About the Review

Welcome to the Cyber Security Review website.

The growth of the internet has impacted profoundly on everyday life and the global economy. It has evolved into a global, interconnected network of systems and information – cyberspace – that we know today, transforming the conduct of business and opening new markets.

Threats to cyber security are persistent and constantly evolving. With an ever-growing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, online commerce and the private sector worldwide, security experts are finding that their work has become a race against the attackers.

The Cyber Security Review is a publication designed to draw on the combined knowledge, skills and expertise of the cyber security community to identify the emerging threats and facilitate the development of coherent policies and robust capabilities.

Our mission is to promote dialogue and provide a platform for information exchange and cooperation between stakeholders, industry, academia and security experts worldwide.

Latest news 

Old-School DDoS Attack on White House Site Planned on Trump’s Inauguration Day
January 18, 2017
A new online campaign that’s making the rounds these days calls for users to “occupy whitehouse.gov on inauguration day” as a form of protest against Donald Trump’s presidency.

Router Vulnerabilities Disclosed in July Remain Unpatched
January 17, 2017
Security researcher found accessible admin accounts and command injection vulnerabilities in ZyXel and Billion routers distributed by Thailand’s largest broadband company.

White House Approves New Rules for Sharing of Raw Intelligence Data
January 16, 2017
An unclassified document released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence spells out how the NSA, under Executive Order 12333, can share unsantitized raw data with any of the 16 other IC agencies.

Court Documents Reveal How Feds Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years
January 16, 2017
Connected devices can be turned against us because we are giving companies, hackers, and law enforcement a large number of entry points to break into our network.

Former head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command joins Security & Counter Terror Expo team
January 16, 2017
Richard Walton, the former Commander of Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) for the Metropolitan Police Service has joined the Security & Counter Terror Expo team as a special advisor.

Countering Global Threats: Security & Counter Terror Expo returns to London in May bringing security professionals from across the world to the UK
January 16, 2017
Following the Bastille Day attack in Nice and the series of bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey, national security remains in the spotlight.

 Secret details emerge on Iran’s Cyber Army
January 15, 2017
A report by Al Arabiya has revealed the secrets of the Iranian electronic army and its intelligence and cyber activities against states and institutions.

Smaller firms set to ‘face £52bn in fines’ for security breaches as cyber-crime skyrockets
January 14, 2017
Small businesses are the victims of more than seven million cyber crimes a year, costing the sector £5.26 billion.

Detroit Car Makers Allegedly Hacked, Names and Social Security Numbers Stolen
January 13, 2017
Detroit’s Big Three automakers are the latest big companies to become victims of hackers, with a new report now claiming that employees’ names and social security numbers might have been exposed during a breach.

Hackers Hacked Phone Hacking Company
January 13, 2017
Cellebrite got hacked, and attackers managed to steal 900 gigabytes of data.

What’s Up With the WhatsApp ‘Backdoor’ Story? Feature or Bug!
January 13, 2017
Security researcher suggests WhatsApp has a backdoor that “could allow” an attacker, and of course the company itself, to intercept your encrypted communication.

When Cybersecurity Meets Physical Security
January 13, 2017
The landscape of cyberwarfare is rapidly changing, with a growing emphasis on the targeting and disruption of physical civilian critical infrastructure like the power grid.

Rudy Giuliani to lead Trump’s cybersecurity team
January 12, 2017
President-elect Donald Trump has picked former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to form a team of private sector cybersecurity experts.

‘We need to know how a malicious hacker will break into our network to understand how to defend it’
January 12, 2017
It has been over 11 years since Abertay introduced the UK’s first BSc Ethical Hacking degree, followed by the MSc for graduates with a computing background.

Hedge funds to invest more in technology and cyber defence
January 12, 2017
Investments by hedge funds into technology advancement is set to increase in the coming five years, as more executives within the industry become concerned about the impact of technology on their competitiveness.

Stolen NSA “Windows Hacking Tools” Now Up For Sale!
January 10, 2017
The Shadow Brokers who previously stole and leaked a portion of the NSA hacking tools and exploits is back with a Bang!

Netflix Users Under Attack As Hackers Try to Steal Credit Card Info
January 10, 2017
A new wave of attacks aimed at Netflix users with cybercriminals now turning to phishing schemes in order to steal their personal information, including credit card data, social security numbers, and other details.

Adobe patches critical flaws in Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat
January 10, 2017
Adobe Systems released security updates for its Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat products fixing critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers.

Airport boarding gate display leaks booking codes, puts passenger data at risk
January 10, 2017
Attackers could gain full control over passenger bookings, cancel flights, and steal sensitive information with leaked booking codes.

Microsoft, Qualcomm back Israel’s Team8 cybersecurity firm
January 9, 2017
The venture arms of Microsoft and Qualcomm have invested in Team8, as big multinational companies get behind Israel’s burgeoning cyber industry in the face of growing threats.

UK to review its cybersecurity after US election hacks
January 9, 2017
Two days after US intelligence agencies detail how Russian hacks interfered with the 2016 election, the UK announces an inquiry into its own online security.

France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets
January 7, 2017
France says it was the subject of 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets last year.