Andreas Schneider born and raised in Munich, Germany, entered the field of IT Security at an early stage. Having completed his apprenticeship (System Programmer), he soon was responsible for a regional bank institute's entire mainframe landscape security. He continued specializing in the field of IT Security and IT Risk Management ever since throughout different roles and branches and after more than 10 years of international experience currently holds the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SRG SSR, Switzerland's nationwide broadcasting corporation. He further holds several well-respected professional certifications, such as the C-CISO, CISM, CISSP, and is also certified in ISO 27001 as well as ITIL V3. He lives with his wife in Zurich, Switzerland.