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 

  • For UK CEOs, cyber-security is an investment opportunity

    August 19, 2017

    CEOs across the UK are increasingly seeing cyber-security not as a burden, but rather an investment opportunity, a new study has claimed. The KPMG CEO Outlook 2017 report, based on a poll of 150 CEOs in the UK,  found that 70 per cent considered investing in cyber-security an opportunity to find new streams of revenue. The report also found ...

  • China pumping MILLIONS into developing ‘cyber army with world famous web security schools’

    August 18, 2017

    The Cyberspace Administration of China and China’s education ministry announced plans to “build four to six world-famous cyber-security schools in ten years ”. A statement claimed select colleges and universities will implement “comprehensive” interdisciplinary programs that blend engineering expertise with legal and management studies, to “train cyber-security personnel”. Critics have argued that China “aims ...

  • Telco sector’s new cyber regulation

    August 17, 2017

    The Federal Government has got new legislation through the Senate that will compel telcos to notify authorities when they make changes to their networks after a range of amendments were made that increase dialogue and decrease government over-reach. The Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms (TSSR) Bill passed through the Senate earlier this week and has been generally accepted ...

  • 8 More Chrome Extensions Hijacked to Target 4.8 Million Users

    August 16, 2017

    Google’s Chrome web browser Extensions are under attack with a series of developers being hacked within last one month. Almost two weeks ago, we reported how unknown attackers managed to compromise the Chrome Web Store account of a developer team and hijacked Copyfish extension, and then modified it to distribute spam correspondence to users. Just two days after ...

  • NHS Digital does new cyber security deal with Microsoft

    August 16, 2017

    NHS Digital has set up an agreement with Microsoft that will provide support in detecting cyber threats to IT systems relying on outdated operating systems until the middle of next year The provider of data and IT services for health and social care bodies has reached a custom support agreement with the software giant that will ...

  • Backdoor Found in Popular Server Management Software used by Hundreds of Companies

    August 15, 2017

    Cyber criminals are becoming more adept, innovative, and stealthy with each passing day. They are now adopting more clandestine techniques that come with limitless attack vectors and are harder to detect. Recently, cyber crooks managed to infiltrate the update mechanism for a popular server management software package and altered it to include an advanced backdoor, which ...

  • Former Military Cybersecurity Platform to Be Applied in Money Services Business (MSB) Sector

    August 13, 2017

    Recent cyber attacks have increased awareness security on the net. The cyber security market is one of the fastest growing industries in the past few years, due to the increasing penetration of the internet and growing adoption of cloud computing. The global cyber security market is expected to reach $181.77 billion in 2021, according to a report ...

  • Cyberspies Are Using Leaked NSA Hacking Tools to Spy On Hotels Guests

    August 11, 2017

    An infamous Russian-linked cyber-espionage group has been found re-using the same leaked NSA hacking tool that was deployed in the WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks—this time to target Wi-Fi networks to spy on hotel guests in several European countries. Security researchers at FireEye have uncovered an ongoing campaign that remotely steals credentials from high-value guests using Wi-Fi networks at European hotels ...

  • Many Factors Conspire in ICS/SCADA Attacks

    August 11, 2017

    Critical infrastructure operators can’t be blamed for a perpetual case of whiplash. They are mired between hackers targeting internet-facing and air-gapped systems with equal precision, and vendors and management unwilling to properly tackle security for fear of downtime and incompatibility. “The space of ICS/SCADA has not changed much, so you can find devices running old OSes ...

  • Juniper Issues Security Alert Tied to Routers and Switches

    August 10, 2017

    Juniper Networks warned customers Thursday of a high-risk vulnerability in the GD graphics library that could allow a remote attacker to take control of systems running certain versions of the Junos OS. The alert was in conjunction with a warning from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) that said affected versions of the Junos OS ...

  • TalkTalk fined £100k for exposing personal sensitive info

    August 10, 2017

    Blighty’s Information Commissioner’s Office has whacked TalkTalk with a £100,000 fine after the data of the records of 21,000 people were exposed to fraudsters in an Indian call centre. The breach came to light in September 2014 when TalkTalk started getting complaints from customers that they were receiving scam calls. Typically, the scammers pretended they were ...

  • CouchPotato: CIA Hacking Tool to Remotely Spy On Video Streams in Real-Time

    August 10, 2017

    After disclosing CIA’s strategies to hijack and manipulate webcams and microphones to corrupt or delete recordings, WikiLeaks has now published another Vault 7 leak, revealing CIA’s ability to spy on video streams remotely in real-time. Dubbed ‘CouchPotato,’ document leaked from the CIA details how the CIA agents use a remote tool to stealthy collect RTSP/H.264 video streams. Real Time Streaming Protocol, or RTSP, ...

  • Salesforce sacks two top security engineers for their DEF CON talk

    August 10, 2017

    Salesforce fired two of its senior security engineers after they revealed details of an internal tool for testing IT defenses at DEF CON last month. Josh Schwartz, director of offensive security, and John Cramb, a senior offensive security engineer based in Australia, were sacked by a senior Salesforce executive minutes after giving a talk at the ...