Mr. Suharso Monoarfa, Member of the Presidential Advisory Council (WANTIMPRES), held a meeting with the Head of the National Cyber and Encryption Agency (Badan Siber dan Sandi Negara-BSSN) and other related stakeholders to discuss “Special Telecommunication Operations by and for Government Agencies, including Defense and State Security” at WANTIMPRES Office, on Monday, March 19, 2018. Mr. Suharso Monoarfa emphasized that Indonesia needs particular telecommunications lines that can protect the confidentiality of State Information. However, currently there is a debate over the operation of its frequencies lines.
Regarding frequency lines issues, Head of BSSN informed the role of BSSN in securing information content by encryption. Moreover, BSSN requiered to secure data information management (especially the confidentiality of the information content) which consist of three aspects: hardware, software and brainware. Although the content is secured, it should be also taken into consideration which entity that owns the data and which entity that maintains the security application.
Different to common general network, special telecommunication lines that named as Jaringan Aman Merah Putih (JAM) has a unique protocol, double encryption security, special device and secured gateway portal. Network wise, JAM is capable to accomodate information sovereignty, as Indonesian law has regulated that Indonesia government institutions are allowed to held such special telecommunication line. (AD)