News in brief

Sep 28, 2015

eduhub days 2016: registration open

The annual conference of the e-learning community, eduhub days, will take place on 27 and 28 January 2016 at the University of Fribourg. The focus will be on new interactive and collaborative learning scenarios. Martin Ebner from...

Sep 17, 2015

September's Security-Report : Home, smart Home

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Ferengi in Redmond? Microsoft enters new dimension of data acquisition with Windows 10 Digital revolution hacks its makers – ICANN hit by third attack, ISP 1blu...

Aug 10, 2015

August's Security Report: Data stacked up sky-high

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: What a hack – government Trojan Galileo, costing almost half a million francs, rendered useless after attack on Hacking Team Data stacked up sky-high – unprecedented...

Jul 30, 2015

Latest news on SWITCHaai and Swiss edu-ID

What is happening with SWITCHaai? What about eduGAIN? How is the Swiss edu-ID progressing? Anyone with an interest in identity management at universities should make a note in their diary for 13 August. This is the date of the...

Jul 14, 2015

July's Security Report: Pass the password

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Taking cybercrime to the next level – Duqu 2.0 attack on Kaspersky has implications for Switzerland Taking friendship to the next level – scope of NSA spying on...

Jul 7, 2015

Safer Internet website launched

One of SWITCH’s main goals is to make the Internet safe in Switzerland. With this in mind, it has launched a new website under the title Safer Internet with a focus on prevention. The site explains the dangers lurking on the Web and...

Jul 6, 2015

Swiss edu-ID: phase 2 approved

SWITCH has been given the green light for the next phase of the Swiss edu-ID project by the Programme Management of SUC P-2. SUC P-2 is a programme of swissuniversities, the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities. This second...

Jul 2, 2015

The Annual Report 2014 is now available

"Oftentimes, what matters is ease-of-use while security is not given much thought at all," said Udo Helmbrecht, Executive Director of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), in a interview for the...

Jun 12, 2015

June's Security Report: Reset, then reload

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: What do tax authorities and contact sites have in common? Neither can protect customer data Good friends listen, and so does the BND – the scandal continues A new...

May 13, 2015

May's Security Report: Fear of flying 2.0

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: "Massive snooping attack" or successfully treading the fine line between security and freedom? On the reform of Switzerland’s intelligence services...