Macfarlane, R., Buchanan, W. (2013). Approaches to the Classification Of High Entropy File Fragments. Digital Investigator, 10, (4), 372–384.

    Supervised dissertations

    Levick, D. (2017). Detection of Encryption using Raw Data as input to an Artificial Neural Network (MSc ASDF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Macfarlane, R., Penrose, P.).

    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.).

    Brown, J. (2014). An Evaluation Of Similarity Hashing Tools On Small Microsoft Office Documents (MSc ASDF Dissertation). Edinburgh Napier University (Penrose, P.).