About iBarry

Barry is probably the most famous Swiss Saint Bernard. As an avalanche dog, he saved more than 40 lives at the beginning of the 19th century. Today, iBarry offers protection against the dangers of the internet. It provides information and raises awareness about current digital threats, protecting the public from major non-material, technical, and financial damages.

Current campaigns

Deepfakes – Wenn Videobeweise lügen

Passkeys – The End of Passwords?

We have been using passwords for authentication since the beginning of the internet. They are often complicated to use. Furthermore, weak passwords pose a security risk. Now Apple, Microsoft and Google are introducing authentication via passkeys. Find out what you need to know here.

Deepfakes – Wenn Videobeweise lügen

How does the new Data Protection Act affect me?

Switzerland’s new Federal Act on Data Protection (Data Protection Act, FADP) entered into force on 1 September 2023. The new FADP now also covers social media. The definition of sensitive data has been expanded, and projects must now take account of data protection already from the outset.


Securing your webseite

Having your own website comes with responsibilities. As the website owner, you should be aware of the risks. Find out what measures keep your website secure and your visitors safe – and how best to proceed in the event of an incident.


Ransomware – when your computer is encrypted

The digital extortion business is booming. Ransomware – a combination of “ransom” and “malware” (malicious software) – is flourishing. Hardly a day goes by without a ransomware incident reported in the news. These reports mention companies, hospitals, organisations – but what about the private sphere? Are private individuals affected by ransomware too?

Advisory Board

The iBarry Advisory Board is composed of experts in the fields of awareness and communication. Their task is to address current topics relating to internet security, preparing them in digestible morsels, and making them accessible to the general public on ibarry.ch.

Members of the iBarry Advisory Board

Marcus Beyer
Security Awareness and Communication Officer, Swisscom

Katja Dörlemann
Awareness Specialist, Switch

Oliver Hirschi
Lecturer, Head of “eBanking – but secure!”, Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology

Dominique Trachsel
Head of Awareness-Raising and Prevention, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Fabio Di Giovanna
Teamleader Product Management, Touring Club Schweiz (TCS)

Coen Kaat
Stellvertretender Chefredaktor IT-Markt & SwissCybersecurity.net, Netzmedien AG

Riat Frei
Security Operations Analyst, Sunrise GmbH

Beatrice Kübli
Projektleiterin, Schweizerische Kriminalprävention (SKP)