At the end of April 2020, the plenary meeting of the Conference of Cantonal Justice and Police Directors (CCJPD) approved a cyber-related further training concept for the public administration, as well as the associated project for the creation of a corresponding e-learning course, including financing, set-up work and long-term operation. It was also decided to make the e-learning course available to the towns, cities and communes.
The modules of this e-learning course, designed as basic training in the area of cyber-risks, focus on two key areas:
- Information security, including the issue of access, storage, processing and transmission of information, on the one hand, and the key elements associated with the protection of data, especially personal data, on the other.
- Cybersecurity, with the aim of providing the employees who participate with what they need to use the available digital infrastructures and tools securely. The course not only takes security aspects into account, but also applies best practices in this area. This will help employees to protect their working environment, both for their own benefit and for that of their colleagues and employer.
The e-learning course is expected to be rolled out in phases over the course of 2023, taking the needs of each public authority into consideration.