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 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 

  • What’s Up With the WhatsApp ‘Backdoor’ Story? Feature or Bug!

    January 13, 2017

    By definition: “Backdoor is a feature or defect of a computer system that allows surreptitious unauthorized access to data, ” either the backdoor is in encryption algorithm, a server or in an implementation, and doesn’t matter whether it has previously been used or not. Yesterday, we published a story based on findings reported by security researcher ...

  • Hackers Hacked Phone Hacking Company

    January 13, 2017

    Cellebrite made the news several times in the last 12 months or so, pretty much because of the company’s phone hacking capabilities and its involvement in the San Bernardino scandal when it was asked to break into the iPhone used by a terrorist. This time, however, Cellebrite is making the headlines because of a different reason: ...

  • Detroit Car Makers Allegedly Hacked, Names and Social Security Numbers Stolen

    January 13, 2017

    Detroit’s Big Three automakers are the latest big companies to become victims of hackers, with a new report now claiming that employees’ names and social security numbers might have been exposed during a breach. Details are very sketchy at the moment, and there is no confirmation from the involved companies, but according to the 7 Action ...

  • Hedge funds to invest more in technology and cyber defence

    January 12, 2017

    Investments by hedge funds into technology advancement is set to increase in the coming five years, as more executives within the industry become concerned about the impact of technology on their competitiveness. A new report finds that they will leverage a broad range of investment strategies to meet needs, from building their own systems to outsourcing. ...

  • ‘We need to know how a malicious hacker will break into our network to understand how to defend it’

    January 12, 2017

    It has been over 11 years since Abertay introduced the UK’s first BSc Ethical Hacking degree, followed by the MSc for graduates with a computing background. We received a lot of attention from both the media and others in the academic community surrounding the ethics of teaching people how to hack and the value of specialist ...

  • Rudy Giuliani to lead Trump’s cybersecurity team

    January 12, 2017

    Mr Giuliani, once a leading contender for secretary of state, said Mr Trump would meet the team on a regular basis. He was selected because of his private sector cybersecurity expertise, a Trump transition team statement said. Mr Trump has said he plans to create a cybersecurity team within his first 90 days in office. Mr Giuliani’s appointment ...

  • Airport boarding gate display leaks booking codes, puts passenger data at risk

    January 10, 2017

    While waiting for my flight to begin boarding at a European airport recently, I noticed that one of the screens at the gate showed a timed-out web browser window. Being curious and more than a little bored, I opened the IP address displayed on the screen on my smartphone expecting it to be unreachable from ...

  • Adobe patches critical flaws in Flash Player, Reader and Acrobat

    January 10, 2017

    Adobe Systems released security updates for its Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat products fixing critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to install malware on computers. The Flash Player update fixes 13 vulnerabilities, 12 that can lead to remote code execution and one that allows attackers to bypass a security restriction and disclose information. Adobe is ...

  • Netflix Users Under Attack As Hackers Try to Steal Credit Card Info

    January 10, 2017

    Security company FireEye detected a new wave of attacks aimed at Netflix users, with cybercriminals now turning to phishing schemes in order to steal their personal information, including credit card data, social security numbers, and other details. Although it seems that the attacks have been suspended, Netflix users in the United States should always keep an ...

  • Stolen NSA “Windows Hacking Tools” Now Up For Sale!

    January 10, 2017

    The Shadow Brokers who previously stole and leaked a portion of the NSA hacking tools and exploits is back with a Bang! The hacking group is now selling another package of hacking tools, “Equation Group Windows Warez,” which includes Windows exploits and antivirus bypass tools, stolen from the NSA-linked hacking unit, The Equation Group. For those unfamiliar ...

  • UK to review its cybersecurity after US election hacks

    January 9, 2017

    God save the queen’s emails. The United Kingdom wants to make sure it can’t be hit with a cyberattack like the one that affected the US 2016 presidential election. On Monday, Britain’s Joint Committee on National Security Strategy announced that it’s reviewing the nation’s cybersecurity. “The national security implications of the leap to cyber are a matter ...

  • Microsoft, Qualcomm back Israel’s Team8 cybersecurity firm

    January 9, 2017

    The venture arms of Microsoft (MSFT.O) and Qualcomm (QCOM.O) have invested in Team8, an Israeli creator of cybersecurity start-ups, as big multinational companies get behind Israel’s burgeoning cyber industry in the face of growing threats. Team8, which also announced on Monday a strategic partnership with Citi (C.N) to help develop its products, said the most recent ...