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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of April 13, 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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Rising levels of cyber criminal activity and brisk adoption of cloud services are among the factors driving growth in the global cyber security market. It is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 10.3 percent between 2014 and 2019, which means its value will rise from $95.6 billion to $155.7 billion over the next five years. Read Original Content

Fueled by enterprise mobility and the increasing BYOD trend, the mobile security market is forecast by Visiongain to be $4.5 billion this year. Read Original Content

Dell has launched a new version of its Secure Mobile Access solution that allows administrators to restrict which applications can connect to the corporate network based on the specific security permissions assigned to individual users and devices. The offering is part of the company’s recently introduced Enterprise Mobility Management suite and runs on its SonicWALL E-Class Secure Remote Access Appliance. Read Original Content

The True Cost of Mobility - Companies are under tremendous pressure to develop and deploy mobile apps for their business systems, yet the traditional approach to mobile app development typically costs $250K+ and takes 6+ months for a single app. Today IT professionals are exploring platforms that radically reduce costs and time-to-market for their mobile initiatives, especially around complex applications such as SAP, Oracle, or custom applications. Download the whitepaper -

IBM this week said it has patented a new cloud computing security technique designed to protect data notifications sent to and from mobile devices. Read Original Content

The Pentagon plans to triple its cybersecurity staff by 2016, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced recently. A few days later, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Charles Gilgen said at a conference on cybercrime that his agency’s cyber division plans to hire 1,000 agents and 1,000 analysts in the coming year. Read Original Content
PayPal is rolling out a new smartphone card reader that will comply with the chip security standard for credit and debit cards that will be mandatory in Australia from later in 2014. Read Original Content

According to Markets and Markets the Cyber Security Market is estimated to grow from $95.6 billion in 2014 to $155.74 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 10.3 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

The cybersecurity market has had its share of M&A activity, headlined by Cisco Systems' $2.7 billion deal for Sourcefire last year and FireEye's early January deal to acquire Mandiant for $1 billion. Santa Clara, California-based Palo Alto has been active as well, announcing plans in January to buy Morta Security for an undisclosed sum. Read Original Content

According to an announcement by Google, smartphones and tablets running a specific version of Android were affected by the widespread web security bug, Heartbleed, which could potentially spill your sensitive login information. Read Original Content

Cyber crime and hacking attacks hit an all-time high in 2013, making it the “year of the mega breach,” according to the latest report by Symantec. 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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