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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of February 23, 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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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

The next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy smartphone range will feature biometric security, the company has announced. In a similar way to Apple's iPhone 5, the main button on the front of the device doubles as a fingerprint scanner used to unlock the device. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets expects the global Smartphone security market to grow from $387.15 million in 2010 to $2964.89 million by 2016. Global Smartphone security market for Android OS is the fastest growing one with a CAGR of 65.05 percent from 2011 to 2016 due to increasing number of applications. Read Original Content

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McAfee announced a new security solution at MWC 2014 that will protect Android users from threats online. McAfee is an Intel company and the new software delivers on the promise Intel made in the past for free mobile security software for consumers. Read Original Content

The size of China enterprise mobile security software market will reach $57.7 million in 2017, according to IDC's China Enterprise Mobile Security Software 2013-2017 Forecast and Analysis. Read Original Content
Bluebox has announced a new offering that aims to address mobile app security demands. Instead of trying to solve the BYOD challenge, Bluebox is positioning itself to offer bring-your-own-apps BYOA technology for both Android and IOS devices. Read Original Content

New research conducted by BAE Systems this month reveals the attacks on international businesses, including banks and retail giants such as Target, led to a significant 60 percent of U.S. businesses surveyed increasing their cyber security budget. Of those businesses planning to increase their cyber security budget over the next 12 months, a resounding 78 percent cited the recent attacks as having a significant influence on their decision. 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

The European Union and Brazil have agreed to launch a new EU-Brazil dialogue on international cyber policy at the annual EU-Brazil summit held here on Monday. Read Original Content

The global cybersecurity market will be worth $77.7 billion in 2014, according to a new forecast by market research firm ASDReports. Read Original Content

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***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.