SWITCH welcomes cybersecurity rapid test for SMEs

Text: Séverine Jagmetti, published on 06.09.2018

This week, a widely-supported security awareness initiative for SMEs was launched. The focus is on a cybersecurity quick check in 12 areas. SMEs with limited knowledge of IT and IT security can thus quickly and easily find out whether their technical, organisational and employee-related measures are sufficient to protect themselves against cyber risks.

SWITCH welcomes the launch of this check because it simply draws SMEs' attention to important aspects of Internet security. It is also suitable for smaller universities to check the current status of their Information Security Management System (ISMS).

In general, Swiss universities can rely on SWITCH-CERT’s expertise in Internet security matters. It protects the Swiss university network from cyber attacks. The team informs universities about threats at an early stage and recommends countermeasures.

More information
Notes on the rapid test
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