16 January 2018

Kenya: New Website to Help Curb Online Crimes in Kenya

The National Intelligence Service is in the process of constructing the National Cyber Command Centre website that will help combat cybercrime and secure Internet users.

According to sources in the security sector, officers drawn from the NIS, Kenya Defence Forces, the Kenya Police, Administration Police and other security agencies, will be deployed to the command centre to help crack down on virtual crimes.

"The site http://www.nc3.go.ke is set to be officially opened 82 days from today and it will also have a section where citizens can volunteer information to the security agencies for action," a security officer said.

It will also have updates on developments in the security sector as far as cybercrime and cyber security are concerned.

The construction of the site has elicited a lot of concern from Kenyans who believe that the government may intrude into their privacy, more so, because the government has recently been concerned about what people share on social media groups.

The site, dubbed "NC3", currently has no content, but only contains a timer silhouetted on top of a short video of a man typing on a laptop.

Currently, cyber security is monitored under the Computer Incident Response and Coordination Centre at the Communications Authority.

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