Head of BSSN Gave Public Lecture at Unsyiah

07.10.2019 Humas

The Head of the State Cyber and Code Agency (BSSN), Lt. Gen. (ret) Hinsa Siburian was present at Syiah Kuala University to give a public lecture to students with the theme, "The Role of Higher Education in Cyber ​​Security in the Era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0" on October 7, 2019 in the Hall Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Unsyiah. (Monday 10/7).

Unsyiah Rector Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng in his speech said that this public lecture was aimed to giving a comprehensive view of the ins and outs of national cybersecurity. Where this information is obtained directly from BSSN as the national cyber security holder.

For this reason, rector is very grateful for the willingness of the Head of BSSN to share his knowledge with Unsyiah students. Given the current technological developments have changed the pattern of human communication.

"Social media is now controlled by outsiders, meaning they also have user data. The challenge going forward is how we can compete with them in technological advancements to meet the vision of the golden generation of Indonesia in 2045, "Rector said.

In addition, these technological advances must be balanced with security aspects which are the duties and functions of BSSN. So rector emphasized that the younger generation, especially students to be wiser in using the internet and social media.

"Because someday our children and grandchildren will see for themselves through digital traces, about who their parents were," said rector.


Meanwhile Hinsa Siburian explained, that at this time the world has been overcome by conflicts of interest related to the struggle for market potential and resources by various developed countries and their allies. This has had various negative effects in developing countries such as Indonesia. Developed countries do not hesitate to use all means to exert influence in the target country.

Hinsa also reminded, that technological ease also has risks and threats, because it can be used by various countries to win global competition. At that point, war as a peak form of competition between countries also evolved.

"War is now not only related to physical contact with conventional weapons, war has evolved into cyber warfare or information based on the use of information and communication technology," he said.

Hinsa explained, that in addition to attacking critical infrastructure, cyber attacks are now also targeting more crucial objects with more fatal consequences. Cyber ​​war has a more dangerous penetrating and destructive power. Because it targets the target mindset so that its motivation and behavior change.

According to him, Pancasila was bombarded with cyber bullets through hoax, provocative content and misleading opinions designed to trigger radicalization and social conflict that led to riots and national disintegration.

"Cyber ​​attacks can only be dammed if all components of the nation are aware of the fatal effects of this attack on the sovereignty of the Indonesian people. So all parties including universities must commit to actively contribute in accordance with their respective roles and abilities," he said.