Title Background Dr. Raphael M. Reischuk senior IT security researcher
and consultant

Raphael Reischuk is a member of several international program committees for information security; he is a frequent and passionate speaker at international conferences and appears regularly on topics of network, web and cyber security. Raphael Reischuk is the author of numerous scientific publications in various fields of IT security and cryptography, for which he has received several (international) awards.

After studying computer science with a focus on information security, Raphael Reischuk received his PhD with distinction in web and cloud security at the Information Security and Cryptography Group at CISPA (the Center for IT-Security, Privacy, and Accountability) at Saarland University and Cornell University under the direction of Prof. Michael Backes and Prof. Johannes Gehrke. Before joining Zühlke Engineering AG, he worked as Senior Information Security Researcher at ETH Zürich (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), where he has done research and teaching on secure Internet architectures and co-developed SCION.

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Expertise & Interests

  • Web Security

    • incentivization for correct behavior in the TLS infrastructure and the web ecosystem [MR '17]

    • secure-by-design application development and analysis through the SAFE Activation Framework for Extensibility [WWW '12, ACM CCS '13, ICWE '15]

  • Authentication Infrastructures

    • for network architectures [SENT '15, TOPS '17, IEEE S&P '17]
    • for the web ecosystem [WWW '12, ACM CCS '13, ICWE '15]
    • for stateless IAM solutions with efficiently decidable authorization

  • DDoS Defense

    • wholistic protection against volumetric distributed denial-of-service attacks [ICNP '15, NDSS '16]

  • Cloud Security & the Internet of Things (IoT)

    verifiable delegation of computation and data
    • in cloud-based environments [ACM CCS '13]
    • with efficient verification for smart IoT devices [IEEE S&P '15]

  • Blockchain Technologies

    • Ethereum-driven incentivization for preventing fraudulent certificates in the TLS ecosystem [SENT '15, IEEE S&P '17]

  • Future Internet Architectures

    • the highly-available SCION Internet Architecture [ACM CCS '16, CACM '17, Spr '17]

  • Accountability

    • detection and deterrence of non-compliant behavior across autonomous systems [ICNP '15, iNetSec '15, SENT '15]

  • Cryptographic Protocols

    • protocol synthesis from declarative specifications [SecDay '10, TOSCA '11]

    • automated verification for cryptographic protocols [TOSCA '11]

  • Constraint Programming

    • state restoration for propagation solvers [BSc '08, CP '09]

    • conflict-clause learning for satisfiability [BSc '08, CP '09]

Speech Bubble

Public Activities


Disruption doesn't wait for you to be prepared

Invited talk at CEO-Talk 2019 & Industry 4.0 Seminar

2019/09/04 | EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Program committee member of ICWE 2019

The 19th International Conference on Web Engineering

2019/06/11-14 | Daejeon, South Korea

Die Disruption kommt unverhofft — Wie Sie mit Innovation unerschrocken entgegen wirken

Inspiration Keynote

2019/04/10 | DigitNetwork | Zurich

Der gläserne Mensch - mit genetischem Wissen zum sozialen Risiko?

Panel Discussion at Trendtage Luzern (program, PDF)

2019/03/27-28 | Luzern

The world's largest public-key infrastructure has a trust problem. Here's the fix.

Tech talk above the city of Berne, meetup

2019/03/30 | Berne

Cyber Risiken im Open Banking: Wie können Angreifer abgewehrt werden?

Invited talk at Beyond Banking, Finanz und Wirtschaft (program, PDF)

2019/03/14 | Dolder Grand, Zurich

Was Cyberkriminelle besser machen als wir

Warum es sich lohnt, von Cyberkriminellen zu lernen

2019/02/21 | Article in the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ)

Diese Gefahren kann die Schweiz nicht ignorieren

2019/01/25 | Interview about the risks of e-voting at Swisscom's media portal Bluewin.

Die Disruption kommt unverhofft — Wie Sie mit Innovation unerschrocken entgegen wirken

Inspiration Keynote

2019/01/16 | Microsoft Pop-up House, Paradeplatz, Zurich


Program committee member of IEEE CloudCom 2018

The 10th International IEEE Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science

2018/12/10 | Nicosia, Cyprus

Crime scene: Future

2018/11/22 | ETH Zurich, Lange Nacht der Karriere | Zurich

Data Security for Digital Society

2018/11/20 | ETH Zurich, Alumni Focus Event | Zurich

No e-health without strong information security

2018/10/16+17 | How to cope with the growing threat of cybercrime and insider threats in the healthcare market? Talk at the annual event of the Medtech & Pharma Platform | Basel

Warum (fast) alle heutigen Internetprotokolle ein Redesign benötigen

2018/10/08 | Technical Deep Dive into SCION | Brown Bag Lunch @ oneconsult

SCION: an Internet Architecture to survive the 21st Century

2018/09/22 | Public talk at BSides ZH | Zurich

SCION: A next-generation secure Internet architecture for the 21st century

2018/06/25 | Invited talk at the general assembly of Swiss Cyber Experts | Zurich

IKP  —  Turning a PKI around with blockchain

2018/06/11 | Invited talk at About & Beyond PKI | Bern

8 reasons why we should learn from cyber criminals

2018/05/31 | Article on LinkedIn and Medium

A next-generation secure Internet architecture for the 21st century

2018/05/18 | Invited talk at the Big Techday 11 | Munich

Member of the Swiss Cyber Security Commission of ICT Switzerland

2018/03/26 | Details | Bern

A secure Internet for the 21st century

2018/03/22 | Keynote at the Safety & Security Conference (SASEC) | full program | Munich

Innovation in the age of cybercrime

How to protect innovation in the digital age?

