Cybersecurity and Privacy

Safe and savvy: we help you work around the risks and proactively combat cyberattacks and threats.

In PwC’s latest CEO survey, 93% of Swiss business leaders express concern about cyberthreats – and 43% (versus 26% in the previous year’s survey) see cyber-risks as the biggest threat to their company’s growth prospects. At the same time, efforts to counter the cyber threats are perceived to be lagging, with 46% of Swiss CEOs believing their organisation needs to take more action on cybersecurity and data protection.

Building trust to succeed

Our aim is to help companies bridge this gap – not just by making up lost ground, but by transforming the expense of cybersecurity and privacy into an investment in what is potentially their most precious asset: trust. 

Trust in institutions is being eroded, and people are increasingly concerned about their personal and digital security and whether they can rely on the truthfulness of information. Companies also might feel threatened by technological transformation and the societal changes it brings. 

We support your efforts to build trust and protect your business – not just to ward off and respond to actual cyber attacks, but also to give you the confidence to take the initiative, transform and thrive in an uncertain but highly rewarding environment. With a mastery of the technology of cybersecurity and a deep understanding of business, we help you make security the very foundation of your success.

Our clients value the way we combine people, technology and business savvy to support you all the way from strategy to execution and operation – helping you achieve resilience, security and compliance along the way.

Urs Küderli, Partner Cybersecurity and Privacy, PwC Switzerland

«Secure and successful: we help you engage the best people where they’re needed.»

Urs Küderli Partner Cybersecurity and Privacy, PwC Switzerland

Our most popular services

Cyber Incident Response and Recovery

Cyber Incident Response and Recovery

Our incident response and recovery team has a broad range of capabilities to help you through the Prepare, Respond and Recover phases of a cyber crisis or incident. It is ranked by leading analysts as among the world’s elite in its field.

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Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability Management

Get to know your weaknesses and resist breaches successfully. We provide vulnerability management as a service. This involves operating the scanning solution for you (ensuring the availability and functionality of the scanning solution). We carry out regular vulnerability scans, taking operational responsibility for implementing the vulnerability management process. 

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What we can do to help

Incident and Resilience Management

It’s often not a question of whether your systems and information will be attacked, but when. Are you prepared? Do you have the right partners at your side to respond quickly and decisively? The cybersecurity team in Switzerland can help you end-to-end: from identifying relevant cyber-threats, analysing whether your systems have been breached, testing your security posture to supporting you in an attack. Our incident response and forensics team, rated by Gartner and Forrester as the leading team in its field, helps you increase your resilience and emerge stronger if you do experience an incident.

Strategy, Architecture and Operations


Cyber Incident Response and Recovery

Our incident response and recovery team has a broad range of capabilities to help you through the Prepare, Respond and Recover phases of a cyber crisis or incident. It is ranked by leading analysts as among the world’s elite in its field.

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Cyber Resilience Lifecycle (CRML)

The Cyber Resilience Lifecycle will help you manage all your cybersecurity-related activities and controls from one central place – efficiently and reliably. We’ll show you how to leverage existing processes such as risk management, business and IT continuity management as well as your cyber response capabilities in order to prepare your organisation for upcoming threats and vulnerabilities.  

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Cyber Threat Intelligence

We provide you with strategic and technical insights tailored to your business so that you can optimise your defensive posture towards the cyber-threats relevant to you. PwC Switzerland provides global and local expertise on how to power your security operations and enhance your strategic decision-making.  

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Cybersecurity Crisis Simulation

Prepare early for cyberattacks. We use our Cybersecurity Resilience Framework to assess the status quo, test your efficiency and communication strategies, and screen the measures you apply and the way you coordinate your protection, detection and reaction efforts. We will enact breach scenarios as if they were actually taking place. The assessment will include specific instructions and training to make sure that you’re prepared for emergencies.

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Game of Threats

PwC’s Game of Threats™ provides a realistic cyber-attack simulation – and calls on you to take action. Include your management and decision-makers in an awareness-building session to educate them about the latest cyber-threats, attacks and countermeasures.

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Digital Trust and Identity

The days of perimeter security are over. Identities and access management as well as compliance monitoring are now key to creating trust. We help you build a secure digital business around people and technology by implementing robust governance, processes and tooling to enable an effective monitoring and management of your identities.

Strategy, Architecture and Operations


Vulnerability Management

Get to know your weaknesses and resist breaches successfully. We provide vulnerability management as a service. This involves operating the scanning solution for you (ensuring the availability and functionality of the scanning solution). We carry out regular vulnerability scans, taking operational responsibility for implementing the vulnerability management process. 

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Identity and Access Management

Identity and access management (IAM) is a crucial protective component of cybersecurity. We help you assess your current IAM setup from the perspective of tools, technology, implementation, governance and processes, and then plan and implement the desired target state and IAM service strategy. 

