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 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.

Latest news 

  • Hackers Can Steal Your Passwords Just by Monitoring SmartPhone Sensors

    April 11, 2017

    Do you know how many kinds of sensors your smartphone has inbuilt? And what data they gather about your physical and digital activities? An average smartphone these days is packed with a wide array of sensors such as GPS, Camera, microphone, accelerometer, magnetometer, proximity, gyroscope, pedometer, and NFC, to name a few. Now, according to a team ...

  • Autonomous car cyber security consortium awarded funding

    April 11, 2017

    An autonomous car cyber security group will receive government funding as part of a plan to make the UK a hub for the development of self-driving cars, it has been announced. The 5*Stars consortium, which incorporates HORIBA MIRA, Ricardo, Thatcham Research, Roke and Axillium Research, will get grants to develop defences against cyber attacks on autonomous ...

  • Adobe Patches 59 Vulnerabilities Across Flash, Reader, Photoshop

    April 11, 2017

    Adobe patched 59 vulnerabilities in five different products, including Flash Player, Acrobat/Reader, Photoshop, Adobe Campaign, and its Adobe Creative Cloud App as part of its regularly scheduled software update today. The company warned in a series of security bulletins posted shortly before noon Tuesday that the bulk of the bugs, 44, are critical and could lead to code ...

  • Why cybersecurity needs more attention from business leaders

    April 10, 2017

    As businesses have become more dependent on technology, their exposure to cybersecurity threats increases – driving a need for boards and senior management to understand the risks. Cybercrime has grown so much that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently began including it in official figures. In 2016, a report from the National Crime Agency found ...

  • Dridex Campaigns Hitting Millions of Recipients Using Unpatched Microsoft Zero-Day

    April 10, 2017

    This weekend saw multiple reports of a new zero-day vulnerability that affected all versions of Microsoft Word. Today, Proofpoint researchers observed the document exploit being used in a large email campaign distributing the Dridex banking Trojan. This campaign was sent to millions of recipients across numerous organizations primarily in Australia. This represents a significant level of ...

  • Symantec Links Espionage Group to CIA via Tools Exposed by WikiLeaks

    April 10, 2017

    Symantec announced that it had connected at least 40 attacks across 16 countries where tools obtained and exposed by WikiLeaks via the Vault 7 revelations about CIA’s espionage tactics were used. In a lengthy report, Symantec talks about a highly organized group they named Longhorn and which they linked to all these attacks. While stopping short ...

  • Payday lender Wonga admits to data breach

    April 10, 2017

    Payday lender Wonga has advised 270,000 customers of a data breach and offered inconsistent advice about the severity of the incident and how to respond. An “incident FAQ” on the company’s site says “We believe there may have been illegal and unauthorised access to the personal data of some of our customers.” The Reg understands 270,000 ...

  • Shadow Brokers Group Releases More Stolen NSA Hacking Tools & Exploits

    April 8, 2017

    A hackers group that previously claimed to have stolen a bunch of hacking tools (malware, zero-day exploits, and implants) created by the NSA and gained popularity last year for leaking a portion of those tools is back. Today, The Shadow Brokers group released more alleged hacking tools and exploits that, the group claims, belonged to “Equation ...

  • Inside the murky world of hackers for hire

    April 8, 2017

    Shortly after Christmas, 2011, Ruby Nealon sold the Nintendo Wii games console his mother had bought him to fund an Open University course in computer software. He was 11 and it was the start of his unconventional education as a computer prodigy, which led him to drop out of school and start a full time degree ...

  • Prognosis For Healthcare Cybersecurity Is Dire

    April 6, 2017

    On Wednesday (April 5), Terence Rice, VP and chief information security officer at Merck & Co., told the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce that healthcare cybersecurity still has a long way to go. “Cybersecurity in the healthcare industry is far worse than what is reported,” Rice stated. Despite the fact ...

  • Federal Agencies Face A New Era Of Cybersecurity Threats

    April 6, 2017

    Federal agencies should implement new procedures to ensure their workforce is prepared for new cybersecurity threats, warned a federal report Tuesday. The current digital era has brought about technologies that have radically changed society, and allowed for a more convenient way to complete tasks and share information. They’ve also brought new threats that make cybersecurity an ...

  • Bill to adjust cybersecurity tax credit would award investors, not companies

    April 6, 2017

    Maryland legislators want to give the state’s cybersecurity investment tax credits to investors instead of the companies themselves. A bill that was passed unanimously in the Senate calls for adjustments to an existing statute that gives tax incentives for investments in certain Maryland cybersecurity companies. The three-year-old tax credit program provides for a refundable tax credit ...