Cyber Science 2024

27-28 June 2024

Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Scotland

219 Colinton RD, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

Theme: Building Community of Good Practice in Cybersecurity


In-Person Only

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About Cyber Science 2024

Download a copy of the Cyber Science 2024 event programme.

Cyber Science 2024 will be an in-person only event.

The International Conference on Cybersecurity, Situational Awareness and Social Media (Cyber Science 2024) is a multidisciplinary conference. It brings academics, researchers, practitioners and participants together to share and discuss new and emerging ideas, concepts and research outcomes. The conference focuses in advancing the principles, methods and applications of cybersecurity, situational awareness and social media.

Cyber Science 2024 invites participants to submit original papers that encompass principles, concepts, analysis, design, methods and applications of cybersecurity, situational awareness and social media.

All submitted papers will be independently peer-reviewed, and accepted papers must be registered and presented at the conference in order to be included in the conference proceedings.

About C-MRiC

Cyber Science is the flagship conference of the Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration (C-MRiC) focusing on pioneering research and innovation in Cyber Situational Awareness, Social Media, Cyber Security and Cyber Incident Response.

Cyber Science aims to encourage participation and promotion of collaborative scientific, industrial and academic inter-workings among individual researchers, practitioners, members of existing associations, academia, standardization bodies, and including government departments and agencies. The purpose is to build bridges between academia and industry, and to encourage interplay of different culture.

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Conference Publication


Cyber Science 2024 will be published by Springer.

The Cyber Science 2024 proceedings will be published in the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series.

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Keynote & Panel Speakers 2024


Key Dates

March 31, 2024

Full Paper (Short / Long) Submissions / Poster / Extended Abstract

April 30, 2024

Notification of all Submisions

May 12, 2024

Camera Ready Paper Due

March 26 – May 31, 2024

Participants Registration

June 27 – 28, 2024

Conference Date


Thursday June 27, 2024 | UK Time zone: GMT+0

Registration – Open from 9:00 am – Closes at 9:45 am.

All delegates must complete their registration process before the 9:45 AM cut-off time. Please arrive in a timely manner to allow for registration and to avoid any inconvenience.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain the event’s schedule and ensuring that everyone can fully participate in the Cyber Science Conference. If you have any questions or require assistance, our event organisers will be available to assist you with the registration process.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to an insightful and valuable event together!

Cyber Science 2024 is the 10th episode of the International Conference on Cybersecurity, Situational Awareness and Social Media (Cyber Science 2024), a multidisciplinary event focusing on advancing the principles, methods and applications of cybersecurity, situational awareness and social media.

The theme of this year’s event is Building Community of Best Practice in Cybersecurity.

Professor William (Bill) Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS, PFHEA, CEng, BSc (Hons)

Professor of Applied Cryptography, Edinburgh Napier University

Dr. Lynsay Shepherd

Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity and HCI School of Design and Informatics | Division of Cyber Security

11:40 – 11:50 

Session 1:
Towards a Secure Manufacturing Framework for Single Malt Whisky in Industry 4.0

Jacob Connell, Dimitrios Kasimatis, Pavlos Papadopoulos, William J. Buchanan, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis and Nikolaos Pitropakis

Session 2:
Critical Infrastructures in the Cloud

Martin Gilje Jaatun and Geir Kjetil Hanssen


Session 1:
TIPS: Threat Sharing Information Platform for Enhanced Security

Lakshmi Rama Kiran Pasumarthy, Hisham Ali, William Buchanan, Jawad Ahmad, Audun Josang, Vasileios Mavroeidis and Mouad Lemoudden

Session 2:
Design of Pairing Free Attribute-based Encryption for Smart Grid Applications

Anjali Kumari, Sreevallabh Karanam, Swejan Annabathini and Kamalakanta Sethi


Session 1:

Utilizing YARA: An Effective Method for Phishing Attack Response

Ferenc Leitold

Session 2:
Malware Detection using Machine Learning Algorithms

Nureni Ayofe Azeez, Ogechukwu Juliet Nzeribe, Charles Van der Vyver and Ademola Philip Abidoye

