Effective cybersecurity reduces the risks of cyberattacks and protects companies, organizations, and individuals from the deliberate exploitation of systems, networks, and technologies. (Antara News/Maria Cicilia Galuh)
Effective cybersecurity reduces the risks of cyberattacks and protects companies, organizations, and individuals from the deliberate exploitation of systems, networks, and technologies. (Antara News/Maria Cicilia Galuh)

International cooperation crucial to deal with cyberattacks by fardah

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JAKARTA, publikreport.com – Effective cybersecurity reduces the risks of cyberattacks and protects companies, organizations, and individuals from the deliberate exploitation of systems, networks, and technologies.

As cyberattacks tend to increase worldwide, vulnerability of information technology must be given special attention, as its risks could affect million of internet users, individuals, and businesses as well as harm the national economy.

To discuss cybersecurity issues, the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) of Indonesia organized the fourth CodeBali cyber security conference in Bali on October 09-12, 2018.

This year, CodeBali, held for the first time in 2015, was themed “Cyber Security Solutions for The Emerging Threat: Protection in Critical Information Infrastructure and IoT Word.”

IT experts, government and private institution officials, researchers, and students majoring in IT participated in the international conference.

Technological progress of Internet of Things (IoT) could deliver various positive outcomes, particularly in supporting the development of national critical infrastructure information (IIKN) and the national economic growth, according to BSSN Chairman Djoko Setiadi.

Through CodeBali 2018, the agency has urged stronger cooperation, synergy, and collaboration in cybersecurity.

The event was aimed at unifying capabilities of experts and youngsters from several Asian countries to deal with massive cyberattacks.

“This event is significant, as cybercrimes not only take place in Indonesia but also in other parts of the world,” he noted in his opening remarks.

He expressed hope that the gathering would increase public awareness of cybersecurity that could prevent and address cyberattacks.

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