Implementation period: 1 February 2015–31 December 2017
Funding programme: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Implementing party: JAMK University of Applied Sciences Ltd, Institute of Information Technology
Partners (partial funding): Airbus Defence and Space Ltd, Cygate Ltd, Elisa PLC, Fingrid PLC, TeliaSonera Finland PLC

Project goals

The aim of the JYVSECTEC Center RGCE Project is to implement and deploy the necessary hardware, equipment and service investments to enable the development of JYVSECTEC into Finland’s leading impartial cybersecurity research, development and training centre which helps companies and other operators be more immune to interference and makes them better equipped to detect vulnerabilities in their operations and systems as well as detect and avert cyber threats and develop personnel competence.

Project actions

The project involves determining and acquiring the purchases and expert services needed for the design and implementation of the development environments.

The capability of mobile connections for the study and development of cybersecurity will be modelled for the environment, and a small-scale Industrial Control System (ICS)/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) environment will be built for the investigation of cyber threats.

Situation awareness systems of various levels will be acquired for the study and development of cybersecurity situation awareness.

Tools needed for generating test traffic will be acquired and a modular, scalable system will be built to enable the mutual communication and centralised control of the systems executed in the development environment.

Impact of the project

Thanks to the developed and diversified RGCE environment and advanced competence, we will be able to rise to the constantly changing cybersecurity challenges.

Using the RGCE environment in the formation of a cybersecurity situation assessment and the decision-making involved will support the quality assurance of companies’ business operations.

Cybersecurity practice and training activities that take advantage of the RGCE environment will help improve the competence of operators in the short and long term.

The development of the RGCE environment will facilitate the expansion of the national and international co-operation networks as well as the quantitative and qualitative development of cybersecurity R&D activities.






JYVSECTEC is an independent cyber security research, training and development center.