A new policy brief has been unveiled addressing the growing need for cybersecurity capacity-building in Kenya.
Dubbed the “Mapping Kenya’s Cybersecurity Capacity-Building Needs” it outlines the steps that need to be taken to address challenges and build cybersecurity capacity in the country.
The policy brief gives emphasis that the COVID-19 pandemic led to the rapid adoption of ICTs and digital transformation across various sectors, including e-commerce, e-health, e-learning, e-government, and entertainment.
However, the rushed adoption of digital systems also presented new cybersecurity threats to users of digital devices.
The policy brief is based on discussions that took place during the Round table meeting on “Cybersecurity Capacity Building (CCB) Needs in Kenya” in 2022.
The meeting was hosted by the Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) in partnership with Global Partners Digital (GPD) and with the support of the government of the United Kingdom.
The overall objectives of the roundtable were to increase local stakeholder awareness of cybersecurity capacity-building needs and identify common priorities for Kenya in 2023.
The brief outlines Kenya’s cybersecurity capacity-building needs and identifies key recommendations to various stakeholders moving forward.
According to statistics from the Communications Authority, cyber threats recorded in the country have been on the rise since 2020, pointing to the need for greater investment in cybersecurity capacity building (CCB).
To read more about this policy brief, please follow this link.