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.


04.11.2020: In autumn 2019, the FDFA and the FDF commissioned the University of Oxford to conduct a study on the state of cybersecurity in Switzerland. For the study, the University of Oxford conducted interviews with representatives of the federal government, the cantons, the business community, the universities and Parliament. Based on the findings of these interviews, the evaluation team formulated 53 recommendations. Not all of the recommendations will be directly implementable in the Swiss political system, but they provide a good basis for an in-depth analysis of the need for action.

29.10.2020: MELANI semi-annual report: cybersecurity situation during the coronavirus

09.09.2020: At the moment an SMS is in circulation, which allegedly originates from the federal tax administration. It claims to be an invoice that has been paid twice and that an amount will be refunded. This is a fraudulent SMS! Do not click on the link!

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


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).