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Swiss Cyber Institute partners with International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Zurich, 27.06.24 – The Swiss Cyber Institute, based in Zurich, has recently become an official Sector Member for Switzerland of ITU Development. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations’ specialised agency for digital technology, harnesses innovation and connects everyone to ensure a better future for all. With these focal points and a large global network, the ITU is now another important partner of the Swiss Cyber Institute. With the annual Global Cyber Conference in Zurich with the Swiss CISO Awards as well as the numerous courses for professionals and companies in the field of cybersecurity offered by the Swiss Cyber Institute, the Institute is also an interesting and valuable partner for the ITU.

Samir Aliyev, founder and CEO of Swiss Cyber Institute (SCI) founded the Swiss Cyber Institute in Zurich in 2019 and today it is a cybersecurity education provider registered by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI. The aim is to create an open community in which knowledge and innovation in the field of cybersecurity are not only promoted but also proactively driven forward. The partnership with ITU significantly expands the institute’s network and further contributes to raising awareness of the importance of cybersecurity.

For example, the Swiss Cyber Institute is dedicated to promoting personalised learning experiences with the aim of training 10,000 people by 2027 by offering SETA programmes for security education, training and awareness. The Swiss Cyber Institute has also expanded its professional certification training by becoming the preferred global partner of leading cybersecurity certification organisations such as ISC2 and ISACA. By effectively building the capacity of cyber specialists in Switzerland and internationally, the institute is contributing to a safer world.

With the Swiss Cyber Institute’s two-day Global Cyber Conference in November 2024 with the Swiss CISO Awards and pre-conference networking events throughout the year, the focus is on key topics such as cloud security, AI security, their impact on companies and the associated corporate strategies. The Global Cyber Conference is a platform where cyber security experts from all over the world can exchange ideas and network.

“By partnering with ITU, we want to emphasise our commitment to improving global cyber resilience through cybersecurity education, training and professional support for the cybersecurity industry. We are proud to now be a Sector Member of ITU Development. We also want to offer the ITU added value for its members by providing them with a competent partner in the comprehensive field of cybersecurity and enabling their members to benefit from our course offerings, the Global Cyber Conference and our broad network,” says Samir Aliyev, founder and CEO of Swiss Cyber Institute.

“I am delighted to welcome the Swiss Cyber Institute as a new ITU-D Private Sector Member. The Institute’s deep expertise in cybersecurity skills development and empowerment is perfectly aligned with our mission to drive meaningful connectivity and sustainable digital transformation through positive impact and change globally,” said Cosmas Luckyson Zavazava, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau.

The ITU is a true hub for technology and innovation. It has 193 member states and over 1,000 companies, universities, research institutes and international and regional organisations. It enables international connectivity in communication networks. To spread access to technology around the world, ITU works to provide digital connectivity for all and offers a trusted, multilateral platform to negotiate international agreements and standards, share knowledge, build capacity and collaborate with members and partners such as the Swiss Cyber Institute.

About ITU:
ITU, the International Telecommunication Union, is the specialised agency of the United Nations for information and communication technologies (ICT). The organisation consists of a membership of 193 member states and more than 1000 companies, universities and international and regional organisations. With headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) and regional offices on all continents, the ITU is the oldest organisation in the UN family and has been connecting the world since the beginnings of the telegraph in 1865.

About the Swiss Cyber Institute:
The Swiss Cyber Institute is a leading cybersecurity education provider and digital community in Switzerland. With the aim of promoting cyber resilience, the Institute offers comprehensive training programmes and courses, conferences and networking opportunities to empower individuals and organisations in the face of ever-evolving cyber threats. The Swiss Cyber Institute is a course provider registered by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI for the federal examinations in Switzerland. It is also an ISACA Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) and ISC2 Official Preffered Training Partner. In addition, the Institute is a Sector Member of ITU, International Telecommunication Union. Further information can be found at: and on our social media channels.

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