National strategy for Switzerland's protection against cyber risks

The information and communication infrastructure have fundamentally changed the private sector, state and society. The use of cyberspace (e.g. Internet and mobile networks) has brought many advantages and opportunities. Digital networking, however, also exposes information and communication infrastructure to criminal, intelligence, politico-military or terrorist abuse or functional impairment. Disturbances, manipulation and specific attacks carried out via electronic networks are the risks that an information society entails. It is assumed that these risks will tend to increase in the future.

As it is in the interest of Switzerland to protect information and communication infrastructure against cyber risks, the Federal Council has commissioned this national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS).

Last modification 20.07.2018

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