SWITCH Security Awareness

Involving the end user is important for enhancing the security level sustainably. After all, security technology is most powerful when people care about it, understand how it works and know how to use it.

SWITCH is supporting Swiss universities, owners of .ch and .li domains, Swiss banks and the entire Swiss internet community by establishing security awareness platforms and offering services to raise awareness and draw attention to security, to educate users on security and to train their security skills.


SWITCH Security Awareness Day

SWITCH Security Awareness Day

October 26th, 2022

The event 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.


Swiss Websecurity Day

Swiss Websecurity Day

October 27th, 2022

The Swiss Web Security Day is a one day event organized by SWITCH, the Swiss Internet Security Alliance SISA and the Swiss ICT Industry Association Swico. This half day event will cover current security issues for Swiss registrars and webhosters. 

SWITCH Security Awareness Adventures

SWITCH Security Awareness Adventures

SWITCH Security Awareness Adventures are security trainings with fun and sustainable success.

The mix of theory and practice, fiction and reality as well as the teamwork approach, makes the learning experience memorable and motivates to have some further discussions. 


Podcast: Security Awareness Insider

Podcast: Security Awareness Insider

Alles zum Thema Security Awareness, Mitarbeitersensibilisierung für Sicherheitsthemen, neue und kreative Wege, Tools, Trainingsansätze, Insights in Security Awareness Programme von Unternehmen und Organisationen und vieles mehr von und mit Katja Dörlemann (SWITCH) und Marcus Beyer (Swisscom).



The platform iBarry was created and is maintained by the Swiss Internet Security Alliance (SISA). The purpose of the association is to preventively inform the public of risks and solutions regarding weak points of their Internet-connected devices and to make them aware of potential dangers. 

As a member SWITCH actively supports SISA's activities and initiatives.


The initiative was launched internationally by the Antiphishing Working Group (APWG) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). The Swiss chapter is coordinated by the Swiss Internet Security Alliance (SISA).  

3-4 security topics a year with creative commons license

Together with iBarry SWITCH is developing campaigns on four to five security topics a year. All the campaigns are based on the website and sometimes accompanied by print material, such as posters, postcards or stickers. The graphic material as well as the content on the website is under creative commons license and therefor free to use.


iBarry is open to all Swiss organizations wishing to raise awareness of cyber security among end users. In case you want to participate in the working group or you want to use some of the material for your own security awareness purposes don't hesitate to contact us.


Safer Internet is a webportal for domain owners and internet users. The site explains why websites are being targeted more and more frequently, the threats that exist and how you can protect your own website and your visitors.

Purpose of the website

Registrars and SWITCH-CERT link to the website to provide their customers and help seekers with additional information in case their website got hacked or they noticed something suspicious online.

The following topics and issues are covered:

  • Websites as a target
  • Drive-by
  • Pishing
  • SEO poisoning
  • Web backdoors
  • Web defacements

Up to date and efficient

In order to be as up to date and efficient as possible, SWITCH is leading and participating in several national and international Working Groups dedicated to Security Awareness.

Profiting by exchanging

The exchange of knowledge, good practices, experience and material is of great value for the topic itself. Swiss universities, owners of .ch and .li domains, Swiss banks and therefore the entire Swiss internet community profits from these collaborations.

In case you or your organisation are looking for exchange on security awareness don't hesitate to contact us.


«Hack The Hacker» - a SWITCH Security Awareness Adventure

A criminal hacker infects the computer system with ransomware. All data is encrypted. Your team has to outwit the hacker and rescue the data. Will you discover the decryption code?

iBarry offers useful information on security topics for everyone. The content is free to use under the Creative Commons license.