Past SSF Security Talks

7th SSF Security Talk |  Fake News and Digital Safety - October 1, 2020


What framework conditions do we need to reduce digital security risks and the effects of disinformation / fake news? Renowned experts discussed and lectured on this question at the 7th SSF Security Talk at the University of St. Gallen. In addition to the personal responsibility of users of digital infrastructures, the experts also pleaded for the promotion of media literacy and a critical reflection on further steps in digitalization. Around 100 guests attended the event, which was organised by the FORUM SICHERHEIT SCHWEIZ in cooperation with the Sicherheitspolitisches Forum St. Gallen.

Please find here the concluding report

Video statements are available here

Photo gallery (Photographer: Béatrice Devènes)

6th SSF Security Talk |  Resilience as a Key Skill in the Event of a Crisis - September 10, 2020

In the VUCA world (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity), the reports of malfunctions and faults with critical services / infrastructures are multiplying. The causes are often unforeseeable, occur surprisingly and therefore have far-reaching consequences. The findings are clear: Classic risk management and individual measures cannot guarantee the survival of networked systems. This applies to companies as well as to the operators of critical infrastructures, to authorities, public safety organizations and the armed forces. Resilience as a safety concept provides the answer to increasingly complex damage scenarios. Strong resilience cushions the negative consequences of faults, irrespective of the trigger. It reduces the duration and intensity of performance failures. This minimizes reputational damage and creates a competitive advantage.

Please find here the concluding report 

Short video excerpts of the Webinar are available here

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5th SSF Security Talk |  Women in Security - November 14, 2019

How can women be involved more strongly in security matters? Federal Councillor Viola Amherd and other distinguished speakers elaborated on this question during the 5th SSF Security Talk at the University of Lucerne. The first-ever female defense minister of Switzerland demanded one thing in particular: concrete action! Around 250 guests participated in the event which was organized by the SWISS SECURITY FORUM in cooperation with the organizations LIPS and SPFZ. 

Please find here the concluding report  and video statements about the 5th Security Talk by the SWISS SECURITY FORUM.

Media coverage: Luzerner Zeitung & Luzerner Rundschau

​Photo gallery (photographer: Stefan Kämpfen, Luzerner Rundschau; Daniel Saxer/iOf; Esther Salzmann)

4th SSF Security Talk | E-ID: The transparent citizen in the cyber world - October 2, 2019

The first public event on E-ID after the enactment of the new law about electronic identification has generated great interest : more than 80 SSF members and guests discussed about identification in the cyber world. 

The keynote speakers Adrian Perrig (ETH) and Markus Naef (Swiss Sign Group) elucidated trust-building in the digital world and clarified misunderstandings about E-ID. Thereafter, a diverse panel with representatives of business and politics discussed about the opportunities and threats of the planned Swiss E-ID and the division of tasks between the public and the private sector. 

The 4th SSF Security Talk made clear that Switzerland will face an intense and interesting debate about E-ID. 

Please find here the concluding report, videostatements  and the press release in German about the 4th SSF Security Talk

​Photo gallery (photographer: Béatrice Devènes)

3rd SSF Security Talk | The role of Switzerland in European peacebuilding - May 10, 2019 

More than 60 interested people came together on May 10th, 2019 in Berne to discuss Switzerland's role in European peacebuilding efforts. A keynote speech of OSCE general secretary Thomas Greminger and a vivid panel discussion with representatives of the federal government, politics and academia shed light on this complex topic. 

Please find here the concluding report  about the 3rd Security Talk of the SWISS SECURITY FORUM.

​Photo gallery (photographer: Béatrice Devènes)

2nd SSF Security Talk | Critical infrastructure - April 10, 2019

More than 110 interested people from business, public administration, academia and civil society gathered in Berne on April 10th, 2019 to learn about the topic of critical infrastructure. Two lectures and an interesting panel discussion with representatives of the federal government as well as senior managers from SBB, Swisscom and Migros discussed the extensive consequences which disruptions of systematically relevant infrastructure would have. 

Please find here the concluding report and video statements about the 2nd Security Talk of the SWISS SECURITY FORUM.

Photo gallery (photographer: Béatrice Devènes)

1st SSF Security Talk | The future of security - November 1, 2018

Hans-Jürg Käser, President of the SWISS SECURITY FORUM, was pleased to welcome around 70 people from business and society as well as militia organisations and public authorities to the first SSF Security Talk. The event took place at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Berne and had the title "The Future of Security". 

The Deputy Chief of the Swiss Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Aldo C. Schellenberg, spoke about future security challenges for Switzerland. The subsequent panel discussion focused on different aspects of security, including economic, social and European issues. Invited as second panelist was the former German defence attaché in Switzerland, Lieutenant colonel i.G. Peter Beschnidt.

Please find here the concluding report  and video statements about the 1st SSF Security Talk. 

Photo gallery (photographer: Béatrice Devènes)