30 Jul 2021

Soft Launching of Cyber Security & Digital Forensics Master Study Program

Bandung, Telkom University – Telkom University is currently the first campus in Indonesia, which has a Master of Cyber ??Security & Digital Forensics study program. This was also confirmed by the soft launching of the study program which took place on Wednesday (28/7) through two interesting webinar sessions. As an opening, the Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, Dr. Z. K Abdurahman Baizal expressed his gratitude.

“Alhamdulillah, the School of Informatics at Telkom University has succeeded in inaugurating this study program this year, this makes Tel-U the first campus in Indonesia to have a Master’s Degree in Cyber ??Security & Digital Forensics study program. Hopefully, this study program can provide benefits for us and also the Indonesian people.” Welcome, Baizal.

The activities at this event were divided into two sessions, in the first session, the topics were discussed about Cyber ??Crime & Digital Forensic Investigation by the Head of the Lab for Bareskrim POLRI, Kombes Pol. Muhammad Nuh Al-Azhar, MSc., CHFI., CEI., ECIH.

According to him, cybersecurity is currently needed by almost every individual and institution. Given that every individual is currently connected to the internet network via a smartphone, awareness of cybersecurity is needed.

“When asked who needs cybersecurity? Everything. It could be the government, companies from small to large scale, and every individual like me and my colleagues. Currently, data has become a high-value commodity, so the widespread data theft (Cyber ??Crime) is very detrimental to many parties, “said Muhammad Nuh.

In the second session, there was an interesting discussion about “The importance of Cybersecurity: now and the future” by Prof. Willy Susilo who is Director, Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) University of Wollongong, Australia.

He further discussed the impact of cyber-attacks (Cyber ??Attacks). The disadvantages of cyber-attacks can be about three main things, namely economic, reputation, and regulation.

“Let’s say an individual or an institution is exposed to a cyberattack, the impact can be very wide. Usually, there are three major losses, the first is material loss. Second, the reputation of individuals/companies can be tarnished, trust in institutions will decrease. Third, data leaks in a company can be subject to a fairly high fine, this is related to regulations.” Willy said.

At the webinar, there was also a material presentation from the Lecturer of the School of Informatics, Niken Dwi Wahyu Cahyani, S.T., M.Kom. Ph.D. on “Digital Forensics Research in Telkom University” and Ari Moesriami Barmawi, Ph.D. on “Cybersecurity Research in Telkom University”.

In closing, the Dean of FIF revealed that the main purpose of establishing the study program was to see the current rapid pace of development of digitalization. So that the security system in the sector also needs to be improved, both in terms of infrastructure and human resources.

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