WE EMPOWER PEOPLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST MODERN THREATS!
Digital technologies have opened a new world of opportunity and have become an integral part of our lives. In addition to the many benefits of digitization, there are also new challenges to be addressed. These include new threats such as cyber-attacks, invasion of privacy, disinformation, cyber grooming and mobbing, electoral interference... In order for us to effectively counter these risks, technical measures alone are not sufficient as there is an ever-existing interface between people and technology. Therefore, people take on an essential role in this process. Many of the threats that we are facing intentionally exploit basic human instincts and rely on people taking some sort of action or making a mistake to cause actual damage. People who are aware of the risks in cyber space and able to protect themselves against them have great advantages in a digitized world.
In consequence, there is a need for attractive learning opportunities that motivate and encourage all members of society to defend themselves against threats in cyberspace and discuss and evaluate the risks and opportunities of digitization. Our mission is to (co-)create and connect such fun, attractive and engaging learning opportunities and make them accessible to different audiences and demographics.
We conncect, implement and promote projects, actions and events whose vision and efforts are in line with the mission of the foundation.
The foundation is backed by a dynamic, passionate and competent foundation board, which is committed to contributing to a secure, self-determined and positive digital present and future.
Founder & Security Awareness Creator, be[a]ware
With be[a]ware, Sarah and her team develop playful, motivating and innovative security awareness solutions and tools such as SpyPi, which can be used to effectively and interactively sensitize people of different ages and backgrounds.
Economist and Serial Entrepreneur
20 years ago, the promise of digitization was transparency and freedom. This is and remains the bar. Being an economist and serial entrepreneur my passion is to translate big ideas into reality and anchor them over the long-term - as in 1993, as the co-founder of the FLYER electric bike. Nature is our role model: it teaches us long-term thinking in balanced, decentralized systems and cycles. Let's learn from it to design the human-oriented digital transformation!
Social Engineer and OSINT Specialist, Compass Security Schweiz AG
Ivano was always fascinated about humans, especially in their strengths and in their weaknesses. Becoming a Social Engineer and a public speaker was the result of the combinations of his two biggest passions: acting and IT security. He's engaged in improving IT security and raising awareness.
Awareness Specialist, SWITCH
Katja is engaged in promoting information security among Swiss universities, hosters and citizens.
Marcus Beyer is responsible for Security Awareness & Communications at Swisscom, specialist for internal and integrated communications. He has more than 14 years of experience in the development and a successful implementation of training and awareness programmes for IT/information security and BCM in companies worldwide.
Co-Founder and CEO, Prifina
Markus is a product-focused serial entrepreneur currently serving as the Co-Founder and CEO of Prifina. Markus has worked in paradigm shifts in industries like data, fintech, and content rights. Markus is passionate about personal freedom and empowering individuals with tools to build better futures for themselves and others. He’s also driven by democratization of technology to equip individuals with more tools and opportunities.