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Petya Ransomware v0.3 National KE-CIRT-CC Report

Posted on 28th June 2017

Petya ransomware encrypts the master boot records of infected Windows computers, making affected machines unusable. Open-source reports indicate that the ransomware exploits vulnerabilities in Server Message Block (SMB). The National KE-CIRT/CC encourages users and administrators to review the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 (link is external) and apply the update accordingly. Petya ransomware is targeting computers running the Windows […]...

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ITU-D Global Cybersecurity Index 2017

Posted on 20th June 2017

The Global Cybersecurity Index (CGI) 2017 report was released on 15th June 2017 at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2017 in Geneva. The Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) is a multi-stakeholder initiative to measure the commitment of countries to cybersecurity. Each country’s level of development will therefore be analyzed within five categories: Legal Measures, Technical Measures, Organizational Measures, Capacity Building and Cooperation. Kenya, […]...

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WannaCry Ransomware v0.2 National KE-CIRT-CC Report

Posted on 15th May 2017

On May 12, 2017, a cyber offensive, targeting a variety of organizations and institutions worldwide, disseminated WannaCry ransomware. The ransom note, written in different languages, demanded US$300-600 from the victims to decrypt their files. Infection cases were detected in multiple countries worldwide, including the UK, where several medical institutions were hit, Russia, where governmental offices […]...

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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2017

Posted on 3rd May 2017

The Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2017 report provides a quantitative and qualitative appreciation of incidents that have taken place in cyberspace, along with expert analysis on relevant emerging trends. It opens the doors to a better understanding of the constantly evolving global cyber-threat landscape. The report is available here....

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Enterprise ICT Survey 2016 Report

Posted on 2nd May 2017

  The survey conducted jointly by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), between February and May 2016 sought to assess the availability of ICT infrastructure and their applications in enterprises and public institutions, measure the usage of e-commerce in enterprises and availability of e-government services in public […]...

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Trend Micro Second Quarter 2016 Security Report

Posted on 21st July 2015

  As part of its agreement with TrendMicro and with a view to accelerate sharing of relevant cybersecurity material to you, ITU presents Trend Micro’s quarterly report which underlines the existing and emerging malicious cyber activities observed during the second quarter of 2016. The report is available here....

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Trend Micro 2016 Cyber Threat Prediction

Posted on 28th May 2014

A report from Trend Micro on 2015 saw incidents that involved hacked or insecure devices, ranging from baby monitors, smart TVs, and connected cars. Full report....

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Trend Micro “How To Manage Online Privacy” E-Guide

Posted on 27th May 2014

Who has never seen an online ad popping, just a few minutes after searching for the exact same item? Nowadays, criminals aren’t the only one trying to use information about users of the Internet, a lot of companies are also “mining” the web. It is then really important to be aware of the fact that […]...

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ITU’s Support in Kenya’s Cybersecurity Efforts

Posted on 1st October 2012

In line with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) recommendations, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)/International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), has been offering its Member States technical support towards the establishment of their national Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs). This initiative is under the ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Agenda (GCA) whose objective is […]...

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Child Online Protection

Posted on 26th September 2012

The Authority as the ICT regulator is mandated to protect consumers of ICT services including children. Children are a vulnerable group and there have been many cases of children unknowingly getting into dangerous situations that sometimes have detrimental effects to them. Protecting children online is a global problem that requires concerted efforts of parents, guardians, government, organisations […]...

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