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Our Mission

Why we exist

To deliver industry-leading cybersecurity, data privacy and compliance services for the efficient and cost-effective reduction of risk.

Our Vision

What we aspire to be

The partner of choice for clients and technology vendors seeking certified subject matter expertise and execution excellence in the field of cybersecurity, data privacy, risk management and compliance.

Our values

The principles that guide us



Commitment to the integrity, trust and moral code of the cybersecurity and data privacy profession



Adoption of the agile mindset and core values of respect, collaboration, adaptability and the delivery of value to our clients



Demonstrable experience in highly regulated business sectors and a professionally certified pool of subject matter expertise

Execution excellence

Execution excellence

Continuous enhancement of our capabilities in the areas of collaboration, productivity and client satisfaction

Our Promise

What to expect from a MOD1 engagement

Our structured approach ensures consistent and measurable results

Our subject matter experts are professionally certified and committed to continuous learning and professional development.

We focus on critical information assets for the efficient, cost-effective reduction of risk.

Work with us to build your cybersecurity and data privacy programs from the ground up or as a complement to your existing capabilities.

Our customised GRC software provides dashboards, metrics and management reporting.

We select controls from multiple frameworks and tailor or solutions to your organisational risk profile and business objectives.

Our focus

Business sectors we serve

MOD1 Consulting - Basel - Health Care Providers

Health Care Providers

MOD1 Consulting - Basel - Digital Life Science

Digital Life Sciences

MOD1 Consulting - Basel - StartUps

Digital Life Sciences Start-Ups


CEO Profile


Dylan Johnston is one of Switzerland’s leading cybersecurity, privacy, risk management and compliance experts. His strong academic background (M.Sc Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London) and in-depth technical expertise are complemented by over 20 years experience in the design, execution and management of security and privacy programs for organisations in highly regulated business sectors (pharmaceuticals, digital health, banking and telecommunications), where the adoption of a risk-based approach to the protection of critical information assets is central to corporate missions and business success.

Dylan’s work for organisations such as AT&T, Swisscom, United Nations, Bank for International Settlements and Hoffmann-La Roche has equipped him with unique insight into how information security and privacy principles can be injected into the culture of an organisation and that of the entities (customers, patients, businesses, research institutions and governments) with whom it exchanges sensitive data.

Our People

Dylan Johnston M.Sc.

Chief Executive Officer & Cybersecurity, Privacy, Risk and Compliance Consultant

Marielle Johnston

Co-Founder & Head of Business Development

Stephane Lorandel M.Sc.

Cyberecurity, Privacy, Risk and Compliance Consultant

Mark Perkins

Cybersecurity, Privacy, Risk and Compliance Consultant

Dr. Peter Meier

Strategic Advisor & Member of the Board

Trusted by multinational corporations in highly regulated business sectors

Our founder and CEO is a multi-domain expert with over 20 years of experience designing, executing and managing cybersecurity and data privacy projects for multinational telecommunications, financial services, intergovernmental, and digital health corporations.

Emily Luvison, Genentech
Principal Lead, Cybersecurity Compliance Digital Health Technologies

Dylan is a pleasure to work with and would be an excellent addition to any organisation's security, privacy and risk management efforts. His approach pairs in-depth technical expertise with a strategic mindset to drive comprehensive, scalable and impactful solutions.

Roche Information Solutions
Head of Cybersecurity, Privacy, Risk Management and Compliance

Mr Johnston possesses excellent specialist knowledge and extensive professional experience in his area. He has a highly analytical, conceptual and pragmatic mindset. We were very satisfied with the quality of his work. The quantitative results were remarkable.

United Nations International Computing Centre
Head of Network Support Unit

Dylan is a team player with excellent organisational skills. He is hard-working, responsible, polite and honest. I highly recommend Dylan and am convinced that he would be an asset to any organisation.

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Ascensia Diabetes Care
Director of IT Security and Risk Management

Mr Johnston has excellent professional skills which he applied very successfully. He worked productively and efficiently to achieve high-quality results.

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John Dunne
Chief Product Officer

MOD1's guidance and participation throughout the audit engagement helped assure the auditors that we are taking the appropriate measures to protect sensitive personal data and business information assets. We highly recommend MOD1 as a trusted partner for providing cybersecurity, privacy, risk and compliance consulting services.


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