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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of December 14, 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 Research and Markets, the global BYOD security market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 35.23 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Article

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill meant to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure against cybersecurity threats. The Cybersecurity Act (S. 1353) would allow for the creation of a set of industrial standards to protect key industrial sectors including energy, telecommunications and finance. Read Original Content

After a recent cyber attack, Sony Entertainment CEO, Michael Lynton, told employees of the embattled studio Saturday the hack attack that has resulted in the leak of employees’ personal information and internal business documents is unprecedented in nature. Read Original Content

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The global cyber security market is expected to grow by nearly two-thirds over the next five years, to $156 billion in 2019 from $96 billion this year, according Markets and Markets, a Dallas research firm. Read Original Content

In a bid to enhance its cyber security capabilities, Cisco recently announced its intent to acquire Chicago-based security advisory firm Neohapsis for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close by the end of January next year. Neohapsis currently provides risk management, compliance advice as well as cloud, mobile and enterprise security solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Read Original Content

An FCC report released Thursday more than one million smartphones are stolen each year, and 34 percent of smartphone owners still don’t turn on any security controls. Read Original Content

According to iDrive, iOS users are more likely to keep data backed up, with 33 percent more photos and 20 percent more videos backed up when compared to Android users. Furthermore, iOS users also are 25 percent more likely to keep data secure with encryption. Read Original Content

Attacks on Apple iOS devices are rising sharply, with 87 percent of the top 100 paid-for iOS apps now having been cracked and cloned - up from just 53 percent in 2013, according to a new report. Read Original Content

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