Fact Sheet

Switzerland as a cybersecurity location

Switzerland’s strengths such as neutrality, legal certainty and political stability are also valid in the cybersecurity sector. Its greatest asset lies in a high level of privacy protection and a low density of regulations.

Factsheet Cybersecurity Switzerland

Switzerland’s strengths such as neutrality, legal certainty and political stability are also valid in the cybersecurity sector. Its greatest asset lies in a high level of privacy protection and a low density of regulations as well as the availability of highly specialized engineers. Switzerland has a top-notch internet infrastructure in comparison to other countries. Its reliable and cost-effective power supply ensures flawless operation of servers in data centers and security operations centers (SOCs). All these are reasons why many international companies such as Kaspersky, Acronis, or SWIFT choose Switzerland as the preferred location for their regional data centers.

In its humanitarian tradition, Switzerland is making an important contribution to improving cybersecurity across the world and to promoting a peaceful use of ICT. The country hosts many organizations, such as the Internet Society, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), DiploFoundation, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ICT-4Peace, and the WEF Cyber Security Center. In 2020, the Cantons of Vaud and Geneva joined forces to create the “Trust Valley”, a center of excellence in digital trust and cybersecurity to create a unique ecosystem and encourage the development of innovative projects.


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