New head of the secret service on the security situation in Switzerland
«Cyber threat has increased since the beginning of the war»
The Ukraine war also has an impact on Switzerland’s security situation. To what extent does the new head of the secret service, Christian Dussey, explain this at a media conference. Blick TV is live every day from 10 a.m.
Published: 2:04 am
Updated: 49 minutes ago
According to secret service chief Christian Dussey (56), the threat of espionage in Switzerland has steadily increased in recent years. The federal intelligence service (NDB) knows that in Geneva – the “heart of espionage activities in Switzerland” – there are several dozen Russian espionage activities, says Dussey in an interview with the “Tages-Anzeiger”.
Espionage has therefore long been a key focus of the FIS, says the Valaisan, who has headed the secret service since April. The situation was not aggravated by the Ukraine war. On the other hand, “the cyber threat has increased since the beginning of the war”. They are “very real,” says Dussey.
Terrorist threat still high
The FIS published a report on the current security situation in Switzerland on Monday. The threat of terrorism will also be a topic in the latest annual report.
“The terrorist threat from the Islamic State and its supporters remains high,” says Dussey. The threat posed by Al Qaeda also remains topical. However, this threat is becoming more and more diffuse, as since 2020 they have increasingly acted on monitored rest that are isolated. In the long term, it is expected that regional groups committed to the Islamic State would regain strength, especially in all states. (SDA/lha)
The FIS media conference on the current security situation begins at 10 a.m. Blick TV monthly the event live.