Research — scientific projects and cooperations

To main­tain our tech­no­lo­gi­cal and sci­en­ti­fic pro­gress, PHYSEC is invol­ved in various natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal rese­arch projects. 

On an inter­na­tio­nal level, we are con­duc­ting rese­arch tog­e­ther with Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty, Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty and Ruhr Uni­ver­si­ty Bochum in the joint pro­ject ‘Vir­tu­al Pro­of of Rea­li­ty for Nuclear War­head Dis­ar­ma­ment Sce­n­a­ri­os’, by which a modern tech­no­lo­gy for secu­ring the inte­gri­ty of a phy­si­cal envi­ron­ment is deve­lo­ped. By employ­ing this tech­no­lo­gy, it is pos­si­ble to super­vi­se and veri­fy the nuclear dis­ar­ma­ment pro­cess of Sta­tes without rely­ing on a trust­worthy third par­ty. The aim is to con­firm the state­ment that a nuclear wea­pon remains in place and has not been moved or repla­ced without fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on about the natu­re of the wea­pon being dis­c­lo­sed. You can find addi­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on about this pro­ject here.

Secu­re­Fog: Pro­tec­ting ser­vices and data on the Inter­net of Things (BMBF)

The rese­arch pro­ject Secu­re­Fog is fun­ded by the Ger­man Federal Minis­try of Edu­ca­ti­on and Rese­arch (BMBF) and is a joint pro­ject bet­ween aze­ti Net­works AG, Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin, Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin and PHYSEC GmbH. In order to avoid bot­t­len­ecks in the trans­fer of data via data cen­ters and to impro­ve the effi­ci­en­cy of data pro­ces­sing, we are working on the deve­lo­p­ment of a secu­re fog lay­er, the bounda­ry bet­ween end devices and the cloud, as part of this pro­ject. We want to enab­le seam­less data exchan­ge inde­pen­dent of data cen­ters and pro­vi­de a secu­re, effi­ci­ent and fle­xi­ble plat­form for the Inter­net of Things. For more infor­ma­ti­on, see here.

PROPHYLAXE: Pro­vi­ding Phy­si­cal-Lay­er Secu­ri­ty for the Inter­net of Things (BMBF)

The rese­arch pro­ject’ PROPHYLAXE’, in which we were an acti­ve part­ner, dealt with effi­ci­ent key manage­ment for more secu­ri­ty on the Inter­net of Things. In asso­cia­ti­on with Robert Bosch GmbH, ESCRYPT GmbH, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bochum, of the Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den and Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Kai­sers­lau­tern we have deve­lo­ped new methods for the encryp­ti­on of data during radio trans­mis­si­on and based on this a con­cept for the key estab­lish­ment for secu­re, wire­less trans­mis­si­on bet­ween sen­sors in the IoT. This means that manu­al key ent­ry is no lon­ger necessa­ry and keys can be exch­an­ged at short inter­vals. Fiel­ds of app­li­ca­ti­on are home and buil­ding auto­ma­ti­on, tele­me­di­ci­ne or manu­fac­tu­ring auto­ma­ti­on. Learn here more about it.
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Dr. Christian Zenger

Dr. Christian Zenger


Dr. Chris­ti­an Zen­ger is CEO and foun­der of PHYSEC GmbH. He is born in colo­gne and came over Bos­ten to Bochum. Dr. Zen­ger deve­lo­pes infor­­ma­­ti­on-theo­­re­­ti­­cal and radio chan­­nel-bases secu­ri­ty solu­ti­ons and is inven­tor of various wire­less phy­­si­­cal-lay­­er-secu­­ri­­ty pro­ce­du­res for the IoT ecosystem.


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