Lunarline Advises Kenyan Officials on Cyber Security
ARLINGTON, Va., March 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Lunarline discussed options for national level cyber security strategies with 12 senior officials from the Kenyan Ministries of Information and Communications and Finance in December. Participants included The Honorable Samuel Poghisio, Minister, Ministry for Information and Communications.
The Kenyan officials were visiting the United States on a ten day Reverse Trade Mission from December 6-17, 2010 with stops in Washington, DC and California. The trip was sponsored by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and organized by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU). The objective of the visit was to provide information on U.S. cyber security best practices and innovative technologies needed during a critical time of growth of the country’s ICT infrastructure. This visit introduced the Kenyan delegation to the steps needed to secure their networks and guide future procurements.
Kenya is currently experiencing rapid growth in their information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure. The connection of the SEACOM cable in 2009 and EASSy cable in 2010 greatly enhanced Kenya’s exposure to the worldwide Internet. With increased exposure to new technologies and high speed information pathways comes increased risk of compromise and the Kenyan officials are seeking to identify and implement a proactive approach to cyber security.
“Lunarline shares a deep commitment to addressing the increasing threats to global internet and digital networks with the officials participating in the Kenyan Reverse Trade Mission,” said Julie Mehan, Lunarline’s VP of Cyber Security. “We are delighted to be part of joint awareness raising efforts to strengthen trans-Atlantic cooperation in cyber security by defining the issues to be tackled and participating in discussions to create proactive cyber security solutions.”
Lunarline advised the representatives on American policies, such as legal and regulatory frameworks for cyber security, the integration and support of the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP), and strategies for a comprehensive country protection blueprint. They also discussed payment gateways, capacity building, support networks, and other cyber security practices. Lunarline additionally addressed technologies for cyber security and utilizing technology to secure government processes.
Lunarline is a leading provider of cyber security solutions, specialized IA services, and certified security training to all US Federal Government (Civilian, DoD, and IC), as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. Lunarline is a VA Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that has been appraised at CMMIÃ‚® Level 2, certified in ISO 9001: 2008, has a DCAA approved accounting system, ranks in the top 2% of D&B Rating, and has an approved Earned Value Management (EVM) system. Lunarline offers certificate programs with NSA/CNSS (NSTISSI No. 4011 and 4015, CNSS 4012) certified cyber security and privacy training courseware. Lunarline is a recipient of the DOT Cyber Security Excellence Award, the Cyber Warfare Forum Initiative 5-Start Training Award, and was named as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Inc. 5000.
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Bobbie Lawson, Media Relations