INTERVIEW: Around 80 per cent of smartphones in Latin America are vulnerable for many reasons, such as being infected by malware or not being password protected, claimed executive security advisor at IBM Vicente Gozalbo Moragrega.
Lack of awareness around being vigilant about security is a big reason for concern and something businesses and governments need to tackle, he warned, adding they also need to invest in secure applications and systems.
Moragrega (pictured) believes identity theft and malware are the biggest threats to smartphone security and there is no one solution to tackle all of Latin America, as every country has its own laws, economics, level of skill and culture: imposters adapt to each country to personalise their attacks.
He also shed light on the shortage of skills when it comes to data security in particular.
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