The Federal Cyber Security Delegate reports directly to the Head of the Federal Department of Finance and is the contact for the political world, the media and the general public on questions related to cyber-risks. He heads the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS). He heads the interdepartmental committees on improving the coordination of activities in the area of cyber-risks, specifically the Cyber Core Group and the NCS Steering Committee.
Florian Schütz took over this function in August 2019. He has a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Master of Advanced Studies in Security Policy and Crisis Management from the ETH Zurich, and has over ten years of management experience in the private sector in the area of IT security.
Schütz is the first Federal Cyber Security Delegate.
On 30 January 2019, the Federal Council defined the organisation of the Confederation in the area of cyber-risks and decided to appoint a Federal Cybersecurity Delegate.
Since 1 January 2022, Florian Schütz has also chaired the OECD Working Group on Security in the Digital Economy (SDE). This enables Switzerland to make a significant contribution to increasing security in the global digital space. In addition, international engagement is another important pillar in the implementation of the NCS.
Last modification 02.05.2023