Political Affairs

The NCSC submits proposals on cybersecurity to the entire Federal Council and the Cyber Committee, draws up legal frameworks for cybersecurity and answers parliamentary procedural requests. The most important completed and current political affairs are detailed here.

Federal Council resolutions on the implementation of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS)

  • Strategy NCS  2012-2017
    On 27 June 2012, the Federal Council adopted the first national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS) for 2012 to 2017.

Resolutions of the Federal Council on the organisation of the Confederation in the area of cyber-risks

  • Ordinance on protection against cyber-risks
    On 27 May 2020, the Federal Council adopted the Ordinance on protection against cyber-risks in the Federal Administration (CyRO). Moreover, it decided to allocate 20 new posts to increase staffing for the implementation of the 2020-2022 national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS)
    Press release: Protection against cyber-risks:
    Federal Council approves ordinance and additional staff
  • Federal Cybersecurity Delegate
    On 14 June 2019, the Federal Council appointed Florian Schütz as the new Federal Cybersecurity Delegate.
    Further information:
    Federal Cybersecurity Delegate

Reports of the Federal Council in response to parliamentary procedural requests

Last modification 07.01.2021

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