Cooperation to lie at the heart of a cyber security exercise

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 28.4.2014 14.45
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Information security (Photo: Rodeo)
Information security (Photo: Rodeo)

Led by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland participates in a pan-European cyber security exercise. Finnish participants include businesses from various sectors.

Cyber Europe 2014 (CE2014) is an EU-wide information security exercise organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). The exercise takes place in three phases during the year.

The primary objective of the exercises is to test and enhance the effectiveness of collaboration between European authorities and private sector players in case of a cyber risk. Another goal is to improve the preparedness and resilience of organisations.

The exercises involve solving and analysing technical, operational and strategic challenges relating to cyber security. All phases focus on the energy, telecommunications and information security sectors. More than 200 organisations and over 400 cyber security professional across Europe take part in the exercises.

In addition to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finnish participants in the first phase include Fortum Corporation, Elisa Corporation, SSH Communications Security Corporation, Nixu Ltd., Microsoft Oy, Finavia Corporation, Yleisradio Oy, Nordea Bank Finland Plc and Nets Ltd. from the private sector and Aalto University, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority and the Finnish Security Intelligence Service. In total, 13 organisations.

The first phase of the cyber security exercise takes place on 28-29 April 2014. The next phases will be organised in October and November.

Similar cyber security exercises have also been executed in 2010 and 2012.