Cyber security has many sub-areas and areas of application. At the Cyber Campus NRW you will find experts with the following areas of specialisation:

Prof. Dr. Nico Hochgeschwender

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Professur für Robotik, Autonome Systeme und deren Sicherheit

Prof. Dr. Karl Jonas

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Professor für Multimedia-Kommunikation, Leiter des Lernlabors Cybersicherheit

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Prof. Dr. Gudrun Stockmanns

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Professor at the Cyber Management Campus of the Hochschule Niederrhein and Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Prof. Dr. Nico Hochgeschwender
“Ich erforsche Methoden und Werkzeuge zur systematischen Risikobewertung und Entwicklung von verlässlichen und autonomen Robotersystemen, die sich dadurch auszeichnen, dass sie auch in Anwesenheit von Cyber-Angriffen fähig sind, ihre Aufgaben sicher und zuverlässig durchzuführen.”
Prof. Dr. Karl Jonas
“Verschlüsselung und Datenschutz werden in zukünftigen IT-Systemen eine Voraussetzung für deren Akzeptanz und Erfolg sein.”
Prof. Dr. Gudrun Stockmanns
“The saying “prevention is better than cure”, which has been known in the field of medicine since Hippocrates, can also be applied to IT security. The design and development of hardware and software is of corresponding importance here.”

Prof. Dr. Luigi Lo Iacono

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Professor für Informationssicherheit, Daten- und Anwendungssicherheit

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lemke-Rust

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Professorin für Informationssicherheit

Prof. Dr.-Ing. René Treibert

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Head of Clavis – Institute for Information Security at the Hochschule Niederrhein

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Lemke-Rust
“In einer modernen freiheitlichen Gesellschaft brauchen Cybersicherheit und Privatheit einander, um Vertrauen in digitale Dienste aufbauen zu können.”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. René Treibert
“Our society is becoming increasingly digitised. Sensitive data is stored on a wide variety of electronic media and exchanged through a number of networks. This means that there are many points of attack for criminals to damage companies, be it by means of theft, blackmail, alteration of sensitive data or by damaging the IT infrastructure. For this reason we need a growing number of new experts to provide protection.”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Meuser

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Professor at the Cyber Management Campus and Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Hochschule Niederrhein

Prof. Dr. Elmar Padilla

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Professor für Cybersicherheit: Analyse und Bekämpfung von Malware

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Quade

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Technical Data Processing, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cyber Management Campus Mönchengladbach

Prof. Dr. Thomas Meuser
“The threats to our vital IT infrastructures are omnipresent and becoming more and more dramatic. The decisive factor in containing them is an excellently trained workforce for all areas of activity involving IT systems in business, government and society. Young people who are just starting their studies as well as employees of companies and organisations can acquire these necessary skills at the Cyber Campus NRW.”
Prof. Dr. Elmar Padilla
“Nimmt man die Zahlen von AV-Test als Referenz, so sind wir 2020 mit 130 Millionen neuen Malware-Samples konfrontiert worden. Um uns vor dieser Bedrohung schützen zu können, sind effiziente Methoden nötig, um Malware analysieren und neutralisieren zu können. Genau solche Methoden erforschen wir im Kontext des Cybercampus NRW.”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Quade
“The bad news is that the threat to our IT systems is constantly increasing. The good news is that if IT security is taken into account at the design stage and encompasses the entire life cycle, especially regarding operation, we can secure devices and systems.”

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mehrtens

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Professor at the Cyber Management Campus of the Hochschule Niederrhein

Prof. Markus Ullmann

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Honorarprofessor für Informationssicherheit Referatsleiter Technologische Grundlagen elektronischer Identitäten beim BSI

Prof. Dr. Marcus Niemietz

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Professor at the Cyber Management Campus of the Hochschule Niederrhein and the Faculty of Business and Economics

Prof. Dr. Matthias Mehrtens
“The topic of information security has now become a top priority. Digitisation and information security have evolved together over the years.”
Prof. Dr. Marcus Niemietz
“The Cyber Security Campus NRW offers a foundation that is of enormous importance in today’s world: practical research that helps the economy to be equipped against the attackers of tomorrow.”

Florian Dehling

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Forschungsgebiet Usable Security & Privacy

Ruben Gonzalez

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Doktorand am Institut für Sicherheitsforschung

M. Sc. Erfan Koza

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Doctoral student at the Clavis Institute for Information Security at the Hochschule Niederrhein

Florian Dehling
“Ich forsche an gebrauchstauglichen Lösungen für Sicherheit und Privatheit in webbasierten Systemen.”
Ruben Gonzalez
“Unfortunately, 2048-bit keys cannot prevent people from sending their credit card numbers to Nigerian princes. I think that 2049-bit keys might solve the problem.” [James Mickens]
M. Sc. Erfan Koza
“Information security focuses on the holistic view, i.e. the triangulation of the factors IT security, organisational security and individual security practices. Ultimately this should make one thing clear – the security of IT systems is only guaranteed if the aspects and security mechanisms are all complementary, efficiently designed and coordinated and correctly implemented in operational and private environments.”

M. Sc. Asiye Öztürk

Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences

Doctoral student at the Clavis Institute for Information Security at Hochschule Niederrhein

Jan Tolsdorf

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Forschungsgebiet Usable Privacy & Security

Stephan Wiefling

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Doktorand, Forschungsgebiet Usable Security, Authentifizierung

M. Sc. Asiye Öztürk
“The progression of ATP attacks and professionalisation in cybercrime require real-time based and intelligent defence methods, which in turn will permanently change the way of thinking and acting in the cyber defence fields of the future.”
Stephan Wiefling
“Ich forsche an risikobasierter Authentifizierung. Damit können wir die Sicherheit von passwortbasierter Authentifizierung erhöhen, ohne dass Nutzerinnen und Nutzer sie dabei als störend empfinden.”