- Indonesia signs a MoU with leading cybersecurity solutions provider Kapsersky to improve the country’s cybersecurity capabilities
- The partnership is a counteractive solution against the rising cybercrime risks and attacks in Indonesia
- Under the MoU, both Kaspersky and BSSN will be able to commit to even closer cooperation
Cybersecurity Awareness Raising
With the increasing data breaches and security threats, cybersecurity has become a growing concern for the major developing countries. Cybersecurity threats not only endanger the business ecosystem of a country but also affect its growth and stability in various aspects. Securing cybersecurity on regional and national level is very crucial to ensure minimized hindrances against the country’s growth and economic aspects.
In order to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity capabilities and counter growing cyber threats, Indonesia has partnered with one of the world’s best cybersecurity solutions provider Kaspersky. The partnership is said to boost Indonesia’s cybersecurity grounds and provide cybersecurity solutions against the rising internet threats.
The MoU Agreement
According to sources, the Russia-based cybersecurity provider recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian cyber and crypto agency Badan Siber san Sandi Negara (BSSN) to promote cybersecurity capacity development and institution building in the country’s government sector. The MoU signed by both Kaspersky and BSSN enables collaboration through knowledge sharing, capacity building, cybersecurity training and joint cyber awareness programs in the Indonesian region.
According to the head of the BSSN, Lieutenant General Hinsa Siburian, “BSSN and Kaspersky are aware of the risks posed by cyber threats and are working to improve the overall computer security of the country through a commitment to security, privacy, reliability, incident response and integrity by taking the first step by signing this MoU undertake.”
He further added that through this MoU, both Kaspersky and BSSN will be able to commit to even closer cooperation, particularly in strengthening cybersecurity in critical infrastructures and building capacity through training, advice, information security assessment, and incident recovery and response.
Counteractive Solutions Against Cyberattacks
The partnership collaboration came into effect as a counteractive solution against the rising cybercrime risks and attacks in Indonesia. According to Kaspersky’s proclamations, its leading solutions have prevented over 9.6 million internet malware attacks that nearly infected users in Indonesia. Using preventive and repressive measures taken to prevent and mitigate the risk of cybercrime, Indonesia accelerated its general digitalization. However these risks are evolving and need to be addressed through cybersecurity awareness raising.
As per the CEO of Indonesia Partners Kaspersky, Eugene Kaspersky, “Indonesia is making leaps and bounds in the digital world and the pandemic has only accelerated this change. But digitization also means increasing cyber crime, as cyber criminals are also becoming more and more experienced and experienced. That is why the defense of cyberspace is now all the more important for a country’s economy and the security of its people.” He emphasized that in order to build a safer world and help the country harness technological powers safely, the cybersecurity vendor is looking forward to collaborations and helping the country raise awareness and improve capacity-building programs.
In May 2020, Kaspersky reported the reappearance of two highly active ransomware groups, REvil and JSWorm, in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), as 2020 dubbed the year of “Ransomware 2.0” in the region. In February, the provider claimed that India, Indonesia and Malaysia were among the top 10 countries in the world to be hit by the most malware attacks by the SilentFade group in January.
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