We are honored to partner with the Polish Government as part of its Polish Cybersecurity Partnership Program (PWCyber) program to help expand the country’s national cybersecurity capabilities, enhance its cyber defenses, and increase public awareness of the growing threat landscape in the digital era.
Geopolitics, critical infrastructure connectivity, cybersecurity regulations and rapid advances in AI have propelled cybersecurity to the top of the list when it comes to assessing risks for government and businesses. The WEF Global Risks Report 2024 listed cybersecurity in the top 10 of global risks over the short and long term.
As all aspects of our society and economy are affected by a new wave of technology innovation, it’s critical that governments and businesses build their cyber resilience and strengthen their defenses against cyberattacks. Given the scale of the challenge, collaboration and partnership between them will be critical.
The Polish Government has identified cybersecurity as a critical enabler for future growth, prosperity and security. The PWCyber program is an important part of the process of strengthening Poland’s cybersecurity capabilities.
As part of the partnership, Palo Alto Networks is working closely with the Polish Government and the wider industry on a number of important topics, including threat intelligence, incident response and network security. The company will also be able to access resources and support from the Polish Government.
The PwCyber program is a comprehensive response to the increasing cyberthreats faced by individuals, businesses and public institutions. Recognizing the critical role of cybersecurity in safeguarding national security, economic growth and social well-being, the program focuses specifically on education and training, research and development, as well as public-private partnerships.
This area addresses the need to develop a robust workforce with advanced skills in cybersecurity. Through a series of specialized training programs and certifications, PwCyber seeks to equip both new and experienced IT professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to combat evolving cyberthreats. Furthermore, the program encourages collaboration between universities and technical schools, enabling the development of cutting-edge curricula that will prepare the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
The R&D area underscores the importance of continuous innovation in the field of cybersecurity. PwCyber fosters a collaborative environment where researchers, developers and businesses can work together to create advanced solutions for tackling emerging cyberthreats.
The program's operating format highlights the need for a collaborative approach to cybersecurity. PwCyber facilitates cooperation between government agencies, private sector organizations and research institutions to enhance information sharing and threat intelligence. By fostering an environment where various stakeholders can work together, PwCyber aims to improve the overall cybersecurity posture of Poland, making it more resilient against attacks.
As cyberthreats continue to evolve, Poland's investment in education, R&D and public-private partnerships will undoubtedly pay dividends, safeguarding the country's digital infrastructure and fostering a culture of cybersecurity excellence.
Palo Alto Networks is a global company, but we establish deep local roots in the countries we operate. We’re proud to partner with the Polish Government and governments around the world to stay ahead of adversaries and make each day safer than the one before.
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