Director of the National Cyber Security Centre

With effect from 1 January 2024, Florian Schütz, the former Federal Cybersecurity Delegate and Head of the NCSC, is the Director of the new federal office, which retains the name National Cyber Security Centre in English. Florian Schütz reports directly to the Head of the DDPS. He is the contact for politicians, the media and the population with regard to cyber-related issues. Florian Schütz is responsible for the coordinated implementation of the national cyberstrategy (NCS).

On 30 June 2019, he was appointed as Federal Cybersecurity Delegate by the Federal Council. In this function, he was in charge of establishing the National Cyber Security Centre, and headed it from 1 July 2020 until the end of 2023. 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' private sector management experience in the area of IT security.

Moreover, since 1 January 2022, Florian Schütz has also chaired the OECD's Working Party on Digital Security (WPDS). This means that Switzerland can make a significant contribution to enhancing global digital security. Involvement in international efforts is an important pillar in the implementation of the NCS.

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Last modification 01.01.2024

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