Security Awareness Day

Wednesday, October 26th 2022 in Bern

On the topic

A mature approach to information technology requires a basic understanding of its possibilities and the processes behind it. Most people have sufficient knowledge to use the Internet and relevant technology. However, this knowledge is not always sufficient to deal responsibly and self-determined with one's own data. 

The problem has long been recognised. Security Awareness is supposed to solve it. But the challenges are great and many – missing communication expertise, support and resources are just a few. 

The SWITCH Security Awareness Day aims at giving some insights into the different possible ways to deal with Security Awareness while pointing out where to get support and what is most crucial for being successful.  

Earn up to 3.75 CPEs and get a certificate of attendance.


Prepare for a potpourri of insights into theory and practice of Security Awareness 


The event will take place on site at Casino Bern. So you will have the opportunity to meet your peers, network and share experiences.

Casinoplatz 1
3011 Bern

Target audience
Talks and discussions are directed to professionals in the fields of eLearning, communications, education, IT, security or marketing. We invite everyone who is responsible for, interested in or curious about security awareness. 

To spread awareness of and educate as well as train users on information security needs interdisciplinary forces.

Language of the event will be English.   

Agenda - TBD


09:00 – 09:25   Welcome & Coffee
09:25 – 09:30


Intro and organization

09:30 – 10:15  

Risk Management 
Prof. Dr. Jörn Basel, Hochschule Luzern

10:15 – 10:45


Storys statt Selbstgespräche – Ideen zum Mitnehmen
Milena Thalmann, CEO, White Rabbit Communications

10:45 - 11:00   Coffee & Networking
11:00 - 11:30   Does Security need therapy?

Uta Menges, Research Associate, Ruhr-University Bochum

11:30 – 12:00


Phishing Training without Phishing Simulation
Prof. Dr. Melanie Volkamer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

12:00 – 13:30


Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:00


Security Awareness @ Raiffeisen CH
Monika Geitlinger, Information Security Officer, Raiffeisen CH

14:00 – 14:30


Don’t Just Teach – Convince! Raising Information Security Awareness Among Members of a University
Prof. Dr. Kristin Weber, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS)

14:30 – 15:00


 Coffee & Networking
15:00 – 15:30  

Security Awareness @ PwC CH
Georgios Sklaliotis, Information Security Officer, PwC CH

15:30 – 16:00


Awareness is more than a funny video (but it damn well helps to grab your attention)
Katrien Eggers, Communication Officer and Spokesperson, Centre for Cybersecurity Belgium

16:00 - 17:00  

Lightening Talks:

Kathrin Noack, ETHZ: Awareness Collaboration

Thomas Schlienger, Tree Solution: Awareness Learning Bots

Eric Flury, Fabula Games: Awareness and Games


17:00 – 18:00


Àpero & Networking




Casinoplatz 1
3011 Bern


Watch the inspiring talks from the SWITCH Security Awareness Day 2020 and 2021.

Security Awareness

SWITCH is supporting the Swiss Internet community by establishing security awareness platforms and offering services to raise awareness.