Cyber Security Nordic Award supported by Insta goes to Aapo Cederberg
The 2018 Cyber Security Nordic Award has been presented to Colonel (ret.) Aapo Cederberg for his long-term efforts to promote and raise awareness of cyber security both in Finland and abroad. This is the first time the award has been presented. The Finnish Fair Foundation, F-Secure, Insta Defsec and Sähköturvallisuuden edistämiskeskus STEK ry all contributed to the EUR 25,000 prize.
Cederberg has spent over thirty years working for the Finnish Defence Forces in various positions both in Finland and abroad. He has also served as Secretary General of the Security Committee, and was involved in drawing up Finland’s first Cyber Security Strategy (2010–2013). Cederberg trained as a General Staff Officer. He is currently the founder and CEO of Cyberwatch Finland Oy, and travels around the world providing cyber security training.
“In an age of hybrid influences, Finland’s Comprehensive Security model has become unexpectedly valuable. Finland’s reputation as a cyber security provider is better abroad than at home. In recent years, I’ve had the pleasure of teaching these things in a number of countries that are only now taking their first steps towards developing cyber security. There is great international demand for Finnish cyber security expertise,” says Cederberg.
The Cyber Security Nordic Award was presented for the first time this year. The award seeks to highlight the importance of cyber security, and to recognise people and organisations that work to create a safer cyber world. Marko Hautakangas, Vice President, Cyber Security represented Insta DefSec in the jury.
The jury considers Cederberg to be a recognised cyber expert both in Finland and abroad. He has extensive and diverse experience in cyber security as a global phenomenon. Cederberg has consulted organisations all across the world in cyber security issues, and has made an impact on global development in the sector. Cederberg has been an advocate for cyber security in the media and at a variety of events, and his opinions on promoting cyber security receive close attention.
Insta DefSec, part of Insta Group, is a provider of mission-critical defense and security solutions. In the cyber and information security field, we are specialized in PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), key management, network security, SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and SOC (Security Operations Center) solutions. Our products, services and customized solutions are trusted by demanding customers such as companies in the financial, telecom and energy fields, ministries, state administration and military. Our cyber security solutions are used in more than 50 countries around the world.
Cyber Security Nordic presented the latest cyber security solutions to CEOs, decisionmakers, experts and international visitors at Helsinki Messukeskus on 10–11 October 2018.