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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of May 18, 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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The mobile security risk created by the use of tablets and smartphones in businesses as a result of the use of third party apps has experienced a “monumental increase” according to the results of a recently published Good Technology report.  Read Original Content

Google Inc. has acquired Divide, a startup company that aims to secure your smartphone to make it enterprise-friendly. The concept of the app is to create a partition that separates a user's personal data from work-related files, effectively isolating and putting them into secure file location on the same device.  Read Original Content

Samsung Electronics is looking forward to adding various types of biometric sensors to its mobile security system.  One of the executives of Samsung Electronics said the company is looking into the possibility of using biometrics in its security system and they also expect it to be available even for low-end smartphone models.  Read Original Content

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It may be the most secure personal smartphone to ever hit the market. Featuring encrypted calls, texts, emails and Web browsing, the Blackphone runs on a modified Android operating system fittingly dubbed PrivateOS.  Read Original Content

Not only are businesses replacing third party and mobile apps with secure alternatives, they are also investing heavily in custom app development, according to the Good Technology Mobility Index.  Read Original Content
Android might dominate the smartphone market, but that position comes at the price of being the most targeted platform for mobile security threats.  A new report by F-Secure shows that over 99 percent of new mobile threats detected in the first quarter of 2014 occurred on an Android device.  Read Original Content

Companies are expected to spend in excess of $11 billion in 2014 on mobile security measures, as BYOD policies and the prevalence of mobile malware becomes more and more of an issue for enterprises looking to protect sensitive data, according to an SNS Research report.  Read Original Content

Security and protection services provider The ADT Corporation recently collaborated with location-based services and family networking technology provider Life360 to add a new dimension to its expanding portfolio.  Read Original Content

BlackBerry kicked off its annual event in South America on May 12. This year the company’s focus was on mobile security.  Read Original Content

Absolute Software recently released the results of a survey conducted of 750 U.S. employees who use their mobile devices for work, and these disturbing findings surfaced: almost one in six consider their personal data priceless, but none of the respondents characterized work data that way.  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.