Huawei strengthens cyber security cooperation with Indonesia

Huawei strengthens cyber security cooperation with Indonesia

(left to right): Mr Jeffery Liu, President of Huawei Asia Pacific (left on screen), Prof. Ir. Togar M. Simatupang M, Tech. Ph.D, IT Del Chancellor, Mr. Jacky Chen CEO of Huawei Indonesia, General (ret.) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Lieutenant General (ret.) Hinsa Siburian, Head of BSSN, and Mr. Ren Zhengfei, CEO and Founder of Huawei (right on screen) after the signing of the cooperation agreement between Huawei Indonesia, BSSN and IT Del on Monday (Sep 27, 2021) in Jakarta. (ANTARA/Huawei)

Huawei Indonesia has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting cyber security knowledge sharing through the renewal of its agreement on cyber security cooperation with Indonesia’s highest cyber security body -- the National Cyber and Crypto Agency (BSSN).

The MoU (memorandum of understanding) renewal sealed off a new tripartite cooperation agreement between Huawei, BSSN, and Institut Teknologi Del (IT Del) during a signing ceremony on Monday.

Huawei is a global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.

Under the renewed MoU, Huawei and BSSN will extend and further expand their collaboration beyond capacity-building to facilitate advanced learnings, professional certification, and competence upgrade on cyber security matters.

Meanwhile, under the new agreement, IT Del will be developed as a collaboration hub for cyber security for universities across Indonesia.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei, Huawei Asia Pacific president Jeffery Liu, and Huawei Indonesia CEO Jacky Chen.

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Minister Pandjaitan also held a high-level discussion with Zhengfei to mark the renewed collaboration and long-term commitment of the leading global ICT provider, especially in cyber security enhancement in Indonesia.

During the meeting, Pandjaitan expressed appreciation for the presence of Huawei's Indonesian representative office.

"You are lucky to have the Indonesian representative office here for making Huawei popular and the technology has been widely used. The establishment of Huawei Academy in Indonesia and the tripartite cooperation between Huawei, the National Cyber and Crypto Agency and IT Del also shows Huawei's commitment to not only building digital infrastructure in Indonesia but also digital human resources development and transfer of high technology," he said.

"I am sure Huawei could make a significant contribution to Indonesia’s Green Development and Smart Future. In the next few years, digital property will be one of the most valuable assets for the next generation," he added.

Meanwhile, Zhengfei said that besides representing a large, untapped market for Indonesian exports, China also has a few examples of utilizing technology to improve vital operations.

For example, he said, Indonesia can learn to integrate intelligence into the day-to-day running of the nation’s many strategic ports and airports, or alternatively implement 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), wireless, and radar technologies to improve safety in coal mines by a substantial degree.

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"Huawei thanks Indonesia for its longstanding support for our local team in the country. With the great trend towards collaboration and shared success between China and Indonesia, based on respecting each other’s sovereignty integrity, political systems, and social customs, we believe that together we will lay the foundation for Indonesia’s future," he reaffirmed.

The signing of the MoU and cooperation agreement was also attended by BSSN chief Hinsa Siburian and IT Del Rector Togar M. Simatupang.

Siburian lauded Huawei for the close collaboration since the cooperation was inked in 2019.

"I hope besides programs and activities that have been running so far, some necessary improvements would be made in the areas of research and development of 5G technology, where Huawei's experience in delivering 5G technology in many countries will become one of the very advantages BSSN needs so that BSSN has an overview on how to formulate national policy in security 5G cyber technology," he said.

In terms of the development and utilization of cryptography, Huawei has experience in implementing cryptography in its various technological solutions, so BSSN can study its applications, he added.

BSSN strongly supports the cooperation of the three parties—BSSN, Huawei, and the Del Institute of Technology—as a form of collaboration between the government, business actors, and academics, he said.

"We express our high appreciation to Huawei and the Del Institute of Technology who have accorded serious attention to cybersecurity aspects and have high enthusiasm to collaborate in realizing cyber security through collaboration with BSSN," he added.

"The renewal of the MoU marks a new milestone in our joint cyber security initiative as it will involve more universities and reach out wider public to benefit from this program," Huawei Indonesia CEO Jacky Chen remarked.

Since 2019, nearly seven thousand government officials and civil servants have benefited from the collaboration between Huawei and BSSN through various training activities, webinars, and joint programs.

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Meanwhile, Rector of IT Del, Togar M. Simatupang, said that the Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, BSSN, IT Del, and Huawei Indonesia has taken the initiative to develop a talent ecosystem in cybersecurity.

"The memorandum of understanding was made aimed at creating joint synergies in ecosystem development to prepare skilled workers in the field of cyber security so that they can increase the productivity and competitiveness of the nation in the Industrial era 4.0," he stated.

Starting its Indonesia office with just five employees 21 years ago, Huawei Indonesia has grown to record over 2,000 staffers, and 90 percent of them are locals, thereby contributing to the local economy, he noted.

During the pandemic, it launched a series of "I Do Care" campaigns to give back to the community, recognizing the need to create shared value and support economic, social, and environmental progress.

Under the "I Do Care" program, it provides relief aid for disaster victims and donations to the needy, while through "I Do Collaborate,", it joins hands with the government, business communities, and key stakeholders to drive digital transformation in the ecosystem.

Furthermore, through "I Do Contribute", it strives to cultivate 100 thousand Indonesian digital talents for 5 years to build a solid foundation for future-ready human capital, while it also finds creative and innovative ways through cutting edge technologies through "I Do Create" to enhance government institutions and enterprises with the implementation of AI, big data, and cloud computing R

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