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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of September 21, 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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Businesses have been urged to pay closer attention to the apps employees download on their business phones and tablets by Gartner, whose new research claims mobile devices suffer three times as many security attacks as desktops. Read Original Content

According to a new survey by Raytheon Company, 52 percent of organizations and employees frequently sacrifice security practices to realize the efficiency benefits of mobile connectivity. Read Original Content

Google is implementing stronger data security measures for Android smartphones and tablets running the upcoming version of its mobile operating system by enabling device encryption by default, a protection already set for users of Apple iPhones and iPads. Read Original Content

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Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates mobile device and network security investments will account for nearly $11 billion in 2014 alone. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 20 percent over the next six years. Read Original Content

Enterprises face myriad security challenges from mobile devices, and it's only going to get worse with the Internet of Things, a panel of vendors warned at CTIA's Super Mobility Week. Read Original Content
More than 75 percent of mobile applications will fail basic security tests through 2015, according to a new report by Gartner recently released. Read Original Content

A world-first cyber crime fighting training center has opened in the U.K. aiming to help businesses, government agencies, and even police forces keep ahead of this growing threat. Read Original Content

Boeing plans to open a cyber security analytics facility in Singapore, its first outside the United States, as part of efforts to make such capabilities and services accessible to customers in the Asia-Pacific region. Read Original Content

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