DDPS strengthens Cyberdefence Partnership with EPFL

Bern, 29.08.2019 - The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) strengthens its cyberdefence partnership with EPFL with the inauguration of the Cyberdefence Campus in Lausanne (Sept 5th) and a two-day conference on artificial intelligence (Sept 5-6th).

Cyberdefence requires today a collaborative effort to quickly adapt to new threats and develop the needed competences and skills. The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) has established a new site of its Cyberdefence (CYD) Campus at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne and has entered into a partnership with EPFL's Center for Digital Trust (C4DT). This partnership will strengthen collaboration in research and development between DDPS's CYD Campus and EPFL's innovation centre by enabling news ways of open collaboration between researchers, the industry and armasuisse Science and Technology. The focus of the partnership is to foster technology transfer and innovation in cyberdefence with priorities in technologies for cyber security, digital trust, data science and artificial intelligence.
This partnership is inaugurated with a two-day conference on artificial intelligence with two keynotes and ten talks from leading international experts coming from research, industry and government. The conference will discuss the role of upcoming cyber threats and trends in artificial intelligence that are relevant for the defence and security sector.

This new partnership is part of the DDPS action plan for cyberdefence and supports the National strategy for Switzerland's protection against cyber risks (NCS). The CYD Campus is the link between the Federal Department of Defence, academia and the industry and serves as an anticipation platform for cyber developments.

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Jacqueline Stampfli
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