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 

  • Yahoo offers new details on breaches to Senate committee

    February 28, 2017

    Since Yahoo disclosed two mega-breaches late last year, its executives have met almost daily with CEO Marissa Mayer for working sessions focused on improving the company’s cybersecurity posture. Employees have also received weekly security presentations from Yahoo CISO Bob Lord at the company’s all-hands meetings. The new working sessions and briefings are part of an ...

  • Google Discloses Another ‘High Severity’ Microsoft Bug

    February 27, 2017

    Google Project Zero disclosed Monday a “high severity” vulnerability it found in Microsoft’s Edge and Internet Explorer browsers that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. The revelation adds yet another vulnerability to a growing list of known bugs Microsoft has been warned about, but is leaving unpatched, this month as it grapples with ...

  • Even bakeries get hit by hackers, top insurer warns ‘ill-equipped’ small businesses

    February 27, 2017

    Bakers are not immune from the hacking epidemic spreading across Europe, a top insurer has warned. Hiscox boss Bronek Masojada said small businesses faced just as much risk as large ones from cyber crime – but many did not have the resources to combat it. He said that in one case, a German bakery was targeted by ...

  • Boeing Notifies 36,000 Employees Following Breach

    February 27, 2017

    A Boeing employee inadvertently leaked the personal information of 36,000 of his co-workers late last year when he emailed a company spreadsheet to his non-Boeing spouse. News of the breach surfaced earlier this month after a letter (.PDF) from Boeing’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Marie Olson, to the Attorney General for the state of Washington Bob ...

  • Treason charges against Russian cyber experts linked to seven-year-old accusation

    February 26, 2017

    Treason charges brought in December against two Russian state security officers and a cyber-security expert in Moscow relate to allegations made by a Russian businessman seven years ago, according to the businessman and a source connected with the investigation. They said the arrests concern allegations that the suspects passed secrets to U.S. firm Verisign and other ...

  • Could cybersecurity sink your next M&A?

    February 26, 2017

    Most CFOs don’t expect to see cybersecurity on their due diligence checklist for mergers and acquisitions. Yet cybersecurity – or a lack thereof – has massive implications for any deal: after all, the average data breach now costs organisations in the ballpark of $4 million, not to mention the potential damage to reputation and revenues when ...

  • Cloudbleed: How to Protect Yourself After the Data Leak

    February 25, 2017

    Cloudflare revealed a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from major websites that use its services, including big names such as Uber, Fitbit, 1Password, and OkCupid. There are an estimated 4.2 million domains using Cloudflare, which may have leaked data, including crypto keys, passwords, user sensitive information, and so on. The list is ...

  • NSA snoops told: Get your checkbooks and pens ready for a cyber-weapon shopping spree

    February 25, 2017

    NSA and US Cyber Command boss Mike Rogers has revealed the future direction of his two agencies – and for the private sector, this masterplan can be summarized in one word. Kerching! Speaking at the West 2017 Navy conference on Friday, Rogers said he is mulling buying up more infosec tools from corporations to attack and infiltrate ...

  • NATO Warns Cyber Attacks Are a Threat to Democracy Itself

    February 24, 2017

    NATO is showing concern about the impact of cyber attacks, considering that they are a threat to individuals and organizations, but also to the fundamental nature of democracy. According to Jamie Shea, deputy assistant secretary general for emerging security challenges at NATO, cyber is facilitating more advanced and more effective psychological warfare, information operations, coercion and ...

  • Security researchers announce “first practical” SHA-1 collision attack

    February 23, 2017

    Security researchers at the CWI institute in Amsterdam working with a team from Google Research say they have found a faster way to compromise the SHA-1 hash algorithm — announcing what they describe as “the first practical technique for generating a SHA-1 collision” in a blog post today. A ‘collision’ here refers to being able to ...

  • A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

    February 23, 2017

    One of the strange features of cybercrime is how much of it is public. A quick search will turn up forums and sites where stolen goods, credit cards and data are openly traded. But a glance into those places may not give you much idea about what is going on. “Everyone can join as long as you speak ...

  • UK crime agency arrests suspect in Deutsche Telekom cyber attack

    February 23, 2017

    British authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a cyber attack that infected nearly 1 million routers used to access Deutsche Telekom’s (DTEGn.DE) internet service, German federal police said on Thursday. Britain’s National Crime Agency detained the 29-year-old Briton at one of London’s airports on Wednesday, the police said in a statement. Deutsche Telekom welcomed the ...