Cybersecurity, defined by the applicable provisions of law as resilience of information systems to actions that breach the confidentiality, integrity, availability and authenticity of processed data or related services offered by these systems (Article 2(4) of the Act of 5 July 2018 on the National Cybersecurity System (Dz. U. of 2018, item 1560)), constitutes an important issue, which requires a lot of attention in today's world.
Increasingly broad processes that have been developing along with the digitisation of the economic and social spheres, associated with increasingly common and easy access to the Internet, enable faster development and implementation of pivotal and ground-breaking projects and lead to significant technological progress on the national, European, as well as international level. At the same time, however, these processes entail new and serious risks, such as acts of organised cyber crime groups, cyberterrorism or the so-called script kiddies (in general: people who use malware and scripts created by others to gain unauthorised access to accounts and files of other users), whose frequency and scale essentially increase along with the expansion and development of the above mentioned processes.
Fighting these threats still constitutes one of the most serious global challenges. The success of actions taken to face that challenge requires, and is strictly dependent on, effective and reasonable cooperation between government institutions and private enterprises, based on mutually and accurately exchanged information as well as common actions aimed at eliminating incidents understood as events which have or may have unfavourable effect on cybersecurity (Art. 2(5) of the Act of 5 July 2018 on the National Cybersecurity System (Dz. U. of 2018, item 1560)). It is to constitute one of the cornerstones of the National Cybersecurity System (abbreviated: (NCS), whose organisation is determined by the Act of 5 July 2018 on the National Cybersecurity System (Dz. U. of 2018, item 1560).
Within this system, a significant role will also be played by individual users, who need to have the knowledge and awareness that would allow them to understand threats to cybersecurity and take effective measures against them.
In order to maintain the highest standards with regard to preventing and counteracting threats to cyberspace, with special consideration to the protection of specific data, Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy im. Jana Pawła II Kraków – Balice sp. z o.o. bases its actions on five fundamental pillars (abbreviated: SCPRA), which include:
• Security – maintaining a proper level of security and protection of specific information and limiting related threats.
• Confidentiality – ensuring and maintaining confidentiality and limiting access to specific information.
• Prevention – applying appropriate standards, including risk assessment, enabling risk identification, analysis and evaluation in order to take adequate preventive measures.
• Response – immediate, effective and appropriate response in case of an incident.
• Awareness – spreading and maintaining the proper level of awareness, with special consideration given to potential threats, necessary safeguards as well as effective responses in case of an incident.
In the light of the above, taking into account the provisions of the aforementioned Act of 5 July 2018 on the National Cybersecurity System (Dz. U. of 2018, item 1560) and a particularly important requirement of sharing information with regard to cybersecurity and access to knowledge, we suggest and encourage you to also review the contents available under the headers: Helpful links and Key legislation, which will provide you with further details and equip you with some crucial and interesting knowledge about cybersecurity, allowing you to understand threats to cybersecurity and learn effective ways of protecting yourself against these threats.