Cyber and crypto agency of Indonesia reinforces country’s cyber security

Enhance capacity development and institution building within government.

Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara (BSSN), the Cyber and Crypto Agency of Indonesia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in line with their shared goal of reinforcing the cybersecurity capability of the country.

Indonesia is facing rapid digitalisation which has led to an increase in cybercrime, as cybercriminals are also getting more skilled and experienced. The MoU signed by BSSN includes collaborating through knowledge-sharing, capacity-building, a series of trainings on cybersecurity and joint programs to build cyber awareness in Indonesia.

Preventive and repressive actions have been taken to prevent and mitigate the risk of cybercrimes, but these risks continue to develop and must be addressed through raising cybersecurity awareness, given that cyber threats such as phishing exploits usually prey on user behaviour, said Lieutenant General Hinsa Siburian, the head of the cyber and crypto agency (BSSN) of the Republic of Indonesia said recognizing the risks of cyber threats, BSSN and Kaspersky are working to improve the country’s overall computing security through a commitment to security, privacy protection, reliability, incident response and integrity by taking the first step in the form of signing this MoU.

“With this, it is hoped that Kaspersky and BSSN can commit to even closer cooperation, especially in strengthening cybersecurity in critical infrastructure, as well as capacity building through training, consultation, evaluation of information security, and recovery and response to incidents.”

BSSN is an Indonesian government agency handling Information Security and Cyber Security, led by the Head of the Agency who reports directly to the President of the Republic of Indonesia. BSSN has the task of carrying out government duties in the field of cyber and crypto security to assist the President in administering government works.

BSSN is a government institution established from existing government institutions, including the National Crypto Agency and the Directorate of Information Security, the Directorate General of Informatics Applications, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics. With the establishment of the BSSN, the implementation of all tasks and functions in the field of cyber and crypto security is carried out by BSSN.



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