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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly - Week of November 9, 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 device security software market is forecast by Infonetics Research to increase at a 25 percent compound annual growth rate topping $4 billion by 2018. Read Original Content

A report from Check Point Software Technologies has found 95 percent of IT professionals face challenges with the security of BYOD – and even more are concerned about mobile security incidents. Read Original Content

Mobile security breaches have affected 68 percent of organizations in the last 12 months, according to a new global study from BT. Despite this, organizations are still not taking sufficient security measures to protect themselves against mobile threats, such as lost or stolen devices and malware infections. Read Original Content

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Russian-speaking hackers from countries in the former Soviet Union have raked in $2.5 billion since 2013, mostly through financial fraud via mobile devices, according to a recent report by Russian cyber-security analytics firm Group-IV. Read Original Content

More than 41 percent of UK businesses have suffered a mobile security breach in the past year, according to a study conducted by BT. Read Original Content


The global mobile device security client software market will grow at a combined annual growth rate of 25 percent during 2013–2018 to $4.1 billion in 2018, said Infonetics Research. Read Original Content

South Korea's spy agency said on Wednesday that North Korea used infected mobile games to hack the phones of over 20,000 South Koreans. Read Original Content

Sixty-eight percent of all healthcare data breaches since 2010 are due to device theft or loss, according to the 2014 Healthcare Breach Report from Bitglass. 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 an opinionated futurist, Principal Analyst at the Center for Digital Intelligence™, C4DIGI.com, emerging technologies analyst, and digital transformation and business strategy consultant. In the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. He spent nearly 5 years working as a Senior Analyst at Cognizant (CTSH), and 2 years serving in Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work where he wrote many reports, hundreds of articles, interviewed technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries. He has written articles published in The Guardian, wrote the Forward to SAP Press' book titled "Mobilizing Your Enterprise with SAP", published over 3,000 articles and was featured as thought leader and digital strategist in the Department of Defense's IQT intelligence journal. Kevin lectures and leads workshops, teaches and consults with companies and government agencies around the world to help develop digital transformation and business strategies. Visit his website at C4DIGI.com.