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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly

Week of December 29, 2013

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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Frost & Sullivan estimates the global mobile endpoint protection market to reach $1 billion in 2017, up from just $433.5 million last year. Read Original Content

A recent study commissioned by IT security solutions provider Lumension and conducted by the Ponemon Institute indicate a large majority (75 percent) of IT security experts feel attacks on smartphones and other mobile devices will be the main security concerns of major companies in the coming year. Read Original Content

McAfee is predicting mobile malware in particular will drive growth for the security industry next year. Mobile attacks could include malicious software that steals data from legitimate apps or software that is installed via NFC. Read Original Content

Magic Software Enterprises, with a presence in more than 50 countries, provides development, deployment, and integration of core business applications, supporting scalable deployment on multiple channels, including on-premise, Web (HTML5), rich Internet, mobile, and SaaS. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Magic Software Enterprises.

AT&T has made available a new application programming interface toolkit it says can help businesses make mobile transactions safer and easier for AT&T mobile subscribers. The toolkit is designed to allow businesses to automate fraud-avoidance queries and the completion of basic forms for subscribers during transactions. Read Original Content

Tripwire, Inc. has announced the results of a survey on mobile security and holiday shopping, revealing nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers (59 percent) and U.K. consumers (65 percent) have no security software on their mobile devices. Read Original Content

The Singapore government is offering more scholarships to encourage young people to pursue degrees and diplomas in cyber security, Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim said. Read Original Content

All of the top 100 paid Android apps and 56 percent of the top 100 paid Apple iOS apps have been hacked, research has revealed. Compared with the 2012 research, the proportion of compromised free Android apps has decreased from 80 percent to 73 percent, but increased in free iOS apps from 40 percent to 53 percent. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets expects the global smartphone security market to grow from $387.15 million in 2010 to $2964.89 million by 2016. Global smartphone security market for Android OS is the fastest growing one with a CAGR of 65.05 percent from 2011 to 2016 due to increasing number of applications. Read Original Content

By the end of 2014, a wealth of new smartphones could come with biometric technology, such as fingerprint recognition hardware. In September, Apple released the iPhone 5s, which included a fingerprint reader, in the hope of bolstering security and improving usability. 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 serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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