As more and more devices are connected, they are targeted by attackers. The project team develops new security mechanisms.
Professor Thorsten Holz, member of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, was awarded an ERC Starting Grant.
Thorsten Holz studied information technology in Aachen, where he received his Diplom degree in 2005. He obtained his doctorate at the University of Mannheim in 2009. Before he switched to RUB in 2010, he worked as a postdoc at the Institute of Computer-Aided Automation at Vienna University of Technology. In 2011, he was awarded the Heinz Maier Leibnitz Prize by the German Research Foundation. Thorsten Holz holds the Chair for Systems Security at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. He is also a member of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security.
In his ERC Starting Grant, he works on improving the security of software of devices that are connected to the Internet.