In 2001, the Advisory Committee for Information Security (ACIS) was established under the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) as a point of contact for citizens, companies, organizations, and authorities on information security issues.
"In setting up the [Advisory Committee], the Government emphasized that the citizens' and business' confidence in the information society as part of everyday life and daily commercial activity will require broad-based cooperation to improve information security. The Government set up the Advisory Committee as a liaison body for citizens, companies, organizations, and authorities in issues of information security under normal conditions. The Government excluded from the work of the Advisory Committee all matters concerned with exceptional circumstances in society and with information security within public administration."
In 2002, ACIS released its National Information Security Strategy Proposal.