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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Federal ICT Strategy 2020-2023

03.04.2020 - At its meeting, the Federal Council approved the Federal ICT Strategy 2020-2023 and the 2020 Master Plan for its implementation.

Cyber risks

Using hardware and software safely!

12.03.2020 - The employees of the Federal Administration receive all the ICT equipment and materials required for their work. This hardware and software has been checked and meets the relevant security requirements. But technical precautions alone are not enough. Correct ICT use also plays an important role.




Beware: Ransomware continues to pose a significant security risk for SMEs

19.02.2020 -  In recent weeks, MELANI / GovCERT has dealt with more than a dozen ransomware cases in which unknown perpetrators encrypted the systems of Swiss SMEs and large companies and rendered them unusable. The attackers made ransom demands of several tens of thousands of Swiss francs, in some cases even millions.


eGovernment Switzerland

E-Government Schweiz 2016

Federal Council adopts Switzerland's eGovernment Strategy 2020-2023

19.12.2019 - In the eGovernment Strategy Switzerland, the Confederation, cantons and communes have defined their common objectives and key areas for action in digitalisation, with a view to actively steering the digital transformation of the administration.


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