IT Security in the Federal Administration

To date, the Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) has been responsible for federal ICT security. With the Ordinance on Protecting against Cyber-Risks in the Federal Administration, these tasks and responsibilities will be transferred to the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) with effect from 1 July 2020.

The FITSU's decisions and specifications on federal ICT security will continue to apply until they are revised by the NCSC.

As a transitional solution, until the NCSC information platform is set up in the course of 2020, the existing information on federal ICT security will continue to be published on the FITSU information website.

Awareness campaign for IT security

The ICT Security campaign is aimed at employees of the Federal Administration. Of course, a lot of information and tips also apply to users outside the Federal Administration.
Awareness campaign for IT security

Security fundamentals and directives

Security fundamentals

The Ordinance on Protecting against Cyber-Risks and the Directive on IT Security in the Federal Administration govern the areas of competence and the procedure in implementing security requirements.
Security fundamentals



The NCSC lends support to the ISOD / ISOO in implementing the fundamentals and provides them with the necessary tools.
Project tools


Sicherheitsorganisation Bund

A key point is the nomination of an IT security official per department (ISOD) and per organisation unit (ISOO). 


With effect from 1 July 2020, the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) has become part of the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) in the FDF General Secretariat
The 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.

National and international cooperation

The NCSC uses joint projects and events to foster cooperation with national and international committees. In Switzerland, these include Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS) and ISACA, as well as the International Security Forum (ISF). A declaration to cooperate has been signed with the BSI in Germany and the A-SIT in Austria. Every two years an international event entitled "Verwaltung integriert sichere Informationstechnologien ViS!T" (Government integrates secure information technologies) will be held alternately in one of the three countries.  

Further information

Last modification 02.07.2020

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