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    CYD Campus Conference 2022
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    CYD Campus Conference 2022
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    CYD Campus Conference 2022
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    CYD Campus Conference 2022
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    Cyber Startup Challenge 2022
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    Inauguration Zurich Office

In order to build the cyberdefence community in Switzerland, we regularly organise public events on cyber topics relevant to defence and security. One annual highlight is the CYD Campus Conference with more than 300 participants from the public sector, industry and academia.

The CYD Campus Conference 2022 took place on October 26th at the Kursaal Bern. The topic was ensuring future digital infrastructures. Save the date for our next CYD Campus Conference on 26 October 2023 in Bern in your calendar now.

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CYD Campus Conference on securing future digital infrastructure: 26. Ocotber 2022

The CYD Campus Conference 2022 took place on 26 October in the Kursaal in Bern. The overarching topic of the Conference was securing future digital infrastructures. The Conference brought together experts and interested parties from government, academia and industry and enabled an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

CYD Campus Conference & CRITIS: 27.-29. September 2021

On September 28, 2021, the CYD Campus Conference took place at the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne (remote participation was also possible). The main topic of the conference was the security of critical information infrastructures. The conference was organized in collaboration with the 16th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructure Security (CRITIS 2021), which was held on September 27-29.

CYD Campus Conference on Cyber Threat & Technology Intelligence: 3. February 2020

On February 3, 2020, the CYD Campus Conference took place at the EPFL SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne. Criminal hackers have a long history of sharing experiences, tools, and vulnerabilities; this has contributed to the success of major cyberattacks. The goal of this conference was to explore various measures to make cooperation, information sharing and collective intelligence also effective on the defender side.

The term «hackathon» is a portmanteau of the terms «hacking» and «marathon» and describes an event on collaborative software or hardware development. Hackathons have a specific theme or are technology-based and aim to find common solutions for urgent problems.

Industrical Control Systems (ICS) Hackathon: 19.-23. September 2022

The Cyber-Defence Campus, armasuisse Science and Technology organised a hackathon on the topic of industrial control systems (ICS) together with the Cyber Battalion 42. The hackathon brought together over 30 cyber experts from academia, the private sector and the administration, with the goals of promoting knowledge exchange in the cyber community, pinpointing vulnerabilities in industrial control systems and developing effective countermeasures.

Car Hackathon: 1.-15. October 2021

Around 20 people from armasuisse, industry, universities, FUB, and fedpol took part in the Car Hackathon. Several vehicles were examined with regard to their cyber security and the exploits for specific vulnerabilities were tested. Among the vehicles tested were electric vehicles, classic gasolinepowered vehicles, and a Duro.

Cyber Start-up Challenge 2022: 26. October 2022

The call for the Cyber Start-up Challenge started for the third time in succession in June 2022. The goal of the Challenge is to explore the start-up technology landscape in a specific subject area, in order to integrate innovative technologies into the armed forces. As part of the Cyber Start-up Challenge 2022, 36 start-ups from various different countries presented their innovative technologies in the area Network detection and security of IoT devices. The start-up ONEKEY was able to convince the jury of cyber experts from the DDPS with its automated security analysis technology. Using the «Software Bill of Materials (SBOM)» and automatically generated «Digital Twins», ONEKEY checks for possible critical security vulnerabilities and compliance violations in the operational software.

Cyber Start-up Challenge 2021: 28. September 2021

Start-ups could submit their innovative technology solutions under this year’s motto “Strengthen your Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC)” in the field of cyber threat intelligence with a focus on critical infrastructure protection. The winning Zurich-based company, Decentriq, was selected at the CYD Campus Conference on September 28, 2021.

Cyber Start-up Challenge 2020: 3. February 2020

In August 2020, the Cyber Defence Campus of the DDPS launched the call for the Cyber Start-up Challenge on the topic of novel solutions in the field of cyber threat intelligence. Twenty-two Start-ups responded to the call and presented their solutions to the jury, composed of cyber experts from the Swiss Armed Forces and armasuisse Science and Technology.

Post-quantum cryptography: 28. November 2022

Referent: CryptoNext Security AG

Secure Private Computing: 29. August 2022

Referent: Prof. Dr. Katerina Mitrokotsa, University of St. Gallen

Quantum-Resistent Edge: 15 November 2021

Referent: Stiepan Aurélien Kovac, itk.swiss

Cybersecurity enriched by Quantum Technologies: 6. September 2021

Referent: Jean-Sébastien Pegon, ID Quantique SA

Tutorial: Running programs at terabits per second in network switches (P4 and Intel Tofino): 19. May 2021

Referent: Roland Meier, ETH Zurich

Three Tech4Trust Start-ups: 3. May 2021

Referents: Nagib Aouini, CEO and founder DuoKey SA; Gregor Jehle, CEO P3KI GmbH; Simon Janin, CEO X80 Security SAS