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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 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 

  • Mobile SCADA application landscape less secure than in 2015

    January 11, 2018

    The latest research suggests, within just two years, the security situation for SCADA has got worse to the tune of an average increase of 1.6 vulnerabilities per application tested. IOActive and Embedi security researchers looked at the security of mobile SCADA apps back in 2015 and security was not brilliant. They have now repeated that research, ...

  • FBI chief rekindles debate over unbreakable encryption

    January 9, 2018

    The cat and mouse game of security versus privacy continues as FBI Director Christopher Wray calls out unbreakable encryption as an “urgent public safety issue.” Throughout the past year, the FBI took possession of thousands of electronic devices. Approximately 7,800 devices were deemed impenetrable due to modern encryption techniques. Even though the FBI had the legal right to ...

  • CPU bug patch saga: Antivirus tools caught with their hands in the Windows cookie jar

    January 9, 2018

    Microsoft’s workaround to protect Windows computers from the Intel processor security flaw dubbed Meltdown has revealed the rootkit-like nature of modern security tools. Some anti-malware packages are incompatible with Redmond’s Meltdown patch, released last week, because the tools make, according to Microsoft, “unsupported calls into Windows kernel memory,” crashing the system with a blue screen of death. In extreme ...

  • Triple Meltdown: How So Many Researchers Found A 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At The Same Time.

    January 7, 2018

    On a cold Sunday early last month in the small Austrian city of Graz, three young researchers sat down in front of the computers in their homes and tried to break their most fundamental security protections. Two days earlier, in their lab at Graz’s University of Technology, Moritz Lipp, Daniel Gruss, and Michael Schwarz had determined to ...

  • Rush to fix ‘serious’ computer chip flaws

    January 4, 2018

    Tech firms are working to fix two bugs that could allow hackers to steal personal data from computer systems. Google researchers said one of the “serious security flaws”, dubbed “Spectre”, was found in chips made by Intel, AMD and ARM. The other, known as “Meltdown” affects Intel-made chips alone. The industry has been aware of the problem for ...

  • ​240,000 Homeland Security employees, case witnesses affected by data breach

    January 4, 2018

    The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed the breach of the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) Case Management System (CMS), affecting approximately 247,167 individuals employed by DHS in 2014, as well as individuals including subjects, witnesses, and complainants associated with DHS OIG investigations from 2002 through 2014. DHS issued a statement on ...

  • After security disasters, banks using SWIFT messaging platform face new regulations in 2018

    January 3, 2018

    In 2018, all banks using the SWIFT messaging platform will be required to comply with a new cybersecurity framework that aims to establish a baseline for security. SWIFT stands for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. Banks use the closed network to communicate among themselves, sending approximately 25 million messages per day. Read more… Source: TechRepublic