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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 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 

  • 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 ...

  • France thwarts 24,000 cyber-attacks against defence targets

    January 7, 2017

    Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said such attacks were doubling every year and this year’s presidential elections could be targeted. He said it would be “naive” to think France was immune to the type of cyber-campaign that targeted the US election, which has been blamed on Russia. Mr Le Drian is overseeing an overhaul of France’s cyber-security ...

  • National Guard expects expanded role in cybersecurity

    January 6, 2017

    The National Guard’s role in cybersecurity began in 1999 thanks to the uncertainty created by Y2K. With concerns of potential computer chaos looming when dates on systems turned over to 2000, the National Guard was given a new force structure called a computer network defense team. Renamed Defensive Cyber Operations Elements, the eight-to 10-person teams are ...

  • U.S. Grid in ‘Imminent Danger’ From Cyber-Attack, Study Says

    January 6, 2017

    The U.S. Energy Department says the electricity system “faces imminent danger” from cyber-attacks, which are growing more frequent and sophisticated, but grid operators say they are already on top of the problem. In the department’s landmark Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that a widespread power outage caused by a cyber-attack could undermine “critical defense infrastructure” as ...

  • KillDisk System Destructive Malware Now Targeting Linux

    January 6, 2017

    KillDisk is one of the pieces of malware that made the news several times in 2016, mostly because it was used for compromising several high-profile targets, including utility companies in Ukraine. KillDisk has been considered responsible for a nationwide power outage in Ukraine, after a number of computers were compromised with malware and could no longer ...

  • Hacker claims to have hacked the FBI, but it wasn’t

    January 5, 2017

    A hacker yesterday claimed to have hacked the FBI’s website running on Plone CMS, but it seems it wasn’t hacked using any zero-day vulnerability in Plone. We contacted Plone security team and updated this story (see below) with official statements.A hacker, using Twitter handle CyberZeist, has claimed to have hacked the FBI’s website (fbi.gov) and ...

  • 11 Gigabytes of Sensitive Data Belonging to US DoD Staff Exposed

    January 5, 2017

    Personal details of doctors who are deployed in the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM) have been exposed due to a security vulnerability discovered in a server operated by health services contractor Potomac Healthcare Solutions. MacKeeper Security Researcher Chris Vickery discovered in late December that Potomac, which provides healthcare workers to the government through ...

  • Cyber security chief honoured for taming hi-tech threats

    January 4, 2017

    A leader in the field of cyber security who spent 28 years in the RAF and protected the White House has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Group captain Andrew Gudgeon, who works at Nationwide, was awarded an OBE for his work strengthening and protecting the UK and US’s cyber security, The 51-year-old, who ...