On 15 May 2013, the Federal Council approved the NCS implementation plan drawn up by the NCS coordination unit, which is part of the Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU), in collaboration with the responsible units.
The NCS implementation plan fleshes out the 16 measures and describes the implementation results to be achieved in the areas of
- continuity and crisis management, and
- support processes.
It also clarifies responsibilities and cooperation based on the current structures in the public and private sectors and their existing resources and processes. However, it also demonstrates that additional staff are needed in the cyber specialist area. The Federal Council thus intends to create 28 additional positions for cyber protection specialists.
The Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance, MELANI, fulfils a key role in implementing the strategy measures. As an information hub, it takes charge in particular of the ongoing coordination, evaluation and forwarding of information concerning the handling of cyber risks. When implementation has been completed at the end of 2017, MELANI will take on a guidance and coordination role in the operational area.