Our Sto­ry Our Sto­ry
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 Zenger

Dr. Christian Zenger

CEO

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.

email: christian.zenger@physec.de

PGP-Key: 40E72681

Dr. Heiko Koepke

Dr. Heiko Koepke

CFO

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. 

Email: heiko.koepke@physec.de

PGP-Key: 8077380F

Prof. Dr. Christof Paar

Prof. Dr. Christof Paar

Advi­so­ry

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

Willi Mannheims

Advi­so­ry

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.