Poland announced it will launch a cyberspace defense force by 2024 composed of around 2,000 soldiers with a deep knowledge in cybersecurity.
The Polish Defence Ministry Mariusz Blaszczak has approved the creation of a cyberspace defence force by 2024, it will be composed of around 2,000 soldiers with deep expertise in cybersecurity.
The news was reported by AFP, Blaszczak announced that the cyber command unit would start its operations in 2022.
“We’re well aware that in today’s world it’s possible to influence the situation in states by using these methods (cyberwar),” Mariusz Blaszczak told to local media at a military cyber training centre in Zegrze.
The defence ministry is already looking for talent with the help of the HackYeah hackathon, it is already offering cash prizes to most skilled hackers. The HackYeah hackathon is one of the most important hacking events in Europe and according to the Polish government, it will attract the many talents and will incentive youngsters in a new profession.
The Ministry also added that Poland would have enough IT graduates by 2024 to provide the force with 2,000 personnel qualified in cyberdefense.
“Poland’s defense ministry is already looking for talent by partnering with the HackYeah hackathon to offer a total of 30,000 zlotys (6,900 euros, $7,650) in cash prizes for top hackers, according to a post the ministry’s website.” states the AFP agency.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
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