SWITCH-CERT for Energy

The leading, independent competence centre for information security.

Increasing Threat to the Energy Sector

As energy sector is embracing digital transformation, it is faced by a complex and ever-growing threat situation. Trends, such as connected devices, provide organised cybercrime with more opportunities to exploit vulnerabilities. Several studies show that companies in Switzerland still underestimate the risk of a cyberattack.

Cyber Threat Intelligence

Get access to comprehensive threat intelligence that is unique in Switzerland. SWITCH orchestrates the best open and closed source threat intelligence from monitoring Switzerland’s entire university network, the domain registry, the energy, industrial, logistics and financial sectors, as well as international partners.

How You Will Benefit

  • Interdisciplinary Security Expertise
    As one of the most versatile centres of security excellence in Switzerland, we offer a wide range of IT, OT and ICS security expertise in incident detection and response, threat analysis and hunting, domain security, malware analysis, forensics, big data processing and security awareness.
  • National and International Network
    SWITCH is part of a global network that promotes the exchange of alerts and intelligence about cyber threats and works closely with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
  • Independent and Transparent
    For more than 25 years, SWITCH has stood for a safer internet. As a non-profit foundation, we do not have any ties to specific manufacturers or suppliers.

SWITCH Community

Benefit from swarm intelligence and a steeper learning curve from incidents learned from trusted peers. Get access to industry-relevant security incidents, analytics and Indicator of Compromises (IoCs). Reduce your risks through collaboration and shared alerts, and share your experiences in facilitated meetings at a high level of trust.

Independent and Transparent CERT of Switzerland

SWITCH operates one of two national CERTs and, according to the Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), is part of Switzerland’s critical infrastructure. It was established in 1994 and was one of the first CERTs in Switzerland to be internationally recognised in 1996. The National Research and Education Network (NREN), a backbone with more than a quarter of a million active devices, and the registration of .ch and .li domain names are also among the critical infrastructures operated by SWITCH.


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Fact Sheet

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Any questions? We are happy to help! Increase your security and get in touch for a non-binding discussion.
  • Frank Herberg
    Head SWITCH-CERT (Commercial Sectors)
    +41 44 268 16 26
  • Michael Fuchs
    Solution Consultant Financial Services
    +41 79 930 21 14


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