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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 

  • WannaCrypt victims paid out over $140k in Bitcoin to get files unscrambled

    August 3, 2017

    More than $140,000 (£105,000) in Bitcoin has been paid out by victims of the global WannaCrypt ransomware outbreak from May. The money was removed from the online wallets at 4am UTC on Thursday. The Bitcoin activity was noticed by a Twitter bot set up by Quartzjournalist Keith Collins. The attack swept across at least 74 countries, and the UK’s ...

  • Cisco Fixes DoS, Authentication Bypass Vulnerabilities, OSPF Bug

    August 3, 2017

    Cisco fixed 15 vulnerabilities this week in more than a dozen products, including two high severity vulnerabilities that could have let an attacker trigger a denial of service condition or bypass local authentication. The more severe bugs fixed on Wednesday exist in the company’s Identity Services Engine and its Videoscape Distribution Suite. The bypass, which exists ...

  • New Virus Called “Invisible Man” Going After Android Users

    August 3, 2017

    Security researchers warn that a new form of malware is targeting Android devices, posing as a Flash update that needs to be installed as soon as possible. SophosLabs, however, warns not only that this is fake update, but also that it includes a form of malware known as Invisible Man and officially flagged as Andr/Banker-GUA. The ...

  • WannaCry Hero Charged With Creating $7,000 Banking Malware

    August 3, 2017

    In an astonishing turn of events, the man who stopped the spread of the WannaCry ransomware earlier this year has been arrested and charged with creating a banking malware known as Kronos. Marcus Hutchins, also known as MalwareTech, was held in Nevada, just as he was getting ready to head home from the Las Vegas-based hacker conferences ...

  • IBM Patches Reflected XSS in Worklight, MobileFirst

    August 2, 2017

    BM fixed a cross-site scripting vulnerability in two products last month that could have let an attacker execute malicious JavaScript code in a victim’s browser to steal sensitive information, or user credentials. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-1500) lingered in the products, Worklight and MobileFirst, for almost a year. Gabriele Gristina, a security consultant for the Italian information security ...

  • This is How CIA Disables Security Cameras During Hollywood-Style Operations

    August 2, 2017

    In last 20 years, we have seen hundreds of caper/heist movies where spies or bank robbers hijack surveillance cameras of secure premises to either stop recording or set up an endless loop for covert operations without leaving any evidence. Whenever I see such scenes in a movie, I wonder and ask myself: Does this happen in ...

  • Hackers Hijacked Chrome Extension for Web Developers With Over 1 Million Users

    August 2, 2017

    From past few years, spammers and cyber criminals were buying web extensions from their developers and then updating them without informing their users to inject bulk advertisements into every website user visits in order to generate large revenue. But now they have shifted their business model—instead of investing, spammers have started a new wave of phishing ...

  • $39 million cyber heist crooks caught by Omani agency

    August 2, 2017

    Omani forensic specialists helped track down online crooks who stole $39 million from a government bank, the director of the Internet Technology Agency has revealed. A cyber attack on an Oman bank in 2013 sparked a global manhunt across 24 nations that led to the arrests of seven people in the USA, according to Dr Badr ...

  • EU agency asks Commission to ‘avoid fragmentation’ in new cybersecurity plans

    August 1, 2017

    The EU needs to step up its cooperation between civil and military cybersecurity authorities when member states are attacked by hackers, according to the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA. The Athens-based agency asked the European Commission for a bigger role in responding to cybersecurity breaches. Part of that role would mean working more with the military when ...

  • Legislation Proposed to Secure Connected IoT Devices

    August 1, 2017

    A Senate bill introduced today would prioritize security in connected devices, requiring providers who sell to the U.S. government to implement measures that would have been an impediment to the IoT botnet-fueled attacks against DNS provider Dyn and webhost OVH. The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act provides stringent guidance for the security of connected devices starting with mandates that ...

  • INTERPOL World 2017 strengthens resolve for international cooperation to address crime

    July 31, 2017

    SINGAPORE – INTERPOL World 2017 concluded on a resounding note, with 8,362 attendees from over 40 countries and regions gathered at the event to network, source and forge alliances with the security community. 565 government leaders, international organization representatives, technology innovators and academics engaged in robust dialogues at the Congress, addressing future security challenges, with ...

  • Hackers descend on Las Vegas to expose voting machine flaws

    July 30, 2017

    Election officials and voting machine manufacturers insist that the rites of American democracy are safe from hackers. But people like Carten Schurman need just a few minutes to raise doubts about that claim. Schurman, a professor of computer science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, used a laptop’s Wi-Fi connection Friday to gain access to ...

  • Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launches information security project

    July 30, 2017

    The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched an information security project, which comes in line with the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy. The strategy was launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with an aim to strengthen Dubai’s position as a world leader ...