Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed a regulation to set up National code Cyber Agency (BSSN) tasked to implement cyber security effectively by utilizing, developing, and consolidating all elements related to cyber security.
The Presidential Regulation no. 53/2017 on BSSN was set by Widodo on May 19, this year, according to the official website of the Cabinet Secretariat.
The BSSN is accountable to the president through the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, headed by a chief, and assisted by the General Secretariat and four deputies, namely Deputy for Identification and Detection, Deputy for Protection, Deputy for Mitigation and Recovery, and Deputy for Monitoring and Control, Antara news reported Thursday.
According to the regulation, the head of BSSN is appointed and dismissed upon the proposal of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, in accordance with the provisions of legislation. The General Secretary and Deputy are appointed and dismissed by the president on the recommendation of the Head of BSSN, in accordance with the provisions of the legislation.
The State Code Institute (LSN) and the Directorate of Information Security are under the Directorate General of Applications and Informatics and the Ministry of Communications and Informatics that will merge with the BSSN.
Equipment, financing, archives, and documents at the Information Security Directorate of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Indonesia Security Incident Response Team on Internet Infrastructure (ID-SIRTII), and the State Code Institute are transferred to BSSN.
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