The Security Committee – operation and responsibilities

As a permanent and broad-based cooperation body for proactive contingency planning, the Security Committee works for comprehensive security. The Security Committee is placed at the Ministry of Defence. Its mission is to assist the Government and ministries. If emergencies or incidents occur in society, the Security Committee will act as a specialist body.

The Security Committee continues the work of the Security and Defence Committee in the field of comprehensive security and preparedness in Finland. It is also responsible for the Security Strategy for Society, which coordinates preparedness measures by the state, municipalities, organisations and the business community in various security situations. The Security Committee also monitors and coordinates the implementation of the new cyber security strategy. Decree xxx