Cyber security is a contemporary concern within any organisation and government that takes the security of its data and stakeholders seriously. Governments all over the world are concerned with creating an unpenetratable firewall to safeguard their data. The risk has increased significantly with the ever demanding adoption of technology in all sectors of the economic, social and political spheres of life.  The risk of suffering a cyber-attack is not only resident in the developing world but also in the most advanced territories of the world. Lest we forget Julian Assange and the Wikileaks saga of the year 2006-2010 and before seeking asylum in his country’s (Ecuador) London Embassy for close to seven years.

Cybercrimes assumes many styles and shapes. In Kenya, there are created 22 cybercrimes that are punishable offences in Kenya. They are; unauthorized access to device, unauthorized interference, unauthorised interception, illegal devices and access codes, unauthorized disclosure of passwords and access codes, cyber espionage, false publications, publication of false information, child pornography, computer forgery, computer fraud, cyber harassment, cybersquatting, identity theft and impersonation, phishing, interception of electronic messages and money transfers, willful misdirection of electronic messages, cyber terrorism, intentional withholding message delivered erroneously, unlawful destruction of electronic messages, wrongful distribution of obscene or intimate images and fraudulent use of electronic data.

In pursuit of a large social media following many young men and women are involved in one or two cybercrimes without intention. Ignorance can be so costly though. In Kenya for instance, Section 11 of the Penal Code in no… Click this link to continue reading