Information and communication infrastructures have changed the private sector, the state and society considerably. Use of the cyber sector (e.g. the Internet and mobile networks) has brought many advantages and opportunities.
However, digital networking has also led to information and communication infrastructure being abused for the purposes of crime, intelligence gathering, terrorism and power politics or its operation being compromised. Disruptions, manipulation and targeted attacks which are carried out via electronic networks are risks arising from the information society. It must be assumed that these will tend to increase in the future and become more professional.
National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC)
The National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) is the Confederation's competence centre for cybersecurity and thus the first contact point for businesses, public administrations, educational institutions and the general public for cyberissues.
With the entry into force of the Cyberordinance on 1 July 2020, responsibility for the coordinated implementation of the 2018-2022 national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS) will pass from the FITSU to the NCSC.
Until the NCSC information platform is set up, information on the NCS will continue to be available from the FITSU information platform.
National strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS)
The National strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS) for 2018 to 2022, was adopted by the Federal Council on 18 April 2018.
The administration will develop the implementation in collaboration with the cantons, the economy and universities.
Last modification 29.06.2020