Suomalaisten käsityksiä sodan sekä kyber- ja informaatiosodankäynnin uhkasta
Citizens’ conceptions and emotions regarding the current security situation as well as future security outlooks are significant from a social viewpoint. The purpose of this article is to map Finns’ expectations to the possible changes in societal security and their trust towards authorities responsible for public security. The aim of this study is to describe the Finns’ feelings of security concerning both cyber and information operations and the threat of conventional war now and over the course of the following ten years. The data were collected by National Defense University as a part of the TAHTO2 project. The target group comprised the entire population of Finland between the ages of 15 and 79. The data were analyzed using quantitative methods; factor, variance, and cluster analysis. The empirical results suggest that respondents were concerned of cyber and information threats. However, they felt that the threat of conventional war was smaller at the time of the study. Both threats were expected to diminish in the future. The number of respondents who trust public security authorities was significantly higher than those who had a sceptic attitude. The security situation in Finland was regarded stable, possibly due to the fact that respondents trust the authorities’ ability to prevent the aforementioned threats.