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Drone logistics: Swiss Post to establish a board of experts on safety

After a drone crashed in Zurich, Swiss Post is refining its safety processes. In addition to various other measures, Swiss Post has decided to establish a board of experts. This board will advise and guide Swiss Post regarding risk and safety management for all aspects of the drone flight operations in the future. Swiss Post’s aim is to align its risk and safety management with normal aviation standards.

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Swiss Post drone takes off again for healthcare services

Swiss Post and drone manufacturer Matternet are resuming flights for healthcare services in Zurich and Lugano. This follows the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board’s (STSB) announcement that the cause of the controlled emergency landing has been determined: a short circuit led to the incident.

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Swiss Post’s voting system put through its paces by hackers

Swiss Post will be subjecting its e-voting system to a public hacker test from 25 February to 24 March 2019. This will fulfil the directives issued by the Swiss Confederation and cantons. The test – known as an intrusion test – will allow registered IT specialists to put the system through its paces by attempting to manipulate the result of a fictitious ballot contest. Swiss Post will incorporate the results of the hacker test into the development of its e-voting system. Swiss Post publishes today the source code to its system, which independent experts can scrutinize to prepare thoroughly for the intrusion test. This rare approach is not causing any sleepless nights for Denis Morel, Head of E-voting at Swiss Post, as he reveals in our interview. But he is always curious about the creativity and sophistication of highly specialized hackers.

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