The Ministerial Working Group makes policy decisions on measures to safeguard the functioning of society and the digital operating environment in the event of cyber accidents and cyber-impact activities. It will also make decisions on the readiness of the public administration for the situation caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The composition of the ministerial working group remains unchanged
The Ministerial Working Group is chaired by the Minister of Local Government Sirpa Paatero in matters of public administration. In other matters, the Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka presidency until the end of March 2022, followed by the Minister of Economy Mika Lintilä until the end of September 2022. After that, Minister Paatero will preside over all matters for the rest of the term.
The other members of the group are the Minister of Finance Annika SaarikkoMinister of Justice Anna-Maja HenrikssonMinister of the Interior Krista Mikkonenand the Minister of Social Affairs and Health Hanna Sarkkinen.
The Ministerial Working Group was appointed for the first time in September 2021. The task of the Ministerial Working Group is to guide and steer the development of digital change, the information economy, information policy, cybersecurity and public administration. It coordinates measures and situational awareness on these issues. It coordinates development projects and draws up the necessary guidelines for key measures for the development of the sector.
The government is the highest level of cybersecurity management
Finland has a long and well-functioning tradition of cyber security preparedness. The division of responsibilities between the different authorities is clear and based on legislation. The authorities co-operate on a day-to-day basis and have well-organized co-ordination teams.
The Cyber Security Center of the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency is responsible for producing and maintaining a common cyber security situation. The cybersecurity director working in the Ministry of Transport and Communications is responsible for sharing information on the current cyber security situation, bringing together various cyber security actors, and interpreting and analyzing information on the cyber security situation for decision-makers, the media and others. celebrate. This creates information to support decision making and increases understanding of cybersecurity.
Under normal circumstances, the manager is responsible for managing the situation. In the event of a serious cyber accident, the Ministry of Transport and Communications coordinates with the Director all the other ministries involved.
Source: Ministry of Transport and Communications
Source: The Nordic Page