[PRESS RELEASE] Indonesia's Cyber Security Readiness in the Era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0
Facing the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 people must be able to understand the dynamics that arise and prepare themselves for changes that will occur in the future. One example of the drastic change that is happening now is our dependence on internet technology. The internet is a means to communicate and fulfill various daily needs, including Cloud Computing as a data storage media. But keep in mind that lately there are rampant cyber attacks and misuse of data.
CfDS held CEOTalk with Microsoft President Director Haris Izmee on Tuesday 6 November 2018 at the Independent Auditorium of the 4th Floor of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Political Sciences, with the theme "Cybersecurity in Indonesia: Are We Ready for It?". This event was held to provide knowledge about cyber security and how to prepare for the era of cloud computing.
Quoting Satya Nadella, Microsoft's Global CEO, "Every company is a software company," Hariz Izmee said that the future will be held by those who are able to answer the digital challenges where everything in life will be digitalized or disrupted by the 4.0 Industrial Revolution. The digital progress currently experienced by society is the result of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 which brought digitized production or digitalization of products. To respond to this condition the government launched Making Indonesia 4.0 which aims to produce higher quality output in the industrial sector with integration between connectivity and communication information technology. In 10 National Priorities Making Indonesia 4.0 there are several layers including wearable tech, advanced robotics, 3D printing, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).
Impact of Digital Transformation
Recognizing the importance of digitalization in aspects of life, governments and corporations agree that digital transformation is a top priority. Ninety percent of them recognize that thinking and acting like a digital business is an important key to future growth, while 27% of business leaders have a carefully planned digital transformation strategy. Digitalization will affect the business and economic aspects broadly, both to the state, government, business organizations and society. Data shows that 2017 digital products / services account for 4% of Indonesia's GDP and in 2021 it is expected to increase to 40%. Of course this is a great potential that should not be missed.
The high digitization rate also has a negative impact. As many as 49% of organizations in Indonesia have experienced cyber attacks that have cost Indonesia US $ 43.2 billion or 3.7% of Indonesia's total GDP according to Frost & Sullivan data. For Indonesia, effective tactics and cyber security strategies are needed because Indonesia is the number 3 country most vulnerable to malware. Both individuals and organizations can begin awareness of cyber security. Cyber security must be part of Indonesia's digital transformation planning
Creating awareness of cyber security can be started from yourself. The simplest thing is to understand the use of the Internet of Things around to ensure the security of data and privacy in cyberspace. An example is to routinely change email account and social media passwords and use official software.