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PhD student at the Cyber-Defence Campus demonstrates new forms of attack against critical infrastructures
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Computer scientists at the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus are researching topics surrounding cyber security in Switzerland as part of their doctoral theses. In his dissertation, Daniel Moser, who recently completed his doctorate at the Cyber-Defence Campus, questioned established attacker models of the cyber community in terms of their feasibility. He demonstrates that attackers are capable of far more than previously thought. To effectively counter the intensified threat situation, he has developed new countermeasures which could increase the cyber security of critical infrastructures in the future.


Cyber-Defence Campus researchers receive Best Paper Award
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Scientists at the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus of armasuisse Science and Technology receive the Best Paper Award of the 7th Cyber-Physical System Security Workshop for their research contribution on the security vulnerabilities in communications between air traffic control operators and the crew in aircraft. The paper’s authors explain how an attacker can manipulate the connection between air traffic controllers and the crew of aircraft by using a message injection to give false instructions to the aircraft in the airspace. The CYD Campus employees developed three possible countermeasures to overcome these security risks in airspace.


ARCHE 2021 - Swiss robotics for the disaster relief of the future

For the fourth time, the unique training village in Wangen an der Aare was the venue for the ARCHE integration week (Advanced Robotic Capabilities for Hazardous Environments). Among other things, this week served as a basis for assessing the practical suitability of Swiss robotics for the disaster relief of the future. 19 Swiss research teams were given the opportunity to test their systems in the realistic training environment of the rescue troops over a period of one week.


The Cyber Defence Campus finds a critical security vulnerability in VPN software
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Vulnerability research is a key task for the scientists at the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus. Within a research programme, a CYD Campus researcher has found a critical security vulnerability in the VPN client of the American company F5. Thanks to the early warning by the CYD Campus, the vulnerability could be closed.


Call for the Cyber Startup Challenge 2021
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The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus, armasisse Science and Technology, is looking for innovative technologies and explores the startup market by organizing a new Cyber Startup Challenge 2021, after the successful 2020 edition. Registrations are possible until August 25, 2021.


Call for Presentations: DEFTECH – Non-satellite-based navigation
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Are you researching in the area of non-satellite-based navigation and would like to present your results to interested parties from the military, research, industry and academia? Then take the opportunity and follow the Call for Presentations for the next DEFTECH event on 25 August 2021. The entry deadline for all presentations is 5 July 2021.


The Cyber-Defence Campus at the NATO CyCon Conference in Tallinn, Estonia
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Two research projects of the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus of armasuisse Science and Technology will be presented at the virtual NATO CyCon Conference from 25-28 May 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia.


Cyber-Defence Campus powers innovation
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The Strategy Cyber DDPS 2021 - 2024 expands and substantiates the cyber defence measures of the Swiss Confederation. The Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus plays a lead role in the areas of innovation and research of cyber defence systems. As a competence centre connecting industry, academia and the DDPS, the CYD Campus pursues sustainable goals: the development of innovative solutions to mitigate cyber vulnerabilities and the promotion of cyber talents to assure the Swiss capability for innovation in the area of cyber defence.


Water and sediment analysis in Lake Neuchâtel
Today, Lake Neuchâtel still contains some 4500 to 5000 tons of ammunition remnants from Air Force firing exercises.

From 29 to 31 March 2021, armasuisse Science and Technology, together with partners, will be taking samples for analyses in Lake Neuchâtel at Forel (FR). Today, the lake contains around 4500 to 5000 tons of ammunition remnants from Air Force firing exercises. In addition to a new measurement of harmful substances and heavy metals in the water, specialised divers will also be collecting sediment samples.


Technologies in the Future
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armasuisse S+T has designed the Technocast project together with its research partners. The project is intended to demonstrate which technological applications are accepted by people and how well. This should help to obtain a better understanding of existing applications and provide insight into which technologies can be developed most quickly.

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