Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of November 30, 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 worldwide mobile device security client software market is expected to hit US $4.1 billion in 2018, reflecting a five percent compound annual growth rate of 25 percent, according to Infonetics. In the second quarter, global mobile device security software revenue grew 10 percent sequentially to US $466 million. Read Original Content

BlackBerry Ltd. is partnering with rival smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co. in an agreement that will see it provide mobile security technology for the Android operating system. Read Original Content

More than 40 percent of UK businesses have suffered a security breach from work mobile phones in the past 12 months, according to BT, which has warned companies are not taking the dangers of smartphones seriously enough. Read Original Content

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According to IDC Health Insights, by 2015, half of healthcare organizations will have experienced one to five cyber attacks in the previous 12 months, with a third of those attacks successful. Read Original Content

The Australian government is refreshing its cyber security strategy to better preempt attacks on its networks, in the face of increased attacks on its infrastructure, the Prime Minister’s Office announced. The government’s intelligence agency reported a 37 percent increase in cyber attacks involving government agencies in 2013, compared to 2012. Read Original Content


Mobile security research firm Lookout revealed findings on Thursday showing hackers can now effectively turn Android phones into so-called botnets, a compromised device that can be used to communicate with other infected devices for nefarious purposes. Read Original Content

Increased adoption of BYOD policies has spurred demand for better security solutions and initiated growth in the Global BYOD Security Market, according to a new report from research firm TechNavio. The global market is expected to post a compound annual growth rate of 35.23 percent from 2015-2019. Read Original Content

According to SNS Research, this year will be a banner one for mobile device and network security investments, as companies are expected to spend $11 billion to protect their smartphones and tablets from malware. Read Original Content

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