JUNE 27, 2019, JAKARTA – The numerous threat of recent data breach has made cybersecurity become a spotlight again in Indonesia. A number of academics and observers has even encouraged the government to prioritize data protection regulations to counteract cyber threats.
Indonesia is currently the third most targeted country in cyber security threats after the United States and India, according to a report by Check Point, Software Technologies Inc. Meanwhile, financial industry is the most vulnerable sector against cybersecurity threats. Furthermore, the suspicion of consumer data violation in a number of e-commerce is still a hot issue in Indonesia.
“Disruptive Decision Making” research conducted by Telstra, the parent company of telkomtelstra, explained that the top priority of today’s global business leaders includes protecting digital assets from cyber threats and optimizing investments to make time and resource management efficient as part of the company’s digital transformation.
The investment needed for the company’s cybersecurity can certainly cause a cost dilemma to avoid the huge expenditure in protecting the system from cyber threats, especially from data leak violations. Agus F Abdillah, Chief of Product & Services Officer of Telkomtelstra, assessed that the main challenge for corporations in Indonesia in managing cybersecurity lies in the ability to detect and respond effectively to data breach violations at the right time. At the same time, company should also avoid unplanned spending in the implementation of cybersecurity.
“Investment allocation for cybersecurity, especially to overcome data leakage, should begin with a holistic and comprehensive security intelligence assessment. After all threats and vulnerabilities are registered and prioritized, companies can continue with investment choices that are properly managed for technology and security tools,” he said in Jakarta, Wednesday (26/6).
“Security intelligence in relation to cybersecurity is nothing new in the global industry. The application itself focuses on evidence-based insights, including mechanisms, indicators, implications, and recommendations that can be followed up on threats or hazards that exist or can emerge against company assets,” he explained.
Even so, continued Agus, cyber intelligence consists of millions of indicators that need to be filtered and prioritized. Therefore in addition to technology, security intelligence also requires elements of human talent who are experts in security issues that are currently difficult to find in Indonesia.
The challenge of lack of technology experts, such cybersecurity, has been revealed in the “Connecting Commerce” research by Telstra with The Economist Intelligence Unit. The study revealed that the lack of ‘people and skills’ was the toughest digital challenge in Indonesia.
The research also revealed that the limitations of HR and skills talents became the toughest challenge with a portion of 36%, surpassing limited investment funding (31%), low access to robust technology ecosystems (20%), government policies or regulations (17%), and cybersecurity issues (15%).
Answering security intelligence challenges, telkomtelstra presents cybersecurity with four advantages. First, security capabilities, relying on a wide range of SOC security intelligence services, expanding and enhancing threat management capabilities available from the latest generation of firewall tools. Second, a fully managed solution. Solutions that are packaged in a comprehensive and fully managed manner with clear features, capabilities, services, and support.
Third, expertise support, managed by a broad team of security experts, one of the largest and best security teams in Indonesia. And fourth, integrated security infrastructures, utilizing large investments in security technology, including the Telkomtelstra platform for warning and management of fast automatic security incidents.
Telkomtelstra is a joint venture between PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom Indonesia) which is the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, with Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) which is a leading telecommunications and information service company in Australia.
Telkomtelstra provides a portfolio of leading technology products and solutions such as Managed Network Services, Managed Security Services and Managed Cloud Services to help improve digital transformation in Indonesia. Through an understanding of the local market and the experience of providing world-class managed solutions services, Telkomtelstra has succeeded in supporting Indonesian companies to utilize managed solution services to improve business efficiency and productivity.