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Annual Report CYD Campus 2022

The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus, armasuisse Science and Technology, has now published its second Annual Report. It grants the cyber community and other interested parties a detailed insight into its activities in 2022. The report highlights various CYD Campus activities, such as its research and innovation projects, technology and market monitoring and the expansion of laboratory infrastructures.

02.03.2023 | Sarah Frei, Cyber-Defence Campus, armasuisse Science and Technology

The locations of the Cyber Defence Campus Thun, Lausanne and Zurich shown in blue on a networked Switzerland.
Locations of the CYD Campus

The CYD Campus is incorporated in the Federal Office for Defence Procurement, armasuisse Science and Technology and has been active for four years. It pursues strategic goals which have been defined as part of the cyber defence action plan, the DDPS’s cyber strategy and the National Strategy for the Protection of Switzerland against Cyber Risks (NCS). As such, the key tasks of the CYD Campus include early identification of trends in the cyber area, cyber technology research and innovation as well as training cyber specialists.

A lot happened at the CYD Campus in 2022. For example, the number of partner organisations working together with the CYD Campus increased to more than sixty. The number of study places were further expanded in 2022. Thirteen students from Swiss universities were able to carry out their research work as CYD fellows in 2022 and a further forty students completed a graduate internship or a master thesis as part of the talent development programme at the CYD Campus. The Swiss cyber community was sustainably networked and strengthened by events such as the CYD Campus Conference in Bern, the Cyber Alp Retreat in Sachseln, the hackathons that were held as well as the Cyber Start-up Challenge and Jam Sessions. In addition, the CYD Campus succeeded in intensifying international cooperation by sending one of its cyber experts to the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, Estonia, for three years.

In November, the new premises of the CYD Campus at 62 Zollstrasse in Zurich, which offer considerably more space for the joint implementation of projects and events, were opened together with ETH Zurich and our industrial partners. In 2022 alone, more than fifty projects were implemented across all locations and over thirty scientific papers were published. A further highlight in 2022 was the development of a national test bed for network security, which networks the three CYD Campus locations Thun, Lausanne and Zurich via ETH Zurich’s novel SCION technology. These and other developments contribute to the CYD Campus’ goal of improving cyber defence in Switzerland.

Further information on the activities, the partners and implemented projects can now be read as a PDF or in print form.

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