The first ALFA-CRP alert level concerning cyberspace will be introduced throughout Poland. It will be in force from Sunday, December 5 from 23.59. The order in this matter was signed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
The Government Center for Security announced that the introduction of the alert level is of a preventive nature and is related to the organization of the UN Digital Summit – IGF 2021, which takes place at the International Congress Center in Katowice. The alert level is to be valid until Friday, December 10, 23.59. The UN Digital Summit will begin on December 6 and will last until December 10 under the banner of “Internet United”.
“Any disturbing and unusual situations and threats should be reported to the Police via the 112 telephone number,” we read in the release.
CRP alert levels
The RCB explained that the CRP alert levels relate to threats in cyberspace. “The ALFA-CRP level is the lowest of the four alert levels specified in the act on anti-terrorist activities. It is primarily a signal for security services and the entire public administration to be particularly vigilant” – it was reported.
This means that the public administration is obliged to carry out increased monitoring of the security of ICT systems. Public institutions will include monitor and verify whether there has been a breach of the security of electronic communication.
Alert levels throughout the country had been introduced before, e.g. on the occasion of the 31st World Youth Day in Krakow in 2016, the elections to the European Parliament in 2019, the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, the elections to the Sejm and Senate in 2019 and last year’s elections for the President of the Republic of Poland.
Alert levels are introduced, changed and canceled by the Prime Minister pursuant to the provisions of the Act of 10 June 2016 on anti-terrorist activities.
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