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Digital security: Guidance of services and security

Guidance of services

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for the guidance of joint basic ICT services of government agencies. Service provision is based on the Act and Decree on the Provision of Shared Government Information and Communications Technology Services and the Act and Decree on the Operation of the Government Security Networks.

In accordance with the Act on the Provision of Shared Government Information and Communications Technology Services, the Ministry of Finance is responsible for the strategic guidance of the service provision, the guidance of ICT preparedness and security, and business principles. The Government ICT Centre Valtori is responsible for the provision of joint government services. The Ministry of Finance sets long-term operational policies and performance targets for Valtori.

The Ministry of Finance guides Valtori by means of performance guidance of agencies, for example, by setting long-term objectives and agreeing on annual performance targets of the agency. In accordance with the Act on the Provision of Shared Government Information and Communications Technology Services, the Valtori customer advisory board, appointed by the Ministry of Finance, supports customer guidance and operational development. The customer advisory board deals with and monitors, among other things, the development of operations and services, the quality of services and customer satisfaction, the pricing of services and the development of costs, and issues related to the use of services. The members of the client advisory board represent agencies of different administrative branches and client agencies.

In accordance with the Act on the Operation of the Government Security Networks, the Ministry of Finance is responsible for the administrative, strategic and financial guidance and supervision of government security networks as well as ICT preparedness and security. The Ministry of Finance is responsible for directing and supervising the service provision of the security network after consulting the Advisory Committee on Government Security Network (TUVE). The Advisory Committee on TUVE supports the Ministry of Finance in strategic and financial guidance and in directing ICT preparedness and security and the service provision of TUVE.

Act on the Provision of Shared Government Information and Communications Technology Services (finlex.fi)
Decree (on the Provision of Shared Government Information and Communications Technology Services (finlex.fi)
Act on the Operation of the Government Security Networks (finlex.fi)
Decree on the Operation of the Government Security Networks (finlex.fi)

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.

The Government Resolution on digital security in public administration
The implementation plan Haukka
Act on the Provision of Digital Services (finlex.fi)
The Act on Information Management in Public Administration (finlex.fi)

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