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May 18, 2018

10 years of eduhub: video statement from Ticino

Stefano Tardini, Head of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)’s eLab, explains the value of eduhub for his work in a video message. As part of eduhub’s 10-year anniversary, people who have helped to shape the platform will...

Apr 17, 2018

Security Report 2018-03: dark side of Data Force

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: The dark side of the Data Force: Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and the pressing question of who is using whose data for what News from the world of state trojans:...

Apr 4, 2018

Innosuisse supports the use of SWITCHengines

Since March 2018, researchers have been able to request in their project application that Innosuisse bear the costs of using SWITCH’s cloud infrastructure. Innosuisse will do so if it considers these services to have a direct...

Feb 16, 2018

Security Report 2018-01/02: Strava Leaks

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Meltdown and Spectre: security meltdown directly from the processor Leaks, fakes and cryptocurrency hacks: business models of a different kind Italianitá in the...

Dec 5, 2017

Security Report 2017 -11/12: an earful of espionage

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Dresscode for apps in the Google Play Store: malicious Quad9 - does it offer a data protection-friendly alternative to Google DNS? Uber`s customer and driver data...

Nov 22, 2017

Community Service Hub: website now live!

The Community Service Hub innovation project, which is currently in the proof of concept phase, is part of SWITCH’s vision for the collective design and open distribution of digital solutions in the world of higher...

Oct 20, 2017

New SWITCH Journal October 2017

The autumn issue of the twice-yearly SWITCH Journal is now available in printed form. It deals with the topic of interdisciplinary expertise. All of the articles can also be found online: Interdisciplinary expertise means smart...

Oct 19, 2017

Swiss Web Security Day

The Swiss Web Security Day is a one day event organised by SWITCH, the Swiss Internet Security Alliance (SISA) and the Swiss Internet Industry Association (simsa). The event covers current security issues for Swiss registrars and...

Oct 11, 2017

Security Report 2017-09/10: science fiction 4.0

The new Security Report is online, covering the following topics: Attack of the digital dolphins: hacking Alexa, Siri and their friends via ultrasound The anti-antivirus programme: US government bans agencies from installing...

Sep 15, 2017

SWITCH welcomes new ODI by OFCOM

Today the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) have published the revision of the Ordinance on Internet Domains (ODI), which will enter into force on 1 November 2017. It focuses primarily on improved measures to combat...