Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of January 4, 2015

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 total number of LTE connected devices shipped worldwide will exceed 1.89 billion devices by the end of 2019—exposing mobile security threats as one of the weakest links in network security, according to research from Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation. Read Original Content

McAfee Japan has decided to actively improve mobile security with the development of a new Android app, the McAfee Safe Call.  Co-developed by local IT firm Tobila Systems, the new app provides a security check to phone calls, much in the same way anti-virus software checks files and data for malicious content. Read Original Content

Cybersecurity is currently a $95.6 billion market, and it is expected to grow nearly 63 percent, to $155.74 billion, by 2019, according to MarketsandMarkets. Read Original Content

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Boeing, the defense contractor and manufacturer of aircraft has now entered into an agreement with BlackBerry, the recovering Canadian smartphone maker, in order to create a “Black” device with top mobile security levels including a self destruction feature. Read Original Content

According to the results of a recent One Poll survey, only one percent of device users actually feel using a third party mobile payments provider provides them with adequate security to keep their data safe when making a purchase in-store. Read Original Content

According to a recent report from Gartner, businesses and governments around the world will spend $71.1 billion safeguarding their data in 2014, up 7.9 percent from a year ago. In 2015 the IT research firm sees that rate accelerating to 8.1 percent, for a total of $76.9 billion. Read Original Content

According to Reuters the average cyber liability loss in the U.S. is $5.9 million.  Globally cyber-crime costs the world economy between $300 and $575 billion, which is a mere attritional drag or cost of doing business in the information age. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global smart grid cyber security market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9.7 percent over the period 2013-2018. 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.