The mission of the Swiss Technology Observatory is to identify, monitor, analyze and forecast trends related to cybersecurity technologies. This mission is oriented according to the Security-relevant Technology and Industry Base (STIB) of the Federal Office for Defence Procurement armasuisse. The STIB technologies attributed to the Cyber-Defence Campus are listed in the table below.
What is the Security-relevant Technology and Industry Base (STIB)?
A strong technological and industrial base is a component of armaments policy and thus also of security and defence policy in many nations. Switzerland in particular must take this aspect into consideration, because as a neutral nation which is not part of any defence alliance, it does not have any entitlement to military support by other nations. Research institutions and companies that have competencies, capabilities and capacities in the security and armaments industry in Switzerland form the STIB.
The STIB aims to contribute to reducing Switzerland’s dependencies on foreign countries in terms of armaments policy in defined areas. It should be able to ensure the central technological expertise and industrial capabilities for the Armed Forces and other institutions of national security in Switzerland with the required capacities.