Haha.. Muraya\’s \’steal\’ deserves its own thread. privacy is what you have
never told your smartphone.

On Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 19:41 S.M. Muraya via kictanet, <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Stolen >> \”every app on your phone is allowed un-monitored access to
> everything and that with your full consent..\”
>
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 9:46 AM Admin CampusCiti via kictanet <
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>> Grace and all
>>
>> This is a pertinent issue in 2018. First let me address this in the
>> context of Policy and Legislation.
>>
>> 1. In the absence of solid Policy and laws regarding Data Security we are
>> really groping in the dark. I appreciate that there are various initiatives
>> ongoing to remedy this situation. From a personal data security there’s
>> always the issue of who is accessing my data – this needs to be viewed from
>> a personal security angle i.e hackers, unauthorized use of data by
>> corporates, unsolicited communication using data mining tools, government
>> subpoenas etc.
>>
>> 2. From a Corporate perspective the above is relevant but from a body
>> corporate perspective. This becomes more important considering the
>> magnitude of data some corporates hold and the potential liabilities and
>> losses that can arise through data breaches. For example it is alleged that
>> Kenyan banks lost Kshs.30 billion in the last 3 years.
>>
>>
>> www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001232241/how-kenyan-banks-lost-sh30-billion-in-two-years-to-tech-savvy-criminals
>>
>> 3. From a government perspective it takes on a National Security
>> perspective. As the proliferation of Cloud Computing becomes standard
>> operating procedure for most organizations governments are starting to ask
>> pertinent questions about control, access to data etc. One critical issue
>> that is now a major block is the one about Data Sovereignty. In a nutshell
>> the issues around Data Sovereignty can be encapsulated in one sentence.
>>
>> *Data sovereignty* comes into play when an organisation\’s *data* is
>> stored outside of their country and is subject to the laws of the country
>> in which the *data* resides. The main concern with *data sovereignty* is
>> maintaining privacy regulations and keeping foreign countries from being
>> able to subpoena *data*.
>>
>> Bottom line I’d urge us to expedite the building of both hard (roads,
>> bridges, fiber etc) and soft (enabling policy, laws and regulations etc)
>> infrastructure. Soft Infrastructure is not going in tandem with hard
>> Infrastructure. Data Security is a key component of this. Without this in
>> place we cannot expect Tier 4 Data Centre operators to even think about
>> investing in Kenya.
>>
>> *Ali Hussein*
>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
>> \”Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking
>> what no one else has thought\”. ~ Albert Szent-Györgyi
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> On 11 Jul 2018, at 7:52 AM, Grace Bomu via kictanet <
>> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>
>> Listers,
>> Thank you to all who contributed to yesterday\’s topic. The thread is
>> still open for those who may have further thoughts on content regulation.
>> Welcome to Day 2 of online pre KIGF debates where out topic today is Strengthening
>> Data Security in the Context of Emerging Trends. We shall look at
>> cybersecurity in the context of data.
>>
>> Barely a few weeks ago, social media was awash with memes of Wazir
>> Boniface Chacha, the young man alleged to have conned MPs after getting
>> access to their phone data. Later when this was used as a justification in
>> debates for the Cybercrime Act, some wondered whether the political process
>> had used the Chacha saga to justify the quick passage of a law creating
>> offences.
>>
>> But beyond \”small data\” in our personal possession, many SMEs ,
>> corporations, institutions, societies and other bodies are holding
>> significant amounts of data.
>> In this community, the wider issue of cyber security has been a recurring
>> theme in KIGF. It is generally agreed that the best approach is a
>> multi-pronged one that includes the law, good practices, effective
>> mitigation and response to incidences at multiple levels, creation of
>> awareness and technical solutions among others. Having gotten a new law in
>> the form of the Cybercrimes Act, are we assured of data security?
>> Are our existing mechanisms for mitigation and response to incidences
>> adequate for emerging threats?
>> Do we have positive cases or good practices to imitate?
>> What challenges that remain and how can we address them?
>>
>> Welcome to the discussion.
>>
>> —
>> Grace Mutung\’u
>> Skype: gracebomu
>> @Bomu
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