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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of June 22, 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 new information gathered by Visiongain, the value of the global Cyber Security market in 2014 will reach $76.68 billion. Read Original Content

Google and Microsoft will soon be introducing a “kill switch” to their respective mobile software, so owners can deactivate their handsets if they're stolen. The move comes after a report by the New York State attorney general found that the theft of iPhones has fallen significantly in the six months since Apple introduced the security features to its mobile operating system. Read Original Content

According to research specialist Gartner, by 2017 misconfiguration of applications will account for 75 percent of mobile security breaches. Read Original Content

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Baidu, the world's leading Chinese search engine and developer of award-winning PC, Web and mobile products, has announced its free Android antivirus app Baidu Mobile Security has received certification from the IT security institute AV-TEST, earning top marks in all testing criteria among 30 Android security apps worldwide. Read Original Content

PayPal is said to be interested in Touch ID, Apple’s celebrated fingerprint sensor technology introduced last fall on the current generation iPhone 5s. Read Original Content
Spotify has come out with a mobile security strategy for individuals using Android devices and who use its popular music service, by requiring them to install new software to help to protect them against potential damage from a recent breach. Read Original Content

Turning its focus toward the high-end enterprise market once again, BlackBerry Limited has released its new secure messaging application, known as BBM Protected. The secure version of BBM offers a new form of encryption that has yet to be introduced with any other iteration of BlackBerry Messenger. Read Original Content

A research report found an alarming 136 percent increase in cyber threats and attacks against Indian government organizations and a 126 percent spike in attacks targeting financial services organizations. According to Symantec’s 2013 Norton Report, by July 2013, sophisticated cyber assaults like ransomware and spear-phishing has cost Indian individuals and companies some $4 billion. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Cyber Security market in South Korea to grow at a CAGR of 21.24 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to improve the quality of protection. Read Original Content

New figures show 80 percent of Kiwis who use the Internet have experienced an online security breach but only 39 percent have actually changed their behavior as a result. The problem is so serious the Government is backing a new online campaign called Connect Smart, in a bid to educate people about how to protect themselves online. Read Original Content

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