Indonesia, Australia discuss cooperation on cyber security

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto, had a discussion on Monday with the new Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Gary Quinlan AO, about cooperation on cyber security.

Wiranto said cyber threats such as hacking continued to increase and the cases were becoming more complicated. So, Indonesia needed to improve its cyber security capabilities. One way was to learn from other countries, such as Australia, to improve the capabilities of the National Cyber and Encryption Agency, said Wiranto.

The Minister and the Ambassador also discussed the two countries efforts in combating and cutting off the financing of terrorism. Indonesia and Australia would also follow up on regional security cooperation against terrorism, which would involve the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam and New Zealand.

Gary Quinlan AO, who replaced Paul Grigson as Ambassador, was making his first call on Wiranto.

Source: Antara News