Cybersecurity agency to use sophisticated technology in counterterrorism: Chief

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Major General Djoko Setiadi, chief of the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN), has revealed that his office will use the latest sophisticated technology in counterterrorism to assist the National Police.

"We will help the National Police Headquarters in counterterrorism. Of course, there will be sharing (of information), and we will also use the latest technology to detect (and) locate. We will share whatever we find with the authorities, in this case the Police," he stated, after being sworn in as BSSNs chief by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the State Palace, here on Wednesday.

He noted that terrorism has penetrated the cyber world through the communication system, which is good and difficult to penetrate.

"We have prepared everything. If there is a cyber attack anywhere, we must face it using technology," he added.

The agency will also detect and monitor hoaxes that could affect the national unity.

He remarked that the new agency is a revitalization of the State Encryption Institute (Lemsaneg) that he had headed previously.

"(According to) the presidents directives, we must also be able to prioritize the protection of Indonesian citizens," he added.

"The BSSN will be directed towards the development of ecosystem of Indonesian cyber world, which is safe and resilient," he explained.

Earlier, Setiadi, the former chief of the State Code Agency, was sworn in by the president 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.

Source: ANTARA News

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