Research — scientific projects and cooperations
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.
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.
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.
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.