a. Sectors and Industries.
10. Sanctions Risk
11. Travel Security
b. Understanding Cybersecurity.
c. Understanding Cybersecurity in the European Union.
The exchange of information between the private and the public sector
According to the National strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS) 2018-2022:
"In order to protect Switzerland from cyber risks, the country remains dependent on a holistic picture of the cyber situation. In view of the intensified threat situation, existing capabilities must be expanded, and the exchange of information with the private sector and the cantons must be further strengthened.
The systematic evaluation and compilation of cyber incidents is currently not guaranteed, given that the available resources are heavily absorbed by day-to-day business. The aim is to achieve greater depth and granularity in the assessment of relevant threats to Switzerland. Moreover, findings on the threat situation should no longer be made available only to the authorities and operators of critical infrastructures, but also in an appropriate form to other Swiss enterprises and the population."
We also read in the NCS:
"The vision and strategic objectives set out what the NCS 2018-22 aims to achieve. The principles define how this is to be done."
" - The NCS follows a cooperative approach. It strengthens and coordinates the existing public-private partnership at the national level, promotes further public-private cooperation arrangements, and expands cooperation between the federal government, the cantons, and the communes.
- The NCS promotes cooperation with international partners at the international level."
Cyber Risk GmbH supports the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber risks (NCS) 2018-2022, and promotes the exchange of information. We often read that the public sector must learn from the private sector. We strongly believe that the opposite is more important. The private sector must learn from the public sector:
1. Switzerland, NDB. The Federal Intelligence Service (Nachrichtendienst des Bundes) works for the prevention of terrorism, violent extremism, espionage, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery system technology, as well as cyberattacks against the critical infrastructure.
2. Switzerland, NCSC. The National Cybersecurity Centre (Nationale Zentrum für Cybersicherheit) is the Swiss Confederation's competence centre for cybersecurity and thus the first contact point for businesses, public administrations, educational institutions and the general public. It is responsible for the coordinated implementation of the national strategy for the protection of Switzerland against cyber-risks (NCS).
3. Switzerland, Cybercrimepolice.ch. The Zurich Cantonal Police (Kantonspolizei Zürich) operates www.cybercrimepolice.ch
4. Switzerland, SKP. The Swiss Crime Prevention (Schweizerische Kriminalprävention) is an agency specializing in the prevention of crime and the fear of crime.
5. Switzerland, GovCERT. The Computer Emergency Response Team of the Swiss government, the official national CERT of Switzerland.
6. Germany, BfV - The domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz). The Office for the Protection of the Constitution ensures that the free democratic basic order is secured at federal level and in the 16 federal states.
7. Germany, BND - The foreign intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesnachrichtendienst). The BND works for the acquisition and processing of information, to inform the federal government on developments important for foreign and security policy.
8. Germany - BAMAD. The military counter-intelligence service (Bundesamt für den Militärischen Abschirmdienst) is one of the three German intelligence services at federal level, and works for the protection of the constitution. The Military Counterintelligence Service Report is highly recommended (https://www.bundeswehr.de/resource/blob/5361404/4fa2a6e88f8fc77863022395942e6241/mad-report-2020-data.pdf).
9. Canada - CSIS. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service investigates activities suspected of constituting threats to the security of Canada, and reports to the Government of Canada. They take measures to reduce threats to the security of Canada.
10. UK - MI5. For more than a century, MI5 protects the UK from a range of threats, whether it be from terrorism or hostile activity by states.
11. UK - MI6. They have three core aims: stopping terrorism, disrupting the activity of hostile states, and giving the UK a cyber advantage.
12. UK - GCHQ. With priorities set by the UK’s National Security Strategy and the decisions of the National Security Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, as well as the Joint Intelligence Committee.
13. UK - NCA. The National Crime Agency houses the UK’s International Crime Bureaux including INTERPOL and EUROPOL. They manage the routine exchange of police and law enforcement information through these channels and provide access to international databases and capabilities.
14. US - ODNI. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence serves as the head of the U.S. Intelligence Community, overseeing and directing the implementation of the National Intelligence Program and acting as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security.
15. US - CIA. The Central Intelligence Agency provides intelligence on foreign countries and global issues to the president, the National Security Council, and other policymakers to help them make national security decisions.
16. US - NSA. The National Security Agency leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both signals intelligence (SIGINT) insights and cybersecurity products and services.
17. US - FBI. The Federal Bureau of Investigation protect the U.S. from terrorist attacks, against foreign intelligence, espionage, and cyber operations. FBI combats significant cyber criminal activity.
18. Australia, ASIO. The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation protects Australia and its people from acts of foreign interference, attacks on Australia’s defence systems, espionage, politically motivated violence including terrorism, promotion of communal violence, sabotage, and serious threats to Australia’s border integrity.
19. Australia, ONI. The Office of National Intelligence, following the passage of the Office of National Intelligence Act (2018), came into being on 20 December 2018. Represents a key component in the formation of Australia’s new National Intelligence Community (NIC), and is responsible for enterprise level management of the NIC, ensuring a single point of accountability to the Prime Minister and National Security Committee of Cabinet.
20. Australia, ASIS. The Australian Secret Intelligence Service is Australia's foreign intelligence collection agency. They collect and distribute secret foreign intelligence, information which would be otherwise unavailable to Australia, to protect Australia and its interests.
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