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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly

Week of February 2, 2014

Welcome to the Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly, our newest online newsletter. Mobile Cyber Security will focus on the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile and cyber security, mobile malware, mobile application management, cyber warfare (and more!) that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market trend information.

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According to Cisco's recently released annual security report, 99 percent of all mobile malware in 2013 targeted Google's Android operating system. Read Original Content

Hardware security for mobile devices is becoming a priority market as maturing applications for mobile finance or government-level use increasingly demand security at the core, according to a new report from ABI. ABI estimates the current mobile hardware security market will reach $1 billion by the end of 2014. Read Original Content

Cloud software maker VMware Inc said it would buy privately held mobile security company AirWatch for $1.54 billion to tap into rising demand from companies to secure the smartphones and tablets used by employees. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper -

Security firm F-Secure has announced a new partnership with Nokia Solutions and Networks, in a bid to help secure internet service providers and mobile users from the growing sea of mobile malware targeting them.Read Original Content

A security analysis of mobile banking apps for iOS devices from 60 financial institutions around the world has revealed that many were vulnerable to various attacks and exposed sensitive information. Read Original Content

According to the results of a recent mobile security protection forecast report from Infonetics Research, there will be a number of new efforts put into place in order to help to do battle with the increasing amount of spam and number of threats from unethical marketers and cyber criminals. Read Original Content

Companies with employees working via mobile while on the move are realizing mobile is perhaps the biggest security risk to their IT networks, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute and endpoint management and security firm Lumension. Read Original Content

President Barack Obama plans to nominate the Navy's cyber security chief to become the next director of the National Security Agency and the commander of the U.S. Cyber Command. Read Original Content

The mobile messaging security market rose 70 percent in 2013 as telecom operators have stepped up battle against spam, said Infonetics. Read Original Content

Starbucks has promised to tighten security on its iOS app, which was revealed earlier this week to have a serious vulnerability that allows anyone in possession of the phone to collect the user's password and location history. Read Original Content

Recent Articles by Kevin Benedict

Bracing for Change with Enterprise Mobility
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Mind the Gap - Enterprise Mobility and Digital Transformation

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The True Cost of Mobility


Kevin Benedict Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation Cognizant View my profile on LinkedIn Learn about mobile strategies at Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Browse the Mobile Solution Directory Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility

***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.

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