Digital Transformation Education World Must Be Aware of Cybersecurity Issues

People's behavior has changed in line with the Covid-19 pandemic. Starting from office activities, industrial operations to office workers. Likewise, the teaching-learning process from the elementary school level to college level adjusts accordingly.

In this condition, the massive use of technology is considered to have to be accompanied by capable cybersecurity as well as being the fundamental key so that the business can run effectively and efficiently.

Such as teaching and learning activities can take place without reducing the quality of education for students so that other activities can also run as they should without reducing productivity. By entering into digital transformation.

This became the main discussion in the Webinar entitled "Cyber ​​Security: A Fundamental Key For Digital Transformation In The Education Sector" which was held by Telkomtelstra in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Private Universities (APTISI) and The Indonesia Australia Business Council (IABC) last weekend with a moderator. George Marantika, Vice Chairman of APTISI and National President of IABC.

President Director of Telkomtelstra, Erik Meijer, said that the world of education underwent changes during the Covid-19 pandemic which had lasted for 1.5 years.

The process of digital transformation is inevitable. Teaching and learning activities that were previously carried out face-to-face, now have to be run virtually through platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, GoogleClass, and so on.

"Therefore, cybersecurity using the platform and implementing a secure and capable cloud usage becomes a necessity that cannot be avoided," he said.

According to Erik, cyber security is the responsibility of all parties, including the government, providers, and users.

The goal is that the teaching and learning process can take place well, according to expectations so that the quality of education is maintained and students benefit from this online learning.

On the same occasion, Senior Lecturer of Software Systems & Cybersecurity, Monash University, Australia Amin Sakzad, explained that Monash University has implemented digital transformation with Cryptography.

This system is described for learning methods through online interactions such as Zoom, Webex, Teams, Classroom Learning Platforms (EdSTEM, Moodle). Then for the teaching approach through Gamification and AR/VR. Finally, for the assessment process through online Assessment platforms, eAsseessment, Al-driven invigilation.

Previously, lectures were conducted face-to-face with 500-600 students. However, now, it is no longer needed because lectures are conducted online.

“The challenge is that we have to be able to deliver lecture material in an interesting, practical and easy-to-understand way. No wonder, with cryptography , one of the learning methods is through the novel gamification approach ,” he explained.

Not only that, Amin added that there are other methods such as flip classes, offline records, hol Q&A workshops which are also carried out at Monash University.

“Of course, behind the implementation of digital transformation, we must also be able to ward off Ransomware, IDS, PenTest and Malware attacks. The key to success lies in how we can maximize data security, organizational security, software security, componet security and connection security so that it can run well," he said.

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