Society more vulnerable to cyber attacks due to increasing digitisation: expert

PolandIN interviewed Karol Okoński, managing director and cyber security lead for the public sector in PWC and former deputy Digitisation Minister, who gave an insight into an on-going concern in the digital age, not only in Poland, but also worldwide, which is cybersecurity.

Mr Okoński stated that cybersecurity is anything that affects the so-called CIA triad: confidentiality, integrity and availability of the systems and resources. The cybersecurity incidents occur when cyber criminals or the so-called advanced persistent threat groups plan to either destabilise a given state, industry and company or obtain financial gain and steal data.

In his opinion, current societies are more vulnerable to cyber attacks as humanity is becoming more and more digital, which is often exploited by hackers.

Karol Okoński stated that the real number of incidents in Poland is difficult to determine, as not all are reported by companies which do not want to disclose such information. He pointed out though that Poland experienced approximately two million attacks a day on web sites.

To hear what to do to lower the risk of becoming a victim of a cyber attack, and watch the full interview, click here.