Security Awareness Day

Next event: October 2021 | Bern & online

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.

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

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.

Talks will be given in English.   

Agenda - Security Awareness Day 2020


09:00-10:00 Welcome Coffee   


Intro & Organization

Prof. Dr. Angela Sasse (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

From “security awareness” to secure behaviour – what’s stopping us?

Dr. Katharina Bernecker (Universität Zürich)

How can we get people to do things they don't enjoy doing?

Sylvain Besençon (Université de Fribourg)

Information security through an anthropological and feminist lens



Sarah Mühlemann (Digital Self-Defense Foundation) 

From SpyPi to be[a]ware: A Look Behind the Scenes and Learnings from a High School Project Growing Up

Jasmina Mešić (CERT.SI)

Lessons learned: 10 years of raising awareness in Slovenia

Coffee Break


Dr. phil. Stefan Lehmann (Swiss Armed Forces)

Cyber security training at the Swiss Armed Forces - Portfolio and gems of a multi-layered approach

Nikki Böhler (

Raising Awareness with coffee




October 2021 | Bern & online

Recordings 2020

Re-watch the inspiring talks from the SWITCH Security Awareness Day 2020.

Security Awareness

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