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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of December 15, 2013

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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Doubts about the security and privacy of enterprise mobility initiatives are higher among UK organizations than in any other country and are delaying adoption, according to global research CA Technologies. Read Original Content

AT&T has announced the availability of a new application programming interface toolkit that can help businesses make mobile transactions safer and easier for AT&T mobile subscribers. The toolkit allows businesses to automate fraud avoidance queries and the completion of basic forms for subscribers during transactions. Read Original Content

Expect cybercriminals to be more creative in social engineering and to target more mobile users in 2014, a security vendor recently said. Panda Security said these, along with ransomware and threats to corporate security, are among the top security trends to watch out for in the coming year. Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

Mobile security company Lookout has launched its new security suite for business customers. The product, Lookout for Business, represents the first time the company has gone after the corporate market where the growth in BYOD programs has necessitated the need for IT departments to better secure the various mobile devices attaching to their network. Read Original Content

IBM inventors have patented a technique that can enable businesses to improve cloud security and support secure transactions by preventing mobile devices from accessing software code that has been maliciously or inadvertently modified after it was encrypted. Read Original Content
Two-step security authentication, as recently adopted by Facebook and Twitter, will be rendered useless against cyber attacks on mobile devices in 2014, security firm Trend Micro has claimed. Read Original Content

According to the 2013 Norton Report, Australian mobile users have a general lack of security awareness when it comes to using their mobile devices. Some 32 percent of surveyed respondents said they had experienced mobile cybercrime in the past 12 months and approximately one in five of survey respondents had lost their mobile device or had it stolen. Read Original Content

More than 15,000 mobile phones were lost on the London Underground in 2013, according to data released under a Freedom of Information request, underlining the security issues thrown up by device loss. Read Original Content

A recent study of 2,107 mobile applications published by 601 companies on the Forbes Global 2000 found that 86 percent of those applications don't have adequate security measures in place to protect them from the most common exploits, and 97 percent access at least one private data source within a device. Read Original Content

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