Monday, April 10th, 2017
Russia and Indonesia have agreed to establish cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Rektorat Building, Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia. The MoU was made to strengthen the cooperation between two states in term of cyber security and cyber infrastructure. Both states committed to cooperate, to protect database and information sharing that will be done by both states in the future.
The MoU will also permit Russia to do confidence-building measure and capacity-building in Indonesia, as the state will train human resources in the department and ministries so that Indonesia can perform a better e-governance. This cooperation is in sync with the program that was made by Indonesia, called “Born to Control” to find capable human resources that will be useful for cyberspace. The representative from Russia said that ensuring cyber security is an important matter for both states, and the MoU was made to strengthen the cooperation between both states to protect databases and server in the states, also to prevent cyber-attacks.
The number of cyber-attacks and cyber threats in Indonesia is quite high so the cooperation will help Indonesia to combat those problems and to ensure safer cyberspace. The MoU was not the first for both states as Russia and Indonesia has signed, specifically the Ministry of Defence from Indonesia and Security Council from Russia on June 2015.