Abbreviation: JYVSECTEC
Implementation period: 1 September 2011–31 January 2015
Funding programme: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Implementing party: JAMK University of Applied Sciences Ltd, Institute of Information Technology
Partners: Airbus Defence and Space Oy, Ajeco Oy, Descom Oy, Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes Ltd and Relator Oy

Project goals

The purpose of the JYVSECTEC Project was to build cybersecurity management systems and a development platform

as well as develop competence in using the management systems. The implementation of the project was aimed at significantly strengthening the preconditions for research and product development activities and expansion of security and ICT companies, increasing the cybersecurity knowledge and risk management of companies and improving cybersecurity maintenance. The result targets set for the project were aimed at strengthening the regional innovation environment of Central Finland and reinforcing the position of the region’s R&D operators in the field in national and international co-operation networks. The environment built in the project was used to help support the growth of companies and to promote company networking and the entry of SMEs to the international market.

Project actions

The project actions were essentially focused on realising the result targets of the project as follows:

  1. The development environments for developing cybersecurity and situation assessment have beenbuilt and are being used.
  1. Training products, test environments and data security development tools have been designed and piloted for the development of the cybersecurity competence and technology of private and public operators.
  1. Regional forms of co-operation between operators utilising the cybersecurity practice environments have been introduced.
  1. The awareness of national and international operators of the cybersecurity centre for excellence built in Central Finland has increased.

Impact of the project

Thanks to its location and industry, Jyväskylä also has long traditions in the security field as aninformation network junction. The implementation of the JYVSECTEC Project has significantly strengthened the preconditions of security and ICT companies for research and development activities in Central Finland and also for growth.

Thanks to the JYVSECTEC Project, Jyväskylä is recognised as an active developer of cybersecurity because of the articles published in various media, investments realised, partnership agreements signed and social co-operation networks built on a strong presence. In its strategy, JAMK University of Applied Sciences has also committed to the development of cybersecurity by selecting it as one of the focus areas of R&D activities.

The development, testing and training environments built in the project will serve as cybersecurity development platforms both nationally and internationally, and the new operating models developed for special situations will promote cybersecurity and co-operation in the field. The increase in research and development activities due to the project will safeguard the current jobs in the field and enable the creation of new jobs.

The project has promoted the position of the Jyväskylä Region as a national cybersecurity centre of excellence and strengthened the national and international networking and competitiveness of the area.








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