The agency would have authorities not granted to any other institution, Vice Marshal Agus Ruchyan Barnas, chairman of the National Cyber Information Resilience and Security Desk, stated here, Tuesday.
"In line with a recommendation of the National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas), the BCN should become a regulator in managing, controlling, and coordinating cyber activities in Indonesia," he affirmed.
The Lemhannas had suggested the formation of BCN to the president through its study titled "Anticipation of Cyber Crime To Strengthen Security and Public Order for National Resilience," on August 19, 2014.
While conducting its coordinating tasks, the agency will not require a huge presence of personnel, he revealed.
Relevant institutions will be accountable for the technical operations and implementation, he noted.
Indonesia is now in a state of cyber emergency due to the absence of a reliable instrument to offer protection against cyber attacks, he remarked.
Barnas expressed optimism that BCN would become a body that will boost cyber alertness and resilience in the country.
The vice marshal also believes that public awareness could minimize cyber threats and attacks, strengthen information resilience, and encourage information and knowledge sharing by establishing collaboration among various elements of the cyber sector, including academicians, and experts, as well as gray and white hackers.
The BCN is expected to prepare a bill on cyber security.
Discussions on the plan to form the agency were held on January 6, 2015, by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and the cabinet secretary, the then coordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno, Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu, and Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara.
The cyber desk has identified six cyber security categories: defense, cyber crime, cyber intelligence, cyber security, cyber resilience, and cyber diplomacy.