Polish PM urges allies to spend more on cybersecurity
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Poland’s prime minister on Wednesday urged allies to increase spending on cyber security, a news agency reported.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during the "A New Initiative for Poland: A Future Global Leader in Securing the 4th Industrial Revolution” conference in Warsaw on Wednesday. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański
Speaking at a Polish-American conference in Warsaw, Mateusz Morawiecki encouraged international leaders and governments to spend more money on cyber defence, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
“Not having a cyber security policy today is equal to not having an army,” he said.
“A modern, independent state cannot neglect this anymore,” he added.
"We must defend Poland and the European Union and America against cyber attacks, [the] stealing [of] sensitive data and also ordinary fake news which poison the lives of societies," Morawiecki told the conference.
Officials and experts in fields including cyber security, IT, innovation, defence and foreign policy from the United States, Poland and various other European countries were taking part in the two-day conference.
The gathering was organised by the Atlantic Council, an American international affairs think tank, in partnership with Poland's PKO BP bank.
Called "A New Initiative for Poland: A Future Global Leader in Securing the 4th Industrial Revolution," the event was convened to discuss topics including methods of combating disinformation.
It also aimed to underline the role of the Polish private sector in creating innovative cyber security systems.
Poland’s government is finalising work to create a new “cyber defence force” for the country, the defence minister in Warsaw said last month.
Military men, researchers and IT experts discussed ways of countering cyber threats at a conference in the Polish capital in December.
Source: IAR, Twitter