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 

  • Payday lender Wonga admits to data breach

    April 10, 2017

    Payday lender Wonga has advised 270,000 customers of a data breach and offered inconsistent advice about the severity of the incident and how to respond. An “incident FAQ” on the company’s site says “We believe there may have been illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of our customers.” The Reg understands 270,000 ...

  • Shadow Brokers Group Releases More Stolen NSA Hacking Tools & Exploits

    April 8, 2017

    A hackers group that previously claimed to have stolen a bunch of hacking tools (malware, zero-day exploits, and implants) created by the NSA and gained popularity last year for leaking a portion of those tools is back. Today, The Shadow Brokers group released more alleged hacking tools and exploits that, the group claims, belonged to “Equation ...

  • Inside the murky world of hackers for hire

    April 8, 2017

    Shortly after Christmas, 2011, Ruby Nealon sold the Nintendo Wii games console his mother had bought him to fund an Open University course in computer software. He was 11 and it was the start of his unconventional education as a computer prodigy, which led him to drop out of school and start a full time degree ...

  • Prognosis For Healthcare Cybersecurity Is Dire

    April 6, 2017

    On Wednesday (April 5), Terence Rice, VP and chief information security officer at Merck & Co., told the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that healthcare cybersecurity still has a long way to go. “Cybersecurity in the healthcare industry is far worse than what is reported,” Rice stated. Despite the fact ...

  • Federal Agencies Face A New Era Of Cybersecurity Threats

    April 6, 2017

    Federal agencies should implement new procedures to ensure their workforce is prepared for new cybersecurity threats, warned a federal report Tuesday. The current digital era has brought about technologies that have radically changed society, and allowed for a more convenient way to complete tasks and share information. They’ve also brought new threats that make cybersecurity an ...

  • Bill to adjust cybersecurity tax credit would award investors, not companies

    April 6, 2017

    Maryland legislators want to give the state’s cybersecurity investment tax credits to investors instead of the companies themselves. A bill that was passed unanimously in the Senate calls for adjustments to an existing statute that gives tax incentives for investments in certain Maryland cybersecurity companies. The three-year-old tax credit program provides for a refundable tax credit ...

  • Finance firms to spend more on security as concern over cyber crime soars

    April 5, 2017

    Over 80pc of financial services firms plan to pump cash into cybersecurity this year, almost double that of last year as fears over cyber attacks swell. Corporate adviser Duff & Phelps, which analysed 200 executives in Europe, Hong Kong and the US, said 86pc of financial services firms intend to spend more time and money on cybersecurity this year. That’s a significant increase on last year, ...

  • Millions Of Smartphones Using Broadcom Wi-Fi Chip Can Be Hacked Over-the-Air

    April 4, 2017

    Millions of smartphones and smart gadgets, including Apple iOS and many Android handsets from various manufacturers, equipped with Broadcom Wifi chips are vulnerable to over-the-air hijacking without any user interaction. Just yesterday, Apple rushed out an emergency iOS 10.3.1 patch update to address a serious bug that could allow an attacker within same Wifi network to ...

  • McAfee re-established as independent cyber security firm

    April 4, 2017

    Intel has completed the spin-off of its security business as a standalone pure-play cyber security company under the McAfee brand and the leadership of chief executive Chris Young. At Focus 2016, the company detailed a wave of product innovations, but said there would be more to come when it became independent. McAfee plans to expand on its ...

  • Russian-Speaking Turla Joins APT Elite

    April 3, 2017

    In the waning moments of his 2016 talk at the Security Analyst Summit, Thomas Rid had a drop-the-mic moment when he disclosed there were likely links between the infamous Moonlight Maze cyberespionage operation of the mid- and late-1990s and the modern-day Turla APT. Today during this year’s annual Kaspersky Lab conference, Rid, along researchers Costin Raiu and ...

  • Lazarus APT Spinoff Linked to Banking Hacks

    April 3, 2017

    The Lazarus Group, a nation-state level of attacker tied to the 2014 attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment, has splintered off a portion of its operation to concentrate on stealing money to fund itself. The group, widely believed to be North Korean, has been linked to a February 2016 attack against the Bangladesh Central bank that resulted ...

  • In line with PM Modi’s push, Army gets new software to enhance cyber security

    April 2, 2017

    In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s push for enhancing cyber security, the Indian Army is testing the indigenous BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) to guard its communication and information networks from espionage by foreign players. In his maiden address to the senior commanders of the three services, the prime minister had asked them to guard ...