Philip M. Empl

Philip M. Empl

IoT Security Researcher

Chair of Information Systems


Hi, I am Philip, and I received a master’s degree in management information systems from the University of Regensburg in 2020. Since then, I have been a research assistant, pursuing a Ph.D. with the Chair of Information Systems at the University of Regensburg, Germany. Currently, I am involved in the research project SISSeC funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). My research includes the field of Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity. I am especially interested in digital twins as an additional IoT security layer. Digital twins enable efficient management and protection of IoT by abstracting devices, networks, or applications. Application scenarios of digital twins range widely, e.g., cybersecurity education, security orchestration, or security analytics.

  • Internet of Things Security
  • Security Orchestration
  • Security Analytics
  • Digital Twins
  • Industry 4.0
  • M.Sc. Management Information Systems, 2020

    University of Regensburg

  • B.Sc. Management Information Systems, 2017

    University of Regensburg


From 2015 to now

Chair of Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Günther Pernul)
Research assistant (PhD candidate)
Sep 2020 – Present Regensburg

Responsibilities include:

  • Lecture “IT Security 1”
  • Guest lecture “Security of Data-Intensive Applications”
  • Reearch project SISSeC
  • Supervision of seminar papers and theses
Chair of Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Günther Pernul)
Oct 2018 – Aug 2020 Regensburg
Taught in information security and information systems exercises.
BMW Group
Oct 2017 – Mar 2018 Landshut
Digitalized the department for value oriented production systems.
Chair of Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Guido Schryen)
Oct 2016 – Sep 2017 Regensburg
Taught in theoretical computer science and assisted in research.
Working student
Mar 2015 – Aug 2016 Vilsbiburg
Developed software within a MES project.