Gyrfos

Swiss Agency for Strategic Security and Intelligence
Specialists in handling delicate tasks.
About
Our company's headquarters is located in Zurich, in the heart of Europe. This, combined with our international connections and interests, allows us to effectively handle complex and confidential tasks at an international level.
  • Our mission
    We are committed to ensuring peace and security on a global level by providing premium services in the areas of security, personal intelligence, analytics, crisis resolution, logistics, cybersecurity, and consulting. Our mission is to help companies and government entities effectively counter modern threats, enhancing their resilience and operational efficiency.
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  • Our specialists
    Our management team includes nationally and globally respected specialists with many years of experience in elite military intelligence units, special services, counter-terrorism units, national police, and more. Our team of analysts is fluent in multiple languages and combines years of experience in this field.
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  • Our approach
    We practice a personalized approach to each client. The expertise of our specialists is complemented by our unique developments, Web Intelligence, and Virtual HUMINT, while linguistic knowledge ensures a nuanced understanding and interpretation of texts. The high level of professionalism of our team sets strict standards of confidentiality and quality, enabling us to effectively handle the most complex and sensitive tasks.
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Our services
Our team
  • Siegfried Sokolovskiy
    President of ZKM Swiss Protection AG,
    Biodinamics AG, Agency Gyrfos
    Over the past 35 years, Siegfried has proven himself to be an outstanding specialist in crisis management and strategic security. His in-depth knowledge of managing complex industrial and infrastructure projects has enabled him to successfully manage economic challenges, ensuring stability and development in a dynamically changing environment.

    Siegfried has devoted more than 25 years of his professional career to the development of international cooperation and social and political activities, including participation in projects aimed at the education and cultural development of young people. This emphasizes his commitment to creating the conditions for the comprehensive development of the next generations and preparing them to lead in a complex world.

    Siegfried actively works to strengthen international ties and build bridges between cultures, applying his expertise to contemporary challenges, including security and stability. His work and commitment to security innovation have a significant impact on social and economic development internationally.
  • Valentin Leinonen
    CPO of Biodinamics AG, Agency Gyrfos
    Valentin has over 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship and stands out for his deep commitment to developing solutions that fully meet user needs. His professional approach is characterized by outstanding analytical skills, allowing him to accurately forecast market trends and effectively adapt to changing conditions.

    Throughout his career, Valentin has gained significant experience in sales, enabling him to successfully manage commercial processes and implement innovative strategies to enhance business efficiency. His ability to manage crisis situations demonstrates not only his capacity to remain calm and rational under pressure but also his professional qualities focused on minimizing risks and ensuring stability.

    Valentin constantly strives to improve his professional skills and expand his knowledge, allowing him to successfully implement complex projects and make significant contributions to the company's development.
  • David Tsur
    Major General (Police) Ret.
    David Tzur is an outstanding expert in law enforcement and counter-terrorism, with extensive experience in international security, participating in key operations and missions worldwide. In Israel, David held several crucial positions, including Commissioner of the Tel Aviv Police, Commander of the Border Police, and Head of the Counter-Terrorism Unit Yamam, where he implemented advanced methods for combating terrorism and enhancing public safety.

    In his career, he has actively consulted on international initiatives aimed at strengthening global security. David Tzur led numerous significant missions, including planning security for the visit of Pope John Paul II to Israel, the Maccabiah Games, and the Olympic Games in Atlanta, demonstrating exceptional managerial abilities and a deep understanding of the complex aspects of international security.

    His insightful approach and strategic vision in national and international security matters have helped shape policies and practices that are now actively used by law enforcement agencies worldwide. David Tzur remains a sought-after expert and consultant, whose knowledge and experience continue to make significant contributions to the development of the security field on the international stage.
  • Eli Arazi
    Brigadier General (Police) Ret.
    Eli Arazi, former head of the Tel Aviv District Police, has established himself as a leading expert in international terrorism and crime. With over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing complex security projects and managing high-level police operations, Eli Arazi has built a powerful network of contacts with international security agencies, enabling him to successfully coordinate joint operations and information exchange on a global level. His significant contributions to counter-terrorism included a key role as a specialist in the Israeli National Counter-Terrorism Headquarters, where he applied his knowledge and skills to develop strategies to counter terrorist threats.

