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 and SWIFT choose Switzerland as the preferred location for their regional data centers.
In its humanitarian tradition, Switzerland is making an important contribution to im-proving 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.