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Cybersecurity in Poland

Legal Aspects

  • Presents a comprehensive and synthetic approach to issues related to the cybersecurity system of the Republic of Poland

  • Provides a research perspective that adopts issues of state security and citizen security as the fundamental level of analysis

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    • Tadeusz Zieliński
    Pages 1-6Open Access
  3. Providing Cybersecurity as a New Challenge for Governments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 7-7
    2. Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

      • Tomasz Zdzikot
      Pages 9-21Open Access
    3. Cyberspace as an Area of Legal Regulation

      • Katarzyna Chałubińska-Jentkiewicz
      Pages 23-31Open Access
    4. Cyberspace, Cybercrime, Cyberterrorism

      • Filip Radoniewicz
      Pages 33-51Open Access
    5. International Regulations of Cybersecurity

      • Filip Radoniewicz
      Pages 53-71Open Access
    6. Cybersecurity in the European Union Law

      • Filip Radoniewicz
      Pages 73-92Open Access
    7. National Cybersecurity System Act

      • Filip Radoniewicz
      Pages 93-109Open Access
    8. The New National Security Strategy of the Republic of Poland

      • Jacek Sobczak
      Pages 111-135Open Access
    9. The Cybersecurity Strategy of the Republic of Poland

      • Waldemar Kitler
      Pages 137-153Open Access
    10. The Functioning of State Power Structures and Cybersecurity

      • Marzena Toumi
      Pages 155-169Open Access
    11. Space Security and Cybersecurity in Poland

      • Małgorzata Polkowska
      Pages 177-187Open Access
  4. Competences, Obligations and Tasks of Entities Responsible for Ensuring Cybersecurity Under the National Cybersecurity System (“Imperious Entities”)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189
    2. Cybersecurity as a Public Task in Administration

      • Katarzyna Chałubińska–Jentkiewicz
      Pages 191-208Open Access
    3. The Authorities Competent for Cybersecurity

      • Agnieszka Brzostek
      Pages 209-221Open Access
    4. Role of the Minister Competent for Computerisation in the Cybersecurity System

      • Katarzyna Chałubińska-Jentkiewicz
      Pages 253-275Open Access

About this book

This open access book explores the legal aspects of cybersecurity in Poland. The authors are not limited to the framework created by the NCSA (National Cybersecurity System Act – this act was the first attempt to create a legal regulation of cybersecurity and, in addition, has implemented the provisions of the NIS Directive) but may discuss a number of other issues. The book presents international and EU regulations in the field of cybersecurity and issues pertinent to combating cybercrime and cyberterrorism. Moreover, regulations concerning cybercrime in a few select European countries are presented in addition to the problem of collision of state actions in ensuring cybersecurity and human rights.

The advantages of the book include a comprehensive and synthetic approach to the issues related to the cybersecurity system of the Republic of Poland, a research perspective that takes as the basic level of analysis issues related to the security of the state and citizens, and the analysis of additional issues related to cybersecurity, such as cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and the problem of collision between states ensuring security cybernetics and human rights.

The book targets a wide range of readers, especially scientists and researchers, members of legislative bodies, practitioners (especially judges, prosecutors, lawyers, law enforcement officials), experts in the field of IT security, and officials of public authorities.

Most authors are scholars and researchers at the War Studies University in Warsaw. Some of them work at the Academic Centre for Cybersecurity Policy  – a thinktank created by the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Poland. 


  • Open access
  • Cybercrime
  • NIS Directive
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Operational reconnaissance
  • Right to privacy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Akademickie Centrum Polityki Cyberbezpieczeństwa/Academic Center for Cybersecurity Policy, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej w Warszawie/War Studies University in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

    Katarzyna Chałubińska-Jentkiewicz, Filip Radoniewicz

  • Wydział Wojskowy/Faculty of Military Studies, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej w Warszawie/War Studies University in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

    Tadeusz Zieliński

About the editors

Katarzyna Chałubińska–Jentkiewicz – dr. hab. of legal sciences (University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University), legal advisor, associate professor, and head of the Department of Cybersecurity Law and New Technologies at the Institute of Law in the Faculty of National Security at the War Studies University in Warsaw. She is also a lecturer at the SWPS University and director of the Academic Center for Cybersecurity Policy. In the years 1996–2010, she worked as a lawyer in the National Broadcasting Council and with the public broadcaster TVP S.A. Between 2011 and 2017, she was deputy director of the National Audiovisual Institute (her competence centered on the field of digitization). As a scientist, she conducts research on cybersecurity, information security threats, the development of electronic media law, protection of intellectual property, and the impact of new technologies on the development of the state and the legal situation of the individual. Katarzyna Chałubińska–Jentkiewicz is the author of monographs and numerous articles, which include topics such as new technologies law, cyber responsibility, information security law, and audiovisual media: Regulatory conflict in the age of digitization, Audio visual media services; Regulation in the conditions of digital conversion; Information and computerization in public administration; Cultural Security Law and Reuse of public sector information. She is head of the Ministry of Science’s research project “Polish cybersecurity system – a model of legal solutions.”

Filip Radoniewicz – PhDlegal advisor; adjunct in the Department of Cybersecurity Law and New Technologies at the Institute of Law, War Studies Academy, Warsaw;  expert at the Academic Centre for Cybersecurity Policy, War Studies Academy and in the Ministry of Justice; he worked as an assistant judge (in the Fourth Criminal and Sixth Penitentiary Department of the Regional Court in Lublin); graduate of post-graduate studies: "European Union Law" at the Jagiellonian University, "Human Rights and Freedoms", co-organized by the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and "Computer Network Administration" at the Lublin University of Technology; author or co-author of approximately fifty publications, mainly in the field of broadly understood criminal law, new technology law and human rights. Selected publications: F. Radoniewicz (2016) Odpowiedzialność karna za hacking i inne przestępstwa przeciwko danym komputerowym i systemom informatycznym /Criminal liability for hacking and other offences against computer data and information systems/, Wolters Kluwer, Warszawa; Ustawa o krajowym systemie cyberbezpieczeństwa. Komentarz /Act on the National Cybersecurity System. Commentary/ (2019) ed. W. Kitler, J. Taczkowska-Olszewska, F. Radoniewicz,  CH. Beck, Warszawa.

Tadeusz Zieliński – dr. hab., associate professor at the War Studies University in Warsaw, and vice rector for Scientific Affairs at WSU. Tadeusz Zieliński is a lecturer in the field of air power, unmanned aircraft systems, and global threats security. His scientific area of interest is defense and security, in particular the EU Common Security and Defense Policy and the theory and practice of the use of military aviation and unmanned (autonomous) air systems in conflicts and crisis response operations.

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Softcover Book USD 49.99
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