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 

  • Improved cyber security for General Election after Russian hacking scandal

    April 21, 2017

    Cyber security chiefs are to give fresh guidance to protect the general election from being disrupted by hackers. Just weeks ago, Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre, briefed political party bosses on how they can defend their organisations from online attacks. They were given an overview of threats, case studies on recent cyber ...

  • Six big vendors dominate a fragmented federal cyber market, numbers show

    April 20, 2017

    Federal procurement of cybersecurity goods and services is highly fragmented, according to new research published this week, with more than 7,600 different companies winning U.S. government contracts during the past six years. But despite this long tail of small awards, the market space is dominated by a handful of familiar names. Only six contractors — Leidos, Northrup Grumman, Booz Allen ...

  • Hong Kong to tighten cyber security rules after broker hacks

    April 20, 2017

    Hong Kong plans to toughen information security rules after a series of embarrassing hacks at the city’s brokers, the securities regulator said on Thursday. The draft rules would likely include requirements for two-step authentication for account log-in and for brokers to notify clients when a transaction had been made, a Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ...

  • Australia’s bold plan for cybersecurity growth

    April 20, 2017

    The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (ACSGN) aims to triple the size of the nation’s cybersecurity industry sector, from just over AU$2 billion in revenues today, to AU$6 billion. The goal was announced in Sydney on Thursday at the launch of the ACSGN’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan (SCP), their roadmap for reaching that goal. The SCP ...

  • Hackers Dump 1.7 Million Snapchat User Data on Dark Web

    April 18, 2017

    Anonymous Indian hackers are taking revenge on Snapchat’s CEO and claim to have leaked a database containing the credentials of 1.7 million users. The hackers are particularly upset after Evan Spiegel,Snapchat CEO, reportedly made a rather nasty remark regarding expansion plans. According to claims that emerged last week as an ex-employee filed a lawsuit against the ...

  • Hajime worm battles Mirai for control of the Internet of Things

    April 18, 2017

    A battle is raging for control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. There are many contenders, but two families stand out: the remains of the Mirai botnet, and a new similar family called Hajime. Hajime was first discovered by researchers in October of last year and, just like Mirai (Linux.Gafgyt), it spreads via unsecured devices that ...

  • InterContinental Hotel Chain Breach Expands

    April 17, 2017

    In December 2016, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that fraud experts at various banks were seeing a pattern suggesting a widespread credit card breach across some 5,000 hotels worldwide owned by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). In February, IHG acknowledged a breach but said it appeared to involve only a dozen properties. Now, IHG has released data showing that ...

  • ShadowBrokers’ Windows Zero-Days Already Patched

    April 17, 2017

    Hours after what was thought to be a damaging release of NSA hacking tools for Windows systems, Microsoft quelled some anxiety with a late-night statement on Friday that most of the vulnerabilities disclosed by the ShadowBrokers had already been patched. The biggest surprise was that the most recent updates came in March in a bulletin, MS17-010, ...

  • This Phishing Attack is Almost Impossible to Detect On Chrome, Firefox and Opera

    April 17, 2017

    A Chinese infosec researcher has discovered a new “almost impossible to detect” phishing attack that can be used to trick even the most careful users on the Internet. He warned, Hackers can use a known vulnerability in the Chrome, Firefox and Opera web browsers to display their fake domain names as the websites of legitimate services, ...

  • Hacker documents show NSA tools for breaching global money transfer system

    April 16, 2017

    Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the data showed. On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating ...

  • Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here’s how to turn it off

    April 15, 2017

    Pop quiz: Do you know where you ate dinner on September 9, 2016? And how long did it take you to get to work on Thursday, February 23, 2017? Where were you on the afternoon of March 9, 2015? You probably don’t know the answers to these questions — but Google might. How? It’s thanks to a ...

  • Russia prepares new UN anti-cybercrime convention

    April 14, 2017

    Russia has prepared a new UN convention on countering computer crime because it believes the current document could potentially threaten the sovereignty of independent states, a leading Russian business daily reports. According to Kommersant, the Russian Foreign Ministry prepared the draft convention ‘On Cooperation in Countering Informational Crime’ some time ago, and presented it to UN ...