News in brief

Jul 6, 2018

'A step in the right direction, but a small one.'

On 3 July, the Federal Council made the preliminary decision to set up a centre of excellence for cybersecurity. ‘This is a step in the right direction, but only a small one. It’s neither consistent enough nor does it move anywhere...

Jul 3, 2018

10 years of eduhub: video statement from Zurich

Dr Eva Seiler Schiedt works on multimedia and e-learning services in the University of Zurich’s central IT department. In a video message, she explains how the eduhub community came into being and how she continues to benefit from...

Jun 22, 2018

Security Report 2018-5/6: Sonic waves on the attack

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Microsoft will never contact you by phone: support scam continues to gain momentum "Efail" between hype and disaster: the security world needs to learn...

Jun 6, 2018

SWITCH supports secure routing

The SWITCH foundation officially operates a MANRS-compliant network. MANRS stands for "Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security". It is a global initiative that uses binding regulations for network operators to eliminate...

May 31, 2018

Two new Tor servers in the SWITCH network

Digitale Gesellschaft has been operating two new Tor exit nodes in SWITCHlan since the end of April 2018. The Tor Project and the services based on it offer users increased privacy. You can find further details in the Digitale...

May 18, 2018

10 years of eduhub: video statement from Ticino

Stefano Tardini, Head of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)’s eLab, explains the value of eduhub for his work in a video message. As part of eduhub’s 10-year anniversary, people who have helped to shape the platform will...

Apr 17, 2018

Security Report 2018-03: dark side of Data Force

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: The dark side of the Data Force: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and the pressing question of who is using whose data for what News from the world of state trojans:...

Apr 4, 2018

Innosuisse supports the use of SWITCHengines

Since March 2018, researchers have been able to request in their project application that Innosuisse bear the costs of using SWITCH’s cloud infrastructure. Innosuisse will do so if it considers these services to have a direct...

Feb 16, 2018

Security Report 2018-01/02: Strava Leaks

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Meltdown and Spectre: security meltdown directly from the processor Leaks, fakes and cryptocurrency hacks: business models of a different kind Italianitá in the...

Dec 5, 2017

Security Report 2017 -11/12: an earful of espionage

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Dresscode for apps in the Google Play Store: malicious Quad9 - does it offer a data protection-friendly alternative to Google DNS? Uber`s customer and driver data...