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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 

  • Finance firms to spend more on security as concern over cyber crime soars

    April 5, 2017

    Over 80pc of financial services firms plan to pump cash into cybersecurity this year, almost double that of last year as fears over cyber attacks swell. Corporate adviser Duff & Phelps, which analysed 200 executives in Europe, Hong Kong and the US, said 86pc of financial services firms intend to spend more time and money on cybersecurity this year. That’s a significant increase on last year, ...

  • Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air

    April 4, 2017

    Millions of smartphones and smart gadgets, including Apple iOS and many Android handsets from various manufacturers, equipped with Broadcom Wifi chips are vulnerable to over-the-air hijacking without any user interaction. Just yesterday, Apple rushed out an emergency iOS 10.3.1 patch update to address a serious bug that could allow an attacker within same Wifi network to ...

  • McAfee re-established as independent cyber security firm

    April 4, 2017

    Intel has completed the spin-off of its security business as a standalone pure-play cyber security company under the McAfee brand and the leadership of chief executive Chris Young. At Focus 2016, the company detailed a wave of product innovations, but said there would be more to come when it became independent. McAfee plans to expand on its ...

  • Russian-Speaking Turla Joins APT Elite

    April 3, 2017

    In the waning moments of his 2016 talk at the Security Analyst Summit, Thomas Rid had a drop-the-mic moment when he disclosed there were likely links between the infamous Moonlight Maze cyberespionage operation of the mid- and late-1990s and the modern-day Turla APT. Today during this year’s annual Kaspersky Lab conference, Rid, along researchers Costin Raiu and ...

  • Lazarus APT Spinoff Linked to Banking Hacks

    April 3, 2017

    The Lazarus Group, a nation-state level of attacker tied to the 2014 attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment, has splintered off a portion of its operation to concentrate on stealing money to fund itself. The group, widely believed to be North Korean, has been linked to a February 2016 attack against the Bangladesh Central bank that resulted ...

  • In line with PM Modi’s push, Army gets new software to enhance cyber security

    April 2, 2017

    In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s push for enhancing cyber security, the Indian Army is testing the indigenous BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) to guard its communication and information networks from espionage by foreign players. In his maiden address to the senior commanders of the three services, the prime minister had asked them to guard ...

  • Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert as government officials warn of ‘credible’ cyber threat

    April 2, 2017

    Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems. Security services have issued a series of alerts in the past 24 hours, warning that terrorists may have developed ways of bypassing safety checks. Intelligence agencies believe that Islamic State of ...

  • WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber tools could blow cover on agency hacking operations

    April 1, 2017

    WikiLeaks’ latest disclosure of CIA cyber tools reveals a technique used by the agency to hide its digital tracks, potentially blowing the cover on current and past hacking operations aimed at gathering intelligence on terrorists and other foreign targets. The release on Friday of the CIA’s “Marble Framework” comes less than a month after the anti-secrecy ...

  • Spring 2017 edition of the Cyber Security Review is now available

    March 31, 2017

    We are pleased to inform you that Spring 2017 edition of the Cyber Security Review is now available. Please view contents here or subscribe. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of the articles for their support and contribution to the publication. We hope you find this edition of the Review useful and informative and look forward to receiving your ...

  • German military to unveil new cyber command as threats grow

    March 30, 2017

    Germany’s military will launch a cyber command next week as part of an effort to beef up online defenses at a time when German spy agencies are warning of increasing cyber attacks by Russia. The German military remains a high-value target for hackers, with some 284,000 complex and professional would-be attacks registered in the first nine ...

  • New Mirai Variant Carries Out 54-Hour DDoS Attacks

    March 30, 2017

    A variant of the Mirai malware pummeled a U.S. college last month with a marathon 54-hour long attack. Researchers say this latest Mirai variant is a more potent version of the notorious Mirai malware that made headlines in October, targeting DNS provider Dyn and the Krebs on Security website. The IoT botnet behind the DDoS attacks ...

  • Ghana to set up national cyber security council

    March 30, 2017

    Ghana is to establish a national cyber security council to tackle the increasing rate of cyber crime in the country. The initiative is part of the government’s effort to build a comprehensive cyber security governance arrangement involving all key public and private sector stakeholders. The National Cyber Security Council will be an independent advisory body made ...