Conference of the Suisse Romande Forum of the BCI

Tuesday 01st October 2019 from 17:45 to 20:30

At Abilene Advisors SA – Rue des Charpentiers 24A – 1110 Morges


With the following speakers:




Daniel Caduff

Head of secretariat for the ICT, Switzerland’s Federal Office for National Economic Supply FONES

« Cyberrisks as a threat to critical infrastructures and the functioning of Switzerland – National Cyberstrategy and countermeasures by FONES »


Daniel Caduff is the head of secretariat for the ICT and the logistics-division (ad interim) at Switzerland’s Federal Office for National Economic Supply FONES.

FONES’ duty is to secure infrastructure that is vital to the Swiss economy in general, while Daniel and his team are focusing on ICT-risks in particular. As a federated country, Switzerland pursues a cooperative approach between various government agencies and the private sector. Switzerland provides assistance to the private sector. Awareness, training, open-source tools and transparent information form the basis for this and establish trust between the State and private sectors.

In August 2018 FONES released its “Minimum standard for improving ICT resilience” to the public. This standard is based on the NIST Framework Core and has been added to NISTs “International Resources”.

Daniel holds a master degree in political science and international law and is a DIY-Digital Native. Daniel joined FONES as a project leader for Switzerland’s national strategy against cyber-risks, and eventually became Deputy Head of the ICT-Division in 2016 and head of secretariat in 2019. Before joining FONES, Daniel worked for a major Swiss Internet-Service-Provider and a consulting company in the field of IT-risk-management-consulting.




Damien Hirschhorn

Regional Compliance Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

« Complexity and resilience capability »



Damien has been working internationally for fifteen years in the field of security and international assistance in armed conflicts.

He has held several positions with the International Committee of the Red Cross, in countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea, Myanmar, and worked for the British and Canadian governments in Haiti.

He is now based in Geneva, where he holds the position of Regional Compliance Officer at the ICRC, liaising with the field and operationalizing the institution’s governance and compliance policies.

He graduated from the University of Lyon III where he obtained a doctorate in law, specializing in International Security and Defence, focusing on the reform of the Security Sector.

His intervention will focus on the global hyper-dependence on complex and interconnected systems for social and economic networks, basic services, public services, etc. in a moment in our history when resources are scarce, our planet is evolving and targeted attacks are increasing, augmenting disruptive factors and greatly affecting the overall resilience of our civilization. He will share his life experience, comparing our societies to countries “in crisis or in conflict” where people have learned to adapt and diversify to improve their ability to survive. And it will inspire us to question those elements that, far from being our strengths, are becoming our weakness, in a collapsing perspective.


Followed by time for networking whilst enjoying a small aperitif.


How to come to the event:

  • By public transport:
    • Our offices are located 5 minutes’ walk from the train station – Morges CFF
  • By car:
    • Use the public car park PARKING CENTRE VILLE / Rue des Fossés 4 / 1110 Morges which is near our offices



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