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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of June 8, 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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With use of smartphones and tablets on the rise and sales of traditional PCs on the decline, attacks on mobile devices are maturing, says IT research and advisory firm Gartner Inc. Read Original Content

Apple has announced that it will be giving mobile app designers an additional option for mobile security by opening up its fingerprint ID feature that will enable them to toughen up the protection level by another layer. Read Original Content

Beefing up its security efforts, Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia will launch a dedicated security unit that will act as its central office for security processes, partnerships and guide for developing product. Read Original Content

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The mobile advertising libraries developers use to track behavior patterns and generate revenue are a potentially serious threat to the security of smartphone and tablet-equipped businesses, according to a report released by Mojave Networks. Read Original Content

The mobile security risk created by the use of tablets and smartphones in businesses as a result of the use of third party apps has experienced a “monumental increase” according to the results of a recently published report. Read Original Content
Visiongain has determined the value of the global mobile security market in 2013 will reach $3.49 billion. Read Original Content

The iPhone 6 could be Apple’s most secure smartphone to date thanks to iOS 8’s new privacy upgrades. The new OS has two features in particular that show Apple has responded to this new wave of enthusiasm for smartphone security. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets expects the global smartphone security market to grow from $387.15 million in 2010 to $2964.89 million by 2016. The 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

Cyber crime costs the global economy about $445 billion every year, with the damage to business from the theft of intellectual property exceeding the $160 billion loss to individuals from hacking, according to research published on Monday. Read Original Content

China will begin checking computer systems used in government departments to protect "sensitive data". The state Internet information office announced the measures amidst rows of cyber spying between China and the United States. 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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