Poland extends high alert over cybersecurity threats
The Polish prime minister has extended until March 31 a heightened alert over threats in cyberspace for the country's public services, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
On February 21, Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, signed a decree increasing the alert level regarding threats in cyberspace from ALFA-CRP to CHARLIE-CRP, which is from one to three on a scale of four, in response to an escalating security crisis.
The CHARLIE-CRP alert level was originally to be in place until March 4, later extended to March 15, but now it will remain until March 31 throughout the country, except for two provinces, eastern Lubelskie and southeastern Podkarpackie, where the BRAVO alert level will be in force, the government's centre for security said on Tuesday night.
CRP levels are introduced in the event of a terrorist threat that concerns public administration ICT systems or systems that are part of critical infrastructure. ALFA is the first level of alarm, BRAVO - the second, CHARLIE - the third, and DELTA - the fourth, and highest.