About Me

Dr.-Ing. Marcel Winandy


I am a computer security researcher and senior expert for cybersecurity architecture. I love to find out how things could go wrong, and how to design systems better in order to have them behave as intended. I apply this passion to design and analyze security architectures for products and solutions, and to guide development teams into meeting the corresponding security requirements.


With over 15 years of experience in academic and industry-oriented research & development projects, including as team leader and project manager, and having (co-)authored over 50 scientific and technical papers, my mission and commitment is to drive technical innovation in computer security, and to make real systems more secure. I am a great fan of science-fiction and fantasy stories, and I enjoy to share time with my wife and to improve our skills in guiding our dogs so that they behave as intended, too. 



  • Senior Expert Cyber Security Architect at innogy
    (since 2018)
  • Security Technologist at Huawei (2014-2018)
  • Senior System Architect at Sirrix AG security technologies (2012 - 2013).
  • Postdoc Researcher at Ruhr-University Bochum (2012 - 2014).
  • Research Associate at Ruhr-University Bochum (2005 - 2011).
  • Research Associate at University of Bonn  (2004 - 2005).
  • Software developer at SRC Security & Research Consulting, (2003 - 2004).
  • Entrepreneur as DJ and sound & light equipment rental service (1997 - 2010).


  • Dr.-Ing. (~ PhD) in IT Security from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (2012),
    Thesis: "Security and Trust Architectures for Protecting Sensitive Data on Commodity Computing Platforms" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi)
  • Diplom (~ MS) in Computer Science from University of Bonn, Germany (2004),
    Thesis: "Robust integration of cryptographic applications in Java and Windows 2000" (Supervisor: Priv.Doz. Dr. Adrian Spalka)


  • Various Huawei Awards
    • GRC Handshake 2018
    • Science & Technology 2017
    • Future Star 2015, 2016
    • Customer Support 2015
  • German IT Security Award 2010 (2nd prize)