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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.


CYD Campus Conferences

19 November 20 November 2019

«Aviation Cyber Security»
Keyvisual CYD

The more the world of aviation networks and embraces digitisation, the more its infrastructure becomes the target of malicious actions. At the “Aviation Cyber Security” conference to be held by the ...

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

CYD Campus - armasuisse S+T


«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

Anticipation and Competence Network

Anticipation and Competence Network

Technological monitoring and testing; recognising opportunities and risks early.

Research and Innovation

Research and Innovation

Technology demonstrations and basic tests

Education and 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.

Job opportunities

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.

Screen Watermarking for Data Theft Investigation and Attribution

David Gugelmann, David Sommer, Vincent Lenders, Markus Happe and Laurent Vanbever > NATO CCD COE 10th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), Tallinn, Estonia, May 2018.

Utilizing Air Traffic Communications for OSINT on State and Government Aircraft

Martin Strohmeier, Matthew Smith, Daniel Moser, Matthias Schäfer, Vincent Lenders and Ivan Martinovic > NATO CCD COE 10th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), Tallinn, Estonia, May 2018.

Crowd-GPS-Sec: Leveraging Crowdsourcing to Detect and Localize GPS Spoofing Attacks

Kai Jansen, Matthias Schäfer, Daniel Moser, Vincent Lenders, Christina Pöpper, and Jens Schmitt > IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), San Francisco, CA, USA, May 2018.

When Your Fitness Tracker Betrays You: Quantifying the Predictability of Biometric Features Across Contexts

Simon Eberz, Giulio Lovisotto, Andrea Patané, Marta Kwiatkowska, Vincent Lenders, and Ivan Martinovic > IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (S&P), San Francisco, CA, USA, May 2018.

The Real First Class? Inferring Confidential Corporate Mergers and Government Relations from Air Traffic Communication

Martin Strohmeier, Matthew Smith, Vincent Lenders and Ivan Martinovic > IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy (EuroS&P), London, United Kingdom, April 2018.

A k-NN-based Localization Approach for Crowdsourced Air Traffic Communication Networks

Martin Strohmeier, Vincent Lenders and Ivan Martinovic > IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (TAES), Volume PP, Issue 99, January 2018.

Electrosense: Open and Big Spectrum Data

S. Rajendran, R. Calvo-Palomino, M. Fuchs, B. Van den Bergh, H. Cordobés, D. Giustiniano, S. Pollin, V. Lenders > IEEE Communications Magazine, Volume 56, Issue 1, January 2018.

Detect and Localize GPS Spoofing Attacks

Cyber-Defence and Information

The Cyber-Defence Campus is part of the area of expertise 'Cyber-Defence and Information' of armasuisse Science and Technology.

Area of expertise 'Cyber-Defence and Information'

Science and Technology Cyber-Defence Campus
Dr. Vincent Lenders
Feuerwerkerstrasse 39
CH-3602 Thun
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