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 

  • Iran to blame for cyber-attack on MPs’ emails – British intelligence

    October 14, 2017

    Iran is being blamed for a cyber-attack in June on the email accounts of dozens of MPs, according to an unpublished assessment by British intelligence. Disclosure of the report, first revealed by the Times but independently verified by the Guardian, comes at an awkward juncture. Donald Trump made it clear on Friday that he wants to ...

  • Hyatt Hit By Credit Card Breach, Again

    October 13, 2017

    Hyatt Corp., hotel guests are being warned of a credit card breach, the second since December 2015. On Thursday, the hotelier identified 41 of its hotels spread across 13 countries where it confirmed unauthorized access to payment card information. China is the hardest hit by the breach with 18 hotels impacted. Three U.S. hotels were part ...

  • London issues call to arms to cyber security community

    October 13, 2017

    Cyber security community called on to help educate capital’s small businesses about cyber crime and give them practical advice London is calling on the cyber security community to help keep the city’s more than one million small businesses safe from cyber crime. “Cyber crime is a growing problem for everyone, but while individuals are protected by their ...

  • Swedish transport agencies targeted in cyber attack

    October 12, 2017

    Swedish transport authorities were hit by a cyber attack on Thursday morning, a day after trains were delayed as a result of another attack on IT systems monitoring railway traffic. The website of Sweden’s Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) was partially down on Thursday morning, according to the agency most likely as a result of a DDoS attack. During ...

  • Defence data hack puts cyber security in the spotlight

    October 12, 2017

    Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has warned firms they face losing government contracts if they do not have strong levels of protection against cyber attacks in place after a massive hack of secret data involving Australia’s new fleet of Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, spy planes and warships. As cyber security experts backed the minister’s call, Mr Pyne deflected ...

  • Cyber-security threat to UK ‘as serious as terrorism’ – GCHQ

    October 9, 2017

    Keeping the UK safe from cyber-attacks is now as important as fighting terrorism, the head of the intelligence monitoring service GCHQ has said. Jeremy Fleming said increased funding for GCHQ was being spent on making it a “cyber-organisation” as much as an intelligence and counter-terrorism one. It comes after the NHS and parliament suffered cyber-attacks this year. Mr ...

  • Disqus Hacked: More than 17.5 Million Users’ Details Stolen in 2012 Breach

    October 6, 2017

    Another day, Another data breach disclosure. This time the popular commenting system has fallen victim to a massive security breach. Disqus, the company which provides a web-based comment plugin for websites and blogs, has admitted that it was breached 5 years ago in July 2012 and hackers stole details of more than 17.5 million users. The stolen data ...

  • Kaspersky hearing with House committee set for late October

    October 6, 2017

    In the latest installment of the ongoing saga of Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and the U.S. government, the company has a new date with Congress. Rescheduling a hearing originally set for last week, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology has set a new hearing for October 25, Reuters reports. News of the rescheduled hearing comes a day after ...

  • Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

    October 6, 2017

    Microsoft is silently patching security bugs in Windows 10, and not immediately rolling out the same updates to Windows 7 and 8, potentially leaving hundreds of millions of computers at risk of attack. Flaws and other programming blunders that are exploitable by hackers and malware are being quietly cleaned up and fixed in the big Windows ...

  • Emergency Apple Patch Fixes High Sierra Password Hint Leak

    October 6, 2017

    Apple rushed out an emergency patch Thursday that fixed an incredulous bug in its shiny new High Sierra operating system that revealed APFS volume passwords via the password hint feature. Brazilian researcher Matheus Mariano of Leet Tech found the bug and privately disclosed it to Apple. He said that upon creation of an encrypted container in APFS—Apple’s new ...

  • U.S. Believes Russian Spies Used Kaspersky Antivirus to Steal NSA Secrets

    October 6, 2017

    Do you know—United States Government has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky antivirus software over spying fear? Though there’s no solid evidence yet available, an article published by WSJ claims that the Russian state-sponsored hackers stole highly classified NSA documents from a contractor in 2015 with the help of a security program made by Russia-based security firm Kaspersky ...

  • Apache Tomcat Patches Important Remote Code Execution Flaw

    October 5, 2017

    The Apache Tomcat team has recently patched several security vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat, one of which could allow an unauthorised attacker to execute malicious code on affected servers remotely. Apache Tomcat, developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), is an open source web server and servlet system, which uses several Java EE specifications like Java Servlet, ...

  • UK cybercops reacted to 590 ‘significant attacks’ over past year – report

    October 5, 2017

    The National Cyber Security Centre responded to 590 “significant attacks” over the last year including WannaCry, MPs’ email addresses being targeted due to weak passwords and various threats to other large organisations. The body was created in October last year, bringing together previously separate parts of government, MI5 and GCHQ. Its aim is to support and advise the public ...