Session 1:
A Case Study of a Ransomware and Social Engineering Competition

Aunshul Rege and Rachel Bleiman


15:00 – 15:15

R.V. Gundur, PhD

Criminologist & Lecturer
University of the West of Scotland,
Scotland, UK

16:15 – 16:30

Session 1:
Digital Evidence from the Legal Practitioners’ Perspective

Ibeabuchi Egbu, Jacques Ophoff and Annelize McKay

Session 2:
Attack Resilient Federated Learning Framework

Sushant Kumar, Kasturi Routray and Padmalochan Bera

Session 1:
Improving Credit Card Fraud Detection with Combined Feature Extraction and Class Balance Optimisation Techniques

Boluwatife Ajibade-Ajibosin, Uchenna Daniel Ani, Theocharis Kyriacou and Mark Turner

Session 2:
Attention based Image Steganography Using CNNs in Integration with Quantization

Sravan Kumar Gatram, Kamalakanta Sethi, Piyush Joshi and Rakesh Kumar Sanodiya

Friday June 28, 2024 | UK Time zone: GMT+0

09:00 – 09:30

Dr. Uchenna Daniel Ani

Lecturer in Cybersecurity, & Programme Lead MSc in Cyber Security | Keele University, UK

10:30 – 10:45

Session 3:
An Exemplar Incident Response Plan for Security Operations Center Analysts

Enoch Agyepong and Cyril Onwubiko

Session 4:
Cybersecurity Upskilling for Criminal Justice Professionals

Yan Bai and Juan Li

Session 3:
RingGuard: A privacy protected Peerto-Peer Federated Learning Framework 

Narasimhan Kovalai, Ramsundar Tanikella, Rojalini Tripathy and Padmalochan Bera

Session 4:
A Survey on Firmware Security Fuzzers

Silje Marie Sørlien, Åse Marie Solnør, Karin Bernsmed and Martin Gilje Jaatun


11:45 – 12:00

Industry Talk
12:00 – 12:15 Cystel – Building Resilience & Agility through Cybersecurity Quantum Innovation by Dr Thomas Matheus, CTO Cystel
12:15 – 12:30 Smart Net Zero – Building Transformative Network of Building Management Systems, Operational and Information Technology (OT/IT) Cybersecurity by Andrew Rae, Security Director, Smart Net Zero
Session 3:
Perception of cyber risk for assisted living technologies in the Norwegian healthcare sector – key stakeholders perceptions

Alvhild Skjelvik and Bian Yang

Session 4:
vSPACE: Voting in a Scalable, Privacy-Aware and Confidential Election

Se Elnour, William Buchanan, Paul Keating, Mwrwan Abubaka and Sirag Elnour

Session 3:
Exploring DTrace as an Incident Response Tool for Unix Systems

Joe Duin, Sean McKeown and Mwrwan Abubakar

Session 3:
TRIST: Towards a container-based ICS testbed for cyber threat simulation and anomaly detection

Carol Lo, Jack Christie, Thu Yein Win, Zeinab Rezaeifar, Zaheer Khan and Phil Legg

Session 4:
Workshop Insights: Navigating Cybersecurity Regulations for Device Manufacturers and Healthcare Operators

Andrea Skytterholm, Lars Halvdan Flå and Martin Gilje Jaatun

14:45 – 15:00

Session 3:
Implementation of Zones and Conduits in Industrial Control and Automation Systems

Lars Halvdan Flå, Mary Ann Lundteigen, Fredrik Gratte and Martin Gilje Jaatun

Session 4:
Radio Frequency (RF) Cyber Threats and a novel RF Cyber Kill Chain

Carolyn Swinney and Woods John

AI for Cybersecurity: How do we use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to secure Applications and Systems

Speakers: Professor Rajendra K. Raj, Dr Sara Vecchini, Dr Cyril Onwubiko & TBC


Dr. Cyril Onwubiko

Founder – Centre for Multidisciplinary Research, Innovation and Collaboration & Conference Co-Chair

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