Over 1,000 Islamic school students get cybersecurity training

It (the use of digital technology) requires special training.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the National Cyber ​​and Encryption Agency (BSSN) have organized basic cybersecurity training for 1,100 Islamic college students (santri) to commemorate the National Santri Day of 2022.

“We expect that by increasing Indonesian digital talent, especially Islamic college students, we can have great potential to strengthen (our) defense in cyberspace and (improve) the national economy,” head of the Research and Development Agency of human resources ministry Hary Budiarto said here Saturday.

He expressed the hope that the effort could strengthen the well-being of the community.

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“Globally, this digital company is known as Company 5.0. They do their business digitally (and) their data is stored on the cloud server,” he noted.

Currently, as long as there is an internet connection to access the required information, people do not need to travel to work, learn or perform other daily activities as they can be done virtually, the official said.

“It (the use of digital technology) requires special training,” he added.

To create more digital talent, the ministry is also collaborating with various organizations and social groups in the community, including students across Indonesia, he said.

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The training on IT security, which took place in collaboration with the Islamic Social Organization Friendship Institute (LPOI), involved various professionals from the Ministry of Communication and Information and the BSSN.

Spreading information on the importance of cybersecurity for students is one of the government’s concrete attempts to create an excellent digital society in accordance with Indonesia’s 2021-2024 Digital Road Map.

According to the road map, the Indonesian people should acquire the basic skills to harness the advancement of digital technology to support the development of the national economy.

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LPOI President Said Aqil Siroj said he hopes the training will encourage students to use the digital space more actively and positively.

“We hope this cybersecurity training will be successful. To be honest, many students are still digitally illiterate, so hopefully through the training we can provide information (on cybersecurity) to students in Indonesia,” he added.

National Santri Day is celebrated every 22nd October.

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