Dzień dobry, you’re hacked. Review of the biggest recent security incidents related to state, business, and mass sectors in Poland.
2021-09-03, 14:00–14:40, Main track

"Janusz turned around and froze, terrified. The bank was sliding. An avalanche of sand and gravel rushed down the steep slope. The air was filled with dust, then a flow of dirty, foamy water gushed out. He saw it breaking trees, tearing out power poles, pulling boulders along. It was the last thing Janusz Murawiec ever saw.”

This is a fragment of a crime fiction book by Jakub Szamalek “The Hidden Web”, which gained success among Polish readers. The author says “It’s not science fiction” in the preface to the book. And though the plot is fictitious, the cybercrimes described are pretty close to reality.

So, what makes such a good basis in Poland for the book to appear? What is the cyber threat landscape? What were the biggest hacks and incidents recently? Why does the biggest cybersecurity community in Poland have more than 135K followers? Let’s take a look at Poland together with Andriy Varusha, CISSP, an information security expert, co-founder, and CSO at BSG, who’s been living in Krakow for the last 6 years.

Andriy is an accomplished manager with 10+ years of experience in various industry verticals. He has started his IT Audit and Consulting career and continued in Enterprise IT and Software Development services.

Andriy has experience in leading customer relationships within the US, UK, and Western Europe geographies, responsible for distributed teams and permanent engagements of different scales.

Andriy has stood at the root of the Ukrainian cybersecurity professional community and has joined BSG to advance his contribution to the cybersecurity industry's development.
At BSG, Andriy leads the Project Management Office and acts as a security consulting practice lead.