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Step by step on the way to a digitally secure Switzerland - this is our story:


November 2022

Start Head Test Experts

As of 1.11.2022, Tobias Castagna will start as Head of Test Experts. Now the staff build-up starts. Experienced cybersecurity experts, penetration testers and ethical hackers have the opportunity to work on exciting projects from now on.

Press Release


June 2022

NTC builds up a competence network

In its initial phase, the NTC is inviting domestic and foreign experts to collaborate in assessing networked products and digital applications for vulnerabilities. As of now, local and international cybersecurity experts are invited to register for the competence network.


June 2022

Unanimous positive decision of Cantonal Council of the Canton of Zug

The Cantonal Council Zug decided positively and unanimously on 31.3.2022 on the allocation of CHF 7.55 million as proposed by the Government Council for the National Cyber Security Test Institute NTC.

Press Release


August 2021

Motion of the Government Council of the Canton of Zug

A cantonal Council resolution concerning the contribution of the Canton of Zug was created to support the establishment of the NTC.

To the motion  (German only)

June 2021

The first orders

On behalf of the National Cyber Security center NCSC, the NTC audits the functionalities and security of the Swiss Covid certificate system. On behalf of an IT service provider for medical, the security of its services was audited.

Results Security Tests

December 2020

Founding of the association

Foundation of the association "National Test Institute for Cyber Security NTC" and entry in the Commercial Register of the Canton of Zug.

December 2020

Parliamentary initiative

Motion Franz Grüter "Participation of the Confederation in the establishment and operation of the National Test Institute for Cyber Security".

Motion 20.4495



October 2020

Assessment of requirements

A survey among operators of critical infrastructures confirms the need for a national cyber security testing institute. (German only)

Requirement Assessment


July 2020

Publication of initial concept

Publication of the concept paper on the creation of a testing institute for networked devices from the point of view of cyber security.

Concept Paper (German only)