Poland’s Ministry of National Defense is set to establish its own Cyberspace Defense Forces following the NATO's recommendations, announced Polish Minister of National Defense Mariusz Błaszczak.
The plan includes the creation of a new military body, the National Center of Cryptology, which will be connected to the Inspectorate of Information Technology, Polish Radio reports.
Secretary of State at the Ministry of the Polish National Defense Tomasz Zdzikot stated that the number of cyber-attacks is constantly growing in the world. "Today, the ability to guarantee the security of national networks and systems is one of the key factors affecting national security. These new circumstances were pointed out by the North Atlantic Alliance. At the Summit in Wales in 2014, NATO warned that attacks in cyber-security would come more often and could be potentially devastating,” the statement reads.
Earlier, US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats stated that Moscow is trying to use cyber-attacks to interfere in the elections in Ukraine.