2018/03/08 | Public talk at the Zühlke Innovation Talks 2018 | full program | Zurich

Why infosec and usability must no longer be opponents

2018/01/18+19 | Public talk at the World Web Forum 2018 | Zurich


Program committee member of IEEE CloudCom 2017

The 9th International IEEE Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science

2017/12/11 | Hong Kong

Ist mein Handy noch sicher?

2017/11/28 | Interview in an article in the Swiss newspaper Blick am Abend

Challenges and opportunities for industries moving to the cloud

2017/11/28 | Invited talk about cloud security at the TestStand User Group Meeting 2017 | Zurich

If it's not fake, then there is an easy fix

2017/11/13 | Blog post on the alleged hack of Face ID on iPhone X (German)

Invited talk at Parking Seminar 2017

2017/10/31 | Parkomatic AG, Umweltarena Spreitenbach, Switzerland

Keynote talk at Industry Focus Day Medtech

2017/10/25 | Switzerland Global Enterprise, Zurich, Switzerland

Public talk at Swiss Cyber Storm 2017

2017/10/18 | KKL, Lucerne, Switzerland

So verwundbar ist die Schweiz bei Cyberangriffen

2017/09/07 | Interview in an article in the Swiss newspaper Blick

IT-Spezialisten — nichts dazugelernt

2017/06/30 | Article in the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) about the Petya malware

Die vernetzte Welt des 21. Jahrhunderts — Angriffe und Risiken, Innovation und Chancen

2017/06/28 | Keynote talk at DigitSummit 2017, Zurich

Wie das Internet of Things geltende IT-Regeln auf den Kopf stellt

2017/06/20 | Article in KMU-Magazin about the digital transformation and the security of IoT

Wanna Cry about the state of IT security?

2017/06/06 | Panel discussion at TechTuesday, Zurich

The SCION internet architecture

2017/05/24 | Peer-reviewed article in the journal Communications of the ACM

How ransomware could be stopped. Forever. Globally.

2017/05/16 | Simple thoughts on how to stop ransomware

How to stay secure even if you WannaCry

2017/05/15 | Blog post on the WannaCry ransomware

Why is authenticity becoming more important than confidentiality?

2017/04/05 | Blog post on the growing importance of authentication

Internet Security — Who is holding the trump cards?

2017/02/07 | Keynote talk at TechTuesday Zurich on the design and deployment challenges of a secure Internet for the 21st century

CNIL-Inria Award for Privacy Protection 2016

2017/01/25 | Awarded for our research paper "ADSNARK", published at the IEEE Security & Privacy Conference 2015 and as part of the dissertation. More information is available here, here, or here.


Program committee member of IEEE CloudCom 2016

The 8th International IEEE Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science

2016/12/12 | Luxembourg

Wie bewege ich mich sicher im Internet?

2016/12/09 | Public talk and workshop at Zurich Dark Night, Karl der Grosse, Zurich.

Zeit für ein neues, sicheres Internet

2016/11/27 | Public keynote at Treffpunkt Science City, ETH Zurich.

A Next-Generation Secure Internet Architecture for the 21st Century

2016/11/24 | Keynote talk at Geopolitics-Aware Internet Strategies, Rome.

Program committee member of ACM CCS 2016 (posters, demos)

2016/10/24 | Vienna, Austria

Program committee member of SCN 2016

2016/08/31 | Amalfi, Italy

SIBRA: Scalable Internet Bandwidth Reservation Architecture

2016/06/14 | Invited talk at the SWITCH Network and Security Conference, Lucerne.

Program committee member of IEEE EuroSP 2016

2016/03/21 | Saarbrücken, Germany

SIBRA: Scalable Internet Bandwidth Reservation Architecture

2016/02/22 | Conference talk at the Internet Society Network and Distributed System Security Symposium 2016 (NDSS), San Diego, USA.


Program committee member of IEEE CloudCom 2015

2015/11/30 | Vancouver, Canada

Program committee member of ICWE 2015

2015/06/23 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Program committee member of NDSS SENT 2015

2015/02/08 | San Diego, CA, USA


Awards & Distinctions

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2016 CNIL-Inria Award for Privacy Protection

granted by the National Commission on Informatics and Liberty in France (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés). See here and here.


Distinction »summa cum laude«

for the dissertation on IT-security at CISPA, Saarland University.

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FdSI Bachelor Prize

for outstanding achievements during the undergraduate studies. See here.




Scientific Publications



Last change: 2018-10-05