U.S. and Kenya Partner to Improve Cyber Security Across Africa

Participants from national CSIRT teams across Africa collaborate to improve cyber incident management and response.

U.S. and Kenya Partner to Improve Cyber Security Across Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, November 8, 2019 – From November 5-7, the U.S. Government and the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) co-hosted a technical workshop with cyber security experts from across Africa.  Participants from national computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) from Kenya and ten other African countries joined U.S. and Kenyan experts in Nairobi to improve cyber incident response and prevention, and enhance collaboration and information sharing across the continent.

“Kenya is a key partner and ally of the U.S., and a leader in cyber security in Africa.  We are pleased to collaborate with our Kenyan partners on this important initiative to help secure networks and protect cyberspace across the continent.” – Eric Kneedler, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Nairobi.

The United States works with allies and partners around the world to ensure an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure internet to foster efficiency and innovation while respecting privacy and guarding against disruption.  National CSIRTs are a critical component of cybersecurity management in every country and are geared towards fostering cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate national rapid reaction to incidents.

For more information contact:

Jim Onyango

ongowoJO@state.gov