We need to be ready and prepare to face intolerance, radicalism, terrorism threat, and other criminal threats
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Law and Human Rights has prepared the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) application as a precaution against cyberattacks, the ministry’s secretary general noted in a written statement issued on Tuesday.

"The formation of CSIRT is to prevent the increasingly frequent cyberattacks," secretary general Andap Budhi Revianto said.

Within the past six months, the ministry has recorded 385,980 cyberattacks, or 2,150 attacks per day on average, he informed.

According to data provided by the ministry's Data and Information Technology Center (Pusdatin), the cyber attacks have most frequently targeted the institution's website, internal mailing application, and employee application.

The attacks directed at the ministry's website, in particular, have comprised malicious sessions (71 percent), server-side code injections (21 percent), and malicious scans (6 percent). The biggest share of attacks came from the United States (71 percent).

"Alhamdulillah (praise be to God), we managed to fend off these attacks," he remarked.

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Many parties carry out cyberattacks for different motives, including economic, political, and ideological. Such attacks not only come from inside the country, but also from abroad.

"We need to be ready and prepare to face intolerance, radicalism, terrorism threat, and other criminal threats," Revianto said.

He further said he expects the application to fend off all kinds of threats and cyberattack challenges, specifically in the ministry's environment, and to protect the people in general.

CSIRT is responsible for receiving, reviewing, and responding to cyber security incident reports as well as activities.

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The functions of CSIRT include providing reactive services, starting from incident coordination, incident triage, and incident resolution.

The Ministry of Law and Human Rights was chosen as one of the 25 ministries or institutions trusted to form the CSIRT.

"CSIRT is created as a form of data protection and sovereignty," Revianto explained.

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Translator: M Zulfikar, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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