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 


  • Civil rights warriors get green light to challenge UK mass surveillance

    June 30, 2017

    The High Court in London, England, has given Liberty permission to challenge parts of the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act. The act, which was passed into law last year, offers the state unprecedented powers to monitor the population en masse, and to collect and retain bulk personal and communications data. It has been roundly condemned by privacy and ...

  • Wikileaks Reveals CIA Malware that Hacks & Spy On Linux Computers

    June 30, 2017

    WikiLeaks has just published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing an alleged CIA project that allowed the agency to hack and remotely spy on computers running the Linux operating systems. Dubbed OutlawCountry, the project allows the CIA hackers to redirect all outbound network traffic on the targeted computer to CIA ...

  • Great need to ‘improve’ the cyber security in industrial control systems

    June 30, 2017

    There is a pressing need to improve cyber security in industrial control system (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could impact critical national infrastructure concludes CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry. This is based on a report, which highlighted a number of challenges and suggests that more technical security testing has ...

  • IAI investing in European cybersecurity companies

    June 29, 2017

    Israel Aerospace Industries’ Cyber Division is investing in companies in Holland and Hungary to expand its research and development activities in the field. These investments join IAI’s cyber-operations in Israel, Switzerland and Singapore, where it operates R&D and innovation centers, the company said when making the announcement on Thursday. “Our investments in local software companies form the ...

  • Security researcher creates ‘vaccine’ against ransomware attack

    June 28, 2017

    A vaccination for the global cyber attack that infected thousands of machines in dozens of countries has been discovered by an American security researcher. The simple antidote to the Petya ransomware, which stops computers from being able to launch and demands a $300 (£234) payment, uses an empty folder to block the virus from working. It could prevent further ...

  • Your Linux Machine Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Malicious DNS Response

    June 28, 2017

    A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Systemd, the popular init system and service manager for Linux operating systems, that could allow remote attackers to potentially trigger a buffer overflow to execute malicious code on the targeted machines via a DNS response. The vulnerability, designated as CVE-2017-9445, actually resides in the ‘dns_packet_new‘ function of ‘systemd-resolved,’ a ...

  • Cybersecurity stocks rally as ransomware attack targets thousands of computers

    June 28, 2017

    Cybersecurity stocks are soaring as a vicious new form of malware has left thousands of computers grounded. Many cybersecurity companies saw their stocks rally Wednesday as the “Petya” ransomware program immobilized more than 12,000 computers from companies around the world in order to extort money from their owners, according to numbers from Microsoft. After halting its shares ...

  • Britain prepared to use air strikes or send in troops as retaliation against future cyber attack

    June 28, 2017

    Britain could launch military retaliation such as air strikes against a future cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has suggested. Sir Michael Fallon warned potential attackers that a strike on UK systems “could invite a response from any domain – air, land, sea or cyberspace”. The Defence Secretary said the UK’s ability to carry out its own cyber ...

  • Petya cyber attack: Ransomware spreads across Europe with firms in Ukraine, Britain and Spain shut down

    June 27, 2017

    Major firms, airports and government departments in Ukraine have been struck by a massive cyber attack which began to spread across Europe on Tuesday afternoon. In Ukraine, government departments, the central bank, a state-run aircraft manufacturer,  the airport in Kiev and  the metro network have all been paralysed by the hack. In the UK, the advertising firm WPP said ...

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth is ‘running outdated Windows XP’, raising cyber attack fears

    June 27, 2017

    Fears have been raised that Britain’s largest ever warship could be vulnerable to cyber attacks after it emerged it appears to be running the outdated Microsoft Windows XP. As HMS Queen Elizabeth left its dockyard for the first time to begin sea trials, it was revealed the £3.5billion aircraft carrier is apparently using the same software that left the NHS exposed. Screens ...

  • Oil & Gas Industry Faces More Frequent & Sophisticated Cyber Attacks: Deloitte

    June 27, 2017

    Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. That’s the finding from a report released Monday by industry consultant Deloitte LLP. Technology advances, such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s recent control of operations in Argentina ...

  • MPs lose email access as Parliament targeted in ‘sustained’ cyberattack

    June 25, 2017

    A cyberattack on MPs and Peers’ emails has prompted Parliament’s security team to shut down external access to its systems. An email sent to parliamentarians on Friday and shown to Sky News said: “Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence of an attempted cyberattack on our computer network.” It claimed that “hackers were carrying out ...