The private and public sectors need to move with the times and start training employees — the new weak point in an organisation’s information technology (IT) defences — in how to deal with cyber threats, experts say. There has been "a seismic shift in how we work", with mobile devices allowing remote work to increasingly become the norm, says David Emm, a UK-based principal security researcher at cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab. That means the old model of building security "moats" around company networks no longer works, and many businesses have not moved on from that strategy. Emm says the shift to working on mobile devices — phones, tablets and laptops – means hackers have more entry points into a company’s network.

Riaan Graham, Ruckus Networks sales director for sub-Saharan Africa, agrees. "With mobile devices becoming effectively a computer in your pocket and where a lot of your communication happens on a daily basis, I think the one thing all corporates are guilty of ...

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