Update: Kenya’s Cyber Diplomacy at the UN (Policy Brief)

Dear Listers,

On behalf of KICTANet, our Convenor Grace Githaiga, during the Fourth
Substantive Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Security of and in
the Use of Information and Communications Technologies 2021–2025 at United
Nations Headquarters, New York, highlighted challenges in the Global South

This includes the rise of cyber threats such as malware, ransomware, DDOS
attacks and social engineering targeting mobile money services; increased
privacy risks associated with IT supply chains that facilitate data
breaches, data mining, and surveillance; coordinated disinformation
campaigns, especially during election periods; and rising digital threats
to human rights defenders, including women, journalists, and online

In our statement, she responded to key areas:

1. *Are there good examples of public-private partnerships on
capacity-building in the area of security of and in the use of ICTs?*
2. *Are there lessons that can be gleaned from those examples?*

*Below is a link to the entire statement with details:*