Stronger role for the army in cyber security


The army’s cyber security unit will be beefed up to help defend the country’s critical infrastructure.

At a press conference in Bern yesterday, the defence minister Viola Amherd says there will be a cyber rapid reaction force which will be able to help private companies as well as state organisations. 

She told the press there is a cyber-attack on the country every day. 

There are already 206 soldiers available - but that will be more than doubled by January next year. 

Switzerland is a member of NATO’s cyber defence unit which gives it access to international intelligence and training. 

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