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DSI-Insights: Cyber defence – defined processes instead of hack backs

Switzerland urgently needs a debate on what attack scenarios we can expect and what collateral damage we are willing to accept. This need for a debate around the topic of cyber security and cyber defence is described by DSI Managing Director Markus Christen in the DSI Insights column on Inside IT.

Among other things, Markus Christen describes how the military perspective on cyber defence obscures the problem and that the threat situation in cyberspace cannot be adequately grasped. In addition, the legal basis for state intervention is still unclear and there is a lack of know-how for hack backs in Switzerland.