Last April 2, after months of hard work, GCA launched the second international version of its Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Businesses, the ‘Cybersecurity Toolkit für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU)’:
The German version of the Cybersecurity Toolkit was made possible thanks to the support of two Swiss organisations– ICTswitzerland and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW):
ICTswitzerland is the umbrella organisation for the digital economy. Founded in 1980, the organisation brings together 32 large and medium enterprises, along with 21 associations. ICTswitzerland represents their interests towards the general public, the authorities, and other associations, and aims to promote and develop digital technologies and the education and further training of ICT specialists. ICTswitzerland is also committed to the identification and prevention of cyber risks. In Switzerland, a total of about 200,000 ICT specialists are employed throughout all the business sectors and in public administration (2017). With a gross value of CHF 29.7 billion in 2015, the ICT core sector is Switzerland’s seventh-largest industry.
About the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW)
The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) is the most important network of technology-related experts in Switzerland and maintains contact with the highest scientific, political, and industrial bodies in Switzerland. The network comprises selected individual members, member organisations and experts. The SATW operates on behalf of the Swiss Federal Government to identify relevant technological developments and informs politicians and the general public about their significance and consequences. As a specialist organisation with high credibility, it conveys independent, objective, and comprehensive information about technology to act as the basis for well-founded opinion-forming. It is politically independent and non-commercial.
Together with the German version of the Cybersecurity Toolkit, these organisations also presented their ‘Cybersecurity Quick Check for SME’, an online questionnaire enabling small and medium-size enterprises (SME) determine their current cybersecurity-preparedness situation. Both resources make an important contribution to the implementation of Switzerland’s national strategy for protection against cyber risks (NCS):
Click on the links below to access the press releases (in English, German, and French) for the launch:
And, of course, stay tuned for new updates…, weil wir jetzt auch Deutsch sprechen können!