News in brief

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...

Feb 28, 2019

Security Report 2019-01/02

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Company networks at serious risk: recent waves of malspam have been spreading the multifunctional trojan Emotet, targeting Windows devices in particular Phishing,...

Dec 20, 2018

Security Report 2018-11/12

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: SiSyPHuS gives Windows 10 low marks for data protection and security Vivy app suffering from multiple diseases: security researchers uncover several...

Dec 12, 2018

SWITCH sells switchplus to Combell Group

SWITCH is focussing on its university business and is selling its subsidiary switchplus to Belgium’s Combell Group, effective 12 December 2018. All employees will be retained. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase...

Nov 29, 2018

A look back at Educause 2018

The Educause conference, aimed at the education sector, took place this year from 30 October to 2 November in Denver. The around 8,000 participants took the opportunity to exchange ideas and share their experiences in lectures,...