Risk-based Planning of Security Measures for the Protection of the Swiss Defence Infrastructure

  • Franz Niederhaeuser
  • Peter Christen
  • Matthias Holenstein
Conference paper


The Swiss defence infrastructure must be protected in both normal and special situations. A risk-based security concept helps the authorities to identify threats, estimate possible damage and evaluate counter-measures on a cost/benefit basis. The conceptual framework, the methodology and aspects of implementation are described in this paper.


Security Measure Terrorist Group Special Force Normal Situation Major Incident 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Niederhaeuser
    • 1
  • Peter Christen
    • 2
  • Matthias Holenstein
    • 2
  1. 1.Swiss Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS)Division for Information Security and Facility Protection (DISFP)BernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Safety and Security PlanningErnst Basler + Partners Ltd., Consulting EngineersZollikonSwitzerland

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