Mission & People
The HGI, Research Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), is one of the largest and oldest institutes in the field of IT security in Europe. The institute was founded in 2002 at RUB to address the Europe-wide deficits in public research on IT security.
Currently, around 160 scientists from computer science, electrical engineering, information technology and mathematics as well as the humanities and social sciences are conducting research at the Research Department IT Security.
Our research is driven by these goals and values: