The Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) ensures implementation of the information and communication technologies (ICT) strategy in the Federal Administration. For this purpose, it issues guidelines for the administrative units and manages the ICT standard services. The FITSU also manages the eGovernment Switzerland Programme Office as well as the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI).

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MELANI

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Sextortion: numerous people in Switzerland affected – authorities launch "stop-sextortion.ch"

07.02.2019 - Blackmailers claim in an email to have access to computers and webcams and threaten to publish pictures and videos with sexual content if no ransom is paid. This scam is called "fake sextortion" and typically requires payment in bitcoins. With the help of this fraud method, over the past six months criminals have obtained bitcoins worth approximately CHF 360,000 in spite of the small sums demanded.

Federal IT

Federal Networks strategy

18.04.2018 -  The Federal Council determined how the requirements for data communication are to be met by means of federal data communication infrastructures or the procurement of data transport services. To this end, he approved the Federal Networks strategy and commissioned further measures.

eGovernment Switzerland

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Key figures for the Swiss eGovernment Strategy 2020-2023

14.11.2018 - The Federal Council approved the key figures for the Swiss eGovernment Strategy 2020-2023 drawn up by the interfederal organisation eGovernment Switzerland. By adopting the ┬źDigital First┬╗ mission statement, it underscores the importance of the electronic channel, through which the administration will in future primarily offer its information and services.

Cyber risks NCS

Survey of participation in NCS implementation plan

06.08.2018 - The implementation of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS) is forging ahead. The Confederation is preparing the NCS implementation plan together with the cantons, businesses and higher education institutions. As part of this process, the FITSU has invited all interested players to register to participate in the NCS implementation via an online survey. The survey was implemented from 6 to 17 August 2018.

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