The origins of PHYSEC can be traced back to the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) in Bochum. There, the research and dissertation results of Dr. Christian Zenger at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Christof Paar for Embedded Security served as the foundation for the development of our security solutions.
Through the unique combination of applied cryptography and communications engineering, PHYSEC offers innovative security solutions based on the latest research results for applications in the Internet of Things. Compared to classical cryptography, PHYSEC thus presents a fundamentally differentiable IT security paradigm that achieves security goals by gauging properties of the electromagnetic radio channel and using the physical condition as well as the environment of a device. With our innovative security and connectivity concepts, we enable the implementation of digital business models with highest IT security as well as ease of use at the same time, contributing to the digital self-determination of our customers.
PHYSEC has received several awards for our solutions and business model. To maintain our technological and scientific edge, we are active in international research projects with Princeton University, Harvard University and Ruhr University Bochum, among others, as well as on a national level with the Freie Universität Berlin and the Technische Universität Berlin.
Dr. Christian ZengerCEO
Dr. Heiko KoepkeCFO
Prof. Dr. Christof PaarAdvisory
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.
Dr. Heiko Koepke
Dr. Heiko Koepke is CFO and founder of PHYSEC GmbH and enrooted with the Ruhrgebiet since his childhood. He received his doctorate at the chair of controlling of Ruhr-University Bochum. He is an expert for business development, entrepreneurship, financial controlling and innovation management.
Prof. Dr. Christof Paar
Prof. Dr. Christof Paar is university chair holder of Embedded Security at the Ruhr-University Bochum as well as Affiliated Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is also founder of many IT-security concerns.
Willi Mannheims is a successful founder, CEO, and investor in the field of information theory and IT-security with more than 25 years of experience.