JAKARTADAILY.ID – The State Cyber and Crypto (BSSN) hosted a press conference to discuss current threats to Indonesian cyberspace on Monday, March 7.
Head of the National Cyber and Crypto Agency Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Hinsa Siburian spoke during the event and elaborated four key points: Trends in Cyber Security Traffic Anomaly for the period between January and December 2021, Regarding Terrorism and Radicalism in the Cyber Domain, Cyber Attacks on the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict, and Government Policies and Programs.
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The ongoing global pandemic has prompted a significant increase in digital activity in Indonesia, but it has also increased the number of cyberattacks.
Throughout 2021, the results of BSSN monitoring recorded more than 1.6 billion traffic anomalies/cyber attacks and 5,574 cases of site hacking.
"BSSN has taken technical steps to strengthen Cyber Security nationally, including the installation of Honeynet sensors and malware analysis, optimizing the coverage of NSOC monitoring, forming a cybersecurity incident response team (CSIRT), implementing Information Technology Security Assessment (ITSA), strengthening electronic systems through the application of cryptography, and others," said Hinsa in a report by Suara.com
The Head of BSSN also appealed to the public and cyber communities related to the Russia-Ukraine conflict not to participate in activities that support one party, so that Indonesia is not trapped in a conflict situation in cyberspace, and can still uphold one of the pillars of Cybersecurity that is being fought for in cyberspace. The UN forum is "Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace."
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Lieutenant General. TNI (Ret.) Hinsa Siburian continued regarding Government Policies and Programs. BSSN always plays an active role in carrying out cybersecurity tasks related to the latest government programs, including the G20 Presidency and the New State Capital Transfer Program.
Hinsa added, regarding the new capital, BSSN through the BSSN HR Development Center already has a smart city cybersecurity simulator, which is used as a cybersecurity training facility for Cybersecurity and Passwords HR to prepare cybersecurity in the new National Capital. (*)