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 interna-tional companies such as Kaspersky, SWIFT or Bitfinex choose Switzerland as the pre-ferred 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.