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Security 2023. November 27 RFID and NFC: How to Use Them and Protect Your Data

Pay in seconds without having to search for the right amount, identification and admission in passing: RFID and NFC technology have made our everyday lives easier and more convenient. The […]

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blank Security 2023. November 2 Backup Methods for Your Business

In the digital era, data is the backbone of any business. Data loss can be catastrophic – from business interruption to significant financial loss. Whether it’s human or technical error, […]

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blank Security 2022. September 29 Possible Power Shortage

Due to the current situation, there is a threat of a power shortage in the coming winter. We asked Christoph Stucky, Chief Information Security Officer at Open Circle, how he […]

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blank Security 2022. June 30 Penetration Testing

Together with external security experts, we at Open Circle carry out a comprehensive security test of our Swiss Business Cloud (SBC) every year. In so-called penetration tests, the experts specifically […]

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blank Security 2021. July 1 Flubot

Do you own an Android phone and have received an SMS message with a link to a voice message? Then you should delete this message unread, because behind it there […]

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blank Security 2020. October 13 Data processing in the USA not permitted

The Swiss-US Privacy Shield Regime, which was denied recognition by the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) on September 8, 2020, serves as the basis for adequate data protection […]

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blank Security 2020. March 18 Confederation warns of forged FOPH e-mails

The Confederation warns in its Reporting and Analysis Center for Information Assurance MELANI against cyber criminals. Since Friday afternoon (13 March 2020), cyber criminals have been trying to exploit the […]

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blank Security 2019. January 4 Federation warns against sextortion

In its Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance MELANI, the Confederation warns of the fake sextortion scam. Blackmailers claim in an email that they have access to computers and […]

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blank Security 2018. October 8 Trojan “Retefe” attacks mails

In their latest Twitter message, the federal government’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) warns of emails infected with malware that are currently circulating. The cybercriminals are taking advantage of the […]

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blank Security 2018. July 12 Federal government warns against fraudulent calls to companies

In its notification of July 5, 2018, the Confederation warns companies against fraud calls. In the process, the callers are said to pose as bank employees and pretend to have […]

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blank Security 2018. June 8 Exposing phishing and acting correctly

According to Cisco’s annual cyber security report, cyber criminals attempt to obtain trustworthy data from unsuspecting Internet users every second with the help of approximately 3,000 manipulated sender addresses. What […]

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blank Security 2018. March 29 GDPR: EU data protection officer mandatory for Swiss companies?

In just a few months, on May 25, 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. As a consequence, the appointment of an EU data […]

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blank Security 2017. May 18 We are ISO 27001 certified!

Cybercrime is becoming more professional and targeted attacks are no longer a rarity. Every day, security vulnerabilities are exploited by successful attacks worldwide. Further threats such as data loss, disclosure […]

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blank Security 2017. January 4 Are password changes necessary?

We often hear and read that regular password changes increase security. Many companies also force their employees to do this. But does this really lead to more security? At first […]

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blank Security 2016. December 30 Simply secure passwords

Hand on heart: Do you use one and the same password for several online services? Or far too simple passwords, because it is almost impossible to remember a good password? […]

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blank Security 2016. July 12 Federal government warns about harmful Office documents in e-mails – what to do?

The Reporting and Analysis Center for Information Assurance (MELANI) published a warning about malicious Office documents in mail attachments last Friday. The number of spam campaigns with malicious Microsoft Office […]

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blank Security 2015. December 4 TeslaCrypt encryption virus in circulation

On 3 December 2015, the Reporting and Analysis Center for Information Assurance (MELANI) provided information on the current TeslaCrypt encryption virus, which encrypts data and then demands a ransom. Various […]

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