Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of September 28, 2104

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 managed security services market will become a $3.25 billion industry by 2018, up from $1.81 billion in 2013, a new research report from Frost & Sullivan says. Read Original Content

More than 75 percent of mobile applications will fail basic security tests through 2015, according to a new report by Gartner released on Sunday. Read Original Content

A recent survey has revealed security breaches rose 48 percent to 42.8 million in 2013. However, despite this dramatic increase the survey revealed security spending as a percentage of the IT budget has not increased. Read Original Content

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FBI Director James Comey on Thursday said he is concerned about moves by Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to market phones that can’t be searched by law enforcement, saying agency officials have engaged in discussions with both companies. Read Original Content

China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start October 17. Read Original Content

Analysts at RNR Market Research forecast the Global Mobile Enterprise Security Software market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.84 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

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Worldwide, the cyber security market is set to reach US $120.1 billion by 2017, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11.3 percent from 2012-2017, according to research company Markets and Markets. Read Original Content

New legislation now requires businesses that want to be considered for certain UK government contracts in the future to conform to a number of basic cyber security principles. Read Original Content

General Motors has appointed its first cyber security chief, Jeffrey Massimilla, who will be in charge of the efforts to protect the computers that run GM cars. 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.