UPC places great importance on teaching its customers, employees and partners to use digital media safely. Through various projects, we pass on our knowledge and give everyone the opportunity to come into contact with digital media.
More secure and trusted access to services on the Internet is an important concern for UPC. For this reason, we are a founding member of the Swiss Security Alliance (SISA).
SISA is supported by leading Swiss companies and organisations. The multi-sector partnership aims to combine the strengths of the members’ commitment to making Switzerland a safe place to surf the web and to stand up to cyber criminals.
The Swiss Internet Security Alliance is supported by organisations from the telecommunications industry
(UPC, asut, Hostpoint, Sunrise, Swisscom), the financial sector (Centralway, Credit Suisse, Migros Bank, PostFinance, Raiffeisen, Swisscard, UBS, Viseca), education (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, SWITCH) and security (cyscon Schweiz) and is open to further interested parties.
To mark the founding of the association, SISA launched a Security Check, with which users can check and optimise their computers. The Swiss Security Check is free and can be accessed at www.swiss-isa.ch.
The increasing relevance of digital products is boosting business and accelerating change in society. As a provider of digital products UPC also bears a great responsibility.
This entails, aside from enabling access, responding to customers’ needs and promoting good conduct in the digital world. In particular, it also includes active protection of minors from harmful media on a daily basis, and data security for all users.
Every year, we provide the Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Trogen AR with the FM frequency band of 106.1 MHz in the city of St. Gallen for free. For three weeks each year, 8 to 18 year-old children and young people in the St. Gallen/Appenzell region can take to the airwaves thanks to the “power”-mobile – a radio station on wheels. During this period they present their own programmes focusing on interculturalism, children’s rights and anti-racism. But music and fun topics are not forgotten. Although supported by qualified staff from the children’s village, the young broadcasters are responsible for their own editorial content.