|By Kevin Benedict||
|June 8, 2014 02:30 PM EDT||
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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Thundersoft has announced a partnership with Trustonic to introduce secure mobile services to its expansive customer base of smartphone manufacturers supplying developing markets. Read Original Content
Mobile security startup Lookout is turning smartphones and tablets against gadget thieves with new features. The new theft alert function added sets out to pinpoint where a gadget might be and, in some cases, even take the thief's picture. Read Original Content
A New Jersey man foiled a robbery at his home thanks to surveillance cameras and a free app on his smartphone that alerted him to the break-in and allowed him to yell at the startled burglar through a camera's speakers. Read Original Content
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LG unveiled its latest flagship phone, the G3, and it includes antitheft software that can render the phone unusable if stolen. The company showcased the so-called "kill switch," along with other security features. The software will allow a user to remotely wipe the data from a phone, as well remotely lock it so a thief can't access personal information. Read Original Content
Nearly 60 percent of Australians aged 18 to 25 have ditched a smartphone, compared with 40 percent across all age groups, a government-commissioned online security report shows. Of those, less than a third cleared their personal details before discarding their devices - a worrying statistic for online security experts. Read Original Content
China and the United Nations will hold an international symposium on information and network security in Beijing, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei. It will be the first international conference held by China and the UN on network issues and it is a move by China to promote international cyber security. Read Original Content
The Australian federal government's long-awaited Australian Cyber Security Centre will be fully operational in late 2014 - almost two years after it was first announced. Once operational, it will subsume the existing Cyber Security Operations Centre and will also house the national computer emergency response team, CERT Australia. Read Original Content
Microsoft Ventures, the start-up arm of Microsoft, is opening a new cyber security accelerator in Israel in a bid to capitalize on the nation's expertise in the field. Read Original Content
The call for immediate actions to address cyber security is reaching the top levels of global organizations. Cyber risk jumped from 12th to 3rd place in Lloyd's Risk Index 2013, which polled 588 C-level executives and board members at multinationals in April and May of last year. Read Original Content
Australians are putting themselves at risk of their personal information being hacked with a survey revealing less than a third of smartphone and tablet users install security software. The survey, released by the Government's Federal Communications Department, also showed 40 percent couldn't identify any signs of online safety breaches. 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.