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Semarang (23/8) – Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Mendikbudristek) Nadiem Makarim highlighted the importance of cybersecurity in technological development at the Bug Bounty Competition Kemendikbudristek 2023 at Hall Kewirausahaan, Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB), Universitas Diponegoro (Undip). This event, which is the second edition, was initiated by EDU CSIRT (Education Computer Security Incident Response Team) Pusdatin Kemendikbudristek, as an effort to overcome the increasing number of data leaks.

The Vice Dean of FEB UNDIP, Dr. Warsito Kawedar, S.E., M.Si., Akt., expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology for choosing Undip as the venue for the implementation of the 2023 Kemendikbudristek Bug Bounty Award. By holding this event with a seminar, hopefully, it can inspire invitees who attend online from students and educators in Semarang City and other regions in Indonesia.

This event also supports the regulation of Persesjen Number 11 of 2022 regarding Information Security Management System (SMKI) within the Electronic Based Government System (SPBE) of Kemendikbudristek. Hasan Chabibie, Head of Head of the Center for Data and Information Technology (Kapusdatin) Kemendikbudristek, appreciated the success of this event with a significantly larger number of participants than the previous year. Whereas the number of registered participants in 2022 was recorded at 228 participants, in 2023 the number of registered participants reached 504 participants.

This event also featured an information security seminar which was held hybrid via zoom meeting, by presenting speakers from the Minister of Research and Technology in the Working Cabinet (2014-2019) and also as a representative from FEB Undip, Prof. Drs. H. Mohamad Nasir, as well as interesting material from Braincorp CEO, Romi Satria Wibawa, M.Eng., Ph.D.

The Bug Bounty Competition will be an annual activity to oversee the implementation of SPBE within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology. In this event, 208 reports of vulnerability gap findings from applications owned by Kemendikbudristek work units were recorded, which in this competition can help improve applications and information security. Hopefully, this event will become a collaborative event between Pusdatin Kemendikbudristek, developers, and Bug Hunters to implement SPBE in the Kemendikbudristek environment and become a positive culture in dealing with cyber incidents.

At the end of the event, awards were presented to 3 winners in each category, which are Educator, College Student, and Student.

As for the List of Winners of the Kemendikbudristek 2023 Bug Bounty Competition Awards, they are as follows ;

Highschool Student Category :

  1. Faiz Nurdiyana
    • School : SMKN 2 Depok, Yogyakarta
  2. Alessandro Christo Rumampuk
    • School : SMAN 1 Bitung, Sulawesi Utara
  3. Abdullah Mudzakir
    • School : SMKN 08 Semarang, Jawa Tengah

Undergraduate Student Category :

  1. Rifqi Hilmy Zhafrant
    • School : Universitas Brawijaya
  2. Muhamad Agil Fachrian
    • School : Universitas Telkom
  3. Steven Julian
    • School : Politeknik Negeri Media Kreatif

Lecturer Category :

  1. Daniel Halomoan Saragi Napitu
    • School : Politeknik Negeri Medan
  2. Santika Kusnul Hakim
    • School : SMKS Islam Donomulyo
  3. Yudha Nurdin
    • School : Universitas Syiah Kuala

The winners in each category have demonstrated their skills and dedication in identifying security vulnerabilities that can be enhanced. With their achievements Hopefully, their contributions will continue to have a positive impact on information security within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology and the country.