President installs Djoko Setiadi as cybersecurity agency chief

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo installed Major General of the Indonesian Army Djoko Setiadi as head of the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) at the State Palace on Wednesday.

Setiadi, the former chief of the State Code Agency, was sworn in by the president at 10 a.m. local time in the presence of Vice President Jusuf Kalla, several cabinet ministers, and some high-ranking government officials.

Also present on the occasion were Chief of the Peoples Consultative Assembly Zulkifli Hasan; Deputy Chief of the Constitutional Court Anwar Usman; Governor of Bank Indonesia, the central bank, Agus Martowardojo; Military Chief Hadi Tjahjanto; Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto; Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung; and Chief of the Presidential Staff Teten Masduki.

Djokos inauguration was in accordance with Presidential Regulation No. 53 of 2017 signed on May 19, 2017, on the establishment of BSSN.

Under the regulation, the BSSN chief has ministerial-level authority.

The BSSN is a non-ministerial government agency accountable directly to the president and is tasked with detecting and preventing cybercrimes through an effective and efficient cybersecurity system by using and consolidating all related elements.

Setiadi was born in Surakarta. After graduating from high school in 1977, he enrolled at the State Encryption Academy.

Setiadi had served as head of the National Encyrption Agency for some seven years. He had earlier held several positions in various government institutions.

Source: ANTARA News

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