Cybersecurity Expert: Malware from Pirated Software Poses Risk for Indonesian Users

- 07 December 2022 14:36 WIB
Illustration. A computer with malware. (Pixabay)
Illustration. A computer with malware. (Pixabay)

"Currently, we are still at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) so that other countries can still intervene. This could be a consideration for us to have our own protocol," said Tedi.

He said, there are already countries that have their own internet protocol, and have the power to make policies related to their own internet. By having its own internet protocol, the country manages to prevent other countries from spying on it.

"One of the countries that are developing its own internet protocol is Japan, but it takes time," said Tedi.

However, he believes that in the future Indonesia will be able to make this happen. If we start now, he is sure that in the next few years Indonesia will have its own internet protocol without the supervision of other countries.

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Even if that's not possible, at least it's enough to create their own internet protocol for government networks so that government-owned communications and data can be more secure.

"This is where there needs to be cooperation from all parties," said Tedi.

An academic who is also a legal practitioner, Nurlis Effendi, explained about the support of Indonesia's legal structure related to cybersecurity.

Indonesia already has a complete legal structure from the police, prosecutors, and judiciary, to other law enforcers, such as the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, BSSN, and other related ministries.

Meanwhile, terms of a legal umbrella related to cyberspace, it has also been provided. Finally, the government has signed the Personal Data Protection Act (UU PDP) which is expected to give strength to the public regarding cases of data leakage.

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Apart from that, Indonesia also has an ITE Law, plus several government regulations and Ministry of Information regulations related to telecommunications.

On the one hand, Nurlis views that the culture of society towards cyber incidents also needs to be developed after all legal instruments are available.

"When the law is in place, then the law enforcement apparatus is in place, then how will the public respond to the law," said Nurlis.

So, he suggested that people can report incidents to the police when they experience cybercrime.


Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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