Kenya urged to safeguard its cyber-security to ensure businesses and e-government services flourish

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Kenya must bolster its local cyber-security safeguards to ensure businesses and e-government services flourish amid recent hacking incidents that have disrupted commercial services across the world.
International Conference on Peace, Security and Social Enterprise Chairman Dr Vincent Gaitho said internet use in Kenya had become a basic necessity that requires the public and private sector to work jointly in formulating effective defensive mechanisms.
“Someone disrupted MPESA services costing Kenya losses worth millions of shillings and this saw Safaricon(MPESA) give its customers a free ‘ 24 hour ‘payback’ to send any amount of money across the network,” said Dr Gaitho.
The MKU don was speaking during a meeting in Nairobi convened to brief participants on progress made on the planned three day conference on cyber-security which starts on May 16 at Safari Park Hotel organised by Africa Cyber-security Network (A

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