Cyber Resilience
Network for
the Canton of Zurich

The goal of CYRENZH is to conduct interdisciplinary research in collaboration with institutions in the Canton of Zurich. This includes considering both technical aspects of cybersecurity (such as cryptography, computer science, information systems) and non-technical aspects (such as psychology, sociology, politics).


The University of Zurich (UZH) and Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) are developing joint educational programs in the field of cybersecurity. This includes lectures at the bachelor’s and master’s levels, summer schools, a PhD network, and further education offerings such as CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) and MAS (Master of Advanced Studies).

Volunteer Network

Our vision is to establish an independent and non-combatant organization that collaborates in coordinated efforts with government teams of cybersecurity experts.

Complex issues can only be tackled through constructive and constant knowledge exchange among diverse and open-minded partners. In an environment where new technologies, policies, and actors constantly emerge, cherished solutions that worked at one time in a given context quickly become obsolete. While it can be difficult to accept that cyber security is like tilting at windmills, it may be comforting to know that we all – governments, industry, and civil society alike – are all sitting in the same boat. CYRENZH seeks to enable collaboration and exchange between partners in the Canton of Zurich and beyond to empower the most adaptive force to prepare for and recover from cyber incidents: People.

Through research, education, and our network, CYRENZH engages its partners in active collaboration to anticipate and prepare against emerging risks for our everyday lifes.

Get in Touch

We want to connect with you! Whether you are a citizen, a student, a teacher, a researcher, a government, corporate or NGO-representative – contact us with any idea or suggestion you have!

Join our growing network!