THALES and NASK S.A. in the fight for the security of critical infrastructure
Global technology leader Thales and NASK S.A. have signed a letter of intent on cooperation in the area of cybersecurity. The entities undertook to implement projects for the needs of state security authorities, protection of critical infrastructure and industrial automation systems. The main objective of the cooperation will be to provide protection for Polish entities in the energy, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and transport sectors, implementing obligations under the Act on National Cyber Security System and the European NIS Directive.
Poland, like the entire European Union, takes measures to ensure society’s access to basic goods and services such as uninterrupted electricity supply, water supply, safe public transport, etc. Ensuring protection of key sectors of the economy, and consequently citizens and business entities is the goal for experts from NASK S.A. and THALES.
Thales and NASK S.A. strive to establish a partnership to effectively leverage their technical, economic, human resources and unique competencies. They want to achieve common goals by combining their experience in services provided for, inter alia, public order and security authorities, state security and the security of critical infrastructure units.
In this partnership, Thales will offer its innovative solutions and technologies based on digital identity, biometrics, data protection or digital security (data processing or network management systems and real-time decisions support).
NASK will provide analytical and R&D facilities and will use its experience in the area of cyber security in the industry and at the national level.
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global high-tech leader that invests in digital innovation and "deep tech" - connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and quantum computers - to build a secure future for the development of societies. The Group provides its customers (companies, organisations and governments) in the field of defence, aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security - with solutions, services and products that help them fulfil their critical role.
Thales employs 81,000 people in 68 countries. In 2020, the Group generated sales of €17 billion.
About NASK S.A.
NASK S.A.'s mission is to support customer development by ensuring data security in the digital world.
NASK S.A. is an integrator of telecommunications services, established by NASK National Research Institute in 2017, in order to commercialise scientific and research works of NASK NRI. The company primarily provides telecommunications services, and its offerings include cyber security, internet access, telephony and corporate networking services, data centre services such as colocation, hosting of physical servers, and a cloud computing solution offered from a public or private cloud. Representatives of the company point out to a steadily growing number of customers for all the core services it provides - Internet access, telephony, cyber security, virtual hosting and other data centre services.
In 2017. NASK S.A. also successfully entered the market of integrator services and included in its offer new specialised security services (e.g. NSOC - Security Operations Center services) for various types of networks. The company also introduced industrial network (OT) security services.
From a strategic point of view, the company focuses on 3 product groups: Cyber Security, Data Centre / Cloud and Telco.