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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of August 31, 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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Gartner recently predicted worldwide information security spending will reach $71.1 billion in 2014, a 7.9 percent year-over-year increase. The research firm also said it expects next year's total information security spending to increase 8.2 percent to $76.9 billion. Read Original Content

In an email to FierceMobileIT, digital identity expert Intercede said its study "The Rise of the Identity Centric Economy" reveals 44 percent of U.S. consumers would never use mobile banking services and 48 percent would never use bill payment apps. Read Original Content

A new Oracle survey of 414 IT management executives showed security concerns often delay or stop the enterprise-wide adoption of mobile initiatives. 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/

AVAST! Mobile Security, a leader in providing protection for Android devices, recently eclipsed the 100 million download mark on Google Play. Read Original Content

Chinese online payments giant Alipay is working with Huawei to enable users of the phone maker’s new Ascend Mate 7 handset to secure their mobile payments using a fingerprint sensor built into the phone. The tie-up, Alipay says, will provide “a way to fast-track biometric payment technology in China.” Read Original Content
Digital identity expert Intercede has revealed the results of its new research The Rise of the Identity Centric Economy which found 53 percent of UK consumers would never use mobile banking services, while many avoid using any mobile financial services at all – including Paypal, money transfer apps and even shopping websites. Read Original Content

India, which has over 900 million cellphones, was ranked the fourth-most mobile malware infected country in the world in the first half of the year, according to a new report by an online security firm. Read Original Content

According to a recent HP study, currently 70 percent of the 10 most popular types of Internet of Things “smart” devices are vulnerable to being hacked or compromised. 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.