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Kevin Benedict's Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of January 18, 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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TechNavio's analysts forecast the global mobile security market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 38.3 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

Dublin-based market research firm Research and Markets has released a study focusing on Japan’s mobile security market, and it sees a lot of room for growth. Their forecast has this particular market growing at a rate of 38.5 percent between 2014 and 2019. Read Original Content

German researchers have exposed the frailty in mobile security, showing that an African or Asian network can easily hack into a UK or US-based mobile using the “SS7” network. Read Original Content

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According to Reuters, cyber crime costs the global economy $445 billion every year. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global cyber security market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.81 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

According to a Lookout report, Mobile malware grew substantially 2014, as the U.S. saw a 75 percent increase in mobile malware encounter rates compared to 2013. Read Original Content

Mobile users encountered malware nearly twice as often in 2014 than during 2013 — up from four percent to seven percent, CSO Online reported. Read Original Content

According to Quick Heal's Annual Threat Report for 2014, Android malware skyrocketed by almost 300 times between 2011 and 2014, which is an exponential increase in the estimate of Android malware that have been detected and reported. In fact, 536 new malware families and a further 616 new variants affecting the Android platform were detected. Read Original Content

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