Monday June 21, 2021

Govt adopts Cyber Security Dev Programme

Published : 11 Jun 2021, 02:51

  DF Report

Photo: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health by Antti Aimo-Koivisto, STT-Letikuva.

The Government on Thursday adopted a Cyber Security Development Programme with a concrete implementation plan on how to develop cyber security across sectors in the long term.

The programme covers the years 2021–2030, said the Ministry of Transport and Communications in a press release.

The primary aim of the Programme is to deliver growth and improve the sustainability of the digital society. There are four themes in the Programme: top-level competence, close collaboration, strong domestic cyber security industry and effective national cyber security capabilities.

“Cyber security involves both threats and opportunities. These are addressed in the Programme, which aims at successful international business through cooperation and higher expertise,” said Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka.

The implementation of the Development Programme requires annual funding of EUR 5.9 million for the period 2022–2025. The guidelines on the appropriations are to be laid down in connection with the 2022 budget.

More than 80 organisations contributed to the preparation of the Development Programme.

Participants in the workshops that were organised during the preparation represented business and industry, cyber security industry, central government, universities and several organisations.