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Our core team with many years of experience leads specialists from all areas of security

Swiss Business Protection’s experts cover all areas for the protection of people & organization, infrastructure and information. We are at your side with our know-how in an advisory capacity, supporting you with targeted "do-how" in overcoming difficulties and crises.

Chris Eckert, Delegate Director of the Board and CEO

Chris Eckert has been working independently as a senior consultant, criminologist and CSO in the areas of information security, forensics and crime prevention since 2009 and teaches on these topics as well as on social engineering at recognized training institutes. He is now lecturer and head of the CAS Business Protection at the HWZ “University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration” in Zurich. He has more than 30 years of experience in criminal investigation, first as head investigator with the Zurich Cantonal Police, then as commissioner of the Federal Criminal Police in the field of organized crime. Swiss Business Protection benefits from CEO Chris Eckert's overall strategic and operational experience in white-collar crime as well as industrial espionage. Within the company, he is also responsible for the areas of investigations and forensics, as well as due diligence and eavesdropping defense.
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Marylise Schiesser, Deputy CEO, Director Forensic & Investigation

Marylise Schiesser studied forensic sciences at the University of Lausanne and successfully completed the Master of Economic Crime Investigation (MAS ECI). She gained extensive criminal knowledge and years of practical experience as a forensic scientist at the forensic service of the Cantonal Police Forces of Solothurn and Zug as well as a fraud investigator at Nationale Suisse and CSS. In addition, she completed an education in transcultural communication and mediation. Furthermore she worked for the social department of the city of Zurich in the field of conflict management in public space and social work for three years.
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Dr. iur. Reto Fanger, Board Member, Director Legal & Compliance

Reto Fanger (Dr. iur., lawyer) has been working as a lawyer since 2003, specializing in ICT, data, media and labor law. He advises companies on these topics, conducts training workshops and, if necessary, represents them throughout Switzerland in dealings with administrative, criminal investigation and judicial authorities. Reto Fanger has also been a lecturer at the University of Lucerne since 2003, a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) since 2005, and co-organizer and conference chair of the Lucerne LAW & IT Summit (LITS) at the University of Lucerne since 2017. He is also a new lecturer at the CAS Business Protection at the HWZ “University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration” in Zurich. From 2011 to 2018, Reto Fanger was also the data protection officer of the Canton of Lucerne. With his specific knowledge, is responsible at Swiss Business Protection for the areas of legal & compliance, data protection, labor law and information security.
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Wolfgang Sidler, Director IT-Security Services

Wolfgang Sidler is an information security expert with corporate and SME experience and has been working in Switzerland and abroad for more than 20 years with a focus on information security, data protection and ISO 27001 certification. In addition, he was deputy data protection officer of the Canton of Lucerne for 10 years. His international experience and practical know-how from various projects have been published in numerous publications. Wolfgang Sidler is a lecturer at the University of Lucerne, Faculty of Law, and on the advisory board of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts for the CAS/MAS Information Security program. In addition, he is now also a lecturer in the CAS Business Protection at the HWZ “University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration” in Zurich. At Swiss Business Protection, he is responsible for cyber security, audits, ISO 27001 certification and information security.
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Thomas Winkler, Board Member, Director Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) and Company Protection

With his profound knowledge and wide-ranging experience, Thomas Winkler covers a broad spectrum of topics ranging from information technology and digitalisation to digital marketing and leadership. He is an early adopter in digital transformation and applications of new technologies.
For the past 20 years, he was a member of the executive board of Switzerland Tourism, where he headed Digital Management and IT department. In his role, Winkler was responsible for all digital platforms as well as for the global digital marketing & consulting.
Before joining Switzerland Tourism, he served at Oracle Corporation in various positions as Principal Consultant and eventually as Business Development Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He studied Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Brugg Windisch and graduated as a Computer Science Engineer FH. Afterwards, ongoing further training in the areas of leadership, IT project management and Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM).
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