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Cyber security services trusted by the financial industry

One of the biggest motivations of cybercrime is money. Unsurprisingly, banks and in particular e-banking customers are attractive targets for criminals. SWITCH provides a tailored service for Swiss banks, helping them in the fight against criminals with its specialized expertise.

Customers of SWITCH-CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) have fewer and shorter incidents and thus lower costs. They are in control of the situation and have access to the know-how of an entire team of security experts for a fraction of the price.

This makes SWITCH the ideal partner for Swiss financial companies when it comes to local threat intelligence, detection and incident response. SWITCH-CERT supports the financial sector in two key tasks: fighting cybercrime and ensuring compliance.

Your benefits

Neutral and transparent organization

SWITCH is a non-profit foundation with no ties to specific manufacturers or suppliers.

National centre of competence

Clients of SWITCH-CERT have a direct line to the know-how of a local team of 15 specialists.

Unique synergies

The NREN and registry activities of SWITCH create unique synergies that support SWITCH-CERT in the fight against cybercrime.

Swiss threat landscape

Detailed threat information collected by monitoring the Swiss academic network with over 400,000 users.

Unparalleled network

Over 20 years of active engagement in national and international CERT communities.

Trusted partner

A trusted partner of banks for ten years with experience in setting up and moderating trusted communities.

Rely on our core services

Rely on our core services

The basic package is particularly suited to financial institutions that have outsourced their security infrastructure or banking software and are looking for a provider-independent view and additional security measures. They also receive an accurate and up-to-date overview of the local threat situation with tailored monitoring, threat classification and recommended actions.

Advanced services for the best possible protection

Advanced services for the best possible protection

We help the people responsible for operational online security to strike a balance between innovation and keeping costs down so that they can spot complex threats at the earliest possible stage and successfully defend against attacks. The advanced services package includes everything from the core services package plus a few extras to guarantee banks the optimal protection. It is especially suited to banks that have their own IT security team and know that they cannot afford to skimp on security.

Add-on modules

Add-on modules

The threat intelligence sharing, SWITCH DNS Firewall and mobile security add-on modules are based on the latest technology and ensure the best possible protection in combination with the comprehensive know-how of SWITCH-CERT.

"SWITCH offers managed security services that complement our competencies and resources perfectly. Thanks to our long-standing collaboration, our colleagues at SWITCH know our special requirements."

Dr. Gerd Mann
Head IT, Paul Scherrer Institute

Read the brochure

SWITCH-CERT offers a wide range of services that help our customers to protect their critical infrastructure.

Read the factsheet

Get a quick overview of how SWITCH can support your institution with its broad range of services.

Our services at a glance

Specific services in this all-inclusive package include:

  • Monitoring of the malware landscape for customer-specific threats
  • Regular exchange of know-how and threat information
  • Information services that enable security and helpdesk staff to take action
  • Support by email and phone



  • Training for your staff
  • Development of server-side fraud detection
  • Malware analysis and monitoring as a basis for countermeasures
  • Incident handling: coordination take-downs
  • Forensic investigations
Tap into the intelligence of the SWITCH community

Tap into the intelligence of the 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.

Related services


First layer of protection – The SWITCH DNS Firewall protects all devices effectively before a connection is established to any malicious systems.

Security Awareness

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

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Do you have any questions?

We are happy to advise you on how SWITCH can support your company.


Frank Herberg
Head SWITCH-CERT Commercial Sectors
+41 44 268 16 26


Michael Fuchs
Solution Consultant Financial Services
+41 79 930 21 44