The Swedish National Debt Office is a core component of the central government’s financial system and a vital part of securing financial stability in Sweden. Therefore, the Debt Office has an important role in the national economy as well as domestic and international markets.
Fulfilling an important function also entails susceptibility as a target. Information is central to the Debt Office’s work and constitutes a strategic resource that must be protected from unauthorised access, disruption and manipulation. We therefore actively strive to continually assess and secure our information assets.
Risk and vulnerability analyses
Working with risk and vulnerability analyses is a central part of security management. By continuously analysing risks and vulnerabilities, we to improve the conditions for identifying and rectifying shortcomings ahead of time.
Protection of resources
Managing security also means working to protect the Debt Office’s resources in terms of premises, employees and systems, including fire protection, physical protection and security protection.
Employees and visitors must be safe in the Debt Office’s premises. We continually review our protection measures to comply with relevant regulations.
Part of the civil defence
Ultimately, it is everyone’s responsibility to protect our society and our freedom. The Debt Office is required to function in both peacetime crises, situations of heightened alert and even in times of war. We therefore have a high level of preparedness in order to continue functioning in difficult circumstances.
Building a sound base of preparedness is a critical aspect of crisis contingency planning, which is an important part of security management. We collaborate with other government agencies to ensure that the Debt Office can always fulfil its role in the financial system.
The Debt Office continually assesses continuity plans in the organisation in order to be well-prepared if a crisis arises. The aim is to counteract disruptions to our operations and protect critical processes from the effects of unforeseen minor and serious disturbances or disasters.
The Debt Office collaborates with other government agencies and actors in the private sector, who collectively work to ensure that the financial system remains functional in the event of a crisis. The experience and knowledge of these groups contribute to coordination between our own continuity planning and that of the world around us.
The collaborative forums are the Swedish Financial Sector’s Private-Public Partnership (FSPOS) and the Collaboration on Economic Security (SOES).