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 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 

  • Four-star Alpine hotel fell victim to blackmailers who hacked into their electronic keycard system

    January 26, 2017

    One of Europe’s most luxurious hotels has admitted paying 1,500 euros (£1,279) to cyber blackmailers who hacked into their electronic key system and locked scores of guests in their rooms. The hackers promised to restore the system at the Seehotel Jaegerwirt in the Austrian Alps quickly if 1.74 bitcoins (1,500 euros) was transferred to them. The managers ...

  • Trump order strips privacy rights from non-U.S. citizens, could nix EU-US data flows

    January 26, 2017

    An Executive Order signed by U.S. President Donald Trump in his first few days in office could jeopardize a six-month-old data transfer framework that enables EU citizens’ personal data to flow to the U.S. for processing — with the promise of ‘essentially equivalent’ privacy protection once it gets there. Close to 1,500 companies have signed up ...

  • Apple iPhone 7 is being hardened to handle military-grade secrets

    January 25, 2017

    The iPhone 7 is being turned into a phone capable of safeguarding military-level secrets for the UK armed forces. Telecoms giant BT is hardening the security of the device to allow UK military personnel to use it to discuss ‘secret’ matters and for storing sensitive data. Describing the iPhone 7 as the “device of choice” for the ...

  • New Trojan Turns Thousands Of Linux Devices Into Proxy Servers

    January 25, 2017

    A new Trojan has been discovered in the wild that turns Linux-based devices into proxy servers, which attackers use to protect their identity while launching cyber attacks from the hijacked systems. Dubbed Linux.Proxy.10, the Trojan was first spotted at the end of last year by the researchers from Russian security firm Doctor Web, who later identified ...

  • AlphaBay Dark Web Marketplace Hacked; Exposes Over 200,000 Private Messages

    January 24, 2017

    AlphaBay, possibly the largest active dark web marketplace at the moment, has paid a hacker after he successfully exploited vulnerabilities in the internal mailing system of the website and hijacked over 200,000 private unencrypted messages from several users. The hacker, using the pseudonym Cipher0007, disclosed two “high-risk bugs” two days ago on Reddit that allowed him ...

  • Yahoo Under SEC Investigation for Taking too Long to Reveal Data Breaches

    January 23, 2017

    Yahoo is in big trouble with US authorities due to how it handled the massive data breaches it disclosed last year, more specifically its failure to inform investors of the issues at an earlier time. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports, which is yet in ...

  • IBM acquiring Agile 3 Solutions to give execs visiblity into security risks

    January 23, 2017

    IBM Security announced this morning that it has purchased Agile 3 Solutions, a San Francisco-based company that has developed a security analytics dashboard aimed at helping executives understand cyber-security risks inside an organization. The acquisition gives IBM another tool in its security arsenal to provide more insight to key decision makers, which ultimately could help them ...

  • GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan quits

    January 23, 2017

    The director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, has decided to step down early for what he described as personal reasons, the intelligence agency has announced. Hannigan took over at GCHQ in November 2014 to oversee a more open approach after the agency was forced on the defensive the previous year by the Edward Snowden revelations of mass ...

  • Greenbug cyberespionage group targeting Middle East, possible links to Shamoon

    January 23, 2017

    Symantec is currently investigating reports of yet another new attack in the Middle East involving the destructive disk-wiping malware used by the Shamoon group (W32.Disttrack, W32.Disttrack.B). Similar to previous attacks, the Disttrack malware used by Shamoon is just the destructive payload. It required other means to be deployed on targeted organizations’ networks and is configured ...

  • Lloyds Bank Hit with DDoS Attack for Three Days Straight, Reasons Yet Unknown

    January 23, 2017

    Lloyds Bank was hit with a DDoS attack for three days straight as hackers tried to crash the website, managing to cause intermittent outages for customers on the personal banking websites. It seems that it all happened two weeks ago, starting on January 11 and ending on Friday 13, the Financial Times reports. The largest lender in ...

  • China makes VPNs illegal to tighten its Great Firewall

    January 23, 2017

    China is long known for its strict Internet censorship laws through the Great Firewall of China – China’s Golden Shield project that employs a variety of tricks to censor Internet and block access to various foreign websites in the country by its government. The Great Firewall has blocked some 171 out of the world’s 1,000 top ...

  • Over 199,500 Websites Are Still Vulnerable to Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug

    January 22, 2017

    It’s more than two and half years since the discovery of the critical OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability, but the flaw is still alive as it appears that many organizations did not remediate properly to the serious security glitch. It was one of the biggest flaws in the Internet’s history that affected the core security of as many ...