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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 

  • The Best Cybersecurity Investment You Can Make Is Better Training

    May 16, 2017

    As the scale and complexity of the cyber threat landscape is revealed, so too is the general lack of cybersecurity readiness in organizations, even those that spend hundreds of millions of dollars on state-of-the-art technology. Investors who have flooded the cybersecurity market in search for the next software “unicorn” have yet to realize that when it comes ...

  • Cyber security stocks rise in wake of global ‘ransomware’ attack

    May 16, 2017

    A global “ransomware” attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy stocks expected to benefit from a pickup in cyber security spending by companies and government agencies. The cyber attack began spreading across the globe on Friday and by Monday had infected 300,000 computers in more than 150countries. “These attacks help focus ...

  • 10 ways cyber security will evolve in the face of growing threats

    May 16, 2017

    The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving, with different strains of malware attacking network systems every day. Organisations are losing the cyber war and, as a result, cyber security needs to evolve to combat the growing problem created by cyber attacks. This may take the form of security systems integrated with AI or simply stricter ...

  • Embracing women in cyber security: bridging the talent gap while bringing in new talent

    May 16, 2017

    The gender gap has pervaded the technology industry since its formation, and the problem continues to persist. A recent report has found that women comprise only 11% of the global information security workforce. Women continue to be underrepresented and underutilised in the cyber security workforce, creating missed opportunities for information security companies who are looking to ...

  • Shadow Brokers teases more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

    May 16, 2017

    A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged U.S. National Security Agency exploits claims to have even more attack tools in its possession and plans to release them in a new subscription-based service. The group also has intelligence gathered by the NSA on foreign banks and ballistic missile programs, it said. The Shadow Brokers was responsible for leaking ...

  • Cybersecurity stocks boom after ransomware attack

    May 16, 2017

    The ransomware attack that disrupted the NHS and businesses around the world has led to a boom in share prices of cybersecurity companies – including the firm used by the health service to protect it against hackers. With governments and companies expected to increase spending on IT security after being caught out by the attack, cybersecurity ...

  • Ransomware attack inflames intelligence scrutiny

    May 16, 2017

    The “Wanna Cry” ransomware attack producing global shockwaves has renewed focus on the activities of the National Security Agency (NSA) and how the government decides to disclose cyber vulnerabilities to the private sector. The ransomware campaign, which broke out on Friday and has spread to at least 150 countries and 300,000 machines, is widely believed to ...

  • Don’t pay WannaCry demands, cybersecurity experts say

    May 15, 2017

    Cybersecurity experts have warned businesses against meeting hackers’ demands for money in the wake of the “unprecedented” attack on hundreds of thousands of computer systems around the world. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to a computer or its data and demands money to release it. The worm used in Friday’s attack, ...

  • Trade groups appeal to Beijing to postpone cybersecurity law

    May 15, 2017

    A coalition of 54 global business groups appealed to Chinese authorities Monday to postpone enforcing a cybersecurity law they warned violates Beijing’s free-trade pledges and might harm information security. The appeal by groups from the United States, Japan, Britain and other countries adds to complaints Beijing is improperly limiting access to its markets for technology products, ...

  • Japan and China wake up to global ‘ransomware’ cyberattack while Microsoft slams US government

    May 15, 2017

    Japan and China have fallen victim of a global “ransomware” cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries as Microsoft pinned blame on the US government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed more than 200,000 computers, including those which that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and other companies and government agencies ...

  • Europol director calls on ‘all sectors’ to take cyber security threat seriously

    May 14, 2017

    The malware attack that paralysed parts of the NHS shows that “all sectors” should take cyber security “absolutely seriously”, the director of Europol has said, Speaking on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, Rob Wainwright warned the healthcare sector “in many countries” was particularly vulnerable, but that all organisations should ensure they prioritised cyber security and updated their ...

  • Europol Warns WannaCry Spread to Go Up on Monday

    May 14, 2017

    Europol is spreading bad news today as it announced that a new wave of WannaCry ransomware infections, even worse than the first, is coming on Monday. The European law enforcement agency estimates that so far there are some 200,000 victims of WannaCry and the number keeps growing. Furthermore, the number of affected countries has grown from ...