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People, pay hold keys to boosting LatAm cyber safety

first_img Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 DEC 2017 INTERVIEW: An NEC security expert told Mobile World Live Latin America faces many unique challenges in terms of cyber security, but explained people and awareness are as important as technology when addressing the issue.Mauricio Vergara, cyber security specialist at NEC Colombia (pictured), commented device authentication is a major challenge amid the expansion of smart connectivity into devices including TVs and the emergence of IoT: “We have to be able to ensure that we are providing information to the correct devices.”However, a shortage of people with the requisite cyber security expertise is hindering Latin America’s progress in preparing defences relative to other global regions: “We’ve seen a huge shortage of skills in the region,” Vergara said, noting research showed 63 per cent of organisations in the area encounter difficulties hiring suitably qualified staff.Vergara believes salaries must be improved to fill the skills gap: “in the US, in Europe, things are different”.End users must also be considered. Vergara estimated up to a million people fall victim to cybercrime each day and called for a coordinated approach from governments, academia and the private sector in developing “programmes to alert the people of the risks that they are exposed to”.Such coordination is also necessary to improve cyber security at national and regional levels, Vergara argued. While acknowledging it is not easy for governments to share information, countries in the region must work together to ensure they are “more prepared” for attacks.Click here to access the full interview. Devices Related cyber securityNEC Colombia Michael doesn’t want to admit that he has been a journalist and editor for close to 20 years covering a diverse set of subjects including shipping and shipbuilding, fixed and mobile telecoms, and motorcycling…More Read more Authorcenter_img Previous ArticleBlog: Qualcomm turns the focus to technologyNext ArticleApple nears deal to acquire Shazam China cybersecurity unit targets deepfake threat Home People, pay hold keys to boosting LatAm cyber safety Michael Carroll US, UK warn against hackers preying on virus fears UK government tightens IoT securitylast_img

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