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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 

  • After years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts

    May 3, 2017

    Experts have been warning for years about security blunders in the Signaling System 7 protocol – the magic glue used by cellphone networks to communicate with each other. These shortcomings can be potentially abused to, for example, redirect people’s calls and text messages to miscreants’ devices. Now we’ve seen the first case of crooks exploiting the ...

  • Don’t click that Google Docs link! Gmail hijack mail spreads like wildfire

    May 3, 2017

    If you get an email today sharing a Google Docs file with you, don’t click it – you may accidentally hand over your Gmail inbox and your contacts to a mystery attacker. The phishing campaign really kicked off in a big way on Wednesday morning, US West Coast time. The malicious email contains what appears to ...

  • Hundreds of Fake UK Bank Sites Exposed, Pose High Risk for Customers

    May 3, 2017

    Hackers have registered over 300 domains with names similar to those of several popular British banks, which they use to trick customers into handing over personal details or login data. According to DomainTools, a company handling domain names and DNS-based cyber threats, 324 such domains were discovered only in relation to banks in the United Kingdom, ...

  • Factory Robots Are Easy to Hack, Researchers Show

    May 3, 2017

    In perhaps one of the scariest findings in recent months, researchers have discovered that factory robots can easily be hacked. This, of course, could have grave effects on entire industries and pose safety issues. Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found that numerous factory robots have a weak network security, using simple combinations of username and passwords that ...

  • Air Force knocking down stovepipes to shore up space cybersecurity

    May 3, 2017

    Cybersecurity is a growing concern for everyone who relies computers. The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) faces unique challenges, however, because it uses an extensive array of ground systems that in some cases are decades old to communicate with the individual satellites and constellations the U.S. military relies on during peacetime ...

  • DDoS Attacks Can Cost Businesses Up to $2.5M Per Attack, Report Says

    May 2, 2017

    The time to respond and mitigate DDoS attacks can be costly for companies, and some businesses can lose roughly $2.5 million on average per attack, a research report released today said. Neustar, an analytics firm that sees swathes of DDoS attack telemetry daily, boiled down some of the figures in a dispatch, its annual Worldwide DDoS Attacks and Cyber Insights ...

  • PCs with Intel Server Chipsets, Launched Since 2010, Can be Hacked Remotely

    May 1, 2017

    Updated: Since the below-reported vulnerability is highly critical and it would take a few weeks for sysadmins to protect their enterprise network, the research team has not yet disclosed the technical details of the vulnerability. Meanwhile, I have talked with Maksim Malyutin, a member of Embedi research team who discovered the vulnerability in March, and updated ...

  • Siemens, Darktrace form cyber security partnership

    May 1, 2017

    Darktrace, a provider of Enterprise and Industrial Immune System technology, and Siemens, a global engineering and technology provider, have entered into a strategic partnership to bring cyber defense for operational technology (OT) to the oil and gas industry and electric utilities. With Darktrace’s Industrial Immune System and Siemens’ domain OT security expertise, the partnership will ...

  • Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic

    April 28, 2017

    On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom under unexplained circumstances that renew lingering questions about the trust and reliability of some of the most sensitive Internet communications. Anomalies in the border gateway protocol—which routes large-scale ...

  • Anti-Virus Still Has An Important Role to Play In Cybersecurity

    April 28, 2017

    As Spring approaches, not only do the flowers begin to blossom and the winter clouds disperse, the tech industry begins to understand what the rest of 2017 may bring. In the cybersecurity world, the dangers lurking in the Smart Home because of glaring holes in device security have been widely publicised. The CES show in Vegas showcased ...

  • TalkTalk hack attack: Two men plead guilty to customer data theft

    April 27, 2017

    Two men have pleaded guilty to hacking into TalkTalk’s website in October 2015 and stealing thousands of customer records containing sensitive data. Matthew Hanley, 22, of Devonshire Drive, Tamworth admitted to three offences under the Computer Misuse Act. The Metropolitan Police said that he confessed to breaching TalkTalk’s site, had obtained files that would enable the ...

  • Pentagon Challenges White Hats with New “Hack the Air Force” Bug Bounty Program

    April 27, 2017

    The Pentagon is launching its largest bug bounty project thus far, this time asking hackers to find flaws in the Air Force’s platforms. “Hack the Air Force” will be open not only to experts in the United States but also from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, or, in other words, what we’ve come ...