The four-year framework agreement tendered and concluded by The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Kela, concerns cybersecurity consulting services.
Through the framework agreement, Kela acquires cybersecurity expert services to support its cybersecurity work and develop its security comprehensively.
Kela's framework agreement is divided into five areas:
- Technical and general security consulting
- Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR)
- Security and IT legal consulting
- Data protection consulting
- Audits and technical inspections related to the legislation of social and public health services
Within these areas, Kela commissions consulting with the help of separate assignments. Based on the tendering, Kela selected Nixu for four of the above areas, for two of which Nixu is the primary supplier. Nixu did not participate in the tendering of the consulting area number 3.
The framework agreement is valid from 1 December 2021 to 1 December 2025, and its total value is expected to be approximately EUR 16 million, divided between the suppliers of the framework agreement.
Through the framework agreement, Kela targets consulting extensively in all areas of cybersecurity, taking into account administrative, physical and technical security. With the help of Nixu expert services, Kela is able to utilize the knowledge of experienced cybersecurity experts and receives up-to-date know-how while taking into account the requirements set by the latest development of the industry and operating environment.
"We are very excited about our expanding cooperation with Kela. Kela performs a socially significant task in ensuring the basic security of residents of Finland, and new digital services help to facilitate the performance of this task. Nixu's extensive expertise in cybersecurity strengthens the cybersecurity of Kela's services and thus, in accordance with our mission, we will keep the digital society running," says Petri Kairinen, Nixu CEO.
CEO Petri Kairinen, Nixu Corporation
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Nixu in Brief:
Nixu is a cybersecurity services company on a mission to keep the digital society running. Our passion is to help organizations embrace digitalization securely. Partnering with our clients we provide practical solutions for ensuring business continuity, an easy access to digital services and data protection. We aim to provide the best workplace to our team of about 400 cybersecurity professionals with a hands-on attitude. With Nordic roots we serve enterprise clients worldwide. Nixu shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.