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Roger Halbheer is Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft covering Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and The Netherlands. In this role, he acts as a trusted advisor to C-level executives in the commercial and private sectors and has established relationships with industry leaders, security communities and government and intelligence agencies across the world. Roger is a regular speaker at industry events and has worked with national and international print and broadcast media both to represent Microsoft and provide expert comment on security issues.
Before re-joining Microsoft in 2018 he was a Managing Director for Accenture Security working in the Austria, Switzerland, Germany region and additionally responsible for the global cybersecurity alliance between Accenture and Microsoft.
Until 2015 he was the Head of Group Security (Chief Security Officer) at Swisscom. He was responsible for the security strategy of the overall Swisscom Group in close collaboration with the group’s companies.
Before, Roger was Microsoft’s Worldwide Chief Security Advisor. He joined Microsoft as the Chief Security Advisor Switzerland and was promoted to Chief Security Advisor Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in 2007. From 2010, Roger led Microsoft’s worldwide team of Chief Security Advisors who work with national organizations – including governments, law enforcement and intelligence agencies – on information technology issues and strategies.
A Swiss national, Roger holds a Master of Computer Science degree from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). Before joining Microsoft, he was responsible for e-Business Risk Management at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Switzerland. He lives in Zurich and is married with two sons.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Disclaimer” tab_id=”1443469724701-90b20237-2571″][vc_column_text]Whenever I reference an article in my blog post, I typically use the picture from the original article as well as I want to show appreciation for their work. I only use these pictures in these limited cases.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]