Government officials have held consultative forum with cyber security company ESET, with discussions focusing on the state of cyber security in Kenya. ESET East Africa CEO Ms. Karen Cherry said cyber security needs to be made an attractive career path for the youths to equip them with technology security skills. She further reiterated the company’s support for Kenya’s Vision 2030, keeping in mind the role cyber security and technology plays in its fulfillment.
ESET brand ambassador Bright Gemeli revealed that e-mails and mobile apps are most vulnerable to hacks. “Lack of simple code encryption is another issue that causes information to be easily compromised online,” he said. Dr. Bright took the participants through practical scenarios on online security threats and how to prevent and mitigate such threats.
The company seeks to fully establish its potential in East Africa by offering high end online security solutions for enterprises and individuals. Present at the forum was Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba, Slovakian Ambassador to Kenya Frantisek Dlhopolcek among other officials.