Federal Council brings ISG and ordinance law into force on January 1, 2024

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The Federal Council has set the entry into force of the ISG and ordinance law for 01.01.2024.

The Federal Council has set the date for the Information Security Act (ISG) to enter into force as January 1, 2024 (press release). This decision marks an important milestone in protecting information and strengthening cyber security in Switzerland. Find out more about the ISG in our specialist article (in German).

The ISG, which combines the central legal bases for the security of federal information, prescribes uniform minimum requirements for federal authorities and organizations based on international standards. It also extends the scope of protection to third parties, cantons and international partners entrusted with the processing of sensitive federal data.

The introduction of three new ordinances – the Information Security Ordinance (ISV), the Ordinance on Personal Security Checks (VPSP) and the Ordinance on the Operational Security Procedure (VBSV) – as well as a partial revision of another ordinance, will further specify the measures for ensuring information security. As part of the implementation of the ISG, federal offices are now obliged to establish an information security management system (ISMS) – a standard that stands for the systematic management and continuous improvement of information security.

As a solution provider in the area of Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Swiss GRC contributes with its GRC platform to making it easier for authorities and organizations to set up and operate an ISMS and thus ensure ISG/ISV compliance.

Webinar: ISG: Practical implementation of an ISMS with the GRC Toolbox [Product demo]

Take part in our webinar “ISG: Practical implementation with the GRC Toolbox” on 5.12.2023 from 10:00 to 10:45 am. Learn from our expert and CEO, Besfort Kuqi, how you can set up an ISMS in accordance with the requirements of the new Swiss Information Security Act (ISG).

Watch the webinar recording now (in German)

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Yahya Mohamed Mao is a certified GRC Professional (GRCP) and heads the Marketing & Communications department at Swiss GRC. He is a regular contributor to industry publications and provides insights and expertise on current trends and innovations in Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), AI, Marketing and Branding.

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With the Swiss Federal Council's decision to bring the Information Security Act (ISG) and the corresponding ordinance into force on January 1, 2024, Switzerland is sending a clear signal for increased information security and cyber security. In this context, Swiss GRC organized a webinar.

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