DIMECC Cyber Trust Program: We Return the Trust to the Digital World


Finland has the cleanest computers in the world. Finland has also decent legislation that obligates critical partners to implement security, but at the same time, the legislation mostly allows cyber security research. People are more and more dependent on networks, electricity and data processing while our infrastructure is becoming more dependent on unpredictable risks. DIMECC Cyber Trust Program created a foundation for Finnish research and industry to address the needs emerging in the cyber security domain. The program improved the privacy, trust and decision making in digital infrastructure by monitoring, analysing, virtualizing, and visualizing traffic, objects and events. The program utilized the strong expertise, extensive knowledge and solid cooperation model in public-private sectors. The consortia consisted of 19 companies, and 8 research institutes and universities. The three-year program of DIMECC (2015-2017) was partly funded by Tekes.

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European privacy regulation increases the users’ trust in the local services, and at least for the time being, Finland is free from the types of national agencies that spy on business and personal data in many other countries. National target, stated in Finland’s cyber security strategy, is to become a leading nation in cyber security.

Together with the emerging expertise in cloud security, this regulatory environment makes Finland an attractive place to store data and to establish cloud-based businesses.

In DIMECC Cyber Trust Program, the cyber security was approached with the following themes: secure services, securing platforms and networks, and advanced threats and security assurance 

Contact persons:

Markku Korkiakoski, Focus Area Director
markku.korkiakoski(at)bittium.fi / +358 40 344 5203

Juha Röning, Academic Coordinator
Juha.roning(at)oulu.fi / +358 40 518 1621

Tapio Frantti, Program Coordinator
tapio.frantti(at)ee.oulu.fi / +358 40 547 0819


DIMECC gathers the various projects and plans from these spheres into wider research programmes, raises the bar and level of expectations of innovation, gives rise to new study in the least-researched areas and then obtains additional funding from private and public donors in order to still further enhance the quality and success of each and every project.

Read more: www.dimecc.com