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Part II








Sofie Nägeli,

Project Manager Cybersecurity

National Cyber Security Center

Swiss FS-CSC: a cybersecurity project from scratch with the potential of shaping cyber-resilience in Switzerland

Cyber incidents that damage the reputation of the Swiss financial centre pose an increasing threat. In reaction to this, in 2020 financial institutions and authorities started a major cybersecurity project to improve cooperation with regard to sector-wide preventive measures and the management of systemic crises and to enhance the exchange of information between financial market players. Early this year, the Swiss Financial Sector Cybersecurity Centre (Swiss FS-CSC) association was successfully founded. Take part to this presentation to learn about this public-private partnership endeavor and why it is an important step in shaping the future of cybersecurity in Switzerland.



Marina Ivanovic

ETH CyberGroup

Charline Panchaud, Cédric Aeschlimann

Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft

Elisa Papa


Serge Frech

ICT Vocational Education and Training Switzerland

Panel Discussion: Cyber skills in
Switzerland - does supply meet the demand?

As individual citizens, we all want and expect a good level of privacy. As members of a broader community, we also expect security. Recent discussions around the world and in the EU are increasingly shedding light on the difficulty to meet both. Switzerland has established itself as tech hub and particularly one where user privacy is paramount. How does our country balance these seemingly conflicting expectations? 



Sophia Martinez Gomez,
Cyber Security Expert


Tracing a pandemic - The importance of trust and benefits/challenges of information technology in the healthcare industry

Extensive disparities have been observed in pandemic management, data processing and technology usage between countries. For instance, Western democracies prioritize the value of individual privacy over public health, which so far has led to failing to control the latest virus COVID-19. In parallel and prior to the pandemic, attacks aimed at obtaining data and information have been steadily on the rise. Particularly personal data, including health data, has become a primordial asset. The inevitable fact that data is connected to the lives of citizens also raises political and ethical issues of privacy, confidentiality and data protection, which calls for rethinking the relation to citizens in the production of data. Citizens increasingly become aware of the impact of their data and information being misused, leading to the decrease of trust levels to organizations and governments. This trend potentially hinders development and implementation of technology, which could be overcome with appropriate implementation of security practices. Whilst the pandemic serves as a stark reminder of the challenges we still face as a civilization, it also creates an opportunity to innovate and explore the boundless possibilities working with technology and data could bring.



Nina Egli,
PO Cyber Security Testing


Can security testing save the world?

Everybody knows that vulnerabilities are a bad thing to have and that they can lead to major losses of money, data and reputation. Can security testing help prevent this? Is it the silver bullet to save us all or is it more likely an overpriced solution that leaves you with a pandora's box full of incomprehensible results? Do you really need an expensive skilled professional or will a third party software do? And what do we even mean when we talk about security testing? This talk will give you an overview of the topic and hopefully help you find a starting point for incorporating security testing in your own cyber security strategy.



Sandra Schweingruber

Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland

Jurgita Misevicitue


Panel discussion: Law enforcement vs. privacy

We hear time and time again that there is a cyber skills shortage, in Switzerland and abroad. At the same time, we see a growing number of training options, from Master's degrees to professional certifications and on-the-job training programs. This panel discussions aims to understand whether these options are adequate and pertinent for Switzerland? Do they produce individuals with attractive and marketable skillsets?

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