Industry lobby group Telecommunications Service providers of
TESPOK Chairman Kris Senanu has said that the country is lagging behind other states in adopting a cybesecurity policy that would guide interactions between government and the private sector in addressing cyber security.
"The Internet is today a critical economic and social infrastructure. It is therefore expected of the telecoms industry to ensure the security of the networks over which the public and business engage, irregardless of the technologies used to meet consumer services demand", he said.
He said, through cyber security laws countries such as
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.
"The fastest growing cyber-threat was anonymous proxy servers located in
This is despite the fact that anonymous proxy servers - computer systems that allow users to access the internet without leaving a footprint - can be used by any cybercriminal to attack other users with little or no likelihood of detection.
The report, which is available for download via the TESPOK portal Was developed by TESPOK in partnership with
According to Senanu TESPOK has already insitituted a technical team dedicated to monitoring the emerging issues around Cybersecurity in the country with a view to informing such a policy.
"Through partneships we seek to show that the battle against cyber-insecurity can be fought and won through the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders", he said.
TESPOK is a professional, non-profit organization representing the interests of telecommunication service providers in
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