News in brief

Oct 20, 2017

New SWITCH Journal October 2017

The autumn issue of the twice-yearly SWITCH Journal is now available in printed form. It deals with the topic of interdisciplinary expertise. All of the articles can also be found online: Interdisciplinary expertise means smart...

Oct 19, 2017

Swiss Web Security Day

The Swiss Web Security Day is a one day event organised by SWITCH, the Swiss Internet Security Alliance (SISA) and the Swiss Internet Industry Association (simsa). The event covers current security issues for Swiss registrars and...

Oct 11, 2017

Security Report 2017-09/10: science fiction 4.0

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Attack of the digital dolphins: hacking Alexa, Siri and their friends via ultrasound The anti-antivirus programme: US government bans agencies from installing...

Sep 15, 2017

SWITCH welcomes new ODI by OFCOM

Today the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) have published the revision of the Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), which will enter into force on 1 November 2017. It focuses primarily on improved measures to combat...

Aug 18, 2017

University of Zurich relies on SWITCHinteract

The University of Zurich uses SWITCHinteract for the realization of virtual seminars, which will be offered to all students and teachers from spring 2018 onwards Find out more about this in the recently published online article...

Aug 15, 2017

Security Report July/August: new ‘extortionware’

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Family business: Petya and its derivatives sweep over half the world as a new wave of ransomware. Pay a ransom for your privacy: new ‘extortionware’ exposes its...

Jun 29, 2017

IT for Research Day

"Scale up your research to the next level of infrastructure and services." This was the motto of this year's IT for Research Day, which took place on 21 June at the SwissTech Convention Center at the EPFL Lausanne. The...

May 8, 2017

Final resting place for Switzerland’s first router

SWITCH is donating two decommissioned first-generation network devices to the Museum of Communication in Bern, to be part of its permanent exhibition. Currently, the museum is being refurbished and will reopen on 19. August. The...

Apr 18, 2017

Security Report March/April 2017: New Mac Trojan

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Cybercriminals increasingly targeting Mac users Malware fitted as standard for Android Casinos on a losing streak? Start blocking websites! Internet of Things toys...

Feb 10, 2017

Security Report Jan/Feb 2017: Star Wars on Twitter

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: The Guardian going post-truth with WhatsApp story? Fruitfly spyware lives long on Macs Good malware – FBI in absurdity trap Star Wars on Twitter – sleeping Twitter...