Stefan Frei, Group Security Swisscom
Increasing digitisation in our society and economy means that business, authorities and private individuals are storing larger, more critical pools of data of all types. It comes as no big surprise that the years-long series of enormous data breaches persisted at a high level 2016. In the past, data breaches were merely considered to be a problem affecting the company in question and its customers. In the past year, however, the repercussions on developments in society and politics were illustrated very clearly. Becuase of this, we now assess the risks arising through data breaches from the perspective of society, Swisscom and users in order to estimate their impact on Swiss users and companies. To supplement this risk assessment, we provide an analysis of current data from seven large data breaches affecting mover 890 million user accounts.
September 9, 2017, Swisscom