YHTEISKUNNAN TURVALLISUUS

Vital functions

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The functions vital to society consist of what keep the wheels of secure daily life turning: a well-functioning judicial system, sufficient border surveillance, smooth traffic and a clean living environment. When the basic functions of society are in order it is possible to return to normal life after crises without losing the firm ground on which society rests. The importance of the functions vital to society becomes evident when something goes badly wrong; for example, an extensive power failure or a major accident occurs.

The functions vital to society must be secured in all times: in normal conditions as well as in crises. In the security strategy for society the vital functions form the basis for preparedness. The following are regarded as vital functions:

 

All actors in society – authorities, companies, organisations and communities involved in security studies – play an important role in securing these functions.
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