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President prepares to fight cyber crime

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 7, 2015   /  02:30 pm

Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto said on Friday that President Joko '€œJokowi'€ Widodo would issue a law on cyber security in October to prevent cyber crimes in Indonesia.

Andi said the regulation would help the country face cyber crimes in the future, arguing that cyber security is crucial in this digital era.

'€œWe need cyber security to support our creative economy,'€ he stated on the Cabinet Secretary'€™s website.

Andi added that the government would also set up a national cyber agency to oversee cyber security matters.

The agency'€™s main responsibility, Andi said, would be to protect the country against major cyber threats and attacks.

He added that it would also assist the President in the monitoring of 1,047 national agencies around Indonesia.

'€œThe agency will coordinate with the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Ministry,'€ Andi said, adding that the plan had been included in drafts of the 2016 state budget. (edn/ika)(+++)

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