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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.

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  • Airports and nuclear power stations on terror alert as government officials warn of ‘credible’ cyber threat

    April 2, 2017

    Britain’s airports and nuclear power stations have been told to tighten their defences against terrorist attacks in the face of increased threats to electronic security systems. Security services have issued a series of alerts in the past 24 hours, warning that terrorists may have developed ways of bypassing safety checks. Intelligence agencies believe that Islamic State of ...

  • WikiLeaks’ latest release of CIA cyber tools could blow cover on agency hacking operations

    April 1, 2017

    WikiLeaks’ latest disclosure of CIA cyber tools reveals a technique used by the agency to hide its digital tracks, potentially blowing the cover on current and past hacking operations aimed at gathering intelligence on terrorists and other foreign targets. The release on Friday of the CIA’s “Marble Framework” comes less than a month after the anti-secrecy ...

  • Spring 2017 edition of the Cyber Security Review is now available

    March 31, 2017

    We are pleased to inform you that Spring 2017 edition of the Cyber Security Review is now available. Please view contents here or subscribe. We would like to thank all organisations and authors of the articles for their support and contribution to the publication. We hope you find this edition of the Review useful and informative and look forward to receiving your ...

  • German military to unveil new cyber command as threats grow

    March 30, 2017

    Germany’s military will launch a cyber command next week as part of an effort to beef up online defenses at a time when German spy agencies are warning of increasing cyber attacks by Russia. The German military remains a high-value target for hackers, with some 284,000 complex and professional would-be attacks registered in the first nine ...

  • New Mirai Variant Carries Out 54-Hour DDoS Attacks

    March 30, 2017

    A variant of the Mirai malware pummeled a U.S. college last month with a marathon 54-hour long attack. Researchers say this latest Mirai variant is a more potent version of the notorious Mirai malware that made headlines in October, targeting DNS provider Dyn and the Krebs on Security website. The IoT botnet behind the DDoS attacks ...

  • Ghana to set up national cyber security council

    March 30, 2017

    Ghana is to establish a national cyber security council to tackle the increasing rate of cyber crime in the country. The initiative is part of the government’s effort to build a comprehensive cyber security governance arrangement involving all key public and private sector stakeholders. The National Cyber Security Council will be an independent advisory body made ...

  • Espionage Group Turla Tweaks Carbon Backdoor Malware with New Variants

    March 30, 2017

    Russian espionage group Turla has been working on various tools for years, including several new versions of Carbon, a second stage backdoor malware.  The discovery was made by researchers from ESET who claim that this malware is still under active development. Since the group is well known for changing its tools once they are exposed, it’s ...

  • IDEF’17 Will Open the Door Under the Auspices of The Presidency of the Republic of Turkey

    March 30, 2017

    One of the most important organization of Tukey, IDEF 13thInternational Defence Industry Fair will be held under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey and hosted by the Ministery of National Defence and under the management and responsibility of Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. IDEF which will be organized between May 09-12, 2017 at ...

  • Banking Malware Source Code Leaked by Author to Gain Credibility Among Hackers

    March 29, 2017

    The source code for a new Trojan called Nuclear Bot has been leaked online, which may spark a rise in attacks against banking services. As it happens almost every time the source code for a malicious program lands online, it is quite likely to see more unskilled cybercriminals launching malware attacks against users. Nuclear Bot first landed ...

  • The WikiLeaks Hacking Dump Exposed a Big Disconnect Over Cyber Security

    March 29, 2017

    When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange disclosed earlier this month that his anti-secrecy group had obtained CIA tools for hacking into technology products made by U.S. companies, security engineers at Cisco Systems swung into action. The WikiLeaks documents described how the Central Intelligence Agency had learned more than a year ago how to exploit flaws in Cisco’s ...

  • Credit card details and passwords of MILLIONS of users have been leaked online by Microsoft’s Docs.com

    March 28, 2017

    Credit card details, passwords and social security numbers are just some of the highly sensitive documents leaked by an online sharing site. Computer security researchers have revealed that Microsoft’s Docs.com is automatically sharing data – which users believed they were distributing privately among colleagues – with the public. Anyone using the site’s search engine can access this ...

  • Apple Fixes 223 Vulnerabilities Across macOS, iOS, Safari

    March 28, 2017

    Apple fixed hundreds of bugs, 223 to be exact, across a slate of products including macOS Sierra, iOS, Safari, watchOS, and tvOS on Monday. More than a quarter of the bugs, 40 in macOS Sierra, and 30 in iOS, could lead to arbitrary code execution – in some instances with root privileges, Apple warned. The lion’s share of ...