Cybersecurity in Switzerland by Myriam Dunn CaveltyCybersecurity in Switzerland by Myriam Dunn Cavelty

Cybersecurity in Switzerland

byMyriam Dunn Cavelty

Paperback | October 27, 2014

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Gives the reader a detailed account of how cyber-security in Switzerland has evolved over the years, using official documents and a considerable amount of inside knowledge. It focuses on key ideas, institutional arrangements, on the publication of strategy papers, and importantly, on processes leading up to these strategy documents.

The peculiarities of the Swiss political system, which influence the way cyber-security can be designed and practiced in Switzerland are considered, as well as the bigger, global influences and driving factors that shaped the Swiss approach to cyber-security. It shows that throughout the years, the most important influence on the Swiss policy-approach was the international level, or rather the developments of a cyber-security policy in other states. Even though many of the basic ideas about information-sharing and public-private partnerships were influenced by (amongst others) the US approach to critical infrastructure protection, the peculiarities of the Swiss political system has led to a particular "Swiss solution", which is based on the federalist structures and subsidiary principles, characterized by stability and resilience to external shocks in the form of cyber-incidents.

Cybersecurity in Switzerland will be a stimulating read for anybody interested in cyber-security policy, including students, researchers, analysts and policy makers. It contains not only specific material on an interesting case,  but also a wealth of

background information on different variations of cyber-security, as well as on information-sharing and public-private partnerships.

Title:Cybersecurity in SwitzerlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:75 pagesPublished:October 27, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319106198

ISBN - 13:9783319106199

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- List of Abbreviations.- Introduction.- Global Cyber-security Policy Evolution.- Phase 1: The Four Pillar Model for Information Assurance (1997-2004).- Phase 2: Reporting and Analysis Center for Information Assurance (MELANI) (2004-2010).- Phase 3: Consolidation and Cyber-Risk Strategy (2011-2014).- Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"Myriam Dunn Cavelty offers a short yet comprehensive summary of the political and strategic processes behind the Swiss approach to cyber-security. . This is an interesting book for those who are considering Swiss-based hosting services to learn about the national cyber-regulatory framework, and also for those who are just curious about how a deeply federated nation such as Switzerland was able to develop a pervasive and effective cyber-strategy centered on civil protection." (Alessandro Berni, Computing Reviews, March, 2015)