Indonesia needs professionals in cybersecurity who have the expertise to deal with cybersecurity threats. Therefore, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Indonesia, created a national program called ‘Born to Protect’ to recruit young gladiators in cybersecurity, supported by EC-Council, RSA Security, and local colleges in Indonesia.
The audition process for the ‘Born to Protect’ program, held in 10 Indonesian cities, recognized 7,965 preliminary candidates from 10,000 entries. The semi-finalists (top 1,000, awarded a voucher for the C|SCU) faced a ‘capture the flag’ challenge, through a technical drill, narrowing down the participants to the final top 100.
These 100 candidates attended the Digital Camp for two weeks where they were trained by an official EC-Council Instructor, Belly Rachdianto, attaining the C|ND credential at the end of the program on 5 October 2018, after passing the examination.
The program was officially closed by the Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Mr. Rudiantara at Anantakupa Auditorium. Mr. Rudiantara says “Since last year, the Ministry of Communication and Information thought ‘who would handle cybersecurity attacks?’ We think young people want to fight, therefore they will be called gladiator. We seek and funded this program,”
According to the Minister of Communication and Information, Rudiantara says that “Born To Protect aims at preparing human resources to protect Indonesia from attacks on cyber networks. They are expected to become the forerunner of Indonesia’s human resources that will continue to protect our country either from the government, corporate, private, universities, institution, and organizations who have the potential to be attacked or hacked through the cyber network”
EC-Council has been the world’s leading information security certification body since the launch of their flagship program, Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), which created the ethical hacking industry in 2002. Since the launch of CEH, EC-Council has added industry-leading programs to their portfolio to cover all aspects of information security including EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), among others. EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit branch of EC-Council, created Global CyberLympics, the world’s first global hacking competition. EC-Council Foundation also hosts a suite of conferences across the U.S. and around the world including Hacker Halted, Global CISO Forum, TakeDownCon, and CISO Summit.
For more information about EC-Council, please see https://www.eccouncil.org/
About EC-Council Programmes
EC-Council has certified over 200,000 security professionals. Individuals who have achieved EC-Council certifications include those from some of the finest organizations, militaries and governing bodies around the world.
Many of these certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) and the UK’s NCSC. Moreover, the United States Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570 making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP).
About Born to Protect
Born To Protect is a program with integrated activities to capture young gladiators in the field of cybersecurity. This program was initiated by Xynexis and fully supported by KOMINFO. This competition is a National Cyber Security Competition which is expected to be able to capture 10,000 talents of Indonesian Cyber Security talent every year.