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Security 'game changers' forcing IT security pros to 'do things differently,' says SANS chief

There are five top security "game changers" that are going to "break the way we are doing security" and force IT security pros to "do things differently," explained John Pescatore, director of the SANS Institute, during a presentation at the SANS Security Leadership Summit being held here this week.

Bitcoin mining malware hidden in Google Play apps

Mobile security company Lookout discovered five apps on the Google Play market that provided more than the "beating heart" and "epic smoke" wallpapers they advertised. Hidden beneath the animated veneer was malware that forced the user's smartphone to download Bitcoins, which were then transferred to proxy accounts.

Mobile device security market forecast to triple by 2018

The mobile device security market, which totaled $1.3 billion in revenue for 2013, is forecast by Infonetics Research to total $3.4 billion in 2018.

Spotlight: NIST offers free mobile app vetting tool

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released this week a free mobile app management vetting tool called AppVet.

HHS slaps $2M in fines on 2 healthcare firms for unencrypted laptop breaches

The Department of Health and Human Services is cracking down on healthcare organizations that fail to encrypt patient data on laptop computers and other mobile devices.

Majority of malicious bot traffic made in the USA

The majority of malicious bot traffic came from the United States last year and nearly half of malicious bot traffic within the U.S. hit sites between 6 pm and 9 pm EST, according to research from Distil Networks.

LTE: The need for speed opens up security potholes

Mobile operators' deployment of high-speed 4G LTE networks has opened the door to security threats because of vulnerabilities inherent in the all IP architecture, warns Stephane Teral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research

Mobility, BYOD spurs $4.5B mobile security market

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

Spotlight: New Android bug could 'brick' devices

A new Android bug could cause Android smartphones and tablets to get stuck in an "endless reboot loop," effectively turning the device into a brick, warn Trend Micro researchers

Cybercrime black and gray markets are flourishing, warns RAND

Expanding black and gray markets for computer hacking tools, services and spoils of cybercrime, such as stolen credit card numbers, are expanding, creating an increasing threat to businesses, governments and individuals, according to a new RAND study sponsored by Juniper Networks