Global trends of IT methods created by private providers of counteracting cyber-attacks (like Identity orchestration) – Change of Polish cybersecurity law important for foreign suppliers of IT equipment to the public sector and public utility institutions in Poland due to global threats

Identification of the hacking problem – study on the example of law firm clients providing cyber security solutions

Identification of the hacking problem

Based on the US Cybersecurity Trends Report (link to an online source at the end of the article), the hacking phenomenon records an increase in cyber-attacks in 2019 and 2020. From the legal perspective, what is particularly interesting is a significant increase in the recorded data loss events as a result of hacking activities in relation to the number of cases in individual years in the 2015-2020 prediction. One of the studies in the indicated report shows two specific moments over the years. The first one took place in 2016-2017, where we see an increase in hacker attacks by nearly 2,000 violations, but this is not related to a proportional increase in lost data, which differs from those from 2016 by about 1.5 million. In 2017, there was a slight increase in infringements, but more importantly, less data was lost. The second of these important moments indicated by the experts took place in 2018-2019, when there was a drastic increase in lost data with a slight increase in violations compared to 2018. We are seeing a drastic decrease in the number of breaches with a simultaneous huge increase in lost data.

From the analysis of the report, a surprising conclusion can be drawn that currently data breaches by hackers are less and less frequent compared to previous years, but much more effective.

The report also shows annual global cybersecurity transactions and equity financing in 2016-2021. In this respect there can be observed the huge projected increase in cash outlays for the cybersecurity target compared to 2020. The projected increase is over $ 10 billion. Despite the increase in spending, there has been a decline in the number of cybersecurity contracts.

The report presents the share of global cybersecurity transactions in 2020 by country. The first thing that throws up is that the US has over a half of shares in global market and is thus becoming a sort of hegemon in the fight against hackers. China ranks second with 12%. On the other hand, Israel ranks third with a 10% share, also showing a 4% increase compared to 2019. With the same trend, it has a good chance of overtaking China in this respect. The report shows the number of annual departures from the cybersecurity sector through mergers and acquisitions and stock market debuts. In the years 2016-2019, an upward trend can be noticed. From year to year, the number of departures increased by 100.

The report also shows the ratio of the increase in the number of the so-called megarounds (contracts worth over $100 million), which results in an increase in the volume of transactions.

All these increases in value did not go unnoticed. The consequence of the development of this type of industry, which is cybersecurity, is the creation and development of private companies. There are already over 30 companies in the world involved in the development of cybersecurity technologies, the value of which exceeds $ 1 billion. In Europe, for example, Acronis is such a company.

Almost 75% of cyber defenders are based in the United States, most of them in California. Second place, with almost 20% concentration of cyber defenders, is Israel. Canada and Ireland boast one “cyber defender” within their borders. In Canada it is the company “Isara”, and in Ireland “Tines”.

Methods of counteracting cyber attacks

There can be differentiated various methods of counteracting cyber-attacks. Most innovative ones are presented below:


New Innovative Polish Platform for handling investment projects launched by the Polish Ministry of Health (abbreviated POPI for short)

Purpose of existence

The main task of the Polish Platform for Handling Investment Projects (POPI) is fast and accurate implementation of broadly understood investment projects, which is (as the Polish Ministry of Health maintains) one of the most important activities of the Ministry of Health. In order to bypass many entities that would be involved in the implementation of a given investment, the Ministry of Health brought to life the POPI platform, which automated the above-mentioned process and thus facilitated navigation in the area of investment projects and increased the number of investment projects implemented in the area of health. The platform for servicing investment projects of the Polish Ministry of Health is a place bringing together entities that are directly involved in the process of launching investment projects. As part of this platform, entities can apply for funds for any investment co-financed by the Ministry of Health. Additionally, the POPI platform can function as a place where applications are assessed, and the given investments are monitored and settled. It should also be remembered that mutual contact regarding the implementation of specific investments is also part of POPI.

The Investment Project Support Platform (POPI) is available at the following address:

It is also important that in order to fully use the POPI platform, it is required to set up an account through a certified profile, and to submit the application with the use of a qualified electronic signature.

What can POPI enable?



On 15 September 2021 partners of KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI KG LEGAL LAW FIRM will take part in the summit devoted to the future of EU’s currency, organized and hosted by Bitkom, which is a German digital association, founded 1999 in Berlin, representing more than 2,000 companies of the digital economy. Their membership spans more than 1,000 SMEs, over 500 startups and virtually all global players.

The Euro Summit organizers will discuss the questions of the future of the present monetary system and economy; the key drivers of the digital euro; the co-existence or competition between a central bank digital currency and private payments or crypto-assets.

KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI will take part in panel discussions in the following areas:

Digital euro: A Threat or Opportunity for Banks?

  • What do we need the digital euro for?
  • Design choices and their trade-offs
  • From cryptocurrencies, stablecoins and Diem to CBDCs
  • CBDCs and stablecoins – the race for mainstream adoption
  • How crypto is revolutionizing our financial system
  • How decentralized and disintermediated will the future of finance look like?

The speakers will include:




When we are currently witnessing a constantly changing environment, the phrase ‘food law’ or ‘agriculture law’ is not sufficient to describe the situation by legal terms. What can be observed in the market is that the food sector and new technologies sector have stepped up cooperation and co-work. Such new products as vegan meat, soya, coconut, almond milk, mechanic bees are a result of food-tech cooperation. The food tech cooperation comprises a considerable part of the market in Poland, effecting in the creation of a number of start-ups, such as for example:

  • Qurczak which produces a unique plant- based alternative to poultry meat, made of fibers that resemble chicken breast;
  • Frens which produces a hypoallergenic and easily digestible food for dogs containing insect protein;
  • KuMin.Sys which is an IT tool for catering industry to help better plan production volumes, optimization of costs and reduction of food waste.

The above start-ups function in the Foodtech accelerator This is one of the many examples of enhanced cooperation between food and technology (especially IT) sectors. Behind these innovative ideas there is always specific legal regulation which controls and moderates the business reality.


In Poland there are the following main legal acts which contain the relevant provisions in the discussed sector:



Considering global food and agricultural problems KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI KG LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIP. ATTORNEY LAW FIRM will take part in the FoodTech Expo, International Food Technology Fair (2nd edition) on 23-25 November 2021 in Warsaw.

The Food Technology Fair is a presentation of a comprehensive offer of producers and distributors of machines for food processing and production, technologies increasing food safety, and presentation of additives and components for food and novel food.

The participants of the Foodtech Fair will include, among others, the representatives of the main players in the foodtech market, like the companies of specialist machines and technological liners for the food industry sector; machines and supporting devices, accessories; food production components and additives; services, research and science.

FoodTech and AgTech law sectors remain within the specialization of KIELTYKA GLADKOWSKI law firm, with emphasis on Agricultural robotics, crop science, plant based eco-friendly meat and regulatory aspects of the latter, machine learning and technology in agtech and foodtech.