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Is Kenya’s cyber insecurity getting out of control?

Impression of a hacker

Impression of a hacker

Cyber insecurity is on the upward trend in Kenya and a lobby group now wants government to work with the private sector more to tackle the menace.

The 2014 report themed ‘Rethinking Cybersecurity – ‘An Integrated Approach: Processes, Intelligence and Monitoring’, noted that in 2013 the number of cyber threat attacks detected in the Kenyan cyberspace grew by 108% to 5.4million attacks compared to 2.6 million attacks detected in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Probe the security deal, Safaricom tells Kenya parliament

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore

Kenya’s leading telecommunications company, Safaricom Limited, has welcomed the parliamentary probe into the Public Safety Communications Project.

Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer, Bob Collymore stated that, “In the interests of transparency, Safaricom Limited welcomes the move by the Parliamentary Committee on Security and Administration to scrutinize the deal and we would therefore like to assure Parliament of our full cooperation during life of the probe.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Call for applications: 4th Annual CIO100 awards

cio-awardsExpert use of technology will be rewarded yet again this year through the CIO East Africa annual awards.

In conjunction with PwC, CIO 100 awards, now in its fourth year, is now open for applications to reward those who took a risk on an emerging technology or deployed the tried-and-true in a new way. Read the rest of this entry »

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