Cyber-Defence Campus

Thanks to its wide-ranging expertise and international competence network, the Cyber Defence Campus is the link between the DDPS, industry, academic institutions and hacker communities when it comes to all things related to cyber security. To be able to keep one step ahead of cyber threats and developments in this area, the CYD Campus works closely with academic institutions such as the ETHZ and the EPFL and, where possible, also involves partners from industry.



The DDPS' action plan for cyber defence is made up of three different parts; the secure operation of information and communication technology (ICT) systems and infrastructures, defence and action in cyber space, and the Cyber Defence Campus (CYD Campus).

«The Action Plan for Cyber Defence» (APCD) of the DDPS

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«The Campus serves the DDPS as an anticipation platform for identifying and assessing technologies, commercial and social cyber trends, as well as the usage scenarios derived therefrom. At the CYD Campus, knowledge is developed collaboratively and communicated as widely as possible through demonstrations, workshops and publications, depending on requirements and classification.» Vincent Lenders, Project Manager CYD Campus

Services Available at the CYD Campus

DEFTECH Update Oktober 2018

Anticipation and Competence Network

Technological monitoring and testing; recognising opportunities and risks early.

SDRZ Robotik Forschungsprojekte

Research and Innovation

Technology demonstrations and basic tests

Cyber-Defence Campus Ausbildung und Training

Education and training

Promoting and attracting talent - an important contribution to staff development

Cooperation with Business and Industry


The CYD Campus aims to translate the results of basic research into prototypes and demonstrators and create a considerable number of partnerships. We work to translate our research findings into solutions alongside startups and the established companies in the field of security.

Work at the Cyber Defence Campus...


The CYD Campus is committed to innovative, application-oriented research in cyber security and data science. The CYD Campus observes the highest international standards and provides a world-class working environment.

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Publications CYD Campus

SAIFE: Unsupervised Wireless Spectrum Anomaly Detection with Interpretable Features

Sreeraj Rajendran, Wannes Meert, Vincent Lenders and Sofie Pollin > IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN), Seoul, Korea, October 2018.

Deep Learning Models for Wireless Signal Classification with Distributed Low-Cost Spectrum Sensors

Sreeraj Rajendran, Wannes Meert, Domenico Giustiniano, Vincent Lenders and Sofie Pollin > IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, TCCN-TPS-17-0104.R2, 2018.

NetHide: Secure and Practical Network Topology Obfuscation

Roland Meier, Petar Tsankov, Vincent Lenders, Laurent Vanbever, Martin Vechev > 27th USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security), Baltimore, MD, USA, August 2018.

Undermining Privacy in the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)

Matthew Smith, Daniel Moser, Martin Strohmeier, Vincent Lenders and Ivan Martinovic > Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PoPETS), Barcelona, Spain , July 2018.

FeedRank: A Tamper-resistant Method for the Ranking of Cyber Threat Intelligence Feeds

Roland Meier, Cornelia Scherrer, David Gugelmann, Vincent Lenders and Laurent Vanbever > NATO CCD COE 10th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), Tallinn, Estonia, May 2018.

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Feuerwerkerstrasse 39
CH-3602 Thun
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Cyber-Defence Campus
Feuerwerkerstrasse 39
CH-3602 Thun

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Career opportunities


We are looking for talented partners in:

  • Cyber security
  • Data science


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