Welcome to MELANI

The Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) is commissioned by the Federal Council to protect critical infrastructures in Switzerland. MELANI was set up for the early detection and management of threats, as well as to support the operators of critical infrastructures during a crisis. The MELANI website is also aimed at private computer and internet users, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland.



19.02.2020: Newsletter Beware: Ransomware continues to pose a significant security risk for SMEs

Microsoft warns about a critical vulnerability (CVE-2020-0674) in Internet Explorer versions 9, 10 and 11, which allows attackers to execute malicious code on affected systems. MELANI recommends to use other browsers until a patch is available from Microsoft.


MELANI is becoming the National Cyber Security Centre

To boost the Confederation's activities in the area of cyber-risks, on 30 January 2019 the Federal Council decided to set up a competence centre for cybersecurity, to build on existing skills and specialist units such as the already well established MELANI.

The work on setting up this National Cyber Security Centre are well advanced. In mid-August, the Federal Cyber Security Delegate, Florian Sch├╝tz, took up his post at the head of the National Cyber Security Centre. During the setup phase important information on the Centre can be found under "about the NCSC".


National contact point

The NCSC is the first point of contact for questions on cybersecurity. Its "national contact point" is based on MELANI. As before, reports on cyberincidents will be received and analysed by the MELANI team. However, from January 2020, this will take place via the new label "ncsc.ch". 


Information on threats and measures when using modern information and computer technology (such as Internet, e-banking).