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.

 

Up to date and efficient

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

Profitting 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 therefor the entire Swiss internet community profits from these collaborations.

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

«Hack The Hacker» - The Switch Security Awareness Experience

From August 2018

«Hack The Hacker» - The SWITCH Security Awareness Experience offers hands-on security. In the style of an «Escape Room», the participants have to solve puzzles in an analog game environment as a team.

https://swit.ch/hack-the-hacker


Swiss Web Security Day

October 18th 2018

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 one day event will cover current security issues for Swiss registrars and webhosters. 

Please find more information and register here: https://swit.ch/websecurity2018


SWITCH Security Awareness Day

October 24th 2018

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.

Please find more information and register here: https://swit.ch/securityawarenessday

https://saferinternet.ch

Safer Internetis 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

https://stopthinkconnect.ch 

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 the Swiss STOP.THINK.CONNECT. working group SWITCH is developing campaigns on three to four 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.

Participation

STOP.THINK.CONNECT. 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.

SWITCH-CERT

«Hack The Hacker» - The SWITCH Security Awareness Experience

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?

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

The website "No More Ransom!" helps victims of ransomware decrypting the data without paying the ransom to the criminals.