Session 2 of the Virtual Forum Series, "Adapting to COVID-19: Indonesia, the United States, and the Indo-Pacific," held with support from the U.S. Embassy Jakarta and in collaboration with CSIS Indonesia
Seri Forum Virtual “Beradaptasi dengan COVID-19: Indonesia, Amerika Serikat, dan Wilayah Indo-Pasifik”
Sesi 2: Asesmen Tren Keamanan Siber di Amerika Serikat dan Indonesia
Acara akan berlangsung dalam Bahasa Inggris. Akan tersedia interpretasi simultan menggunakan Zoom ke Bahasa Indonesia
This webinar will focus on current trends in regional cybersecurity. The United States and Southeast Asia have witnessed a spike in cyber crimes since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is being used to spread disinformation as well as to conduct financially motivated malicious campaigns including email spam, business email compromise (BEC), malware, ransomware, and malicious domains. Across the US and Southeast Asia, ransomware attacks have been targeting healthcare, education, transport, and manufacturing sectors. Recent attacks have also targeted critical infrastructure worldwide, such as hospitals and vaccine research labs.
The Indonesia National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) found that during January-August 2020, there were 190 million cybercrime attempts in Indonesia, four times more than in the same period of the previous year. Moving forward, it is important for Indonesia to create and support a strategic cyber environment, create safe and secure national cyber infrastructure, enhance cyber competitiveness and innovation, and build awareness and sensitivity to national security and resilience in cyberspace. Thus, this session will discuss current trends in the cybersecurity of critical national infrastructure, the rise of cybercrime in the new normal, and examine potential avenues for enhanced cooperation between the United States and Indonesia.