    Eli Arazi has also been actively involved in developing and implementing innovative investigative methods and preventive measures aimed at reducing crime rates and enhancing public safety. His strategic approach and deep understanding of the dynamics of international crime and terrorism make him a sought-after lecturer and consultant in the field of security.

    Eli Arazi continues to be an active participant in the international security community, sharing his knowledge and experience to train the next generation of specialists in counter-terrorism and crime prevention.
  • Isaac Azar
    Captain (Navy) Ret.
    Isaac Azar, a graduate of the Israeli Naval Academy, has over 25 years of experience in maritime operations, including conducting rescue missions and maritime construction projects. As an active reservist in the Israeli Naval Command, he specializes in counter-terrorism maritime operations and is a recognized expert in security systems for local communities and rural areas.

    In his professional career, Azar has demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities, becoming the chairman of the security committee for the Sdot Dan Regional Council, which serves 170,000 residents. He developed and currently manages the entire security system for this council, ensuring the protection and safety of the population.

    With his extensive experience and deep knowledge in maritime security, Isaac Azar has significantly contributed to the development and implementation of innovative solutions aimed at enhancing the efficiency and safety of maritime and coastal operations. His professional approach and constant pursuit of improving security systems make him a valuable asset for any organization seeking to enhance its level of protection and emergency preparedness.
  • Zafrir Nir
    Brigadier General (Police) Ret. Border Military Police Forces
    Zafrir Nir, a retired Brigadier General, has an outstanding background in military and police activities. He served in the ranks of the Border Military Police and held several key positions, highlighting his significant contributions to Israel's national security.

    Zafrir was the head of the command of the Israeli Police's counter-terrorism unit, known as "YAMAM." Under his leadership, the unit conducted numerous successful operations aimed at preventing terrorist acts and ensuring public safety. His strategic vision and tactical skills significantly enhanced the effectiveness of counter-terrorism efforts in the region.

    In addition, Zafrir Nir served as the head of the Border Command for the Jerusalem District, where he was responsible for the security of one of the country's most sensitive and strategically important regions. His managerial abilities and deep understanding of local dynamics helped strengthen defensive measures at the borders and improve the safety of the population.

    Beyond his operational activities, Zafrir also took on the role of head of the Israeli Police Academy, where he made a significant contribution to training new generations of law enforcement officers. In this role, he actively developed educational programs, raised professional standards, and fostered a culture of continuous learning among police personnel.

    These roles underscore the breadth of his professional experience and deep understanding of national and public security issues, making him an outstanding leader in the fields of law enforcement and state protection.
  • Shllomo Shachat
    Captain (Navy) (ret.) Military & Maritime Systems
    Shlomo Shachat, a retired Navy Captain, is a recognized expert in military and naval systems. He has extensive experience in the military technology industry, particularly in the development of weapon systems and maritime electronic technologies. As the former head of the Development Department in the Israeli Navy, Shachat made significant contributions to the modernization of the naval fleet by implementing several critical defense technology projects.

    A graduate of the Israeli Naval Academy, Shlomo not only demonstrated outstanding academic achievements but also applied his knowledge practically by developing advanced counter-terrorism systems. His work spans a wide range of defensive measures, including the design and implementation of comprehensive coastal and maritime defense systems, significantly enhancing national security at sea.

    Through his innovations in electronic and defense systems, Shachat has greatly strengthened Israel's maritime capabilities by deploying solutions that enhance the readiness and responsiveness of the naval forces in the face of constantly evolving threats. This includes the development and deployment of integrated communication systems, fire control, and radar systems, improving coordination and control of complex maritime operations.

    Shlomo Shachat's professionalism and tireless work have earned him respect both in Israel and internationally, establishing him as one of the leading specialists in maritime defense technologies.
  • Yaniv Feldman
    Yaniv is an entrepreneur with a successful track record of creating and developing innovative projects in the technology sector. He is the founder of Geektime, Israel's largest technology media outlet, and One Alpha, a company specializing in cryptocurrency data analysis and research, which was acquired by First Digital Assets Group.

    Currently, Yaniv holds a key role at T.Global, where he is responsible for operations management and product development. With his extensive technical experience, Yaniv has also successfully served as Regional Director for Security Products at Microsoft and as a cybersecurity consultant for several leading technology companies.

