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Cybercrime, referred to as crime conducted through the internet or some other computer network, has been rampant both in Kenya and around the world. According to the Kenya Cyber Security Report of 2015, the top cyber security issues in Kenya were: data exfiltration, social engineering, insider threats and database breaches. The risk of cybercrime is exacerbated by the fact that the number of internet subscribers is on the rise every year. According to the 2015 Economic Survey Report of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics internet subscriptions increased from 1, 579,387 subscribers in 2009 to 8,506,748 in 2012. To top it off, there were about 26.1 million internet users in Kenya as of December 2014. Bearing in mind that the commission of cybercrime knows no territorial boundaries, there are numerous cyber security risks posed to companies, individuals and the government alike.