New Study on the Status of Cyber Security Organisation in Poland

Recent report by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence provides a comprehensive overview of the current cyber security landscape and its ongoing formation in Poland. CCDCOE Report “National Cyber Security Organisation – Poland” introduces a dynamic system that is still evolving as a result of both internal strategies and EU regulations.

Poland is dynamically developing its economy, institutions, and regulation in response to the rising importance of cybersecurity and cyber-related issues. This development is driven partially by internal processes, and partially by EU regulations and NATO standards. There is an ongoing process of allocating responsibilities across different ministries and departments, with the Polish cybersecurity system emerging as a result of that process. Poland is advancing on the learning curve in adjusting its management, strategy and legislation to the new realities. The current study aims to reflect the status quo of the cybersecurity system in Poland and provide a roadmap to understand the process of its formation.

“National cyber-capacity is being developed following a strategic push in that direction by the government. Various initiatives involve state-owned companies, private enterprises, start-ups, research institutes and academia. Polish cybersecurity ecosystem is still evolving and its final shape remains to be seen. However, the outline as provided in the new study could be a helpful material for understanding the cybersecurity landscape in Poland, as well as dynamics of its formation,” concludes one of the authors, Dominik Skokowski of The Kosciuszko Institute.

The NATO CCD COE reports on national organisational models for ensuring cyber security summarise national cyber security strategy objectives and outline the division of cyber security tasks and responsibilities among agencies. In particular, the reports give an overview of the mandate, tasks and competences of the relevant organisations and of coordination between them. The scope of the reports encompasses the mandates of political and strategic cyber security governance; national cyber incident management coordination; military cyber defence; and cyber aspects of crisis prevention and crisis management.

Full report is available under CCDCOE publications.