Florian Schütz appointed Chair of the OECD Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy

Bern, 23.11.2021 - On 23 November 2021, the Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) appointed Florian Schütz, the Federal Cybersecurity Delegate, as its new Chair. Mr Schütz will formally start in this position as of 1 January 2022.

The OECD Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (SDE) was established in 2019 to develop policy analysis, practical guidance and recommendations to build trust in digital transformation, and to support the resilience, continuity and safety of critical activities. The SDE aims to increase digital security with a particular focus on the management of digital security risk to economic and social activities, and on the improvement of digital security in products and services. The analytical reports and Recommendations developed by the SDE are internationally recognised as best practice and are widely respected.

The SDE comprises the 38 OECD Members as well as the European Union, partners and non-governmental stakeholders from the business, civil society and technical communities. The SDE reports to the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP), which in turn reports to the OECD Council.

The SDE appointed Florian Schütz, Federal Cybersecurity Delegate, as its new Chair at its virtual meeting on 23 November 2021. With Florian Schütz's designation, Switzerland will make a significant contribution to enhancing digital security globally and stimulating a fruitful international dialogue in this area, in line with one of the key pillars in the implementation of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS).

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