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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of October 26, 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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Mobile data gateway firm Wandera has warned enterprises the security threat level against mobile devices is increasing every day. Read Original Content

Several Samsung Galaxy mobile devices are now cleared to store classified information, paving the way for Samsung to tap a broad market of government agencies and private contractors that handle sensitive data. The green light for Samsung’s Knox security platform comes from the NSA, among other security agencies. Read Original Content

BlackBerry's highly regarded security strategy has earned the company top ranking in a new evaluation of the mobile device management sector. In Forrester's ranking, BlackBerry received the highest possible score in 12 of the 27 criteria. Read Original Content

With the MobileCloud™ Platform and end-to-end mobile quality management suite, Perfecto Mobile enables the world’s leading brands to test, monitor and deliver 5 star mobile applications. Globally distributed development and QA teams can test thousands of REAL mobile devices and collaborate in real-time to continuously develop, test and monitor user experience in real life market conditions.  Contact us at http://www.perfectomobile.com/articles/contact-us.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Perfecto Mobile.

Around 45 percent of Android devices have a browser that is vulnerable to two serious security issues, but some countries have a considerably larger percentage of affected users than others, according to data from mobile security firm Lookout. Read Original Content

General Dynamics C4 Systems has been awarded a contract to supply encrypted smartphone units for use by enterprise information technology managers in government. Read Original Content


For the second time in four months, researchers at a computer security company are connecting the Russian government to electronic espionage efforts around the world. Read Original Content

Executives of BAE Systems in London are boosting their company's expertise in cyber warfare and cyber security with their proposed acquisition of cyber expert SilverSky in Milford, Conn. Read Original Content

ABI Research calculates cyber security spending for critical infrastructure protection will reach US $109 billion globally by 2020. The majority of spending will focus on securing the financial sector and the ICT infrastructure, with the North American and European regions pumping the most into network, systems, and data security. Read Original Content

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