ABOUT NC4

“The cyberspace is a new domain of Kenya’s national security, which has necessitated the government to establish an authority to coordinate cybersecurity efforts among Kenya’s cyberspace stakeholders. The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act 2018, Section 4, establishes the National Computer and Cybercrimes Coordination Committee (NC4), comprising representatives from various government agencies, to oversee the security-related aspects of Kenyan cyberspace.”

MEMBERSHIP

  • Principal Secretary, Ministry of Interior & National Administration (Chairperson)
  • Principal Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and The Digital Economy (MIC-DE)
  • The Attorney-General (AG)
  • The Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces (CDF)
  • The Inspector-General of National Police Service (IG NPS)
  • The Director-General of the National Intelligence Service (DG NIS)
  • The Director-General of the Communication Authority of Kenya (DG CA)
  • The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)
  • The Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (Gov CBK)
  • The Director of the NC4 Secretariat
  • The Office of The Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC)

CO-OPTED MEMBERS

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Financial Reporting Centre (FRC)
  • National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC)
  • ICT Authority (ICTA)
  • Assets Recovery Agency (ARA)

NC4 FUNCTIONS

  • Advise the National Security Council on computer and cybercrimes.
  • Advise the Government on security related aspects touching on Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) and New & Emerging Technologies (BlockChain, 5G, AI, IoT).
  • Co-ordinate national security organs in matters relating to computer and cybercrimes.
  • Receive and act on reports relating to computer and cybercrimes.
  • Develop a framework to facilitate the availability, integrity and confidentiality of CIIs.
  • Co-ordinate collection and analysis of cyber threats, and response to cyber incidents.
  • Co-operate with computer incident response teams locally and internationally in response to threats of computer and cybercrime and incidents.
  • Establish codes of cyber-security practice and standards of performance for implementation by owners of CIIs.
  • Develop and manage a National Public Key Infrastructure (NPKI) framework.
  • Develop a framework for training and awareness on matters computer and cybercrime.
  • Perform any other function conferred on it by CMCA, 2018 or any other written law.

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