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Effective detection of cyber attack in a cyber-physical power grid system. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
OTOKWALA, U., PETROVSKI, A. and KALUTARAGE, H. 2021. Effective detection of cyber attack in a cyber-physical power grid system. In Arai, K. (ed) Advances in information and communication: proceedings of Future of information and communication conference (FICC 2021), 29-30 April 2021, Vancouver, Canada. Advances in intelligent systems and computing, 1363. Cham: Springer [online], 1, pages 812-829. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73100-7_57

Advancement in technology and the adoption of smart devices in the operation of power grid systems have made it imperative to ensure adequate protection for the cyber-physical power grid system against cyber-attacks. This is because, contemporary cyb... Read More about Effective detection of cyber attack in a cyber-physical power grid system..

LTMS: a lightweight trust management system for wireless medical sensor networks. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
HAJAR, M.S., AL-KADRI, M.O. and KALUTARAGE, H. 2020. LTMS: a lightweight trust management system for wireless medical sensor networks. In Wang, G., Ko, R., Bhuiyan, M.Z.A. and Pan, Y. (eds.). Proceedings of 19th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Trust, security and privacy in computing and communication international conference 2020 (TrustCom 2020), 29 Dec 2020 - 1 Jan 2021, Guangzhou, China. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 1783-1790. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TrustCom50675.2020.00245

Wireless Medical Sensor Networks (WMSNs) offer ubiquitous health applications that enhance patients' quality of life and support national health systems. Detecting internal attacks on WMSNs is still challenging since cryptographic measures can not pr... Read More about LTMS: a lightweight trust management system for wireless medical sensor networks..

A survey on wireless body area networks: architecture, security challenges and research opportunities. (2021)
Journal Article
HAJAR, M.S., AL-KADRI, M.O. and KALUTARAGE, H.K. 2021. A survey on wireless body area networks: architecture, security challenges and research opportunities. Computers and security [online], 104, article ID 102211. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2021.102211

In the era of communication technologies, wireless healthcare networks enable innovative applications to enhance the quality of patients’ lives, provide useful monitoring tools for caregivers, and allows timely intervention. However, due to the sensi... Read More about A survey on wireless body area networks: architecture, security challenges and research opportunities..

Resource efficient boosting method for IoT security monitoring. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
ZAKARIYYA, I., AL-KADRI, M.O. and KALUTARAGE, H. 2021. Resource efficient boosting method for IoT security monitoring. In Proceedings of 18th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Consumer communications and networking conference 2021 (CCNC 2021), 9-12 January 2021, Las Vegas, USA [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9369620. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ccnc49032.2021.9369620

Machine learning (ML) methods are widely proposed for security monitoring of Internet of Things (IoT). However, these methods can be computationally expensive for resource constraint IoT devices. This paper proposes an optimized resource efficient ML... Read More about Resource efficient boosting method for IoT security monitoring..

Naive Bayes: applications, variations and vulnerabilities: a review of literature with code snippets for implementation. (2020)
Journal Article
WICKRAMASINGHE, I. and KALUTARAGE, H. 2021. Naive Bayes: applications, variations and vulnerabilities: a review of literature with code snippets for implementation. Soft computing [online], 25(3), pages 2277-2293. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00500-020-05297-6

Naïve Bayes (NB) is a well-known probabilistic classification algorithm. It is a simple but efficient algorithm with a wide variety of real-world applications, ranging from product recommendations through medical diagnosis to controlling autonomous v... Read More about Naive Bayes: applications, variations and vulnerabilities: a review of literature with code snippets for implementation..

ETAREE: an effective trend-aware reputation evaluation engine for wireless medical sensor networks. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
HAJAR, M.S., AL-KADRI, M.O. and KALUTARAGE, H. 2020. ETAREE: an effective trend-aware reputation evaluation engine for wireless medical sensor networks. In Proceedings of 2020 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications and network security conference (CNS 2020), 29 June - 1 July 2020, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article ID 9162325. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CNS48642.2020.9162325

Wireless Medical Sensor Networks (WMSN) will play a significant role in the advancements of modern healthcare applications. Security concerns are still the main obstacle to the widespread adoption of this technology. Conventional security approaches,... Read More about ETAREE: an effective trend-aware reputation evaluation engine for wireless medical sensor networks..

