News in brief

Apr 16, 2020

SWITCH welcomes new Code of Conduct for registrars

The guidelines govern conduct regarding improper registrations and the use of domain names. The new Domain Names Code of Conduct (CCD) was published by the trade association Swico.

Apr 9, 2020

SWITCH Security Report 2020-03/04

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: The coronavirus has company – a pandemic of computer viruses The ten most important rules for working securely from home Online meetings – how secure are...

Apr 1, 2020

A boost for SWITCHtube

All videos are now being additionally encoded by an external company.

Mar 16, 2020

Coronavirus: expansion of capacities

Now that all Swiss universities have had to discontinue their classroom teaching, the demand for online collaboration tools is growing rapidly. SWITCH is currently focusing on the continuous expansion of capacities for online...

Feb 25, 2020

SWITCH Security Report 2020-01/02

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: When backdoors become trapdoors: ‘Crypto Leaks’ hits Switzerland, Crypto Valley – and the entire ecosystem I, Robot, ZigBee and IoT Sure, it’s secure! Are you...

Dec 23, 2019

SWITCH Security Report 2019-11/12

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Is internal security just an issue for security companies? CNAME cloaking – the new privacy attack Emotet (& others): a devastating malware cocktail – now...

Nov 15, 2019

New members of Committee and Foundation Council

At its meeting on 14 November 2019, the SWITCH Foundation Council defined its members for the next four years. Peter Kofmel was re-elected as independent Chairman. Dr Alexandre Gachet, already a member of the Committee and...

Oct 16, 2019

SWITCH Security Report 2019-09/10

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Data security becomes a challenge for challenger banks Break time is over: Emotet is back with a vengeance Hackers worm their way to Apple’s core – and spy on...

Oct 10, 2019

Oli Schacher Awarded Working Group Champion

SWITCH proudly announces that Oli Schacher, Security Engineer at SWITCH-CERT, wins the 2019 Working Group Champion Award for the Technical Working Group.

Aug 28, 2019

SWITCH Security Report 2019-07/08

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Attacks on PGP key server: is pretty good still good enough? We need to talk! About how virtual assistants are listening in. Privacy at Facebook, part two:...