Legislator urges BSSN to develop secure teleconferencing application

Legislator urges BSSN to develop secure teleconferencing application

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Jakarta (ANTARA) - House member Sukamta urged the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN) to develop a highly secure special online meeting application for governmental elements and state apparatuses to ensure cybersecurity and resilience amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

"In this case, it is possible for the BSSN to create special applications with high security feature for government elements and other state apparatuses," Sukamta, the House of Representatives’ Commission I member, concurrently a politician of the Justice and Prosperous Party (PKS), noted in a statement here on Thursday.

Sukamta highlighted the need for a secure application in response to the extensive use of online conference and videoconference applications following the implementation of the Work from Home (WFH) policy.

The PKS politician believes that the BSSN should be in a position to develop an application that can and will be used safely for the president, ministers, members of parliament, and other state institutions' officials.

"The existing temporary alternative is CloudX created by Telkomsel, a subsidiary of the state-owned enterprise (BUMN) Telkom," he remarked.

Sukamta stressed on the criticality of developing a high-security application to protect and prevent the leak of discussions during decision-making meetings.

Such an application must meet high military security standards and be completed within two or three weeks, he added.  

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