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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly

Week of February 16, 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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Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and cyber-security sleuths have advised Internet users in the Indian cyberspace to guard against arbitrary activities on their systems. Read Original Content

The Obama administration recommends a uniform federal standard requiring businesses to quickly report thefts of electronic personal information, acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing recently. Read Original Content

Israel's cyber-security industry has grown from a few dozen companies to more than 200 in just the past three years amid a flood of hacks targeted at the country. 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 -

According to a recent article by Info-Security Magazine, mobile malware continues to be the fastest-growing segment of the threat landscape, with the list of malicious Android apps now hitting the 10 million mark. Read Original Content

A recent study by Cisco indicates 99 percent of mobile malware attacks were targeted at Android devices. Users of Android devices also encountered other forms of malware such as phishing, likejacking and forcible redirect more than anybody else, at roughly a 71 percent share. Read Original Content

A purported vulnerability within the Snapchat mobile app is making some users very apprehensive today. According to the Los Angeles Times, a cyber security researcher says the vulnerability in question enables hackers to launch a denial-of-service attack aimed at iPhones. Read Original Content

IBM and Cisco became the latest multinationals to announce major investments in Israel's new cyber-security technology park in Beersheba. IBM said it would work with Ben Gurion University to establish what it called a Center of Excellence for Security and Protection of Infrastructure and Assets, where students and workers will learn cyber-security skills to ensure the safety of the digital future, the company said. Read Original Content

The UK is "lagging behind" in its attitude towards cyber security, research from BT has claimed, with only 17 percent of UK businesses seeing the threat of malicious online activity as a major priority compared to 41 percent in the US. Read Original Content

SlickLogin, a small Israeli start-up, announced it has been acquired by Google.  SlickLogin's technology replaces traditional usernames and passwords with high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human ear.Read Original Content

An experiment set up by NBC News reporter Richard Engel demonstrated this week how quickly Russian hackers can break into the laptops and other mobile devices of those traveling to Sochi for the Winter Olympics. In a report filed on NBC, Engel recounted how hackers broke into two brand new laptops shortly after he set them up at his hotel with the help of a cyber security expert. Read Original Content

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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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