[PRESS RELEASE] Rooted in Security Basics: Digital hygiene to Avoid Cyber Attack | #Difussion78

September 16, 2022 2:53 pm || By

The implementation of the internet in various fields brings many benefits to human life. However, in the addition to the benefits, the security side of using the internet needs to be a concern of society. CfDS discusses security issues in cyberspace together in Difussion #78 “Rooted in Security Basics: Digital Hygiene to Avoid Cyber Attack”, on Thursday (8/9). This discussion presented Ismail Hakim (Cyberkarta Founder) and Irnasya Shafira (CfDS Researcher) as speakers and moderated by Rizka Herdiani. Discussion is broadcast on the CfDS YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wefQTKWMI04). 

Ismail Hakim responded to the current situation of cyber security in Indonesia, he explained several things that need to be considered to prevent cyber dangers for users. This is based on NIST, there are five frameworks to improve cyber resilience in accordance with infrastructure, namely in terms of identify, seeing protected company assets, protect, by applying a defense system to assets, detect, by knowing or being able to detecting attacks, response, by seeing how to respond to attacks, and recovery, provides a way for organizations to restore conditions before an attack. 

Furthermore, in his presentation, Ismail also said that the current challenges facing Indonesia are related to needs and mindset, not just technical issues. There are several things that can be done to prevent and overcome cybercrime by individual users, such as paying attention to the complexity of passwords, using a password manager, using MIFA ( Multi-Factor Authentication), increasing literacy to find out the characteristic of phishing, not opening links from suspicious emails, and regularly update the antivirus program. 

“ Security is not a product, but a continuous process because even though we invest billions of dollars to build a security system, if we can’t distinguish between phishing, cybercrime will still be inevitable. So, we need feedback from the system that was created” said Ismail. 

Based on Ismail’s explanation, Irnasya Shafira emphasized the importance of cultivating good digital hygiene habits by internet users. Digital hygiene itself can be understood as an activity where users of electronic systems always keep the system healthy by regularly updating the security of their online data. The problem is not just a cyber incident, but also socio-political so the practice of digital hygiene is even more important because the regulation has not yet been ratified. These practices are very important because Indonesia is a country that ranks fourth in the Top Targeted Country facing cyber threats based on the threatmap.chechpoint.com report. 

“If we don’t practice digital hygiene, we can only be spectators when our data is scattered and it will forever change our attention span as humans. As a young generation, one of the easiest ways to do this is by promoting the importance of protecting personal data in cyberspace” said Irnasya.