Kenyan central bank toughens cyber security standards

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Kenya's central bank

Payment system providers in Kenya will have to appoint a chief information security officer (CISO) as part of the central bank’s proposed new cyber security guidelines.

In a consultation document published earlier this month, the Central Bank of Kenya outlined “minimum standards” for cyber security, and asked market participants to comment.

The central bank said appointing a CISO should help banks create “an organizational culture of shared cybersecurity ownership”.

“The CISO should report to

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