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 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 

  • British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears

    January 19, 2018

    A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard. From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds up a ...

  • Dridex banking Trojan compromises FTP sites in new campaign

    January 19, 2018

    Researchers have discovered the Dridex banking Trojan has once again evolved and is now using compromised FTP websites in phishing campaigns. The Trojan was first spotted back in 2014 after targeting banks in the United Kingdom. Since then, Dridex has become infamous for striking financial institutions across Europe. The malware spreads through phishing campaigns, duping victims into downloading ...

  • A Secret Hacking Group Is Using Android Malware to Spy on Thousands of People in 21 Countries, Research Finds

    January 19, 2018

    A shadowy hacking campaign has been operating out of a Beirut building owned by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security for the last six years, stealing text messages, call logs, and files from journalists, military members, corporations, and other targets in 21 countries, according to a joint report released today by cybersecurity firm Lookout and digital ...

  • The Allianz Risk Barometer Ranks Top Risks For Global Corporations

    January 18, 2018

    The year ahead will be a perilous one for large global corporations according to a risk ranking report from Allianz, the global insurance company. Several of the risks overlap in the 2018 Allianz Risk Barometer which shows a great deal of fragility in a digitally connected business world. The leading risk is business interruption whose causes can range ...

  • Oman’s stock exchange was easily hackable for months

    January 18, 2018

    One of the largest stock exchanges in the Middle East has quietly fixed a security issue that could’ve let hackers gain unfettered access to the network. A core router for Oman’s stock exchange, the Muscat Securities Market, had both its username and password as “admin” for months, even after several attempts by a security researcher to ...

  • Hackers Exploiting Three Microsoft Office Flaws to Spread Zyklon Malware

    January 17, 2018

    Security researchers have spotted a new malware campaign in the wild that spreads an advanced botnet malware by leveraging at least three recently disclosed vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. Dubbed Zyklon, the fully-featured malware has resurfaced after almost two years and primarily found targeting telecommunications, insurance and financial services. Active since early 2016, Zyklon is an HTTP botnet malware ...

  • Oracle Ships 237 Fixes in Latest Critical Patch Update

    January 17, 2018

    Oracle has shipped 237 patches for vulnerabilities impacting hundreds of product versions as part of its latest quarterly critical patch update. Product lines coming in for some of the most fixes include Oracle Financial Services Applications, with 34, Fusion Middleware with 27, MySQL with 25 and Java SE with 21. In many cases, the vulnerabilities can be exploited ...