Poland to allocate half million dollars for cyber troops, - Macierewicz

Source : 112 Ukraine

The cyber army will amount one thousand people
09:48, 10 October 2017

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Antoni Macierewicz, the Minister of National Defence for Poland, reports that the National Defence to spend over $550 million on creating an army to counteract cyber attacks. The Minister said that during the Cybersec-2017 forum in Krakow, Ukrinform reported.

The cyber army will amount one thousand people.

“We realize how significant Poland’s responsibility is taking into account its key role on NATO’s Eastern flank. That’s why the decision we want to realize in coming years is creation cyber troops of more than 1 thousand people to fight in cyberspace,” Macierewicz said.

He validates the need of Polish cyber army by the threat from Russia.

Related: US, Ukraine to strengthen cooperation in fight against cyber-attacks

“Our main enemy turned information into one of the most important weapons and tries to influence our way of thinking and actions every day as they need, Macierewicz said.

He reminded that last year Russia’s President Vladimir Putin signed a new security doctrine, introducing cyber troops.

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian parliament created a national system of cyber-security.

Related: US to allocate over $5 mln for Ukraine’s cyber security

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