Rapidly advancing digitalisation of all areas of life opens up enormous economic and social potential for Switzerland. At the same time, however, digitalisation gives rise to new risks which must be tackled quickly and decisively.
Each individual business and organisation has a fundamental responsibility to protect itself. However, wherever the functioning of critical infrastructures is affected, the state also has a responsibility, based on its remit as laid down in the Federal Constitution, and on the National Economic Supply Act. This Minimum ICT Standard is an expression of the responsibility of the state to protect its citizens, its economy, and its institutions and public administration.
It is recommended that operators of critical infrastructures implement this Minimum ICT Standard. This document nonetheless provides any interested business or organisation with a decision-making guide and specific instructions for improving its own ICT resilience.
Last modification 02.07.2021