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Chief of cyber agency to be appointed this month: Wiranto

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Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto has said that the government would appoint a chief of the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (BSSN) this month.

"(The chief will be appointed) as soon as possible, I hope this month," he told the press here, Tuesday, after chairing a limited coordinating meeting on BSSN.

The meeting was attended by Communication and Informatic Minister Rudiantara, State Apparatus' Empowerment and Bureaucracy Reform Asman Abnur, among others.

Discussions on the agency's organizational structure have been completed, he said.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has reminded that the agency should be operational soon because it is crucial to deal with new non-military threats, the minister said.

BSSN is tasked to strengthen the national cyber security and to coordinate various cyber security activities existing in various institutions in order to prevent overlapping, Wiranto explained.

In line with the Presidential Regulation No 53/2017 on BSSN, non-ministerial agency is accountable to the President through the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs.

The agency will have one chief, four deputies and one First Secretary. The chief is appointed and dismissed by the President at the suggestion of the Coordinating Minister.

The State Encryption Agency, the Information Security Directorate of the Communication and Informatic Ministry, and ID SIRTII, have been merged into BSSN. 

 
 

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