National Security Overview 2023
Phenomena falling within the field of competence of Supo and their development are evaluated in the national security overview.
Intelligence and influence operations are targeting Finland
The most active perpetrators of intelligence operations targeting Finland and its people are Russia and China.
Russian intelligence is primarily interested in the security policy of Western countries, especially with respect to the Ukrainian situation and support for Ukraine, and in ways of evading sanctions.
The Chinese intelligence services focus on such aspects as foreign and security policymaking and cutting-edge technology
Threats to national security are continually evolving
Threats to national security are also changing with the digitalisation of society and technological progress.
The critical services of contemporary society increasingly rely on infrastructure in space. The dual use of developing technologies, export control issues and protecting domestic R&D are emerging themes.
The threat of terrorism remains at level elevated
The threat of terrorism in Finland remains elevated, corresponding to level two on the four-point scale. Some 350 individuals are identified counterterrorism targets in Finland.
The most likely threat of a terrorist attack comes from lone operators or small groups advocating far-right or radical Islamist ideology. Most activities linked to terrorism in Finland are support measures, such as fundraising and online dissemination of ideology
Phenomena falling within the field of competence of the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service (Supo) and their development are evaluated in the national security overview.