Cyber attack: TNI willing to share intelligence

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Indonesian National Army (TNI) is ready to share intelligence information with the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) in combating terrorist threats in cyberspace.

TNI deputy chief of Army Lt Gen Tatang Sulaiman said the cooperation between the TNI and the ATM had long been established not only towards the peace of the two regions but also to ensure they were free from cyber attacks.

“Cooperation like on human resource development, how to deal with terrorists and training to face cyber attacks needs to be improved.

“Intelligence information is something that must be shared by countries in the region. In the current era, the threat may come from other countries, what is important is how we make information exchange at the regional level,” he told Bernama when met at the 2018 Asian Defence Services Exhibition (DSA ) and the Asia National Security Exhibition (Natsec) here.

He said the dissemination of information that could threaten the security of the ASEAN region should be mutually restricted and not to be taken lightly.

In the meantime, Tatang said that the organisation of the DSA had given an opportunity to the top leadership of the armed forces of the ASEAN countries to discuss issues such as violence, extremism and cyber attacks as well as raising their own national defence levels.

The 16th edition of the DSA was launched by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein on Sunday.

The four-day exhibition brought together about 1,500 defence-related companies and 350 foreign delegates from 45 countries.

DSA is a biennial event held since 1988.
BERNAMA

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