Category Archives: Big Data

Data Exfiltration: External Attack Vectors and Countermeasures

With regards to our work on Cyber Security, we have recently successfully completed a collaborative piece fo work with researchers from Security Lancaster, University of Lancaster, UK. Our collaborative work was focused on identifying and understanding Data Exfiltration: External Vectors … Continue reading

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An Approach to Designing and Evaluating Web of Things (WoT) Systems

Internet of Things (IoT) have emerged a popular technology that underpinning several innovative products and services. Internet of Everything (IoE) or Web of Things (WoT) are real or virtual networks of things (or services) that can be meaningfully quarried or … Continue reading

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Smart Campus: Model Driven Security for Systems of Systems

Socio-technical systems underpinning smart and connected cities are good examples of systems of systems – where each constituent system act and behave independents but these systems are connected with each other and provide each other different services. Security is one … Continue reading

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Designing and Evolving Architectures for Big Data Applications

Big Data applications are playing critical role for all sorts of organisations. Whilst data scientist is considered a critical role for big data applications, the role of software architect has become even more critical as appropriate design and careful implementation … Continue reading

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Reference Architecture for Cloud-Based Tools as a Service Workspace Completed

A few years ago we started an exciting and challenging project to design and implement a reference architecture for providing Tools as a Service (TaaS). That project was aimed at developing and evaluating an infrastructure that can host and provision … Continue reading

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D2D CRC Project on Reference Architecture for Defence Big Data Systems

Big Data systems (i.e., data-intensive applications) have become one of the key priority areas for all sorts of organizations (i.e., private or public). Big Data is usually characterized by huge amount of diverse set of data that cannot be easily … Continue reading

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Reference Architecture for Cloud-Based Workspace of Tools

A few years ago, we started working on designing a cloud-based infrastructure for providing Engineering tools as services, an approach we called Tools as a Service (TaaS). We have made significant progress towards materialising the concept of developing an infrastructure … Continue reading

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