Cybercrime

Swiss CIOs walking a difficult tightrope

Boards are ramping up investment in data security and privacy to become GDPR compliant, according the 2018 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey, to avoid data breaches which have reached an all-time high. In Switzerland, half of the survey participants were still GDPR non-compliant as of 3 April 2018.
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Dangerous solo efforts in the fight against cybercrime

Cyber attacks and their consequences have been a reality faced by Swiss businesses for some time now: A survey conducted by KPMG Switzerland shows that nearly half (42%) of the companies that have been the victims of a cyber attack suffered financial losses and dis-ruptions to their business activities as a result.
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The impact of the EU NIS Directive on Swiss companies

The EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive states that from 9 May 2018 onwards, the national legislations in the various EU member states need to be in place. The overall goal of the NIS Directive is to achieve an high common level of security of networks and information systems within the EU.

Nationale Cyber-Strategie: Auf Worte müssen Taten folgen

Der Bundesrat hat an seiner Sitzung vom 18. April die zweite nationale Strategie zum Schutz vor Cyber-Risiken verabschiedet. Die darin definierten Ziele sind ambitioniert. Für einen erfolgreichen Digital-Standort Schweiz ist nun die konsequente und rasche Umsetzung in der Realität entscheidend.
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Chinese Cyber Security Law: challenges for Swiss companies operating in China

China's new Cyber Security Law was released on 1 June 2017. The highly contested guideline, titled “Information Security Technology – Guidelines for Data Cross-Border Transfer Security Assessment”, requires network operators to conduct security assessments prior to transferring specific information outside of China.
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Next curve in cyber security threatens to overwhelm Swiss companies

Cyber-attacks are a reality for most Swiss companies. But cyber security falls short when facing the new perils arising in connection with the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. For the third consecutive year, our study “Clarity on Cyber Security” provides some insight into how Swiss organizations deal with new challenges.
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