Cyber experts to assess Kenya’s readiness of combating cybercrime

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By Chrispinus Omar NAIROBI, (Xinhua) — Cyber security experts from the world are due to meet in Nairobi next week for an international conference aimed at assessing the readiness of Kenya to combat cybercrime.

The Kenya 2014 Cyber Security Conference will provide an opportunity to review the outcomes from the previous conference, chart a way forward as well as disseminate advancements and trends in the security sector, organizers said on Tuesday in Nairobi.

“We have noted that the trend globally is for a public private partnership approach to solving cybercrime problems,” said William Makatiani, Managing Director of Serianu Limited, a local cyber security consulting and intelligence firm.

Serianu Limited has teamed up with experts from Canada, Singapore, South Africa, India and the United States to organize the conference.

The June 11 conference is a follow up to the inaugural conference held in 2012 that provided a basis/benchmark for the state of cyber security readiness in the country and region. Continue reading

New terror suspect rules are ‘control orders lite’

Terror Law Review:

New terror suspect rules are ‘control orders lite’


Wednesday, 26 January 2011




Plans to relax restrictions imposed on suspected terrorists and rebrand controversial powers used to keep tabs on them are little more than “control orders lite”, critics said today.

Liberty, the civil liberties campaign group, accused the Government of bottling the decision on the future of counter-terrorism powers, saying that, “spin and semantics aside, control orders are retained and rebranded, if in a slightly lower-fat form”.


The new powers announced by Home Secretary Theresa May will no longer need to be reviewed every year, a clear signal that the restrictions against suspected terrorists against whom prosecutions cannot be brought are here to stay.


The term “control order” has been scrapped and will be replaced with “Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures”, or Tpims, Mrs May said. Continue reading

Saudi princess given asylum in UK over fears she faces execution for having illegitimate child with British lover

By Neil Sears

Last updated at 12:16 AM on 21st July 2009

Saudi Arabia‘s King Abdullah II. UK has given sanctuary to a Saudi princess and love child raising questions about how close Britain should be to the Islamic state

A married Saudi Arabian princess has been given asylum because she had an illegitimate child by a British man.

She claimed that if she returned home she would face being stoned to death for adultery. Continue reading

New anti-terrorism thinktank in Scotland

by Sunny on 20th July, 2009 at 3:31 pm

I was sent this press release. Don’t know anything about these guys… our readers may know more?


Azeem Ibrahim, the Scottish rich list entrepreneur and Harvard scholar is launching a unique new think tank through his philanthropic foundation, the Ibrahim Foundation, which will fill a hole in Scotland’s anti-radicalisation programme and contribute to Scotland’s long-term national security. Continue reading