News in brief

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...

Apr 30, 2015

Connected Communities – the theme of TNC15

This year's Terena Networking Conference (TNC15) will take place from 15 to 18 June in Porto, Portugal. It will focus on the theme of "Connected Communities". Today, national research and education networks (NRENs) find...

Apr 22, 2015

New SWITCH Journal published

The print edition of the SWITCH Journal for April 2015 focuses on the topic of information security. Subscribers will receive their copy of the SWITCH Journal in the next few days. If you would like to subscribe free of charge or...

Apr 15, 2015

April's Security Report: Shades of grey

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Shades of grey, made in Germany – SAP and the NSA David, Goliath and the search for a truly safe haven Apple with its head in the sand? Entire anti-virus category...