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Joint action against severe cyber attacks

Severe cyber attacks are a threat against the entire digital economy and administration of Switzerland. Therefore, the federal administration and the association «Swiss Cyber Experts» launched a public private partnership. This alliance between the government and the private sector was formed out of a private initiative to jointly fight against prospective cyber threats. Swiss Cyber Experts is supported by economiesuisse.

To the press release (in German, French and Italian)

A Public Private Partnership against Cyber-Incidents: Association «Swiss Cyber Experts» established

Well-known ICT-companies founded the association «Swiss Cyber Experts» in order to support the Swiss governments at federal and cantonal level in the case of grave cyber-incidents by providing expert know-how.

By the end of 2014, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Swiss Confederation and «Swiss Cyber Experts» shall be established.

Opening the Swiss Police ICT Congress 2014, Peter Fischer, the Delegate for Federal IT Steering explained the envisioned PPP was a module of the implementation of the national strategy for Switzerland’s protection against cyber risks.

Founding members of the association include IBM Switzerland, Kudelski Security, RUAG, T-Systems Switzerland as well as the SMEs netnea and e3 AG.

Press release (in German only)