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Mobile Cyber and Security News Weekly

Week of March 2, 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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Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, hopes to consolidate his country's position as a world leader in the cyber security field. IDC, an analysis company, predicts the global market will grow from $30.3 billion in 2012 to an estimated $42 billion by 2017. Read Original Content

Oracle has launched a new mobile security software for enterprise use. The Oracle Mobile Security Suite employs an application and user focused approach to securing enterprise devices, a growing need with the widespread adoption of BYOD workplace policies. Read Original Content

Global cyber security spending by critical infrastructure industries was expected to hit $46 billion in 2013, up 10 percent from a year earlier, according to Allied Business Intelligence Inc. Read Original Content

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Boeing Co., the aerospace giant that makes fighter jets, airliners and satellites, is now looking at getting into the cell phone business. The company said it has developed an ultra-secure smartphone that is marketed toward U.S. defense and security communities. Read Original Content

Samsung smartphone users will be able to protect enterprise data better than ever with the improved Knox 2.0 security software, following the company's release of new features used for helping users to separate their personal and work information on their smart devices. Read Original Content

With spam attacks targeted at mobile devices on the rise, SAP AG is employing its flagship SMS interworking service to protect against cross-operator attacks. The company announced that in the last two months, new anti-spam capabilities within the SAP® SMS 365 mobile service have detected and eliminated nearly 18 million attempted spam and grey route messages. Read Original Content

China is bolstering its efforts on cyber security with a new high-level committee that aims to turn the nation into an "Internet power," the country's official state media said last week. Read Original Content

Hold Security has said it uncovered stolen credentials from some 360 million accounts that are available for sale on cyber black markets, though it is unsure where they came from or what they can be used to access. Read Original Content

Google has invested in another two cyber security start-ups this week, as venture capitalists flock to back a new wave of companies pledging to fight the growing threat of cyber crime. Read Original Content

A survey of senior IT officials in companies ranging from banks to mining, technology and law by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence showed U.S. firms already spending 15 percent of their entire IT budgets on improving security. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation Cognizant View my profile on LinkedIn Learn about mobile strategies at MobileEnterpriseStrategies.com Follow me on Twitter @krbenedict Browse the Mobile Solution Directory Join the Linkedin Group Strategic Enterprise Mobility

***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.

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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.