As a consequence of frequent cyber attacks, the security of the government ICT network has become increasingly visible.
Several initiatives are being implemented to address information security.
Through its Shared Services component, the ICT Authority seeks to improve network design and infrastructure set-up and management, and eradicate unlicensed and counterfeited software. The ICT Authority has also undertaken to develop adequate network infrastructure support skills to relevant MCAs staff and provide adequate budgetary provisions for continuity of service delivery in various government bodies.
In addition, the Authority has developed the information security standard that is to be employed by all Ministries, Counties and Agencies (MCAs) to assess, control and manage security risks so as to ensure continuity in Government operations, minimise risk, and maximise return on Government IT investments.
These initiatives are guided and supported by the information security strategy documents:
- The National Cybersecurity Strategy
- The National Public Key Infrastructure (NPKI)
- The National Kenya Computer Incident Response Team – Coordination Centre (KE-CIRT/CC)