Reducing computational cost in IoT cyber security: case study of artificial immune system algorithm. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
ZAKARIYYA, I., AL-KADRI, M.O., KALUTARGE, H. and PETROVSKI, A. 2019. Reducing computational cost in IoT cyber security: case study of artificial immune system algorithm. In Obaidat, M. and Samarati, P. (eds.) Proceedings of the 16th International security and cryptography conference (SECRYPT 2019), co-located with the 16th International joint conference on e-business and telecommunications (ICETE 2019), 26-28 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic. Setúbal, Portugal: SciTePress [online], 2, pages 523-528. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5220/0008119205230528.

Using Machine Learning (ML) for Internet of Things (IoT) security monitoring is a challenge. This is due to their resource constraint nature that limits the deployment of resource-hungry monitoring algorithms. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to i... Read More about Reducing computational cost in IoT cyber security: case study of artificial immune system algorithm..

Context-aware anomaly detector for monitoring cyber attacks on automotive CAN bus. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
KALUTARAGE, H.K., AL-KADRI, M.O., CHEAH, M. and MADZUDZO, G. 2019. Context-aware anomaly detector for monitoring cyber attacks on automotive CAN bus. In Hof, H.-J., Fritz, M., Kraub, C. and Wasenmüller, O. (eds.). Proceedings of 2019 Computer science in cars symposium (CSCS 2019), 8 October 2019, Kaiserslautern, Germany. New York: ACM [online], article number 7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3359999.3360496

Automotive electronics is rapidly expanding. An average vehicle contains million lines of software codes, running on 100 of electronic control units (ECUs), in supporting number of safety, driver assistance and infotainment functions. These ECUs are... Read More about Context-aware anomaly detector for monitoring cyber attacks on automotive CAN bus..

Anomaly detection in network traffic using dynamic graph mining with a sparse autoencoder. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
JIA, G., MILLER, P., HONG, X., KALUTARAGE, H. and BAN, T. 2019. Anomaly detection in network traffic using dynamic graph mining with a sparse autoencoder. In Proceedings of 18th Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) international Trust, security and privacy in computing and communications conference, co-located with 13th IEEE international Big data science and engineering conference (TrustCom/BigDataSE), 5-8 August 2019, Rotorua, New Zealand. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 458-465. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TrustCom/BigDataSE.2019.00068

Network based attacks on ecommerce websites can have serious economic consequences. Hence, anomaly detection in dynamic network traffic has become an increasingly important research topic in recent years. This paper proposes a novel dynamic Graph and... Read More about Anomaly detection in network traffic using dynamic graph mining with a sparse autoencoder..

Feature trade-off analysis for reconnaissance detection. (2018)
Book Chapter
KALUTARAGE, H.K. and SHAIKH, S.A. 2018. Feature trade-off analysis for reconnaissance detection. In Heard, N., Adams, N., Rubin-Delanchy, P. and Turcotte, M. (eds.) Data science for cyber security. Security science and technology, 3. London: World Scientific [online], chapter 5, pages 95-126. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1142/9781786345646_005

An effective cyber early warning system (CEWS) should pick up threat activity at an early stage, with an emphasis on establishing hypotheses and predictions as well as generating alerts on (unclassified) situations based on preliminary indications. T... Read More about Feature trade-off analysis for reconnaissance detection..

Towards a threat assessment framework for apps collusion. (2017)
Journal Article
KALUTARAGE, H.K., NGUYEN, H.N. and SHAIKH, S.A. 2017. Towards a threat assessment framework for apps collusion. Telecommunication systems [online], 66(3), pages 417-430. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11235-017-0296-1

App collusion refers to two or more apps working together to achieve a malicious goal that they otherwise would not be able to achieve individually. The permissions based security model of Android does not address this threat as it is rather limited... Read More about Towards a threat assessment framework for apps collusion..

Detecting stealthy attacks: efficient monitoring of suspicious activities on computer networks. (2015)
Journal Article
KALUTARAGE, H.K., SHAIKH, S.A., WICKRAMASINGHE, I.P., ZHOU, Q. and JAMES, A.E. 2015. Detecting stealthy attacks: efficient monitoring of suspicious activities on computer networks. Computers and electrical engineering [online], 47, pages 327-344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compeleceng.2015.07.007

Stealthy attackers move patiently through computer networks – taking days, weeks or months to accomplish their objectives in order to avoid detection. As networks scale up in size and speed, monitoring for such attack attempts is increasingly a chall... Read More about Detecting stealthy attacks: efficient monitoring of suspicious activities on computer networks..