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Effectiveness of incident management in protecting federal ICT from cyber-risks

National Cybersecurity Centre (today National Cyber Security Center)

Key facts

As the Confederation’s specialist unit for ICT (information and communication technology) security, the National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) issues cybersecurity specifications within the Federal Administration, checks compliance with them and helps service providers to eliminate vulnerabilities.The Ordinance on Protecting against Cyber-Risks in the Federal Administration adopted by the Federal Council entered into force on 1 July 2020. It provides the legal basis for the creation and expansion of the NCSC, and regulates the structure, tasks and powers of the authorities involved. The Ordinance grants the NCSC the power to take the lead in dealing with a cyberincident that jeopardises the proper functioning of the Federal Administration, after consulting the units concerned.