Welcome Address by Director General of Informatic Application Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
Welcome Addressby Director General of Informatic Application Ministry of Communication and Information TechnologyExcellencies,Distinguished colleagues,Ladies and gentlemen,Assalammualaikim, Warrohmatullahi Wabarokatuh,Good Morning and peace beupon us all,I would like to say how delighted Ito be here today. Let me begin with a very warmreception for participants, especially international speaker. We greatly appreciate thelong journey you made to attend this event. Welcome to Indonesia and I hope that youhave the opportunity to explore and learn the enchantment of Bandung and beyond.Many of us have been following long series of agenda since yesterday, starting withthe Call for Paper Indonesia Information Security Forum. Therefore, I am glad to finallybe able to join with you.We gather here today for the same interest that is to find out more on the latestdevelopments of global cyber security issues. I was very pleased when I found out howIndonesia had been given the confidence to host this event.Internet governance in Indonesia will provide unique case study to learn from. Internetin Indonesia started from the grass root of telecommunication communities as early asthe mid of 1990s which seen the establishment of the first Internet Service Provider.That was the period when fixed line voice telephony industry and soon the mobilevoice telephony were enjoying great deal of prosperity.
Until today, the grass root community remains important to the development of cybersecurity and internet governance in Indonesia including the working relationship withGovernment in the constructing of the right policies of Internet Governance for theneed of Indonesia.Cybersecurity is a global issue requiring global solutions. Given the scale of thethreats, we can no longer rely on ad hoc solutions, or hope to survive by strengtheningour defences after a cyberattack has occurred. So we must work together to setinternational policies and standards, and to build an international framework forcybersecurity.Having said that, looking at Indonesia’s position we are setting up cyber security legalframework to deal with cybersecurity issues in Indonesia. By having Electronic andinformation transaction act no. 11 year 2008 as well as telecommunication act no. 36year 1999, we are also making government regulation, ministerial regulation andministerial circulation in terms of cyber security associated with promoting cybersecurity awareness program through continuous human resource training.In closing, cyber security dan internet governance is by nature a shared responsibilityand it is practically impossible to relinquish itto others. The future of Indonesia alongwith the future of the world relies on our cooperation to make the cyberspace weshared a secure environment. I am confident with your support we can make thathappen.Thank you.WassalammualaikumWarrohmatullahi Wabarokatuh,Ashwin Sasongko