The Internet of Things is a new technology paradigm consisting of a global network of machines and devices with the ability to interact with each other. Due to the significant increases in efficiency, increasing business areas are becoming dependent on the technology. This dependency makes IoT applications a lucrative target for attackers, which is why security issues need to be considered from the start.
We, PHYSEC GmbH, are a young deep-tech company from Bochum. As a spin-off of the renowned Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) in Bochum, we look at IoT security holistically from the perspective of research, regulatory authorities and industry. We develop key technologies necessary for the full development of the powerful potential of the new technology paradigm.
Our largest business area is the economically efficient and secure digitization of infrastructures in the energy and water industries. We not only offer our customers state-of-the-art transmission technologies, we also offer solutions for their safe use in regulated areas. In contrast to the widespread standard solutions, compliance with the relevant industry standards and the requirements of the GDPR, the BSI and ENISA is not a problem with PHYSEC. This makes us the partner for municipal utilities when it comes to the secure digitization of supply networks.
In 2016, Christian Zenger and Heiko Koepke founded our company, which manufactures industry-leading products, employs 45 people and has received multiple awards.
Our in-depth knowledge of communications technology and applied cryptography forms the basis of our solutions. Learn more about Physical Layer Security and why it's so important for the Internet of Things.
Fairness, respect, personal responsibility and an innovation-promoting error culture - on this basis we create a motivating and inspiring working environment for people who want to make a difference.
Our interdisciplinary team consists of security engineers, security analysts, IT specialists, RF developers, marketing professionals, HR managers and finance experts.
Find out more about what working in our young and international team with flat hierarchies looks like. With us, employees and their ideas and suggestions are individually promoted.
Due to our roots and continuous research in the IT security field, it is in the nature of PHYSEC to be one step ahead of the state of the art in IoT security. Our renowned research partners (e.g. Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy Horst-Görtz-Institute) help us to be one step ahead of the state of the art.
"Mind-blowing Company! Awsome employees, motivating and very interesting projects, future-oriented and sustainable. Hooked!"
Benedikt Hirschfelder PhD, Head of Marketing, Sales and CRM
"PHYSEC is a fast growing company and a great employer! The management team really cares about each individual, welcomes creativity and sets a good example. The superiors are very friendly and supportive."
Yuliia Mykytenko, Marketing Manager
"There are no limits for me at PHYSEC. I can familiarise myself with new, exciting topics, receive targeted support and can take on responsibility."
Niclas Dern, Studentische Hilfskraft