Digital Trust Competence Center

We are an academic partner for managers, technology and industry experts as well as researchers aiming to share knowledge and best practices.

Digital Trust is for us the «trustworthiness of digital technologies and data*.

Digital Trust is the basis of the digital economy ̶ regardless of which technologies or applications are involved and which data are processed. In the end, it is about treating digital data in a trustworthy manner so that we as private individuals or business partners can expect the highest possible level of protection and companies can (and want to) guarantee this.

Digital Trust is important for Switzerland as a competitive location and for Europe! We use the proven concepts from governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) as well as from auditing as foundation.

Digital Trust is divided into five main areas for us: 

  1. Cybersecurity & Resilience – the art of protecting networks, devices and data from unauthorized access or criminal use, and achieving resilience.
  2. Data protection – the strive towards protecting personal data from improper processing and securing the right to informational self-determination.
  3. Blockchain – the encouraging innovation to increase the security and integrity of data – by means of secure and transparent documentation.
  4. Ethics – the concern to evaluate and design technologies and systems together with their data flows through appropriate measures.
  5. Governance – as a constitutive element of an organization’s value creation – by means of continuous overall consideration of all processes and responsibilities to manage risks effectively and efficiently.  

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Lagerfeuer Wissenschaft -Whistleblowing

In Switzerland, whistleblowers are relatively poorly protected compared to other countries. Reporting misconduct often exposes whistleblowers to the risk of termination, legal charges, or discredit. The research team led by Prof. Dr. Petra Asprion and Frank Grimberg at the University of Economics has been working on the development of a…


Prof. Dr. Bettina Schneider talks about Cybersecurity at the Upper Rhine Council

On September 18, 2023, members of the Economy – Labor Market – Health Commission of the Upper Rhine Council, chaired by Basel City Councillor Andrea Elisabeth Knellwolf, gathered in Saint-Louis. The agenda for the meeting, in the context of the thematic priorities for 2023, primarily focused on the topic of…

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Workshop in Paris – Fostering Collaboration and Discussion for the MECyS Project

On the 13th of June, the second workshop of the MECyS project took place in Paris. It was organized by Anemo, a member of the MECyS consortium.The workshop was designed with the primary goal of fostering a collaborative environment for participants to explore and discuss various aspects of cybersecurity education.

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Exciting Two-Day Cybersecurity Workshop with SwissLink Professional University in Cameroon!

We are thrilled to share the amazing experience we had during our virtual cybersecurity workshop with the talented students from the SwissLink Professional University – Cameroon. Over the course of two days, we delved into the world of cybersecurity, empowering both technical and non-technical students with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the ever-evolving digital landscape. …

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4th Trinational Days «Digital Trust»

We are very pleased with our 4th edition of the Trinational Days «DigitalTrust» ! The three-day event was an extremely inspiring, informative and pleasant experience with interesting speakers and great networking opportunities for both students and employers.On day 1, first our new competence center «Digital Trust» was introduced, followed by…

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