This year, PHYSEC – a spin-off from HGI at the Ruhr University Bochum – received the first prize of the 7th German IT Security Award for the development of the „Enclosure-PUF“. The concept makes it possible to verify the integrity of computer systems and their peripherals by using electromagnetic wave propagation effects.
The award ceremony took place at the „it-sa“ trade fair in Nuremberg, the largest IT security trade fair in Europe.
The German IT Security Award is the most renowned and highly endowed award in the industry and is determined in a two-stage process by a jury of experts. For more than ten years, the Horst Görtz Foundation has honored the best future-relevant innovations in IT security.
More information are available here (in german only).