Protecting information is an important part of an organisation’s systematic security work. An organisation that handles information important to Sweden’s national security may need to use communications security to prevent unauthorised access to the information when it is communicated between different operations, individuals or systems.
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Communications security – a part of protective security
Communications security forms part of information security for organisations subject to requirements on protective security. Communications security involves the encryption of information using methods approved by the Swedish Armed Forces, so-called secure cryptographic functions. Communications security is used to protect classified information, to ensure that information is not corrupted en route, and to authenticate the sender. Communications security is also used for information that is solely covered by the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act, so-called high-value information. The protective security classification (Restricted, Confidential, Secret, or Top Secret) of the communicated information governs the requisite level of communications security. Communications security systems exist for different types of information, including speech, text, video conferencing, and data traffic.