National Communications Security Authority NCSA-FI

FICORA's NCSA-FI duties have been merged into the National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI). It specialises in information assurance matters related to the handling of classified information in electronic communications.

In Finland, several different authorities are responsible for our international obligations concerning information security. NCSA-FI operating within the National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI) is a part of the Finnish national security authority organisation.

Authorities responsible for information security

NCSA-FI's duties concerning international information security obligations:

  • preparation of guidance and agreements concerning national security activities;
  • preparation of guidance and agreements concerning national security activities;
  • preparation of guidance on the handling of international classified information;
  • management and accounting of the crypto material distribution network and guidance on the secure handling of the material (CDA);
  • approval of cryptographic products for protecting international classified information in Finland (CAA);
  • accreditation of information systems used for processing international classified information (SAA) (The accreditation process concerns government systems that are related to fulfilling international information security obligations and the systems of companies that participate in international competitive bidding and need accreditation from a National Communications Security Authority.);
  • co-ordination of and guidance on national TEMPEST activities (NTA).

FICORA also has several duties concerning national information security obligations:

  • steering and supervision of telecoms operators' information security management: for example, monitoring compliance with the information security regulation (M47);
  • steering and supervision of strong electronic identification and the provision of qualified certificates: for example, monitoring compliance with regulations M7 and M8 issued by FICORA and carrying out annual audits of certification authorities providing qualified certificates;
  • assessment of authorities' information systems and telecommunications arrangements;
  • accreditation of information security inspection bodies;
  • co-operation with national and international security stakeholders.

Contact us

E-mail: ncsa (at) ficora (dot) fi
PGP key: NCSA-FI [txt, 5 KB]
Key ID: 3607DCA3
Fingerprint: 1EC5 B9D9 0683 18D7 3460 15EA 1F6D D231 3607 DCA3
Accreditation of information systems:
accreditation (at) ficora (dot) fi
PGP key:
NCSA-FI Security Accreditation Authority [txt, 5 KB]
Key ID: 8BEA1AD5
E3E8 0E6B 15D7 435A D89D 7E13 12C8 41B3 8BEA 1AD5

PGP signing and revocation keys:

The PGP signing and revocation keys used by NCSA-FI are as follows:

NCSA-FI Key Signing Key:
ncsa-fi-key-signing-key.txt [txt, 2 KB]

Fingerprint: 248E 3B79 57AB 9B8C 9C73 44AC 337A 1F16 1849 FCEE

NCSA-FI Key Revocation Key:
ncsa-fi-key-revocation-key.txt [txt, 2 KB]

Fingerprint: 748B E7A6 6FB0 1CA3 30BA 0C4F A948 A0C0 83FF CD1F

Key words: Information security , NCSA-FI

Updated 16.11.2017

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The Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)

The National Cyber Security Centre Finland (NCSC-FI)

Itämerenkatu 3 A

P.O. Box 313


Media contacts by telephone +358 295 390 248