Awareness-raising among the general public

Awareness-raising among the public brings its own set of challenges, owing to the diversity and different demands of the target audiences.

In Switzerland, however, numerous players are involved in efforts to make computer-based devices and the internet safe to use, and contribute to cybersecurity. Accordingly, many projects are under way and various offerings have become available.

The NCSC wants to coordinate the various demands and planned as well as ongoing projects, and support them wherever possible. Ultimately, the goal is to exploit synergies and reach as many users as possible. Since 2020, the NCSC has already supported a number of projects aimed at different target audiences.

SUPER campaign


For example, in close collaboration with Swiss Crime Prevention (SCP), the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Swiss Internet Security Alliance SISA, it ran SUPER, a national awareness campaign; over a five-day period, awareness was raised among the general public about the safe use of computers and smartphones.
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Webinars

The following webinars were held as part of the SUPER campaign:

How is a password cracked?

Make it difficult for criminals to access your data. In this webinar, we will show you why strong passwords are so important and the key points to consider.

Experts:
Oliver Hirschi, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Lecturer, Head of “eBanking – but secure!”
Host:
Katja Dörlemann, Security Awareness Specialist, SWITCH
Language:
German

Voice phishing – a case study

How do prosecution authorities deal with the challenges of fighting cybercrime? We demonstrate with a practical example.

Expert:
Sandra Schweingruber, Federal Attorney, Cybercrime Specialist, Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland
Host:
Dominique Trachsel, Head of Awareness-Raising and Prevention, NCSC
Language:
German

How does malware work?

Malware is insidious. It infects computers and often carries out unwanted and harmful actions unnoticed. Find out what you can do if your computer is infected.

Expert: 
Sophie Nägeli, Cybersecurity Project Manager, NCSC
Host: 
Mauro Vignati, Head of Vulnerability Management, NCSC
Language:
Italian 

Last modification 17.09.2021

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