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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 

  • Zerodium Offering $1M for Tor Browser Zero Days

    September 13, 2017

    The exploit acquisition vendor Zerodium is doubling down again. Weeks after the company said it would pay $500,000 for zero days in private messaging apps such as Signal and WhatsApp, Zerodium said Wednesday it will pay twice that for a zero day in Tor Browser. The company said it will pay up to $1 million for fully ...

  • connect:ID 2018 reveals exciting new plans to put next-generation identity solutions in the spotlight

    September 12, 2017

      connect:ID will be held April 30 – May 2, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. A rapidly expanding event, connect:ID is expected to attract 1,300 identity professionals and 100+ industry and government exhibitors. This year, connect:ID will introduce a new Start-up Zone, where young identity businesses can gain vital exposure to high-level buyers and ...

  • BlueBorne: Critical Bluetooth Attack Puts Billions of Devices at Risk of Hacking

    September 12, 2017

    If you are using a Bluetooth enabled device, be it a smartphone, laptop, smart TV or any other IoT device, you are at risk of malware attacks that can carry out remotely to take over your device even without requiring any interaction from your side. Security researchers have just discovered total 8 zero-day vulnerabilities in Bluetooth ...

  • D-Link router riddled with 0-day flaws

    September 12, 2017

    A security researcher has shamed D‑Link by publicly disclosing 10 serious, as-yet unpatched vulnerabilities in a line of consumer-grade routers without notifying the vendor first. Security researcher Pierre Kim went public on a series of flaws in D‑Link DIR 850L wireless AC1200 dual-band gigabit cloud routers without disclosing the issue to D‑Link beforehand because of a ...

  • Android Users Vulnerable to ‘High-Severity’ Overlay Attacks

    September 9, 2017

    Security researchers warned of a high-severity Android flaw on Thursday that stems from what they call a “toast attack” overlay vulnerability. Researchers say criminals could use the Android’s toast notification, a feature that provides simple feedback about an operation in a small pop up, in an attack scenario to obtain admin rights on targeted phones ...

  • Equifax hack: Britons among 143 million people to have their details compromised

    September 8, 2017

    Credit agency Equifax has admitted that data from 143 million customers may have been compromised in a security breach earlier this year. US, UK and Canadian residents are among those to have their details accessed through a website application vulnerability. The attack was discovered to have run from mid-May until 29 July, but the US company has ...

  • Dragonfly 2.0: Hacking Group Infiltrated European and US Power Facilities

    September 7, 2017

    The notorious hacking group that has been in operation since at least 2011 has re-emerged and is still interested in targeting the United States and European companies in the energy sector. Yes, I am talking about the ‘Dragonfly,’ a well-resourced, Eastern European hacking group responsible for sophisticated cyber-espionage campaigns against the critical infrastructure of energy companies in different ...

  • Microsoft Programming Error is Behind Dangerous Kernel Bug, Researchers Claim

    September 7, 2017

    Researchers claim a programming error in the Microsoft Windows kernel cracks the door open for malicious executables to bypass security software. The flaw, according to security firm EnSilo, has been present on previous versions of Windows dating back to Windows 2000 and can be found on Windows 10 as well. “The bug is a programming error ...

  • Cyber alert – EU ministers test responses in first computer war game

    September 7, 2017

    European Union defence ministers tested their ability to respond to a potential attack by computer hackers in their first cyber war game on Thursday, based on a simulated attack on one of the bloc’s military missions abroad. In the simulation, hackers sabotaged the EU’s naval mission in the Mediterranean and launched a campaign on social media ...

  • Hackers Can Silently Control Siri, Alexa & Other Voice Assistants Using Ultrasound

    September 6, 2017

    What if your smartphone starts making calls, sending text messages, and browsing malicious websites on the Internet itself without even asking you? This is no imaginations, as hackers can make this possible using your smartphone’s personal assistant like Siri or Google Now. A team of security researchers from China’s Zhejiang University have discovered a clever way of ...

  • Multiple Vulnerabilities Found in NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Huawei Bootloaders

    September 6, 2017

    Six exploitable flaws in chipsets used by Huawei, Qualcomm, MediaTek and NVIDIA were found in popular Android handsets, according to a report by University of California at Santa Barbara computer scientists. Each of the flaws exist in phones sold by Huawei, Sony and Google, and are tied to each of the phones’ bootloader firmware. The vulnerabilities ...

  • Yet another AWS config fumble: Time Warner Cable exposes 4 million subscriber records

    September 5, 2017

    Records of roughly four million Time Warner Cable customers in the US were exposed to the public internet after a contractor failed to properly secure an Amazon cloud database. Researchers with security company Kromtech said freelancers who handled web applications for TWC and other companies had left one of its AWS S3 storage bins containing seven ...

  • Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab a ‘danger’ to US security, senator warns

    September 5, 2017

    Prominent cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab poses a danger to U.S. security, warns Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., who is pushing to prohibit the federal government from using the Moscow-based company’s products. In a New York Times column, Shaheen alleges that the company has “extensive” ties to Russian intelligence, noting that the firm’s founder Eugene Kaspersky graduated from the ...