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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of August 24, 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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Mobile software startup Lookout has raised one of the largest private investments in cyber security, accepting $150 million from some big fund managers to lock down smartphones showing up at corporate IT departments. Read Original Content

The European cyber security solutions and services market is estimated to grow from $25.04 billion in 2014 to $35.53 billion by 2019, at a combined annual growth rate of 7.20 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, SNS Research estimates mobile device and network security investments will account for nearly $11 billion in 2014 alone. The market is further expected to grow at a combined annual growth rate of nearly 20 percent over the next six years. Read Original Content

The cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications can actually meet or exceed the original cost and time to implement those systems. In their new report, “StarMobile Transforms Enterprise Apps into Mobile Apps”, 451 Research details the advantages of StarMobile’s app development tool and how it can drastically reduce the cost and time to mobilize enterprise applications. Download report here: http://starmobileinc.com/report-451research-starmobile-transforms-mobile-apps-into-enterprise-apps/

A leaked report shows Apple's mobile operating system is the most secure against a specific spyware program used by the government. The document was anonymously leaked who got a hold of documents from Gamma Group, an international manufacturer of surveillance and monitoring systems. Read Original Content

Vodafone has become the first network to be awarded the new government-endorsed Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation for keeping customers’ data extremely secure. Read Original Content
Researchers from the Universities of Michigan and California say they’ve come up with a smartphone hack that can get into your Gmail account via your mobile device. A number of apps are affected by the vulnerability but Gmail was exploited with a 92 percent success rate. Read Original Content

Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 percent of the world's two billion-plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some cases let hackers take full control of devices. Read Original Content

Vietnamese smartphone users are advised to beware of Chinese-made handsets after a Beijing-based phone maker admitted recently it was collecting personal data without permission. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the cyber security market in the US Government sector will grow at a combined annual growth rate of 7.41 percent during the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

The Latin America cyber security market is estimated to grow from around $5.29 billion in 2014 to $11.91 billion by 2019, at a combined annual growth rate of 17.6 percent from 2014 to 2019. 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.