News in brief

Sep 1, 2021

SWITCH Security Report 2021-7/8

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Perhaps 1984 WAS like 1984 – a big blunder by Apple or simply brilliant advertising? Pegasus: what IT users can learn from the ancient Greeks The biggest hack...

Jun 24, 2021

SWITCH Security Report 2021-5/6

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Back and forth in the pipeline: hacking and rehacking the US fuel firm Colonial Pipeline with Ransomware as a Service Meat and greed – the world’s largest...

Apr 27, 2021

SWITCH Security Report 2021-3/4

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Exploit on Exchange – vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange servers trigger a red alert Learning by doing – data leaks discovered in the Swiss Army’s cyber...

Mar 4, 2021

SWITCH Security Report 2021-1/2

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Dependency confusion – when trust is too good to be true Water hacking – not a new trendy sport, but a serious threat Emotet: the king is dead – let there be...

Feb 17, 2021

Quad9 Moves to Switzerland

Quad9 is the first DNS security solution to extend GDPR privacy protection to internet users worldwide.

Dec 22, 2020

SWITCH Security Report 2020-11/12

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Choose your team carefully – hackers use fake MS Teams updates to attack networks, especially those of educational institutions Audacious coronavirus relief...

Nov 24, 2020

Andreas Dudler appointed Chair of the GÉANT Board

At the virtual GÉANT General Assembly meeting on 24 November 2020, Andreas Dudler was elected Chair of the Board for a one-year term. Andreas Dudler has served on the Board for the past four years. He will replace Christian Grimm of...

Oct 13, 2020

SWITCH Security Report 2020-09/10

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Ransomware – the new normal of digital extortion A murky supply chain – how hackers profited from Cumulus data Smisherman’s Friends – a new wave of smishing...

Sep 24, 2020

SWITCH Security Report 2020-07/08

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics:   Aimless navigation – Garmin scrambling to regain its bearings after hacking incident Hacking with a heavy hand: German intelligence is making a push to...

Jun 30, 2020

SWITCH Security Report 2020-05/06

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics:   The coronavirus: a blessing for some, a curse for others – where is IT security at with contactless payment? You’ve got mail (and malware too) –...