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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly

Week of January 12, 2014

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 Infonetics, the mobile messaging security market rose 70 percent in 2013 as telecom operators have stepped up battle against spam. Read Original Content

A study by the Ponemon Institute, a security research center, and Lumension, a provider of end-point management and security, revealed 75 percent of IT security professionals said mobile devices will pose the biggest threat to companies' security in 2014, up from just nine percent who said the same in 2010. Read Original Content

IBM inventors have patented a technique that can enable businesses to improve cloud security and support secure transactions by preventing mobile devices from accessing software code that has been maliciously or inadvertently modified after it was encrypted. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper - https://www.capriza.com/resources/whitepapers/?resource=true-cost-of-enterprise-mobility&adgroup=MES

A researcher has discovered several security vulnerabilities in 40 personal banking apps from 60 of the world's biggest banks. Testing only iOS devices, Ariel Sanchez from IOActive found 90 percent of the apps contain non-SSL links, which means that a hacker could potentially intercept the traffic and inject random JavaScript/HTML code in order to create a fake login phishing attempt. Read Original Content

IBM Labs has introduced new technology intended to improve the security of cloud applications and mobile users. The technology aims to help businesses increase cloud security and support secure transactions by preventing mobile devices from accessing malicious software code, even if it was encrypted after it became infected. Read Original Content

BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the company's plan to open a security innovation center in Washington DC. Chen underlined the importance of mobile security and said BlackBerry was reaffirming its commitment to work closely with government partners to help build products and policy for the public and private sectors. Read Original Content

By 2018 the oil and gas industry will be spending up to EUR 1.37 billion on cyber security. The increased demand to protect a multi-billion dollar global industry is being spurred on by the ever-growing cyber threat across the globe. Read Original Content

Over the holiday, separate security research teams have uncovered a security flaw in Samsung's Knox security system which is designed to secure data on the company's line of Galaxy Android smartphones. Read Original Content


More than 40 percent of Android-based smartphone and tablet owners in the UAE do not use any security software to protect their devices against cyber-threats, according to a survey conducted by B2B International and Kaspersky Lab in summer 2013. Read Original Content

The biggest salary increases for IT professionals are for roles in big data analytics, e-commerce and mobile and IT security, according to the Robert Half Technology 2014 Salary Guide. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict is the Senior Analyst for Digital Transformation at Cognizant, a writer, speaker and SAP Mentor Alumnus. Follow him on Twitter @krbenedict. He is a popular speaker around the world on the topic of digital transformation and enterprise mobility. He maintains a busy schedule researching, writing and speaking at events in North America, Asia and Europe. He has over 25 years of experience working in the enterprise IT solutions industry.

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