SWITCH-CERT – the best countermeasure in the event of attacks on the education and research network
The Swiss education and research network is valuable. To protect it against system failures and access by unauthorised persons, SWITCH-CERT is constantly expanding its security services in the university environment.
Providing for every contingency
The Computer Emergency and Response Team (CERT) is a key contact point for IT services in the university world. It is here that all the issues relating to IT security are dealt with – whether they be due to system failures caused by virus attacks, acute security gaps in applications or enquiries regarding individual protection measures for computer systems. Together with our customers, we wish to ensure that the impact of disturbances is kept as low as possible.
SWITCH-CERT makes sure that the universities are always kept informed about the current security situation in the Internet. At the same time, SWITCH-CERT develops and operates special sensors that detect malware and other Internet dangers at an early stage. SWITCH-CERT supports its customers in finding innovative security solutions. And as an active member of key European and global security networks, SWITCH-CERT is in a position to take effective action in the event of security emergencies – including across national borders.