Thursday, March 05, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly - Week of March 1, 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 report by Allied Market Research titled the global Mobile Security Market would reach $34.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 40.8 percent during 2014 - 2020. Read Original Content

According to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets, forecasts the global Mobile Security Market to grow from $1,507.7 million in 2014 to $5,754.8 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 30.7 percent. Read Original Content

BlackBerry has partnered with Google Inc. to ensure its latest mobile security software works with technology the search engine giant offers to separate an employee’s personal and work data on a smartphone. Read Original Content

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The threat of mobile malware is on the rise. A new report from telecom giant Alcatel-Lucent reveals that approximately 0.68 percent of mobile phones and tablets are currently infected with malware, closely mirroring the infection rate of Windows PCs. Overall, malware infection rates rose 25 percent in 2014, following a 20 percent increase in 2013. 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

Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, said it has seen a "sea change" in demand for cyber security services in critical infrastructure areas such as energy, oil and gas, and financial institutions over the past 18 months. Read Original Content

Over five billion downloaded Android apps are vulnerable to being hacked, cyber security researchers have found, as attackers exploit flaws in Google's operating system. Read Original Content

Arxan Technologies released its third annual State of Mobile App Security report, which reveals that 97 percent of the top 100 paid Android apps and 87 percent of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked. 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.