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Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly – Week of January 19, 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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Failure to boost cyber security could cost the world economy a staggering $3 trillion as new regulations and approaches to deal with destructive attacks would stifle innovation, says a report by the World Economic Forum. Read Original Content

The Starbucks mobile app, which is used by more than 10 million Starbucks customers to purchase drinks and food directly from their smartphones, is reportedly compromised according to security researcher Daniel Wood. Read Original Content

Enterprises are failing to implement strong mobile security policies due to a lack of awareness about the security risks posed by BYOD devices, judges Arun Bhattacharya, senior director of product marketing for enterprise mobility at CA Technologies. Read Original Content

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A full 41 percent of the government employees in a Cisco-sponsored assessment survey from Mobile Work Exchange were found to be putting themselves and their agencies at risk with existing mobile device habits. Read Original Content

According to market research firm Infonetics Research, around 10 trillion SMS/MMS messages are generated annually, opening up new opportunities for spammers and hackers and as a result, carriers are stepping up spending on security gateway solutions designed to combat SMS/MMS spam and threats. Read Original Content

Even as 2013 was marked by an unprecedented growth in malicious traffic, firms globally are grappling with a shortage of over a million cyber security professionals as they try to monitor and secure networks, a study by Cisco said. Read Original Content

China, wary of operating systems from the Western world, has built a new smartphone OS it believes will be more secure than the likes of Android and the iPhone. Read Original Content

Secure communications company Silent Circle and device maker Geeksphone have teamed up to create “the world’s first smartphone placing privacy and control directly in the hands of its users”. Read Original Content

Spending on network security, which represented 21 percent of the total security spending pie in 2013, is expected to increase in 2014 as enterprises increasingly look to thwart breaches and attacks. According to a Forrester Research survey of more than 2,000 security pros, 46 percent of companies expect to increase network security spending in 2014. Read Original Content

Millions of PCs may have been infected by malware inserted into ads on Yahoo websites - and then used to mine bitcoins. Yahoo confirmed this week that hackers had managed to insert malware into ads displayed on some of its European sites, but hasn't said how many users have been affected. 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.