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Insights into current technologies on drone defence
A black interceptor drone catches another smaller drone with a net

Which dangers do we face from small drones today? Which dangers can we expect in future? How can drone attacks be successfully averted? And where does today’s technology stand in the battle against drone attacks? These and other questions were addressed and discussed on 9 September 2021 in Bure (JU). The event «Defence Against Micro- and Minidrones» was organised by armasuisse Science and Technology together with the Combat Training Centre West of the Swiss Armed Forces.


SAR radar technology and deception capability examined at armasuisse S+T
The ultra-light aeroplane with the MIRANDA35-SAR sensor under the right wing on the military airfield in Emmen.

As part of the «Reconnaissance and Surveillance» research programme in the Sensory Analysis sector of armasuisse Science and Technology (S+T), various radar sensors for aerial and ground reconnaissance are being examined, including the MIRANDA35-SAR technology demonstrator. A two-week measurement study with this experimental system took place in Switzerland in August 2021.


Cyber-Defence Campus Conference 2021
A target cross can be seen in the foreground. In the background a person is sitting at computers.

This year’s Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus Conference will take place on 28 September 2021 in the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne. The core theme of the conference is the security of critical information infrastructures. Participation is possible either on site in Lausanne or online. The CYD Campus is looking forward to welcoming experts and interested parties to this conference.


PhD student at the Cyber-Defence Campus demonstrates new forms of attack against critical infrastructures
Glowing dots connecting mountain peaks in Switzerland

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
Hand on the joystick of a plane cockpit

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
Glowing dots form a key in front of a green colored frame with people discussing in a laboratory

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.

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