The Finnish Information Security Association has published the 2022 Information Security recognitions as part of the National Information Security Day implemented by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency and the Ministry of Transport and Communications on 14 October 2022. The cyber exercise environment Realistic Global Cyber Environment (RGCE), developed by the JYVSECTEC Centre of Jamk University of Applied Sciences, was the recipient of the Information Security Service of the year recognition.
According to the Finnish Information Security Association, the RGCE cyber exercise environment is a unique platform solution that has organised national cybersecurity exercises, since 2013. Over the years, it has significantly developed national cyber and information security expertise at the level of society as a whole, different organisations and individual experts. Continuous development work has also brought international recognition, and with the recent changes in the security environment, the importance of RGCE has become even more important.
The recognition was received by Tero Kokkonen, Director of Institute Information technology at Jamk University of Applied Sciences, Jarno Lötjönen, Senior Specialist, and Terho Rintanen, Account Manager.
"The recognition received is a very fine tribute to JYVSECTEC and Jamk University of Applied Sciences. This demonstrates the long-term work we have done over the years to develop the cyber exercise environment and cybersecurity exercise activities. The recent change in the global security situation has only further underlined the importance of cyber exercise activities. In this context, I would like to thank all our employees who have participated in the construction of the whole over the years and all our partners who have made it possible to build and develop the environment," says Tero Kokkonen.
The purpose of the information security recognition of the Finnish Information Security Association is to highlight significant data security-related phenomena, services or products that promote it, or people who have promoted Finnish information security expertise and its appreciation, or have improved the security of organisations or users or raised significant areas for development.
Tero Kokkonen, Director Institute of Information Technology
Jamk University of Applied Sciences