Indonesia plans to deploy ‘cyber army’

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cyber army flagThe Indonesian defense ministry is planning to create a special force called ‘cyber army’ to tackle attacks by Internet hackers against the state’s Internet portals and websites that could endanger the security of the state, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

The plan to set up the special force was hatched after more than 36 million attacks against government Internet portals and websites have been reported over the past three years.

The ‘cyber army’ will be manned by uniformed soldiers particularly trained on information technology and equipped with skills and techniques on how to prevent cyber attacks, said Pos M. Hutabarat, director general of security potentials at the defense ministry.

However, a law has to be enacted to create a ‘cyber army’ in Indonesia, and a close collaboration between the defense ministry and the communication and information ministry would secure that all the necessary telecommunication infrastructure management system is in place.

The defense ministry has also sought the cooperation of other government agencies, including the national intelligence service, the national narcotics body and the military and government’s anti-terrorism departments.

The ministry together with educational institutions is currently recruiting talented Internet security specialists and other personnel here.

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The Indonesian defense ministry is planning to create a special force called ‘cyber army’ to tackle attacks by Internet hackers against the state’s Internet portals and websites that could endanger the security of the state, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

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cyber army flagThe Indonesian defense ministry is planning to create a special force called ‘cyber army’ to tackle attacks by Internet hackers against the state’s Internet portals and websites that could endanger the security of the state, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

The plan to set up the special force was hatched after more than 36 million attacks against government Internet portals and websites have been reported over the past three years.

The ‘cyber army’ will be manned by uniformed soldiers particularly trained on information technology and equipped with skills and techniques on how to prevent cyber attacks, said Pos M. Hutabarat, director general of security potentials at the defense ministry.

However, a law has to be enacted to create a ‘cyber army’ in Indonesia, and a close collaboration between the defense ministry and the communication and information ministry would secure that all the necessary telecommunication infrastructure management system is in place.

The defense ministry has also sought the cooperation of other government agencies, including the national intelligence service, the national narcotics body and the military and government’s anti-terrorism departments.

The ministry together with educational institutions is currently recruiting talented Internet security specialists and other personnel here.

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