for the Energy Sector

The leading, independent information security competence centre.

Cyber threats to the energy sector on the rise

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

Your benefits

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 provider

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.

Access unique cyber threat intelligence

Access unique 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.

Rely on an independent and transparent Swiss CERT

Rely on an independent and transparent Swiss CERT

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 recognized 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.

"Trust is the new gold. That's why we rely on the CERT of SWITCH."

Wolfgang Korosec
Head of IT and CIO, Sankt Galler Stadtwerke

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

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Get a quick overview of how SWITCH can support your company.

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