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Kevin Benedict's Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of February 15, 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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According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global mobile security market will grow from $1,507.7 million in 2014 to $5,754.8 million by 2019, at a compound annual growth rate of 30.7 percent. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the global cyber security market in the BFSI sector to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.14 percent over the period 2014-2019.  Read Original Content

According to IBM, individuals who use dating apps on company-issued smartphones could be putting corporate data at risk, according to a study by IBM. Big Blue's report saw the vendor test 41 dating apps on an Android device, and discovered 26 of them were either mildly or highly vulnerable to hacking. Read Original Content

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Intel Security announced it has collaborated with Samsung to secure its Tizen smartphone through its McAfee Mobile Security software. Under the tie-up, McAfee Mobile Security software will come pre-installed in the first Samsung smartphones running the Tizen open-source operating system. Read Original Content

Around 16 million mobile devices worldwide were hit by malware as of the end of 2014, while attacks on communications networks rose during the year, according to new research by Alcatel-Lucent. Read Original Content

According to Lookout, 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

A recent report by the security company McAfee indicated there was a 197 percent increase in mobile malware from 2012 to 2013. Read Original Content

A recent study by Harris Interactive has discovered 70 percent of employees have only the security that came preinstalled on the device, while 33 percent either have no security or don’t know if they have security. 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.