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Amid plans for ‘cyber army’, Polish defence ministry sets up new training centre

23.11.2020 07:40
Poland’s defence ministry has set up a centre to train experts in cybersecurity.
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Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak said the centre was "a response to the challenges of modern times."

He added that the centre would be a site where training courses would be conducted and where experience in the protection of cyberspace could be shared.

The defence ministry has also established a high school specialising in information technology, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.

In 2017, Poland’s then-defence minister announced that the country would have a “cyber army” numbering at least 1,000 soldiers within several years capable of waging warfare in cyberspace.

Antoni Macierewicz said at the time that in the modern world, cyberspace was theatre of combat no less than military operations on land, sea, air and in space.


Source: IAR

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