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Kevin Benedict's Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of March 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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BlackBerry Ltd. has announced a cloud version of its mobile security software, its latest move to win business from its traditional government and business customers. Read Original Content

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 compound annual growth rate of 30.7 percent. Read Original Content

Waltham-based defense contractor Raytheon Co. is reportedly in talks to acquire Websense Inc., an Austin security technology firm, for more than $1 billion. Read Original Content

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The State Department on Friday said it was upgrading the security of its unclassified computer network to defend against cyber attacks, leaving some employees unable to send outside emails or access the Internet. Read Original Content

BlackBerry has said Samsung is integrating BlackBerry's encryption and mobile-billing technologies into its Knox security platform, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read Original Content

Eight months on from shipping, the company behind the Blackphone secure Android smartphone has announced the business-oriented Blackphone 2 and a mystery new secure tablet, the Blackphone+. Read Original Content

Fujitsu has used Mobile World Congress to show off a smartphone with an iris scanner that can authenticate users in less than a second. The prototype is the first of its kind, according to the company. 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.