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Security Configuration Baseline Management

Baseline security comes from having transparency regarding how your systems are set up and whether they are operated according to internal security standards. We help you implement and operate a system to monitor critical files and configuration along the asset lifecycle, all the way from deployment to decommissioning.

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Strategy, Architecture and Operations

Our teams of local and global experts help you create an end-to-end roadmap for your cybersecurity journey. Together, we find ways of allocating your cybersecurity investments in a manner which is risk and value based and which captures the benefits of a secure digital transformation. We are there as a trusted partner to help you weave security into the fabric of your product, customer and growth strategy. 

Strategy, Architecture and Operations


Cloud Compliance Monitoring

Comply with the law and stay on top of your data as you navigate the cloud. We analyse your data and processes and point out your options for data security and protection, access controls and identifying breaches.

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Modern Workplace

The true value of technology lies in the way people use it. Digital tools can connect and support employees, but to get your digital workplace right you have to go beyond the technology to also consider the regulatory, compliance and data privacy requirements.

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Security Architecture and Operations

Security Operation: We help you define and implement a target operating model (TOM) for IT and security to comply with the relevant data protection, cybersecurity and outsourcing regulation.  

Zero Trust architecture: Learn more in our recent white paper. 


Cybersecurity: Strategy and Transformation

We’ll help you position your organisation for success with a business-aligned and holistic cybersecurity organisation and programme. As your business transforms, your security organisation should transform with it. Prepare your cybersecurity organisation to face the latest challenges in order to support and enable the journey of your business.

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ISO 27001:2013 certification

With our four-phase approach and a proven project methodology, we help you deliver your ISO 27001 project by implementing an information security management system which is capable of achieving certification.

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Cyber Attack and Readiness Evaluation

How safe are you in a cyberattack? We assess your protective measures and cybersecurity maturity. You’ll see the risks you’re exposed to, the gaps in your network, and potential cyber risks. Our modular Cyber Attack and Readiness Evaluation is scalable and suitable for any kind of operation.

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Data Protection and Regulatory Compliance

Privacy is at the centre of trust. Identify your crown jewels – the data crucial to the survival and success of your business – and keep them safe. We help you proactively address privacy to build trust and give you a business advantage –while adhering to new regulations such as the GDPR and the new Swiss Data Protection Act.

Strategy, Architecture and Operations


My DPO

We’ll use our interactive online platform MyDPO to help you monitor and demonstrate GDPR compliance. 

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Cybersecurity as a Service

Many organisations face a dual challenge: meeting the growing cost of security and catching up with a lack of investment as well as attracting and retaining the right security talent. Security services managed by PwC Switzerland help you address both aspects, giving you access to the right people and solutions whenever you need them at a plannable and manageable cost.

Strategy, Architecture and Operations


Managed Cyber Defence

Our MCD service prevents breaches by providing 24/7 advanced cyber defence against both commodity threats as well as sophisticated, targeted attacks across your IT environment. This reduces cyber risk, facilitates compliance, and helps you meet the strict breach detection and reporting requirements under regulations such as GDPR and NIS. 

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Managed Compliance Monitoring

We provide sophisticated compliance monitoring services covering vulnerability management, security configuration baseline and file integrity monitoring across your IT environment. We will implement and operate the required tooling (or build on existing solutions) to detect anomalies, address identified vulnerabilities and report non-compliant assets.

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Our strategic partnership in Digitalisation and Cybersecurity

“Tech4Trust”, powered by Trust Valley and PwC, formed a strategic partnership to offer the accelerator programme in digital trust, which is the only programme of its kind in Switzerland. 

In 2021, the third edition of our SecTech Award for start-ups will be integrated into this “Tech4Trust” accelerator programme.

More about Tech4Trust

Our strategic partnership: Tech4Trust
CEO Survey

Swiss edition of the «24th Annual CEO Survey»

111 Swiss CEOs answered questions about how they are dealing with the effects of COVID-19, as well as about the opportunities and risks associated with the accelerated digital transformation. Learn what they had to say about cybersecurity and its importance. 

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Secure and successful: Talk to us if you’re looking for a sound guide through cyberworld

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Food for thought

For a more in-depth exploration of specific areas or key issues, check out the themed publications from our cybersecurity experts. 

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Golden opportunity

PwC is a driving force in cybersecurity and privacy, one of the most crucial and exciting roles in an increasingly digital world. Want to be part of the action? Then join our team.  

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Contact us

Urs Küderli

Urs Küderli

Partner and Leader Cybersecurity and Privacy, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 42 21

Yan Borboën

Yan Borboën

Partner Digital Assurance and Cybersecurity and Privacy, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 84 59