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 

  • Over 65.3M LinkedIn Users Have Weak Passwords, the Rest Can Be Easily Cracked

    March 13, 2017

    Last year, LinkedIn suffered a massive data breach where millions of passwords were leaked, and it seems that out of the entire trove of data, 35% of users were using weak passwords to begin with, while other 65% were using passwords that can be cracked. Researchers at behavioral firewall company Preempt wanted to know how many ...

  • Cybersecurity: Why every member of staff has a role to play

    March 13, 2017

    A recent study by ISC² found that when it comes to cybersecurity, over half of British companies are “chronically understaffed” without the right number of IT specialists to deal with online threats. Worryingly, the same research said that the global shortfall of cyber security workers was set to reach 1.8 million in the next five years, ...

  • US Military Security Clearance Files Leak Due to Unsecured Drive

    March 13, 2017

    US Air Force documents were left on an unsecured backup drive, exposing highly sensitive personnel files on over 4,000 senior and high-ranking officers. According to MacKeeper Security Researchers, the gigabytes of files were accessible to anyone because there was no password to protect the backup drive. It seems the information found there varied from names and ...

  • Malware infecting Androids somewhere in the supply chain

    March 12, 2017

    Smartphones from Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Oppo, Vivo, Asus and Lenovo have been spotted sporting malware they apparently carried when they were shipped. The malware discovered by Check Point Software Technologies included info-stealers, ransomware like Slocker; Loki, which shows “illegitimate advertisements” to generate revenue while stealing device information; and information stealers. Check Point says it found infections ...

  • Cybersecurity And Financial Institutions: How New York’s “First-In-The-Nation” Data Security Regulations May Impact You

    March 11, 2017

    March 1, 2017 marked the implementation of New York’s cybersecurity regulations, subjecting covered financial institutions to arguably the most burdensome cybersecurity regime yet. The regulations, promulgated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”), require banks, insurance companies, and other entities regulated by NYDFS to establish substantive cybersecurity programs and policies and to annually ...

  • Smart machines v hackers: How cyber warfare is escalating

    March 10, 2017

    There is a gaping hole in the digital defences that companies use to keep out cyber thieves. The hole is the global shortage of skilled staff that keeps security hardware running, analyses threats and kicks out intruders. Currently, the global security industry is lacking about one million trained workers, suggests research by ISC2 – the industry body ...

  • Privilege Escalation Flaw Patched in Schneider Wonderware

    March 10, 2017

    Data analysis and visualization software deployed inside a larger operational intelligence software sold by Schneider Electric has been patched against a critical privilege escalation vulnerability. The vulnerability was discovered in-house by Schneider Electric engineers in the Tableau server/desktop products. Versions 7.0 to 10.1.3 of the software running inside Schneider’s Wonderware Intelligence 2014R3 and earlier are affected. “The ...

  • Security & Counter Terror Expo 2017: an international platform for global security

    March 9, 2017

    UK’s leading national security event returns to London in May with a programme created to help those tasked with keeping nations, assets and businesses safe Terrorism has become part of every day life. Over the past 12 months, Europe has experienced some the deadliest attacks in its history and the threat level remains high worldwide. One of ...

  • Cyber Security in a Transport Revolution

    March 9, 2017

    The transport industry is undergoing a technological revolution driven by connectivity, Big Data, autonomy and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Driverless cars are on the horizon and the Internet of Things is being developed throughout our current transport infrastructure. However, these technologies pose some significant issues, particularly in the area of cyber security. To address some of these ...

  • Security Fail: Hackers Drawn to Energy Sector’s Lack of Controls

    March 8, 2017

    Oil and gas companies, including some of the most celebrated industry names in the Houston area, are facing increasingly sophisticated hackers seeking to steal trade secrets and disrupt operations, according to a newspaper investigation. A stretch of the Gulf Coast near Houston features one of the largest concentrations of refineries, pipelines and chemical plants in the ...

  • Major spam operation suffers data leak containing 1.4 billion records

    March 6, 2017

    A spamming group called River City Media (RCM), led by well known spammers Alvin Slocombe and Matt Ferris, has had its database of 1.4 billion records leaked. Revealed by Chris Vickery from the MacKeeper Security Researcher, in cooperation with CSO Online and Spamhaus, the researchers“stumbled upon a suspicious, yet publicly exposed, collection of files. Someone had ...

  • Hacker Selling Over 1 Million Decrypted Gmail and Yahoo Passwords On Dark Web

    March 6, 2017

    Hardly a day goes without headlines about any significant data breach. In past year, billions of accounts from popular sites and services, including LinkedIn, Tumblr, MySpace, Last.FM, Yahoo!, VK.com were exposed on the Internet. Now, according to the recent news, login credentials and other personal data linked to more than one Million Yahoo and Gmail accounts ...