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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of January 5, 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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About 47,000 smartphone malware programs were identified in the first half of 2013, with 99 percent of them aimed at the Android operating system, according to the Kaspersky Security Network. Read Original Content

Mobile devices are bringing endpoint security threats to an acute level: 68 percent of IT and IT security professionals in a recent survey said their mobile devices have been targeted by malware in the last 12 months. Read Original Content

A global push to strengthen online security will accelerate in 2014 thanks to increased hacking attacks and the cyber spying revelations of former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden. Read Original Content

Verivo is a leading provider of enterprise mobility software. Verivo helps companies accelerate their business results. Its unique technology empowers teams to build, deploy, manage and update their mobile apps -- rapidly and securely. Verivo’s mobility platform is used by hundreds of companies in numerous industries, worldwide. This newsletter is sponsored in part by Verivo.

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich confirmed the company will drop the name McAfee from its big online security subsidiary, which it purchased in 2010 for $7.7 billion. Krzanich also said Intel will give away a mobile version of its security software. Read Original Content

Mobile device management systems are gaining rapid adoption among enterprises that wish to better manage the increasing number of smartphones and tablets being used in corporate environments. Read Original Content
Companies with employees working via mobile while on the move are realizing mobile is perhaps the biggest security risk to their IT networks, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute and endpoint management and security firm Lumension. Read Original Content

IBM has patented an invention that prevents mobile devices from running compromised code. Big Blue officials said inventors in IBM Research 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

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

After the usernames and mobile numbers of 4.6 million users found their way onto the Web this week, Snapchat has taken steps to plug the some of the security gaps in its photo sharing app. Recently the development team promised an update is on the way to prevent this sort of large-scale data harvesting in the future. Read Original Content

Security experts this month tested 275 Apple iOS- and Android-based mobile banking apps from 50 major financial institutions, 50 large regional banks, and 50 large U.S. credit unions. Overall, they found that eight out of 10 apps were improperly configured and not built using best practices software development. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict
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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.

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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.