News in brief

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:...

Jul 15, 2019

Glorious glacier panorama powered by SWITCHlan

From the top of the Sphinx Observatory on Jungfraujoch, the SWITCH webcam delivers high quality video and panoramic photos as well as time-lapse videos. This service is brought to you by SWITCHlan as a byproduct of the fibre optic...

Jun 17, 2019

SWITCH annual report 2018 now available online

SWITCH has just published its annual report 2018. For the first time it is not only available in PDF format but also as a complete online version in German, French and English. Go to the online version     Download...

Jun 14, 2019

SWITCH Security Report 2019-05/06

The new SWITCH Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Brought to light: Federal Crime Office closes down the world’s second largest illegal dark web marketplace WhatsApp, state trojans? Or, why the city of San...

Jun 5, 2019

Swisspower launches cooperation for cybersecurity

There is an increasing risk of cyber attacks on the energy infrastructure that challenges energy supply companies. Together with the SWITCH foundation, Swisspower has therefore launched a platform in which municipal utilities can...

Apr 29, 2019

Updated service descriptions

All SWITCH service descriptions have been revised and are now available in German and French on the Community Portal.  

Apr 11, 2019

Security Report 2019-03/04

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Lenin and the detectives: Mobiispy stalkerware can make highly personal data collected while monitoring children and partners publicly accessible Ransomware trojan...