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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of April 20, 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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SNS Research's latest report indicates global spending on mobile device and network security infrastructure, software and services is expected to reach $11 billion by the end of 2014. Read Original Content

The Pentagon plans to more than triple its cyber security staff in the next few years to defend against Internet attacks that threaten national security, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently announced. Read Original Content

The fingerprint security on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 phone has been hacked by a German team, who warn its implementation is less secure - and its consequences potentially much worse - than on Apple's iPhone 5S. Read Original Content

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Markets and Markets 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

Credit unions have turned up the heat on Congress to pass cyber security legislation after Michaels Stores Inc. last week confirmed that a data breach affected about three million credit and debit cards used at its shops. In a letter to congressional leaders on Friday, the National Association of Federal Credit Unions said the breach at the Irving, Texas-based arts-and-crafts retailer, followed by the high-profile breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., should make the approval of cyber security legislation a priority for Congress. Read Original Content
Tesla Motors electric vehicles can be located and unlocked by criminals remotely simply by cracking a six-character password using traditional hacking techniques, according to newly released research. Read Original Content

According to Dr. William Duckworth, associate professor of statistics, data science and analytics at Creighton University's Heider College of Business, the mobile phone "kill switch" would save consumers $2.6 billion annually. Read Original Content

Markets and Markets expect the Wireless Network Security Market to grow from $8.47 billion in 2014 to $15.55 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 12.94 percent during the forecast period. Read Original Content

According to researchers from ESET cyber criminals have started using a sophisticated Android Trojan app designed for e-banking fraud to target Facebook users, possibly in an attempt to bypass the two-factor authentication protection on the social network. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets the Global BYOD Security market is set to grow at a CAGR of 31.95 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need for enhanced mobile communication security. 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.

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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.