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 

  • NSA employee pleads guilty after stolen classified data landed in Russian hands

    December 1, 2017

    A former National Security Agency hacker has admitted to illegally taking highly classified information from the agency’s headquarters, which was later stolen by Russian hackers. Nghia Pho, 67, a Maryland resident who worked for the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations, the agency’s elite hacking unit, entered a guilty plea on Friday to charges of willful retention of ...

  • RAT Distributed Via Google Drive Targets East Asia

    November 30, 2017

    Researchers said that they are tracking a new remote access Trojan dubbed UBoatRAT that is targeting individuals or organizations linked to South Korea or the video game industry. While targets aren’t 100 percent clear, researchers at Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 said UBoatRAT threats are evolving and new variants are increasingly growing more sophisticated. They said ...

  • Hackers Now Have Incredibly Sophisticated Ways to Breach Banks’ Defenses

    November 29, 2017

    Global banks need to do more to protect themselves from cyberattacks after a “significant evolution” in the threat level in the last 18 months, according to the SWIFTglobal payments network. Hackers are deploying increasingly sophisticated ways of breaching banks’ cyber defenses to launch finely orchestrated attacks, SWIFT said in a report co-written with defense contractor BAE Systems. ...

  • MacOS security flaw grants admin access to anyone

    November 28, 2017

    Apple, Apple, Apple. What are we going to do with you? In your most recent High Sierra macOS release, it turns out you’ve given a way for any local user to take over a Mac — lock, stock, and two smoking barrels. This exploit doesn’t require any mad NSA-type hacker skillz. All you have to do is go ...

  • Hackers are scanning computers worldwide for open Bitcoin and Ethereum wallets…

    November 27, 2017

    Security researcher Didier Stevens setup a trap, or in digital security terms – a “honeypot”.  Think of it as digital sting operation, where someone puts a server online open to attack – but nothing of value is really there, it’s only there to record the attacks as they happen. The logs of these honeypots revealed hackers ...

  • ‘Treat infosec fails like plane crashes’ – but hopefully with less death and twisted metal

    November 24, 2017

    The world has never been so dependent on computers, networks and software so ensuring the security and availability of those systems is critical. Despite this, major security events resulting in loss of data, services, or financial loss are becoming increasingly commonplace. Brian Honan, founder and head of Ireland’s first CSIRT and special adviser on internet security to ...

  • Imgur—Popular Image Sharing Site Was Hacked In 2014; Passwords Compromised

    November 24, 2017

    Only after a few days of Uber admitting last year’s data breach of 57 million customers, the popular image sharing site disclosed that it had suffered a major data breach in 2014 that compromised email addresses and passwords of 1.7 million user accounts. In a blog post published on Friday, Imgur claimed that the company had been notified of ...