    Yaniv holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Derby, with a specialization in the history of economics. His academic and professional background has contributed to his deep understanding of technology and management, making him a valuable leader in innovative and technological initiatives.
  • Naor Haim
    Cybersecurity Expert at Biodinamics AG
    Naor Haim is a recognized specialist in cybersecurity with over a decade of experience in physical and information security. His professional journey includes significant achievements in Operational Technology (OT) Cyber Security, where Naor demonstrates deep knowledge and practical skills in protecting critical infrastructures.

    In his roles as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Data Protection Officer (DPO), Naor Haim has effectively managed teams and projects aimed at minimizing information threats and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements in data protection. His competencies include the development and implementation of security strategies, conducting audits and compliance checks, and deploying advanced technological solutions to safeguard valuable data and systems.

    Naor holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree, further strengthening his understanding of the managerial aspects of security. His approach to cybersecurity is characterized by thorough analysis, innovative thinking, and a commitment to continuous learning and professional growth.

    Naor Haim actively participates in the development of industry standards and cybersecurity methodologies, contributing to the overall resilience and security in the digital age.
  • S.A.
    S.A. began his career as a team commander in the prestigious Unit 8200 of the IDF, where he excelled in information gathering and analysis. After completing his military service, he continued his professional journey at the Israel Security Agency (ISA), where he successfully held the position of communications analyst, demonstrating outstanding abilities in analyzing and interpreting complex data.

    In 2005, Mr. S.A. co-founded TerSensCy, companies specializing in cyber threats and cyber intelligence. Under his leadership, these companies achieved significant success and were acquired by VS Corporation in 2017. At VS, S.A. held the strategically important position of Vice President of Cyber Threat Intelligence and Head of the T/S group, where he continued to develop innovative approaches to cyber threat protection and cybersecurity management on an international level.

    S.A. holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management from the Ruppin Academic Center. His academic background and professional experience have played a key role in his ability to manage complex projects and develop strategies in the high-tech industry.

    S.A. is known for his strategic vision and leadership qualities, which have enabled him to elevate his teams to new levels of professionalism and innovation in the field of cyber intelligence and security.
  • J.G.
    J.G. concluded his remarkable military career in the United States Army after nearly 30 years of service, including 29 years and 8 months of active duty. During his service, his most significant role was as the Chief of Plans and Operations in G3 at the U.S. Department of the Army/U.S. Army Nuclear and Chemical Agency (USANCA), where he specialized in countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and nuclear operations.

    Throughout his military career, J.G. held numerous command and staff positions, including roles in engineering units, counter-improvised explosive device (CIED) operations, and countering weapons of mass destruction (CWMD) activities. He participated in combat operations such as "Desert Storm" and "Operation Iraqi Freedom" in 2003 and 2005, respectively. From 2009 to 2012, J.G. led the development of NATO's CIED capabilities to support enhanced security measures in Afghanistan and later served as a senior CIED advisor at NATO's Allied Command Transformation.

    Until recently, he represented the Department of Defense at the FBI FVEY Counter-IED Threats (C3) Cooperative Center at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, where he served from 2018 to 2023.
  • K.P.
    Retired Chief Superintendent, Senior CIED Analyst, and Post-Blast Analyst
    K.P. served 37 years as one of the leading experts in post-blast investigations and bomb disposal operations. Since 1986, he has held positions as commander of several bomb disposal units, demonstrating outstanding leadership qualities and deep technical knowledge.

    From 2017 to 2020, K.P. led post-blast investigation teams and bomb disposal laboratories in the Israel Police Bomb Disposal Division, successfully managing critical operations to investigate and neutralize threats. From 2013 to 2017, he served as the Head of Training and Operations in the same division, where he implemented innovative training and operational methodologies.

    Between 2010 and 2013, K.P. commanded the bomb disposal units of the Northern District, strengthening security in one of the country's most strategically important regions. He also led the central team of the Crisis Negotiation Unit from 2013 to 2020, specializing in resolving extreme situations through negotiation processes.

    K.P. is a certified international explosion investigator, accredited by the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI). He also holds a Master's degree in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security from the University of Richman in Israel, highlighting his academic commitment and dedication to continuous professional development in the field of security.
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