IEBC is yet to carry out a hacking test of the election management system due to time constraints, commissioner Roselyne Akombe has said.
An audit by KPMG noted the voters register is at risk of manipulation and data loss.
Akombe told journalists on Monday that although the audit report recommended a penetration test, the timeline would not allow it.
“By the time KPMG wanted us to run the test, we had moved the material from the BVR to put the register into the KIEMS. That is why it did not make sense at the time,” she said
But Akombe said they are working with three renown companies to ensure their systems are protected against attacks.
“The systems are tested every day. We have heard many companies in the world have been hacked but we have not seen any IEBC data leaked,” she said.
“They have tried to penetrate our systems but we are confident that we have hardened [it and shall continue to do so].”
On KPMG’s concern on the default password on the BVR machines, Akombe said the commission has changed all passwords that few people have access to.
The commissioner further said BVR kits are located in places with no Internet and are there not at risk of manipulation.
She added IEBC has installed two new servers and that a third option has been put in place to ensure data recovery as had been recommended.