NASK and the Korean state agency Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) signed Memorandum of Understanding, initiating cooperation. Both institutions will promote joint activities, exchange information, share experience and good practices in the field of cybersecurity.
The NASK National Research Institute as one of the key players in the field of cybersecurity in the public and private sectors in Poland has established cooperation with a leading unit from South Korea in this field - KISA agency, which promotes network security issues both in the public administration sector and among private entities .
"The proper functioning and security of the digital environment - including the Internet - is crucial for the operation of our countries and societies, and also stimulates development, innovation and prosperity. Both public and private organizations, as well as individuals, play a role in risk management in the field of cybersecurity and protecting the digital environment, which is why such cooperation is important at local, regional and international level” – says the agreement concluded at the end of April.
Bilateral cooperation assumes exchange of information on regulations, good practices and incidents in network security, as well as mutual support in preventing cyber threats targeted at both countries to the extent permitted by local laws, regulations and internal guidelines.
Both parties are also to exchange invitations to seminars and conferences on and to promote and develop cooperation in expanding knowledge resources.
The cooperation agreement between NASK and KISA was concluded for a period of three years with the possibility of automatic extension for another three.
Last year in October, representatives of several dozen countries around the world during the first meeting of the Working Party on Cybersecurity discussed the importance of international cooperation in cyber security in Seoul. The meeting was co-chaired by Karol Okoński, deputy minister of digitization and the Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity. Krzysztof Silicki, Director of Cybersecurity and Innovation at NASK, who discussed the role and importance of the institute in the Polish cybersecurity system also took part in the meeting.
During their stay in Seoul, the Polish delegation also met with the head of the Korean Cybersecurity Agency (KISA) to discuss closer cooperation between KISA and NASK, not only at the operational level (exchange of information on threats, sharing good practices), but also in the area of research and development. Both institutions have a similar profile of activity.