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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of August 17, 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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Analysts forecast the global messaging security gateway market will grow at a combined annual growth rate of 55.52 percent over the period 2013-2018. According to the report, the increased use of mobile devices is one of the major drivers in the market. Read Original Content

BlackBerry has announced the U.S. Department of Defense will now allow its customers to use the smartphone maker's mobile-security software to manage Apple Inc. and Android-powered devices on the agency's network. Read Original Content

Cyber-security start-up GuardiCore Ltd. has raised $11 million in a series-A round. The Tel-Aviv based company develops cyber security solutions for data centers. The company’s product reroutes malicious traffic into a monitored server where it provides insights into the nature of the attack. 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/

Cybersecurity has made its way onto the list of the top five concerns for U.S. electric utilities this year, yet less than a third say they’re prepared to meet the growing threat of an attack, according to a new survey. Read Original Content

The British Ministry of Defense is running a £2 million contest seeking developers of automated cyber defense tools. Entrants are asked to provide proof-of-concept proposals to identify, analyze and respond to cyber attacks, with the competition due to launch on September 9 at De Vere Canary Wharf in London. Read Original Content
MarketsandMarkets expects the Middle East cyber security market is estimated to be $5.17 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to $9.56 billion in 2019. This represents an estimated compound annual growth rate of 13.07 percent from 2014 to 2019. Read Original Content

MarketsandMarkets expects the global smartphone security market to grow from $387.15 million in 2010 to $2964.89 million by 2016. Global smartphone security market for Android OS is the fastest growing one with a compound annual growth rate of 65.05 percent from 2011 to 2016 due to increasing number of applications. Read Original Content

Recent research from a firm called Intercede has revealed that following the Heartbleed online and mobile security issue, only 18 percent of consumers in the United Kingdom feel confident that their use of m-commerce and smartphone based payments are actually secure. Read Original Content

Secure voice communications will be an important criteria going forward for most enterprise customers, and BlackBerry Ltd hopes to achieve enterprise mobile security market domination through its first acquisition since new CEO John Chen was appointed last November. 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.