[kictanet] Security Situation in Kenya

Ali Hussein ali at hussein.me.ke
Thu Jun 19 12:43:14 EAT 2014


Sitting ducks is what we are.

The only solution to this is a homegrown industry able to ensure that National Interests are safeguarded. This starts from killing the culture in security tenders (and other sectors) where the catchphrase is:-

'You must have revenues of $100 million and above to qualify for this tender.' And other such clauses which are geared towards the size of the payoff to corrupt networks as opposed to the best solution.'

Ali Hussein

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"I fear the day technology will surpass human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots".  ~ Albert Einstein

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> On Jun 19, 2014, at 11:41 AM, Gichuki John Chuksjonia via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> 
> US and UK C4ISR programs were the reason they were able to know of the
> attacks before hand and pull their people off Coast region. We know of
> the company Booz and Allen where Snowden used to work, and the hacks
> they did on Huawei equipments.
> 
>> On 6/19/14, Ngigi Waithaka via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>> In Intelligence business, you trust no one!
>> 
>> Every country does what is best for it's *own* interests. If putting
>> backdoors in tech equipment is to the US / Chinese interests, they will do
>> it and they have done it.
>> 
>> The only you can avoid this, is either you manufacture your own equipment
>> or on the very least assemble equipment from COTS for sensitive areas or
>> you also get very adept at identifying & removing the backdoors.
>> 
>> Rgds
>> 
>> 
>> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Mark Mwangi via kictanet <
>> kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>> 
>>> So we now distrust the Chinese based on the information offered by the
>>> Americans who are running a worldwide spying program tapping just about
>>> everyone? Lets not even get started on the back-doors installed in
>>> equipment built by the Americans.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Matunda Nyanchama via kictanet <
>>> kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> On this subject, it is curious that Safaricom's partner in the project
>>>> is Chinese Telcom giant Huawei.
>>>> 
>>>> Americans have reservations, apprehensive/suspicious Huwawei technology
>>>> wrt spying. Here is an excerpt
>>>> 
>>>> "U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers somewhat
>>>> famously said <http://j.mp/ICrmay> last year that Huawei's products
>>>> "cannot be trusted to be free of foreign state influence and thus pose a
>>>> security threat to the United States and to our systems." The committee
>>>> also released a report that accused Huawei of all kinds of bad behavior
>>>> including bribery, corruption, and immigration violations. Huawei, of
>>>> course, denied the claims
>>>> <http://www.huawei.com/en/about-huawei/newsroom/press-release/hw-194454-hpsci.htm>
>>>> ."
>>>> 
>>>> Full article Here.
>>>> <http://gizmodo.com/accused-of-spying-huawei-ceo-says-company-is-exiting-1475628703>
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>> 
>>> --
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Mark Mwangi
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>> 
>> 
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>> *Regards,*
>> 
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> Gichuki John Ndirangu, C.E.H , C.P.T.P, O.S.C.P
> I.T Security Analyst and Penetration Tester
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