The Communication and Informatics Minister Rudiantara reminded the public to actively participate in data protection towards sensitive data and to avoid sharing it on social media.
“Please do not be reckless with sensitive private records. Make it commonplace to update simple things such as your passwords and ATM PIN code,” said Rudiantara during the information security day in Jakarta on Wednesday, March 7.
He gave an example of cases regarding misused personal ID number (NIK) and family card (KK) number. He argued that the most important factor to avoid attacks on private security is the human factor itself, which often is the weakest link in issues regarding information security system.
The minister urged people to slowly build the habits that support personal data protection and make it a common practice within society. “We want people to view cybersecurity as a common practice,” said Rudiantara.
The public data protection is not exclusively the responsibility of the government. Public participation is essentially needed to reduce the number of crimes regarding private data breach.