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Digital security: Guidance of services and security

Guidance of services

The Act on the Provision of Shared Government Information and Communications Technology Services enables the uniform production and use of such services.  

Service provision is based not only on this Act but also on the Decree on the Provision of Shared Government Information and Communications Technology Services and the Act and Decree on the Operation of the Government Security Network.

Guidance of joint services

Under the Act on the Provision of Shared Government Information and Communications Technology Services, the Ministry of Finance is responsible for guiding and directing the provision of shared government ICT services and the quality of these services, and for interoperability of these services and their compliance with enterprise architecture. 

The Ministry of Finance is also responsible for administrative and strategic guidance and guidance on ICT contingency planning, preparedness and security in regard to the provision of shared services.

Guidance of TUVE services

Under the Act on the Operation of the Government Security Network, the Ministry of Finance is responsible for administrative, strategic and economic guidance and supervision of the security network operations and for guidance and supervision of ICT contingency planning, preparedness and security regarding the network operations. The Ministry’s guidance duty is supported by the Advisory Committee on Security Network Operations, set up by the Government. Further information on the security network operations is available on the web page for the government security network (TUVE).

Guidance of security

The Government Resolution on digital security in public administration of 8 April 2020 states that the digital security framework includes matters related to risk management, continuity management and preparedness, cyber security, information security and data protection. Between 2020 and 2023, digital security will be developed in public administration in accordance with the implementation plan Haukka. In accordance with the Act on the Provision of Digital Services, agencies must design and maintain their digital services in such a way as to ensure their data security, data protection, findability and ease of use. The Act on Information Management in Public Administration describes the minimum requirements for information security measures in public administration.

Inquiries:

Tomi Hytönen, Budget Counsellor, Head of Unit, 02955 30279, toimi.hytonen(at)vm.fi
Tommi Kangasaho, Senior Ministerial Adviser, 02951 60351, tommi.kangasaho(at)vm.fi
Tuija Kuusisto, Senior Ministerial Adviser, 02955 30121, tuija.kuusisto(at)vm.fi

More information:

Tomi Hytönen, budjettineuvos, yksikönpäällikkö 
Ministry of Finance, Julkisen hallinnon tieto- ja viestintätekninen osasto / Julk ICT, Palveluiden ja turvallisuuden ohjausyksikkö 0295530279