Every modern business needs to think about cybersecurity and find new ways to prepare their organisation and their customers for cyber risks. VTT helps businesses improve their cyber preparedness and develop efficient solutions for dealing with cyber risks.
Key facts: cybersecurity
Every business needs to think about cybersecurity, and new threats are emerging all the time.
VTT helps businesses incorporate cybersecurity into their planning, implementation and testing processes.
Cybersecurity can open up new business opportunities.
Looking after cybersecurity has become a must. We all – consumers, businesses and employees – have a role to play. Almost every business has digital products or services, and many use cloud services, software, hardware and telecommunications. Cybersecurity can be managed by identifying threats and analysing their impact, by preparing for the threats and by planning and practising procedures in the event that a threat materialises.
Cybersecurity threats are often described in terms of warfare. Information networks and digital environments are described as battlefields where new kinds of cyber threats, such as fraud, espionage and hybrid attacks take place. We at VTT see cybersecurity differently: as a fundamental requirement for societies and organisations, similar to public health and health care.
From product testing to critical infrastructure protection
VTT has a solid background in solving cybersecurity challenges in several different industries, such as the energy and telecommunications sectors. We find the best solutions from ensuring the security of consumer products to protecting critical infrastructure. VTT has helped customers and partners to protect their systems and find new business opportunities in cybersecurity.
Ideally, industrial operators can partner up and learn about cybersecurity from each other.
Our research promotes, for example, secure mobile and software platforms, information security measurement, encryption, user authentication, information security testing and cyber exercises. We can also come up with solutions that satisfy privacy requirements. We produce precommercial versions and provide consultancy.
Cybersecurity programmes and testing environments
We design scalable cyber security development programmes to fend off cybersecurity attacks of near-epidemic proportions. Designing, developing and testing systems and new products with information security in mind can help to prevent many problems.
Information security breaches and faults in critical systems are also a growing problem in the public sector, such as in hospitals. VTT helps businesses to improve their cyber preparedness and develop efficient solutions for dealing with cyber risks.
VTT’s commercial Cyber War Room security laboratory and our 5G pilot networks and testing environments expedite tangible experiments and provide new information about the performance and security of innovations. VTT is a multi-disciplinary organisation and therefore has strong segment-specific know-how and solutions for special challenges as well.
We participate in both national and international joint projects. We also engage in bilateral commercial product development and innovation cooperation, as many of our partners want to keep their worries and concerns secret.
Example case: KYBER-VESI project
Safeguarding Finnish waterworks from cybersecurity threats
The KYBER-VESI project was part of the National Emergency Supply Agency's KYBER2020 programme. The project was funded by the National Emergency Supply Agency, the Finnish Water Utilities Development Fund and the water utilities that participated in the project. As a result of the VTT-led KYBER-VESI project, evaluation tools and guidelines were developed to safeguard Finnish water supply and sewage works from disruptions in states of emergency.
- Safeguarding water supply through cybersecurity risk evaluation and management
- Improving the readiness in disruption and emergency situations
- Enabling remote access with safe connections and data security