Digital Security
April 30, 2018

As the world's second biggest fish producer, Indonesia has significant interest in safeguarding its waters from illegal fishing. This has been promoted under the Joko Widodo (Jokowi) administration, whose vision is turning Indonesia into a global maritime fulcrum. Jokowi has shown no hesitation in using a strong-arm approach to protect the country's sovereignty and wealth - including implementing a ‘Sink The Vessels’ policy and making global efforts to categorise illegal fishing as a transnational crime. Despite the controversy around Indonesia’s actions to publicly sink illegal ships, Maritime and Fisheries Minister, Susi Pudjiastuti, has been a tough implementer of the policy.... more »

February 17, 2018

There has been a dramatic increase in the numbers of people in the Asia-Pacific that are accessing the internet for the first time. According to a recent report, in Southeast Asia alone there are 330M internet users, 70M of whom have connected since 2015. However, for digitalization to reach its fullest potential, users must first trust the technology they use. In Microsoft’s most recent Security Intelligence Report (SIR) many emerging economies in Asia are identified as among the world’s most vulnerable to malware and similar cyber threats. Bangladesh and Pakistan are the most at-risk, followed by Cambodia and Indonesia with Myanmar, Nepal,... more »