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Krzysztof Silicki

NASK

He has been working in the NASK National Research Institute since 1992, currently in the position of Acting Director of NASK. In 2017-2018, he served as Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Digital Affairs, responsible for the area of cybersecurity.

He graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology. Since 2004, he has been representing Poland on the Management Board of the European Union Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and since 2013 also on the Executive Board. In 2016, he was appointed Vice-Chair of the ENISA Management Board. In 1996, he established the first computer emergency response team in Poland to combat online threats – CERT Polska.

In 1997-1999, he represented NASK in FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams). He was also the originator of the SECURE annual conference - the first conference in Poland devoted to information and communication security. As Technical Director, he initiated and supervised the development of subsequent generation of the Internet on behalf of NASK, as well as innovative security projects, such as ARAKIS, ARAKIS.GOV.

He wrote a number of publications and studies in Poland and abroad in the field of IT and telecommunication networks, with particular focus on security issues. He co-created ENISA’s strategy and action plan for network and information security. At the Ministry of Digital Affairs, he led the process of creating the Act on the National Cybersecurity System. He participates in numerous European and Polish projects and initiatives as expert on information and network security.

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