Russia, Indonesia to sign intergovernmental cyber security agreement in 2020

TASS Russian News Agency | Nov 8, 2019 at 11:59 AM

MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. Russia and Indonesia plan to ink an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the sphere of providing international information security in 2020. The Russian Security Council's press service reported that the issue was discussed at the Russian-Indonesian consultations held between Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Oleg Khramov and Chief of Indonesia's National Cyber and Encryption Agency Dharma Pongrekun.

"During the talks, the parties confirmed their intent to sign an agreement in 2020 between the Russian and Indonesian governments on cooperation in the field of ensuring international information security," the statement says. The sides discussed the two countries' developments in the sphere of information security and technologies during the consultations. The agenda also included work on the norms of the UN open-ended working group, UN groups of government experts and national response centers to computer incidents.

"National approaches to enhancing information security with regard to the competence of the corresponding state bodies were presented," the Russian Security Council noted. "The parties also discussed possible areas of practical cooperation in the sphere of international information security: the implementation of joint response actions to threats in the specified area, efforts to form culture of information security, countering radicalism on the internet and cooperation between countries in the field of information exchange.