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Cyber Security Week brings numerous big names in the cyber security field to Jyväskylä

Now being staged in Jyväskylä for the second time, Cyber Security Week (21.–25.9.2015) will ponder among other things what cyber security can offer businesses and how cyber defence is organized at EU level. At the Cyber Security Exhibition all comers will get to tackle cyber security-related tasks.

”Securing network and information systems in the EU is essential to ensure prosperity. The European Union works on a number of fronts to ensure cybersecurity in Europe, from providing the delivery of better internet for citizens to implementing international cooperation on cybersecurity and cybercrime.”, emphasises Cyber Security Week’s patron, Vice-President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen.

Katainen regards digital technologies and the internet as the backbone of our society and economy.

”Network and information security occupy a central role as we seek to expand and develop the net economy and maintain consumers’ confidence. This in turn ensures the internal market functions successfully and also boosts employment and growth”, Katainen continues.

During Cyber Security Week thought will be given to cyber security from both a Nordic and Baltic perspective, and an attempt made to assess the role of small and medium-sized enterprises in the European cyber security field. The EU’s cyber defence and cyber security more generally will also be examined from a municipality viewpoint. Theme of the week is Cyber Security through Cooperation.

”Cyber security is an essential part of the digitalization process. It has to be taken into account at all stages of the transformation - it can’t just be tacked on later. Digitalization can’t proceed without due regard for security considerations”, says Mika Kataikko, Director, Cyber Security at Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes Ltd.

In the course of Cyber Security Week a number of expert seminars and business events will take place. On Wednesday 23.9. the Cyber Security & ICT 2015 exhibition will open at Jyväskylän Paviljonki congress and trade fair centre. At the National Cyber Meet to be staged on the Wednesday under the guidance of top experts Petteri Järvinen and Kimmo Rousku the focus will be on the direction Finland is taking where cyber security is concerned.

”At Cyber Security Week the European Commission will play a key role. One the guests arriving in Jyväskylä will be the Commission’s Martin Mühleck from Germany, who will set out what the EU can offer small and medium-sized enterprises at the present time”, Kataikko explains.

Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn will open a special seminar to be organized in Jyväskylä on Thursday 24.9.

Cyber security competition offers a chance to solve tasks and win prizes

From Wednesday onwards at the Cyber Security exhibition a Cyber Challenge competition will run in which various tasks and challenges linked to cyber security have to be taken on. The competition, which is open to all, will include challenges from six companies as well as JAMK University of Applied Sciences.

The results of the Jykes-coordinated Cyber Challenge competition will be announced on Friday 25.9. and those entrants that do best will receive prizes.

Those responsible for the organization of events during Cyber Security Week include Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes Ltd, JAMK University of Applied Sciences’ cyber security research, development and training centre JYVSECTEC, the University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä Fair Ltd, FISC ry, Tietoturva ry and Suomen Yrityskehitys Oy.

Further information

Director (Cyber security) Mika Kataikko, Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes Ltd, tel. +358 40 561 4458, email:,

20.9.2015Satu Heikkinen

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