BSSN Held a Cyber Security Awareness Event for the ICT Sector in Yogyakarta

- 21 November 2021 16:54 WIB
BSSN held cyber security awareness for the information and communication technology sector. (Photo courtesy of BSSN)
BSSN held cyber security awareness for the information and communication technology sector. (Photo courtesy of BSSN)

JAKARTADAILY.ID - Responding to the urgency of cyber security management competence needed in the ICT sector, the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) held a cyber ​​security awareness discussion in Yogyakarta on November 12-13, 2021.

In the current era of globalization and digitalization, the use of information, media and communication technology has become a crucial factor that can change people's behavior in various activities.

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly accelerated digital transformation, but this also opens up new opportunities for cybercrime.

An Interpol report that maps cyber threats in Southeast Asia in 2020, revealed that Business e-mail compromise (BEC), phishing, cyber-criminal actors, ransomware, e-commerce data tapping, crimeware as a service, cyber scams, and crypto-jacking were still rampant in the region.

It has been argued that the ICT and the fast development of the internet of things (IoT) have been a double-edged sword, as even though it has contributed to the improvement of business processes it also invites various actions of cybercrime.

BSSN, in a written statement on Friday, November 12, 2021, calls cyber threat protection in the ICT sector a mandatory and absolute thing to do.

It said cyber attacks in this sector can cause disruption of security, safety, or damage the reputation and image of the country in the eyes of the domestic and international public.

The Cyber Security Awareness discussion was held at the Cryptography Museum in Yogyakarta on Friday and Saturday, 12-13 November 2021.

Participants of this discussion included APJII (Association of Indonesian Internet Service Providers), the Indonesian Internet Domain Name Registry (PANDI), the Internet Service Provider Association (APJII), the Indonesian Telematics Society (MASTEL), Indonesian Cloud Computing Association ACCI, The Association of Telecommunication Network Operators (APJATEL).

There were about 85 people joining the hybrid online and offline event.

The event was opened by Suharyanto, the Deputy for Cyber ​​Security and Economic Cryptography, and it featured speakers Nur Achmadi Salmawan from BSSN who explained about the Cyber ​​Security Policy and Implementation in the ICT sector.

There were also APJII Chairperson Muhammad Arif Angga and PANDI Chair Yudho Giri Sucahyo, who explained about security standards, regulations as well as cyber security and resilience in the ICT sector.  He also raised issues on the obstacles in implementing cyber security and in the ICT sector.

After the lunch, other speakers spoke, including Aziz Kurniawan and Alfian Ilarizky from BSSN, who explained about Risk Management and Measurement of Cyber ​​Security Maturity in the ICT Sector.

On the second day, Yudhi Prayudi from the Islamic University of Indonesia Yogyakarta, and I Made Mustika Kerta Astawa from BSSN, explained the need for the implementation of the Cyber ​​Security Framework.

There were also Mahardika Soffan Putra from BSSN who explained about threat trends and Cyber ​​Threats Intelligence (detecting attacks) and M. Syafaat who explained about managing cyber security incidents.

The two-day event aims to bring together various leaders and decision-makers from both the private and government sectors, as well as share information about cyber security, which includes threats, vulnerabilities, risks, cyber incidents, as well as other knowledge about cyber security in the ICT sector.

The activities were also aimed to provide understanding to ICT sector stakeholders about the importance of implementing cyber security.


Editor: Muhamad Al Azhari


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