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 beefing up 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 embracing 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.”

Kaspersky, BSSN ink MoU to develop Indonesia’s cybersecurity capability amidst rapid digitalization

Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky, holding the signed MoU with BSSN

The MoU signed by Kaspersky and BSSN includes collaborating through knowledge-sharing, capacity-building, series of training on cybersecurity and joint programs to build cyber awareness 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 cyber threats 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 cyber security in critical infrastructure, as well as capacity building through training, consultation, evaluation of information security, and recovery and response to incidents.”

Kaspersky, BSSN ink MoU to develop Indonesia’s cybersecurity capability amidst rapid digitalization

Lieutenant General Hinsa Siburian, Head of the Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) of the Republic of Indonesia, holding the signed MoU with Kaspersky

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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