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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 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 

  • One-third of global firms will fall in cyber attack, says report

    March 5, 2017

    According to a new report, if there was a cyber attack on global firms, almost 73 per cent of them will fail to identify the threat and ward off any damage to their important data and high-value assets. An era where technology is evolving in leaps and bounds, hacking is no longer a rocket science ...

  • Europe Tackles Cybersecurity

    March 3, 2017

    Several European countries have moved to adopt distinct cybersecurity measures as a result of the increased interconnectivity within Europe’s energy system along with a changing paradigm that includes decentralized power sources, the integration of electric vehicles, new digital infrastructure, and connected operational technology. According to a 2016 survey by the European Commission, at least 80% of ...

  • New Data: High Cyber Security Maturity in IT, Telco, Finance, but Health Care and Energy Lag Behind

    March 2, 2017

    Australia’s first cyber security collaboration platform – Security Colony (securitycolony.com) – today released its “Vendor Risk Assessment” tool, enabling any organisation to risk assess their internet facing sites, and receive a profile reflecting their cyber security maturity. To demonstrate the system, scores were calculated for each of the ASX 100 companies. Analysed by industry, the average ...

  • Yahoo: 32 Million Accounts Accessed via Cookie Forging Attack

    March 2, 2017

    An unauthorized third party accessed the company’s proprietary code and learned how to forge cookies. Yahoo believes this is the same actor that caused the 2014 data breach. “The outside forensic experts have identified approximately 32 million user accounts for which they believe forged cookies were used or taken in 2015 and 2016,” Yahoo discloses in ...

  • Dridex Banking Trojan Gains ‘AtomBombing’ Code Injection Ability to Evade Detection

    March 1, 2017

    Security researchers have discovered a new variant of Dridex – one of the most nefarious banking Trojans actively targeting financial sector – with a new, sophisticated code injection technique and evasive capabilities called “AtomBombing.” On Tuesday, Magal Baz, security researcher at Trusteer IBM disclosed new research, exposing the new Dridex version 4, which is the latest ...

  • Fighting cyber crimes in offshore oil and gas industry

    March 1, 2017

    Cyber crime costs offshore oil and gas companies millions each year in lost business and damaged equipment, a cyber attack on critical infrastructure, such as an oil rig, can result in more than just lost revenue but it can be catastrophic for the environment and have far reaching impacts. However, cyber security on actual installations is ...

  • New Global Cybersecurity Report Reveals Misaligned Incentives, Executive Overconfidence Create Advantages for Attacker

    March 1, 2017

    Intel Security, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), today released “Tilting the Playing Field: How Misaligned Incentives Work Against Cybersecurity,” a global report and survey revealing three categories of misaligned incentives: corporate structures versus the free flow of criminal enterprises; strategy versus implementation; and senior executives versus those in implementation ...

  • Yahoo offers new details on breaches to Senate committee

    February 28, 2017

    Since Yahoo disclosed two mega-breaches late last year, its executives have met almost daily with CEO Marissa Mayer for working sessions focused on improving the company’s cybersecurity posture. Employees have also received weekly security presentations from Yahoo CISO Bob Lord at the company’s all-hands meetings. The new working sessions and briefings are part of an ...

  • Google Discloses Another ‘High Severity’ Microsoft Bug

    February 27, 2017

    Google Project Zero disclosed Monday a “high severity” vulnerability it found in Microsoft’s Edge and Internet Explorer browsers that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. The revelation adds yet another vulnerability to a growing list of known bugs Microsoft has been warned about, but is leaving unpatched, this month as it grapples with ...

  • Even bakeries get hit by hackers, top insurer warns ‘ill-equipped’ small businesses

    February 27, 2017

    Bakers are not immune from the hacking epidemic spreading across Europe, a top insurer has warned. Hiscox boss Bronek Masojada said small businesses faced just as much risk as large ones from cyber crime – but many did not have the resources to combat it. He said that in one case, a German bakery was targeted by ...

  • Boeing Notifies 36,000 Employees Following Breach

    February 27, 2017

    A Boeing employee inadvertently leaked the personal information of 36,000 of his co-workers late last year when he emailed a company spreadsheet to his non-Boeing spouse. News of the breach surfaced earlier this month after a letter (.PDF) from Boeing’s Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Marie Olson, to the Attorney General for the state of Washington Bob ...

  • Treason charges against Russian cyber experts linked to seven-year-old accusation

    February 26, 2017

    Treason charges brought in December against two Russian state security officers and a cyber-security expert in Moscow relate to allegations made by a Russian businessman seven years ago, according to the businessman and a source connected with the investigation. They said the arrests concern allegations that the suspects passed secrets to U.S. firm Verisign and other ...