Working together to counter espionage

In its efforts to prevent and detect espionage and unlawful intelligence activities, the Swedish Security Service cooperates with several organisations and public agencies in Sweden and abroad.

The Service works closely with Swedish organisations and public agencies that handle classified information, by providing protective security advice. For instance, the Service informs staff at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to be posted to Swedish embassies worldwide. The organisations and public agencies, in turn, inform us about intelligence activities targeting their operations or staff.

In intelligence matters, we work closely with the Police Authority and the four defence intelligence agencies:

  • The Military Intelligence and Security Service
  • The National Defence Radio Establishment
  • The Defence Research Agency
  • The Defence Materiel Administration

Bilateral and multilateral cooperation

At the international level, we cooperate mainly with other security and intelligence services. The Security Service cooperates bilaterally with a number of security and intelligence services around the world. To facilitate cooperation, the Service has liaison officers stationed abroad.

The Security Service is also involved in multilateral cooperation between European security services. This cooperation occurs mostly in the form of information exchange.