Day 1: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OF THE “COMPUTER MISUSE AND CYBERCRIMES (CRITICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND CYBERCRIMES MANAGEMENT) REGULATIONS, 2023.

(l) Monitor all databases established for purposes of establishing their
integrity and confidentiality for the attainment of the objectives of the
Act and these Regulations.

Question:

Is this regulation realistic, and can it be effectively implemented?

My opinion is rather than to attempt to monitor all databases, we can focus
on risk-based and sector-specific approaches to cybersecurity.

On Mon, Sep 18, 2023 at 10:12 AM Linda Wairure via KICTANet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> DAY 1: Monday 18/09/2023
>
> Dear Listers,
>
> Welcome to the inaugural day of our lively discussion and debate centered
> around the *”Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes (Critical Information
> Infrastructure and Cybercrimes Management) Regulations 2023,*” put forth
> by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and National Administration.
> nc4.go.ke/cmca-2018-draft-regulations/
>
> We extend a warm invitation to all Stakeholders in the Digital Space to
> actively engage in this conversation, as your insights are not just valued
> but indispensable. Together, we aim to ensure that these regulations are
> not only well-informed but also in perfect alignment with the swiftly
> evolving realm of cyber security and digital technologies. Discover how
> they will impact your organization and be part of the conversation that
> will define the future of cyber security regulations. Your perspectives
> will help us shape and submit a more comprehensive and effective framework.
>
> *We shall also have a twitter space on Thursday to disseminate/validate
> the report before submitting it on Friday. *
>
>
> *Feel free to share your insights, concerns, justifications and
> recommendations to shape these regulations effectively.*
>
>
> PART I – PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS
>
>
> Objects of the Regulations
>
> *Section 3.*
>
> (a) Provide a framework to monitor, detect and respond to cyber security
> threats in the cyberspace belonging to Kenya;
>
> (i) Promote coordination, collaboration, cooperation and shared
> responsibility amongst stakeholders in the cybersecurity sector including
> critical infrastructure protection
>
> (g) Approve the identification and designation of critical information
> infrastructure *Question:*
>
> * Is this sufficient to allow each government related cyber unit to
> operate efficiently without turf wars on who is more superior?*
>
>
> (l) Monitor all databases established for purposes of establishing their
> integrity and confidentiality for the attainment of the objectives of the
> Act and these Regulations.
>
> Question:
>
> Is this regulation realistic and can this be effectively implemented?
>
> What are some of the data protection and privacy rights concerns that
> may arise from this regulation?
>
> PART III – CYBERSECURITY OPERATIONS CENTRES
>
> Section 13
>
> 13. (2) The cybersecurity awareness programme under paragraph (1) shall
> include the following topics—…..
>
> Question:
>
> Does this need to be this prescriptive? And what does this mean for
> emerging areas? How about emerging cyber threats?
>
>
> 13(3) The owner of critical information infrastructure shall in
> consultation with the Committee, review the cybersecurity awareness
> programme at least once every twelve months to ensure that the programme is
> adequate and that it remains upto-date and relevant.
>
>
> Question:
>
> Is this a role for NC4? Review curriculum on infrastructure t*hat it does
> not own*. Any comments?
>
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> *What are your views, justifications and recommendations regarding the
> following sections, and how do you interpret the regulations in question?*
>
>
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