DOT-COM Activity: Indonesia Cyber Crime Policy Assistance
Funder(s): USAID/EGAT/IT, USAID/ANE
Short Description: The project will help in the prevention and investigation of cyber crime and cyber terrorism through technical assistance.
Phase/Type of Activity: Buy-in or Incremental Funding Status: Completed
Start date: January 01, 2004 End Date: January 01, 2006
Person(s) to contact
Sarah Tisch, Ph.D. , Chief-of-Party
dot-GOV , Internews Network Email: Tel: 202 833-5740 x 203
Full Description: dot-GOV, together with the Department of Justice/International Criminal Investigation Technical Assistance Program (ICITAP) sent a Technical Policy Advisor (C-T/A) to Jakarta to provide assistance for one to the Government of Indonesia (GOI). The project helped with the prevention and investigation of cyber crime and cyber terrorism. This Technical Advisor conducted an assessment of the GOI Cyber Crimes Investigation Unit's (CIU) investigative and intelligence capacities to determine their precise organization, training and equipment needs. The Advisor worked closely with representatives from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and the Financial Fraud Institute (FFI) to establish training programs for the CIU that enhanced capacity to respond to issues of cyber terrorism, financial and high technology crimes.
The advisor designed training classes on "Introduction to Computer Crime and Evidence" and "Introduction to Encase Computer Forensics" to advance understanding of computer crime and evidence, computer forensic tools, and issues related to conducting a systematic approach to a computer crime investigation to include the recognition of potential electronic evidence at a crime scene and best practices for seizing and transporting electronic evidence. The Advisor designed and oversaw construction of a new Computer Forensic laboratory will be completed installed by late July 2004. The Advisor created a stakeholder group among numerous agencies of the GOI, including the Indonesian Attorney General's office, the various ministries addressing telecommunications and ICT policy, and select members of the academic community to assess the viability of Indonesia's current laws dealing with cyber crime. The advisor also fostered dialogue between the government stakeholder group and the private sector on the need for effective cyber crime law.
Update: Completed 2004.
Development Sector(s): Rule of Law, Civil Society, Trade and Investment
ICT Intervention(s): Capacity Building, Public Administration DOT-COMments eNewsletter Articles:
Core funding for the DOT-COM Alliance is provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture & Trade, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering (EGAT/OI&E), Office of Education (EGAT/ED), and Office of Women in Development (EGAT/WID), under the terms of Award numbers: GDG-A-00-01-00009-00, dot-GOV; GDG-A-00-01-00014-00, dot-ORG; GDG-A-00-01-00011-00, dot-EDU.