JAKARTADAILY.ID – According to data from the National Cyber and Crypto Agency, indications of cyber attacks, or traffic anomalies in Indonesia have increased by 712 percent since 2018.
This information was conveyed by the Head of the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) Hinsa Siburian during a speech at the Huawei Indonesia Media Camp 2022 event on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at the Del Laguboti Institute of Technology campus, Toba Samosir, North Sumatra.
The event took the theme "Forging ahead with Indonesia's Digital Transformation in 2023" and was attended by 22 Indonesian National Media Chiefs/Senior Editors.
Hinsa explained that the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few years was a momentum to accelerate the National Digital Transformation. Digital Transformation has proven the success of technology in helping business processes become more efficient, effective, and transparent.
However, on the other hand, based on BSSN monitoring, the number of indications of cyberattacks (anomaly traffic) in Indonesia has increased significantly by seven times (712 percent) from 234.2 million in 2018 to 1.6 billion traffic anomalies in 2021.
In the period from 1 January to 6 December 2022, BSSN has also recorded more than 948 million traffic anomalies and sent 1,401 detection notifications and cyber incidents to stakeholders.
Therefore, an important factor that should not be ignored in the Digital Transformation process is cybersecurity. "The higher the level of utilization of Information and Communication Technology, the higher the level of utilization of Information and Communication Technology, the higher the risk and threat of security," said Hinsa.
Therefore, BSSN initiated the preparation of the National Cyber Security Strategy which is part of the National Security Strategy to protect the public interest from all kinds of disturbances as a result of misuse of electronic information and electronic transactions that disturb public order.
National Cyber Security involves all elements of stakeholders, namely state administrators, business actors, academics, and the community.
"The main keyword in building national cyber security is Collaboration of all stakeholders," said Hinsa.
The Head of BSSN appreciated the Huawei Indonesia Media Camp 2022 activities.