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Krzysztof Silicki from NASK new Deputy Minister of Digital Affairs

Krzysztof Silicki, Director for Cybersecurity Capability Development and Cooperation at NASK, has been appointed by Prime Minister Beata Szydło as the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Digital Affairs.

In the Ministry of Digital Affairs, Krzysztof Silicki will be responsible for cybersecurity.

Krzysztof Silicki graduated from Warsaw University of Technology. Since 1992 he has been working at the NASK Institute, Warsaw, Poland. Currently as a Director for Cybersecurity Capability Development and Cooperation. Before, he was the Technical Director of NASK (2000-2012).

He is also involved in the work of  the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).  He is a member of ENISA Management Board (since 2004) and Executive Board (since 2013). In 2016 he became a Vice-Chair of the ENISA Management Board.

Krzysztof  Silicki is a founder of CERT NASK (1996) – currently CERT Polska, first incident response team in Poland.  He was representative in FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) (1997-1999). Mr Silicki has been also the originator and Program Chair of SECURE annual conference (1996- 2010) – first IT security conference in Poland.

As Technical Director in NASK he was responsible for network technology and IT systems development in many areas: IP, wireless, datacenter technology, security as well as he was initiating and supervising innovative projects like ARAKIS early warning system (honored by “Teraz Polska” national prize).  

He is an author of many publications in polish IT press as well as  domestic and international conference  materials, concerning telecommunication networks and ICT security. He was involved  in creation of the strategy and work programme of ENISA for more than 10 years and has been participating in many European and Polish projects as an expert in NIS (network and information security). Mr. Silicki shares his expertise with communities also by giving presentations and lectures during conferences, workshops and trainings in Poland and abroad. He was honored by InfoStar Award – Polish ICT community award  (IT solutions category, 2011), Poland

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