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05 June 2020
On 30 April 2020 the Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance (MELANI) published its latest semi-annual report regarding the most important cyber incidents and cyber risks of the second half of 2019 in Switzerland and abroad. The latest report also contains a section reminding that the safe processing of data on the Internet is a priority for MELANI. The report is available in English, German, French and Italian. A technical appendix is available in English only.
Every six months, MELANI publishes a report regarding the latest cyber incidents and cyber risks in Switzerland and internationally. In this respect, MELANI follows the most recent developments abroad and highlights some of the incidents that have been brought to its attention in recent months. Moreover, the report contains several practical recommendations for individuals and companies to improve their protection against cyberattacks.
The general focus of MELANI's latest report pertains to data protection. The report highlights the ever-increasing risks to personal data, citing numerous data leaks and loss (technically, copies) of personal data, including patient medical data (sensitive personal data).
With regard to Switzerland, some noteworthy incidents in the second half of 2019 may be summarised as follows:
Moreover, the report lists various measures which were or will be introduced to strengthen cybersecurity in Switzerland. These include the following measures:
The report provides an overview of cybersecurity in Switzerland and abroad as well as technical recommendations for reducing certain risks. Nevertheless, legal issues are not addressed in this document and it is still necessary to remain appraised of the ongoing legal developments in this respect.
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