Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky and Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara (BSSN), the Cyber and Crypto Agency of Indonesia, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in line with their shared goal of reinforcing the cybersecurity capability of the country.
Amidst Indonesia’s accelerated digitalization, the agreement aims to further enhance capacity development and institution building on cybersecurity within the government sector as it seeks to ensure public safety and security in the 21st century.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, said: "Indonesia is coming on leaps and bounds in the digital world, and the pandemic has only accelerated this shift. But embracing digitalization also means exposure to increased cybercrime, as cybercriminals are also getting more skilled and experienced. That is why today, defending cyberspace is all the more crucial to a country's economy and its population's safety. In order to build a safer world and support the country in harnessing the power of technology securely, we're looking forward to joining forces and contributing to raising awareness and enhancing capacity-building programs."
The MoU signed by Kaspersky and BSSN includes collaborating through knowledge-sharing, capacity-building, a series of trainings on cybersecurity and joint programs to build cyberawareness 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 cyberthreats such as phishing exploits usually prey on user behavior.
Lieutenant General Hinsa Siburian, the Head of the Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) of the Republic of Indonesia said: “Recognizing the risks of cyberthreats, 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.”
Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity and digital privacy company with over 20 years of expertise in cybersecurity. A staunch advocate of mutual collaboration and transparency in cyberspace, the company is known for its deep threat intelligence and comprehensive security portfolio against evolving threats online.
During the first quarter of the year, Kaspersky solutions have foiled 9,639,740 internet-borne malware which almost infected users in Indonesia.
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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.