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BlackBerry has appointed David Kleidermacher as its new chief security officer, the smartphone maker announced on Tuesday.
Mobile security startup Wandera has raised $15 million in additional funding led by 83North, with participation from existing investor Bessemer Venture Partners.
Please join us for a special webcast: Protecting Against Fraud and Cybercrime from Mobile Devices, presented by ThreatMetrix.
Siri, Apple’s personal assistant and knowledge navigator application, can be leveraged to steal sensitive information from iOS smartphones in a stealthy manner, according to a recently published research paper.
An open source piece of software made available on Sunday can be used to automate phishing attacks that target credentials for Wi-Fi networks
Cybercriminals are repackaging legitimate HTML5 applications into Android malware and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), according to Trend Micro
BlackBerry has completed its acquisition of Secusmart GmbH, a provider of high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions.
VMware has released an update to its AirWatch enterprise mobile management and security platform to address information disclosure vulnerabilities.
The creators of the Android remote administration tool (RAT) called DroidJack started off as legitimate application developers, but when they realized that their products were not as successful as they had hoped, they turned to developing a crimeware tool.
Mobile security firm Lookout warned that Android-powered smartphones or tablets are being targeted with mobile malware called "NotCompatible" that puts them at the mercy of hacker overlords.

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Adam Ely's picture
Many of us create our own blind spots through assumption. Until we understand what is occurring on mobile devices, we cannot determine if our controls are effective at managing risk.
Adam Ely's picture
CISOs are notoriously disliked. Trying to protect company, customer and employee data often means having to say “no” to new projects and implementations. This does not earn you many friends.
Ryan Naraine's picture
John Hultquist, Manager of Cyber Espionage Threat Intelligence at ISIGHT Partners, joins the podcast to talk about "NEWSCASTER," a cyber espionage operation that uses fictitious social media accounts to launch attacks.
Danelle Au's picture
Enterprises must find the right balance to deliver a mobile security environment that meets productivity and flexibility needs without putting devices, apps, or data at risk.
Ryan Naraine's picture
In this podcast, Richard Boscovich, assistant general counsel in the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, talks about the new Microsoft Cybercrime Center and the ongoing battle to stop the proliferation of botnets around the world.
Wade Williamson's picture
If you are going to analyze network traffic for hidden malware or look for anomalous behaviors that indicate an infection, you should be sure to include mobile devices and mobile malware in your efforts.
Ryan Naraine's picture
Vinnie Liu from Bishop Fox joins Ryan Naraine on the podcast to warn businesses about the security risks associated with the new LinkedIn Intro application.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Security is a creature of habit. Security likes things to stay the same. Change brings chaos. Chaos is bad for security. But, we can help control the security of our environment by following good security habits.
Torsten George's picture
Many security experts believe the next wave of enterprise hacking will be carried out via the mobile channel. What steps can be taken to maintain the productivity gains and cost-savings associated with BYOD, while proactively managing and mitigating security risks associated with this practice?
Ryan Naraine's picture
Costin Raiu of Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team talks about the global implications of the Icefog APT campaign and discloses that a major command-and-control shutdown is currently underway.