On Saturday (20/06), AMIKOM Business Park Incubator hosted their 56th startup talk and invited PrivyID’s Security Engineer, Kholiq Amrullah, as the speaker.
The discussion that was moderated by Ms. Dwiyana Rahma from AMIKOM Business Park Incubator, gave Kholiq the opportunity to share his experience working at a regulatory technology (regtech) startup. As a company that provides digital identity verification solutions, PrivyID places the safety of users’ data as its top priority.
“PrivyID exists to help businesses reduce cyber fraud. When someone is registering to get a PrivyID account, we use Face Recognition to match their registration with the user’s national ID Card,” said Kholiq.
The process does not stop there. “Afterwards, we verify the data against the national databases of General for Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil),” Kholiq explained.
Kholiq also revealed that PrivyID always maintains its server, connection, and system from malicious attack. According to Kholiq, one of the challenges of cybersecurity is speed. The faster the development process means the more likely the quality code is not being controlled optimally. Eventually, this condition will lead to a security gap.
Kholiq explained that PrivyID implements several stages of development to mitigate those issues. “At PrivyID there are stages of development, staging, sandbox, and production. At each of these stages, we always double-checking everything related to security issues”, said Kholiq.
Additionally, PrivyID’s team also regularly backs up their data on daily and monthly basis.
Kholiq also reminded the audience of how important it is to know how to protect your own data. For example, by regularly changing your passwords, activating multi-factor authentications, and to never share the one-time password (otp) that you received.
“Basic awareness is important for all of us. If you aren’t aware and you’re not being careful, it is not impossible that your data will still be able to get hacked”, Kholiq concluded the session.