Welcome to the National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the Confederation's competence centre for cybersecurity and thus the first contact point for businesses, public administrations, educational institutions and the general public for cyberissues. The Federal Council wants to use the NCSC, headed by the Federal Delegate for Cybersecurity, to reinforce the active role played by the Confederation in protecting Switzerland from cyber-risks.


01.07.2020: The Ordinance on Protecting against Cyber-Risks in the Federal Administration (CyRO) entered into force

28.05.2020: SwissCovid App – The Public Security Test begins today. Help us to improve the security of the SwissCovid app and report your test results to us via the NCSC website.

30.04.2020: Semi-annual report 2019/2

02.04.2020: Home Office: End User Guideline

24.03.2020: Home Office: Securing Remote Access

20.03.2020: Scammers are currently sending out emails with a threat to infect the recipient and his family with the new corona virus. The blackmailers claim to have access to the computer and to know exactly the habits and whereabouts of the recipient. As proof, the scammers provide a password that is used by the victim. The passwords originate from old data leaks. Ignore these fake e-mails. If you still use the given password for Internet services, change it immediately.


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 Ordinance on Protecting against Cyber-Risks in the Federal Administration (CyRO) entered into force on 1 July 2020 and MELANI is now part of the NCSC organisation.

The work on setting up the National Cyber Security Centre, headed by the Federal Delegate for Cyber Security, Florian Schütz, is in full swing. Further information can be found at: "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". 


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