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Cyber Attacks Push Security Improvements in Digital Transformation

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VOInews, Jakarta: The cyber attack incident on the National Data Centre 2 (PDN2) is an important lesson regarding digital security. Deputy Minister of Communication and Informatics (Wamenkominfo), Nezar Patria emphasised that it encourages Indonesian Government to increase vigilance against cyber attacks. 

 

Deputy Minister Nezar Patria ensured that cybersecurity is an aspect that receives attention from Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics. "This awareness has existed in the ministry too when designing what is called digital transformation, it includes its security, cyber security," he explained at The One Table Forum Programme in Central Jakarta, Wednesday (26/06/2024) evening.

 

The Ministry of Communication realises that the design of digital transformation cannot be separated from the security or cyber security aspects in it. "This awareness already exists in Kominfo as well when designing what is called digital transformation, it includes its security, cyber security," he explained.

 

It is known that the Government is accelerating digital transformation. Deputy Minister of Communication and Information Nezar Patria stated that the spirit to realise digitalisation and digital transformation will not recede due to the cyber attack incident on the Temporary National Data Centre (PDNS).  

 

"We must not go backwards, we must move forward! Digitalisation continues and Indonesia must be able to be in front, this should not discourage us from digital transformation," he said.

 

Deputy Minister Nezar Patria assessed that digital transformation can increase efficiency, simplify business processes, and make it easier for people to access government services. According to him, the cyber attack incident is a valuable lesson to strengthen cybersecurity in the digital transformation process. "I think we learnt an important lesson here and it is very critical," he said.

 

The Deputy Minister stated that digital transformation is not only the responsibility of the Ministry of Communication and Information but must be carried out by all elements of the nation. "Digital transformation is the transformation of the nation," he said. 

 

On the same occasion, Deputy Minister Nezar Patria stated that on behalf of the Ministry of Communication and Information, he apologised to the public who experienced problems due to disruption of public services. 

 

"This attack has occurred, which means it shows weakness. Kominfo as the institution that oversees this issue has apologised, especially to the public whose services were disrupted," he said.

 

According to the Deputy Minister, President Joko Widodo gave a directive to restore public services as soon as possible. 

 

"The President's orders the system to be recovered as soon as possible, so our priority is public services, do not let the public be disrupted, and government functions that use digital platforms are disrupted," he concluded.

 

Source: The Ministry of Communication and Informatics

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