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Resilience better than deterrence in managing cyber incidents—new SIPRI report

Published: 28 September 2020

(Stockholm, 28 September 2020) Cyber incident management strategies should prioritize making systems—and societies—more robust and resilient to a broad range of cyber risks, rather focus narrowly on preventing and responding to cyberattacks, argues a new Policy Paper from Sipri in cooperation with MSB, The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, was released today.


EU establishes new medical stockpile in Sweden

Published: 22 September 2020

Sweden is one of four countries commissioned to host a medical stockpile for the European Union. The stockpile contributes to the development of common European preparedness within the framework of rescEU.


MSB sends material aid to Greece

Published: 14 September 2020

On Saturday September 12, Sweden (via MSB, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency) offered aid to Greece in response to the situation in the Moria refugee camp. The aid will be distributed through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC).


Fewer expecting to become infected

Published: 30 July 2020

Responses to Kantar Sifo’s survey remain relatively unchanged, and trust in government agencies’ handling of the spread of the coronavirus in Sweden remains constant. Also, fewer and fewer respondents say they are worried about becoming infected with the virus.


Trust and concern largely constant

Published: 22 July 2020

Responses to Kantar Sifo’s survey have mostly remained constant over the last few weeks. The majority of respondents say they are continuing to follow the agency’s recommendations and that they intend to get vaccinated when a vaccine is available.


The young and elderly say they feel worried about the future

Published: 15 July 2020

Both young and elderly people state that they take a serious view of the consequences of the pandemic. In the 18-29 age group, 66 per cent say they are concerned about how our welfare system will cope with the effects of the spread of the coronavirus. The same figure for the 65-79 age group is 69 per cent.


MSB request for a better overview of PPE needs and supply

Published: 9 July 2020

MSB’s mission includes ensuring that the life and health of the population are protected and that society continues to function. For that reason we have today made an official request to the government in the interest of preparing the country for a continuing pandemic in the autumn.


Slight increase in travel according to the Kantar Sifo survey

Published: 7 July 2020

The concerns measured in Kantar Sifo’s survey are at a fairly stable level. There is a slight change regarding travel in the most recent responses to Kantar Sifo’s questions about trust, concerns and behaviour during the corona crisis.


How to strengthen collaboration between agencies to improve management of covid-19

Published: 6 July 2020

In order to strengthen government agencies’ action on covid-19, a large number of agencies have identified how joint efforts in managing the pandemic could improve. The aim is to achieve the best possible preparedness in order to minimise the effects of renewed outbreaks of covid-19.


MSB pilot deployment for UN Women: supporting in the coordination of the humanitarian response for better inclusion of the needs of women and girls – within a Covid-19 context

Published: 3 July 2020

Meet Alinane Kamlongera MSB’s first deployee to UN Women South Sudan. Alinane is supporting UN Women in their job on coordinating the efforts of improving the position of women and girls within the humanitarian crisis.
- Building the capacity of local actors in gender and humanitarian work is of particular importance. If we do this work well, then the local actors will be the ones to demand gender equity, social inclusion and women’s empowerment because they will continue to experience the importance of it, says Alinane on why she believes her contribution to South Sudan is especially important.

Latest reviewed: 26 June 2020

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