Critical infrastructure protection – Governance and integral risk management

Federal Office for Civil Protection

Key facts

Critical infrastructure protection (CIP) aims to ensure the availability of critical goods and services. Preventive measures should prevent any failure as far as possible, and precautionary and event-specific measures should reduce the impact or accelerate the resumption of normal operations. The 2018–2022 national strategy for the protection of critical infrastructures (CIP strategy) defined various measures for this purpose. CIP is a joint task of the Confederation, cantons and critical infrastructure (CI) operators.