News in brief

Apr 14, 2015

SWITCHaai Federation welcomes a new member

The Freiburg University of Education has joined the SWITCHaai Federation. This means that the university's staff and students can enjoy the benefits of the SWITCHaai single sign-on solution. They can now access various resources...

Apr 2, 2015

Cooperation between SWITCH and OFCOM extended

SWITCH and OFCOM are continuing their cooperation: on 20 March 2015, they signed an extension of the existing registry contract to 30 June 2017. OFCOM will put out a public tender for the registry function in 2016. This means that...

Apr 2, 2015

SWITCHham at the University of Liechtenstein

The University of Liechtenstein has been using the e-mail filter service SWITCHham since the beginning of this year to block spam, malware and phishing. "We needed to replace the old service, and now it's clear that we made the...

Mar 31, 2015

Videos in Higher Education workshop

SWITCH organised a workshop on 18 March 2015 in conjunction with the e-learning community eduhub on "Videos in Higher Education". The first part dealt with technical aspects of video tools, in particular how the features...

Mar 12, 2015

March’s Security Report: cyber-skullduggeries

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Fish bites angler – Lenovo, Komodia and Superfish Gemalto-gate – secret service hack goes right to the roots of mobile security Carbanak – digital bank robbery on a...

Feb 9, 2015

Security Report for February online

Attacks in the wake of the attack – privacy after the horror of Paris A brave new world of e-banking Gone in less than 60 seconds – from car theft to automotive data hacking Microsoft versus Google and vice versa – biblical...

Jan 20, 2015

Security Report for January online

It covers the following topics: iBeacons: the next big thing for 2015? "Locate. Track. Manipulate.": a new level of mobile snooping How to steal fingerprints with a 200-mm zoom lens Drones: buzzing business, more...

Dec 18, 2014

Christmas journey in cyberspace

Santa's flying through space in his cybershuttle, loading up presents and SWITCHonauts. He has to steer clear of monsters and asteroids as they hurtle towards him. Take the controls in our SWITCH Christmas game and help Santa to...

Dec 3, 2014

Pioneering role thanks to SWITCH

SWITCH has equipped the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano with a connection capable of transferring 100 gigabits per second. This makes CSCS a pioneer in Switzerland: apart from the European Organization for...

Oct 23, 2014

Report on net neutrality

Report on net neutrality The term "net neutrality" refers to the equal treatment of data transferred via the Internet. How do people feel about this in Switzerland? Do they want Internet providers to be free to determine...