ZURICH WEEKLY EVENT : Cyber Sovereignty & Cyber Defence – an economic perspective – 18.09.2018 – 11.12.2018

All Swissintell members are kindly invited to attend as auditor the free of charge ETH Zurich course 853-0102-00L Military Business Administration II – Case Examples. The lecturer is our President, Alain Mermoud. This weekly course is starting on September, 18 and takes place every Tuesday from 10am to 12 in the room C33 of the building IFW, Haldeneggsteig 4, 8092 Zurich.

The lecture is in German and the lecturer can answer questions in English or French.

The program focuses on an analysis of hybrid warfare against Switzerland. Three main Topics are highlighted:

  • Cyber defense
  • Security of critical infrastructures
  • Security of supply

The program of the course is organized into 14 units of 90 minutes each. The units combine the elements of lecture (where analytical concepts are taught) and application (where these concepts as applied). Additionally, guest lecturers will hold talks on selected issues on following dates:

The learning material is based on various documents, such as (click to download):

Publication Cybersecurity Trends – Conférence CLUSIS Intelligence Economique

Feuilletez gratuitement cette revue en français

Răsfoiți gratuit această recenzie în limba română

Conférence Clusis Intelligence EconomiqueConférence Clusis Intelligence EconomiqueConférence Clusis Intelligence EconomiqueConférence Clusis Intelligence Economique

Source : CLUSIS

Source : cybersecuritytrends.ro

Publication in Defence and Peace Economics : The Persistent Deficit of Militia Officers in the Swiss Armed Forces: An Opportunity Cost Explanation

The Swiss Armed Forces are suffering from a structural deficit of militia officers despite good pay and a general supportive attitude in the population. Whereas, prior studies have focused on motivation to explain understaffing in armed forces, we offer an alternative approach based on opportunity cost. We model decision alternatives both within and outside a military organization, taking private sector employment as the reference point. We then monetize opportunity costs of leisure, fringe benefits, and private sector income not compensated. Our results suggest that in terms of opportunity cost, service as a militia officer is the least attractive option, an effect that we believe explains the persistent staff deficit. Implications of these findings for the literature and recruitment policy are discussed.

The Persistent Deficit of Militia Officers in the Swiss Armed Forces: An Opportunity Cost Explanation

Aggregated opportunity cost

Source : Taylor & Francis Online