Morawiecki urges cooperation to battle cybercrime

“No Western country will be able to deal with cybersecurity on its own,” PM Mateusz Morawiecki urged at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. The PM underlined the need for countries to cooperate to battle cybercrime.

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The PM defined cybersecurity as a “very intricate ecosystem” which no Western country will be able to tackle on their own, let alone in isolation.

Morawiecki highlighted the fact that the world now is much more connected than it was in the past. “If a weakness of one of our partners should be discovered, then it is a weakness of us all. Without cybersecurity policies, it would be as if we didn’t have an army. Modern independent countries cannot ignore this issue,” he said.

The head of Poland’s government urged the leaders of other countries to invest in cybersecurity. “Our enemies will surely not wait. Our enemies are arming themselves right now and only a collective effort will let us repel the attack and only if it is decisive,” he added.

If a weakness of one of our partners should be discovered, then it is a weakness of us all

The PM argued that for nations and economies to be safe, the sector of cybersecurity must be controlled by “us and not our enemies.” 

“I believe that we will succeed,” Morawiecki concluded. 

The PM’s speech was held at the inauguration of a two-day Polish-American cybersecurity conference, organized by the Atlantic Council in Warsaw.

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