Security Awareness Day

Next event coming up in October 2022

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.  

Earn up to 3.75 CPEs and get a certificate of attendance.


The event will be hold virtually only. Either way, you will have the opportunity to meet your peers, network and exchange experience.

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.

Language of the event will be English.   

Agenda - SWITCH Security Awareness Day: 5 October 2021


09:00 – 10:00   Getting started
10:00 – 10:15


Intro and organization

10:15 – 11:00  

Know your audience – storytelling and security awareness
Stefan Huber, Entrepreneur & Storytelling Coach - CleverUp, StoryUp, Innosuisse

11:00 – 11:30


Human centric design and security
Tom Hofmann, CISO and DPO, Eniwa AG

11:30 – 12:00


(Usable) Security Awareness in Software Development
Marco Gutfleisch, PhD candidate, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

12:00 – 13:30


Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:00


Do you want to play a game? Possibilities and limits of gamification
Lotta Krickel, Game Designer, Actionbound

14:00 – 14:30


Email-based threats: addressing the human factor with simulated phishing campaigns
Sebastian Lopienski, Deputy Computer Security Officer, CERN

14:30 – 15:00


 Coffee and networking
15:00 – 15:30  

Do your homework! - Why guidelines are essential for raising security awareness
Anne Lahner, CEO, Strong Minds

15:30 – 16:00


How to reach half a million people: Creating awareness in the R&E community
Davina Luyten, Communications Officer, Belnet
Charlie van Genuchten, Product Manager Privacy and Security, SURF

16:00 – 17:00





Watch the inspiring talks from the SWITCH Security Awareness Day 2020 and 2021.

Security Awareness

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