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Universitas Indonesia’s Faculty of Engineering collaborates with Keio University on Cybersecurity

An announcement made by the Universitas Indonesia highlighted the collaboration of its Faculty of Engineering with Keio University regarding cybersecurity activities.

The cyber domain has become the most susceptible ecosystem because of the various threats and increasing number of attacks happening lately.

Moreover, cybercrime is considered to be one of the biggest risks to industries and governments all over the world.

Data breach is a cybercrime which may expose and steal sensitive information. Effects of such include damaged reputation and damage to intellectual property resulting in the loss of competitive edge.

Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks. It is employed by enterprises to protect against unauthorised access   to data centres and other computerised computer systems.

Systemic effort is needed like a local, regional or even global multilateral partnership to face this kind of dynamic. An example would be to have an intensive interaction with various researchers who are experts in cybersecurity, coming from different universities and research institutions.

Initiatives on cybersecurity should be supported by industries and governments through strengthened communications and partnerships.

The Faculty of Engineering of the Universitas Indonesia (FTUI) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Keio University in Japan on 29 March 2018. Dr Ir. Hendri DS. Budiono, M.Eng, Dean of FTUI and Prof Jun Murai, Keio University Dean of Graduate School of Media and Governance signed the MoA at the Keio University, Mita Campus, in Tokyo.  

The MoA signing occurred during the two-day annual conference and symposium on Cybersecurity at the Keio University. The conference was from 29 - 30 March 2018. The following were present to witness the event: Mr Arifin Tasrif, the Indonesia Ambassador to Japan, and Professor Akira Haseyama, President of Keio University.

The symposium was attended by cybersecurity experts from various industries and university partner representatives. Participants shared their thoughts on recent updates and innovations in technology and cybersecurity policy all over the world. Various initiatives and developments done in the academic and research industry regarding cybersecurity were also disclosed.

Keio University, in Japan, established by Yukichi Fukuzawa in 1858, is one of the oldest universities in the country. It played an important contribution to the birth of the internet technology and IoT, 25 years ago. Professor Jun Murai was named as “The Father of Internet in Japan” by the Widely Integrated Distributed Environment (WIDE) Project in 1985.

On 1 November 2016, Keio University’s International Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (INCS-CoE) started academic collaboration in cybersecurity research with famous universities in the United States, England, and Japan as well as with industry and government parties.

The FTUI delegation was represented by Dean of FTUI Dr Ir. Hendri DS. Budiono, Prof Dr-Ing. Kalamullah Ramli, M.Eng,  and Dr Muhammad Salman, ST, MIT from the Computer Engineering study program of DTE-FTUI.

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