The increasing digitization of services and devices has a positive impact on many aspects of our everyday life and offers new opportunities, but these changes may also be a source of risk. Like most sectors of the economy, aviation is also subject to evolution in the area of digitalization, the aim of which is to improve the level of service provision and eliminate human errors. The observed progress in aviation brings not only new opportunities, but also major challenges in the field of cybersecurity. In compliance with applicable regulations, including the Act of July 5, 2018, on the National Cybersecurity System, Wrocław Airport S.A. hereby provides information enabling understanding of threats in cyberspace.

1. What is cyberspace?

Cyberspace is a domain of human activity that has a raised thanks to the development of computer networks, but it should not be confused with  the Internet. This is the virtual space for processing and exchanging information created by ICT systems, including the interconnections and relationships with users. The Cyberspace does not only rely on IT systems, software, the Internet or data processing, but in fact it is a virtual reflection of ICT and human activity. This is the environment created by new emerging technologies.

2. What is cybersecurity?

According to the Act on the National Cybersecurity System, cybersecurity should be understood as “the resistance of information systems to activities that violate the confidentiality, integrity, availability and authenticity of processed data or related services offered by these systems.” Cybersecurity is one of the strategic goals in the security of our country, as a result of which all actions are taken to minimize the risks associated with activities carried out in cyberspace.

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3. What threats exist in cyberspace?

As cyberspace develops and becomes a virtual reflection of human activities, it should be kept in mind, that it might be also impacted by these negative activities. Along with emerging of new technologies, it is observed the increase of cybercrime. There are many sources of potential threats in cyberspace, e.g. terrorist, criminal, political, or those resulting from natural disasters or human errors. The threats that arise may have negative consequences not only in the area of processing information or leaking personal data, but may also pose a real threat to people’s health and life.

4. What should I remember when staying at Wrocław S.A. Airport?

  1. When using the WI-FI network available at the terminal, you should not log in to electronic banking or other systems in which data is processed, the leakage or loss of which may expose you to damage, liability or cause other difficulties.
  2. Pay attention to whether the website connection is encrypted (lock icon).
  3. Remember to check the hot-spot settings on your mobile devices and protect them with a strong password.
  4. Do not share your boarding pass via instant messaging or social media.
  5. Don’t leave your mobile devices unattended.
  6. If you notice a laptop, mobile phone, pendrive, etc. left behind, report it to the airport staff.
  7. Do not remotely connect to other passengers’ devices.
  8. If you believe that the services provided on the website by Port Lotniczy Wrocław S.A. are at risk or arouse other suspicions, please inform us about this fact by sending us a message to [email protected]
  9. If you have information about the sources of other threats, including cyberthreats, please contact us.

5. Where can I find additional information related to cybersecurity?

If you are interested in obtaining additional information about cybersecurity, you can find it on the following websites: