Profile: Located in the heart of Europe in the dynamic metropolitan region of the Ruhrgebiet, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) with its 20 faculties is home to over 43,000 students from over 130 countries. All the great scientific disciplines are united on one compact campus. The Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) was founded 2001 at RUB to cope with the Europe-wide deficits in the field of public research on computer security. Thanks to its broad disciplinary range, the HGI is one of the world’s leading institutions in the field of computer security research. The Chair for Systems Security headed by Prof. Thorsten Holz focuses on different topics in the area of applied computer security. This research field deals with the security of deployed systems and the analysis of real-world phenomena observed in the wild. Research topics of the group include for example software security, web security, binary analysis and similar aspects from the areas of system and network security.
Expertise and Role in CONCORDIA: Software security; systems security; network security