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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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.



Data leaks, crimeware and attacks on industrial control systems

26.04.2018 - The 26th semi-annual report of the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI), published on 26 April 2018, addresses the most important cyber incidents of the second half of 2017 both in Switzerland and broad. Among other things, the focus is on the widespread use of crimeware and attacks on industrial control systems in the medical technology sector. The spate of data leaks and their repercussions are examined in the main topic.

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Federal ICT Master Plan 2018

18.04.2018 -  The Federal Council approved the Master Plan 2018 for the current federal ICT strategy. In addition to the milestones for implementing the strategy until 2019, the Master Plan defines a fundamental orientation for the further development of ICT. This focuses on the positioning of federal informatics in digitisation.

eGovernment Switzerland

E-Government Schweiz 2016

Switzerland's eGovernment on track

27.11.2017 - On 27 November 2017, the European Commission published the 14th eGovernment Benchmark report. Switzerland has improved year on year in almost all areas examined. There is need for improvement in the expansion of key technical modules.

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