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Promoting trust in cybersecurity through ethics and law – a conclusion

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13. February 2024

For three years, researchers from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne have been investigating the ethical, legal and social aspects of cybersecurity as part of National Research Programme 77 “Digital Transformation”. At two final events, all specialists involved in the project and other interested parties will be invited to gain an insight into the main findings of the project.

In particular, the results of interviews and a survey of critical infrastructures in Switzerland, guidelines for creating a value-based cybersecurity culture and legislative recommendations for improving the cybersecurity of critical infrastructures in Switzerland will be presented. Philipp Grabher, CISO of the Canton of Zurich (TBC), will also give a presentation on current cybersecurity measures in the Canton of Zurich. Finally, CYRENZH – the Cyber Resilience Network of the Canton of Zurich – will be presented.

The event will be bilingual (slides in German, presentations in English, podium in German). The event will be followed by an aperitif for informal discussions. For planning purposes, registration is requested:


Date and time: Thursday, 7. March 2024, 16:00 – 17:30, followed by an Apéro

Place: Digital Society Initiative, Rämistrasse 69, 8001 Zürich


16:00    Welcome

16:05    Sylvain Métille (University of Lausanne): A brief overview of the research project

16:15    Melanie Knieps (University of Zurich): What do critical infrastructures in Switzerland think about cybersecurity?

16:25    Markus Christen (University of Zurich): Dealing with practical dilemmas – guidelines for a values-based cybersecurity culture

16:35    Pauline Meyer (University of Lausanne): What are the gaps in the current Swiss cyber security legislation?

16:45    Melanie Knieps (Universität Zürich): The cyber resilience network of the Canton of Zurich

16:55    Philipp Grabher (TBC / CISO Kanton Zürich): How the canton of Zurich will meet the challenges of cybersecurity

17:10    Discussion with Philipp Grabher, Melanie Knieps (Moderation: Markus Christen)

17:30    Apéro

Please register until 3. March 2024: