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Kenya's cybersecurity concerns on the rise

Rebecca Wanjiku | June 18, 2014
Cybersecurity incidents in Kenya are on the rise, owing to infrastructure growth and increased demand for connectivity in rural and urban areas, according to the most recent annual cybersecurity report from the Telecommunications Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK).

"Kenya needs to have a definitive incident response team and active Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help the country recover in the event of a large-scale coordinated cyber-attack," the report said. "The possibilities of such an attack are high and concerns of our preparation to address such a threat are not unfounded."

The survey does not highlight reports that some terrorist attacks have been carried out after mobile networks were jammed. For example, networks were reportedly jammed on Monday during the attack by Al Shabab militants in Lamu, in the coastal area.


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