GZA webinar series: Swiss Cybersecurity

Join our upcoming webinar about cybersecurity.


One of Greater Zurich Area's key assets lies in a high level of privacy protection and a low density of regulations as well as the availability of highly specialized engineers. Switzerland's reliable and cost-effective power supply ensures flawless operation of servers in data centers and security operations centers (SOCs). All these are reasons why international companies such as Fortinet, Cisco, Sophos, Palo Alto Networks and many others choose the Greater Zurich Area as the preferred location for their regional operations.

Meet Shira Kaplan, CEO and founder from Cyverse, Dr. Michael Boppel, Head of Managed Security Services at SIX, Dieter Bartl, Sales Manager CyberSecurity at SIX and Dr. David Gugelmann, CEO at Exeon Analytics, in a live webinar on May 27 and deep dive into Greater Zurich's cybersecurity ecosystem.

Here's what you will learn:

  • How your company can benefit from Greater Zurich's cybersecurity ecosystem
  • How to launch a cybersecurity project in Switzerland
  • How Switzerland does compare to other countries in terms of data security

The speakers will answer your own questions in a Q&A session at the end of the webinar. Submit any questions prior to the webinar to rolf.buehler@greaterzuricharea.com.


Shira Kaplan, Cyverse



Shira Kaplan
Founder and CEO of Cyverse AG

Cyverse AG is cyber-security firm headquartered in Zurich which provides next-gen cyber-security solutions made in Israel to global and local corporations in Europe. Cyverse has catered to over 50 multinational customers in Europe, providing cutting-edge cyber-defense technology and services.

Shira Kaplan (36) is the CEO and founder of Cyverse. Shira’s technological training dates back to her military service in the Israeli 8200 Elite Technology Unit of the Intelligence, where she was an Intelligence Analyst. She held business management positions at publicly-traded companies including Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer & Co. in Zurich. She was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is an active angel investor in selected Israeli tech & cyber-security startups.

Dr. Michael Boppel, Head of Managed Security Services at SIX and F10



Dr. Michael Boppel
Head of Managed Security Services at SIX

SIX is the operator of Switzerland’s stock market and a powerful center of world-leading service providers in securities trading, securities transactions, financial information processing, and cashless payment transactions, about cybersecurity and more.

Dr. Michael Boppel heads the Managed Security Service Offering within the business unit Innovation & Digital of SIX since April 2018. Prior to SIX, Michael worked as a strategy consultant for The Boston Consulting Group and KPMG, specializing in integrated financial planning and the management of strategic initiatives and transformation programs. He also holds a PhD in Strategy & Management from the University of St.Gallen (HSG)  and the London Business School. 


Dieter Bartl, Sales Manager CyberSecurity, SIX



Dieter Bartl
Sales Manager CyberSecurity at SIX

Dieter Bartl has 25 years of experience in the CyberSecurity area. He knows CyberSecurity from the customer side as well as from the supplier side. In his professional career he has worked as a solution architect and as a consultant for major customers. He has an in-depth knowledge in the banking and insurance sector. This knowledge goes from the first contact with the customer to the later implementation of large projects.

David Gugelmann, CEO at Exeon Analytics  

Dr. David Gugelmann
CEO at Exeon Analytics

Dr. David Gugelmann is a security analytics researcher and the CEO of Exeon Analytics. Prior to founding the ETH spin-off company, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC) of ETH Zurich. Exeon’s software monitors IT networks similar to an alarm system to detect break-ins by hackers and provide visibility into IT activities. Large European companies rely on Exeon’s solutions, including two system relevant Swiss banks.


Portrait Rolf Bühler
Rolf Bühler
Director Europe

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Cybersecurity in Greater Zurich

Cybersecurity has grown to be one of the world’s most important areas of technology. Switzerland, particularly the Greater Zurich Area, plays a leading role in the field. ETH Zurich has one of the top five teams in the world in the field of cybersecurity and the Crypto Valley offers an innovative scene of small and mid-size companies involved in researching solutions for safer data processing. 

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