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Kenya improves on cyber crime

Kenya has recorded an improvement in the number of cases caused by cyber criminals who target mobile devices. A quarterly analysis by Check Point Software Technologies Limited attributes the improvement to a growing maturity in security awareness.

The country improved its ranking by 24 places, moving from 45th position at the end of 2015, to 69th at the end of the quarter. The Index is based on threat intelligence drawn from Check Point’s ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map, which tracks how and where cyber attacks are taking place worldwide in real time.

“Kenya’s improvement could reflect a growing maturity in security awareness,” said area manager for East and West Africa Rick Rogers.

Two years ago, the fight against cyber crime in Kenya was taken up at government level following the country’s introduction of a policy and legal framework dubbed the “Cyber Security Strategy.”

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