The fourth quarter sector statistics report given by the Communication Authority which provides an overview of the performance and trends of the communications sector for the period 1st April 2018 to 30th June 2018, which also included the focus on the National Cyber Threat Landscape.
In a nutshell between April and June we had a total of 3,462,480 cyber threats and 2,613 cyber reports. The cyber threats reduced by 56.6% while the cyber report reduced by 25.1% as compared to the previous quarter between January and March.
THE QUARTER REVIEW
During the quarter the National Cybersecurity Center (N.C.C) detected over 3.4 million cyber threats this threats included, Malware attacks, and web application attacks, Botnet/DDOS, System Misconfiguration, Online Abuse and Online Impersonation
However, the escalated Cyber threats that were determined by the National Kenya Computer Incident Response Team – Coordination Centre (KE-CIRT/CC) as critical and that it requires more intervention were 2,613 cases.
A good number of attacks targeted the file sharing, web service and Voice over IP (VoIP) applications
On usernames and passwords, the following top 10 usernames and passwords were used in brute force attacks
This however can be mitigated by changing the default passwords and using strong passwords that has both capital and small letters and also special characters.
As technology continues to advance and organizations shifting towards digitalizing their operations, they face serious risk of an increased cyber threats since the attackers are becoming more organized and sophisticated and there is need for increased vigilance.
We at Stract consulting Limited are focused on ensuring that digital assets are secured from the hands of the hackers by conducting penetration testing on your system and cybersecurity awareness for the employees in your organization. Talk to us so that we can help you combat any cybersecurity challenge.
Get the full report here.