Cybersecurity has become increasingly important to countries around the world, including Kenya, as digital threats continue to proliferate across the globe. Kenya is no exception, as the country continues to experience an increased frequency of cyberattacks and online security breaches. As a result, the government and other partner sectors have taken initiatives to heighten security measures, while also educating the public about cybersecurity practices and their increasing importance in a global society.
In recent years, several different cybersecurity conferences and events have been held throughout Kenya. These conferences serve to bring together international experts in cybersecurity as well as local stakeholders to discuss the latest security trends and challenges, and possible solutions. One example is the Kenya Information Security Conference, which is held annually and often features keynotes and other presentations from local and international cybersecurity experts.
In addition to conferences and events, Kenya also hosts several cybersecurity workshops and initiatives. These include the National Kenya Cyber Security Technical Working Group (NKCSTWG) which works to increase public understanding of cybersecurity and encourage local companies to adopt stronger cyber-defense strategies. The NKCSTWG also works to promote valuable government-sponsored cybersecurity initiatives such as the Kenya Cybersecurity Framework. Additionally, Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Heritage has made strides to create effective and appropriate cybercrime regulations to protect Kenyans from sophisticated cyber threats.