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cyber threats in Kenya
  • Cyber threats increased by 943 per cent in the three months to December 2023, with 123 million cases detected in the previous quarter.
  • In response to these threats, Kenya’s National Cyber Security Centre issued 8.06 million advisories during the period under review.
  • This represented a 44.4 per cent increase compared to the 5.6 million advisories issued between June and September.

The Communications Authority of Kenya reports that the number of cyber threats in Kenya increased in the three-month period leading up to December 2023.

In its 2023/24 Q2 cyber security report, the regulator notes that the number of cyber threats rose to more than 1.2 billion cases, up from 123 million threats detected in the previous quarter, representing a 943 percent increase.

The increase is attributed to the enhancement of Kenya’s cyber threat monitoring capabilities and the increased exploitation of ‘system vulnerabilities,’ driven by the increased deployment and use of …