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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

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.

Reto Fanger

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.

Heinrich Schneider

Heinrich Schneider has been working independently as a senior consultant and trainer since 2011, advising companies and organizations on security structures, crisis preparation and management, and duty of care. He trains personnel on how to behave in an insecure environment, in sensitive situations and emergencies and is a lecturer at the CAS Business Protection at the HWZ “University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration” in Zurich. Heinrich Schneider was head of international police reform operations at the Federal Office of Police for 10 years, a member of the federal government's crisis committee for hostage-taking and extortion, and worked in many countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to international police leadership training, he brings over 30 years of security sector experience to Swiss Business Protection and is responsible for emergency/crisis management, travel safety, and know-how and property protection.

Wolfgang Sidler

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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