Fellow Kenyans, take this as a warning. Kenya is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world with some of the weakest cyber security in place to protect its ICT installations.
That is according to a report by a financial service firm, Deloitte. In the report titled, ‘Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Predictions 2017′ Deloitte unearths just how vulnerable Kenya has become to cyber attacks.
The country is ranked number 69 out of 127 countries listed in the research done last year. Showing Kenya’s cyber security measures have deteriorated further from the year 2015 when the country’s ranking stood at position 45.
In 2016, Kenya lost a total amount of $171 million to cyber attacks alone. That is about 0.28 of the country’s GDP all lost because of weak and vulnerable ICT systems. The Deloitte report further paints a gloomy picture for Kenya for the year 2017, saying the country stands to lose even greater amount to cyber attacks. Lest appropriate cyber security measures are put in place.
Why are Cyber Attacks becoming rampant in Kenya?
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