Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the creation of a service that will deal only with counteracting cyber threats. At a press conference, he said that cybercrime is a plague of the 21st century that threatens not only state institutions, but also citizens. He also announced his intention to establish a “cybersecurity fund” to finance the fight against cybercrime.
At the Tuesday press conference, Mateusz Morawiecki emphasized that criminals were also following the development of various technologies. – Today we can see that the old threats are accompanied by new threats from this world which is more and more dominant in our lives – said the prime minister.
– Not a day goes by without us hearing about some attacks directed from different places in the world, very often inspired by Russia or other countries from the East. Cybercrime is a plague of the 21st century, a plague that threatens state institutions, but also a plague that threatens citizens, companies and entrepreneurs in everyday life – said Morawiecki.
– Therefore, in order to counteract these frauds, thefts, manipulations, various types of attacks and cyber threats, we create a service that will be specially dedicated to deal with only these problems – apart from the departments already existing today, places in civil services and special services that had keep this in mind, announced the Prime Minister.
Morawiecki on the fund to fight cybercrime
The head of government, referring to “spreading ceber-attacks”, stated that “the time has come to establish a service that will respond to these attacks”.
– There is an arms race between the police and cybercriminals. Whoever will come to new methods faster, whoever masters them will gain an advantage – said the Prime Minister. That is why – as he explained – the government wants the police to have “appropriate instruments, the best solutions and, above all, competences” to fight cybercrime. – What is in the minds of our IT specialists, our specialists in this field, we want to accumulate in one place in order to best respond to these threats – he added.
He informed that for this purpose a “cybersecurity fund” will be established, which will finance the fight against cybercrime. The Prime Minister assured that the Internet “can still be a promise of a better world” that “brings people closer together”. “But there is one condition – we must drive the criminals out of him,” he said.
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