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Research and Education in Cybersecurity

At the ZHAW, various experts are researching the challenges of cybersecurity. The diverse team has a wide range of expertise, including technical IT security, human factors, data protection and law. This combination of perspectives enables the ZHAW to take a holistic approach to cybersecurity challenges and develop innovative solutions that can be applied in practice.

Our main research areas

Our research and innovation work is divided into various key topics. Each of the research groups develops innovative solutions - usually together with partners from industry or academia.

Swiss Support Center for Cybersecurity (SSCC)

The Swiss Support Center for Cybersecurity (SSCC) is a joint organization of EPFL, ETHZ and ZHAW. The SSCC supports the government, civil society and industry by providing advice, training and knowledge transfer in the critical areas of cybersecurity, cybersecurity policy, information security and digital trust.


The Cyber Resilience Network for the Canton of Zurich (CYRENZH) is a joint initiative of the University of Zurich, the ZHAW School of Management and Law and the ZHAW School of Engineering. CYRENZH aims to enable collaboration and exchange between partners in the Canton of Zurich and beyond to empower the most adaptive forces to prepare for and recover from cyber incidents: People. 

Through research, education and our network, CYRENZH engages its partners in active collaboration to anticipate and prepare for emerging risks to our daily lives.

Reporting vulnerabilities and security incidents

Internal employees can report vulnerabilities and security incidents on the intranet: ICT-Sicherheit | ZHAW Intranet (German)

External security specialists can find the information for reporting vulnerabilities in the ZHAW infrastructure in security.txt.