The origins of PHYSEC lie at Horst Görtz Institute for it-security (HGI) in Bochum. The research findings of Dr. Christian Zenger at the chair for embedded security of Prof. Dr. Christof Paar generated the background for the development of our security solutions.
Through the unique combination of applied cryptography and telecommunication engineering PHYSEC offers innovative security solutions for IoT applications based on latest research findings. Compared to conventional cryptography PHYSEC represents a fundamental differentiable it-security-paradigm that reaches security goals through the measurement of characteristics of the electromagnetic radio channel and the use of the physical condition and environment of a device. With our innovative security and connectivity concepts, we facilitate the implementation of digital business models with superlatively it-security and at the same time elementary application. By doing so, we ensure our customers’ digital self-determination.
For our solutions and business model PHYSEC GmbH has been awarded several times. To ensure our technological and scientific lead, PHYSEC is involved in international research projects together with Princeton University, Harvard University, and Ruhr-University Bochum and – on a national level – with Free University Berlin and Technical University 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.
PGP — key: 40E72681
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.
PGP — key: 8077380F
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.