• The superior security solution.

    The superior security solution

ESCRYPT is a leading provider of IT security solutions in embedded systems and of consultancy and services for Enterprise Security and IT-protected production. Particularly in the area of Automotive Security and automobile series production, ESCRYPT solutions are used today millions of times over.

Autonomous and networked driving, supply networks in the Smart City environment, Industry 4.0 production plants – the high connectivity and vulnerability of such IoT applications requires comprehensive security concepts covering embedded systems, infrastructure, life cycle, security organization and processes.

The ESCRYPT portfolio thus contains not only solutions for secure data exchange, attack detection and defense or safe firmware updates, but also preventive Vulnerability Management, risk & hazards analyses, Penetration Tests of IT systems, realtime analyses as well as Incident and Emergency Response Management.

ESCRYPT is a subsidiary of ETAS GmbH, which belongs to the Bosch Group.


A history of pioneering

Thomas Wollinger at Young Talent Award ESCRYPT Managing Director, Dr. Thomas Wollinger, at the award ceremony for the ESCRYPT Young Talent Awards

ESCRYPT's history began in 2004 when the company was founded as a spin-off from Horst-Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI) at the Ruhr University in Bochum. The strong link to research remains to the present day and makes it mark on the work of the security experts.

A lot has happened since 2004. The former start-up company has developed into an internationally active corporation with sites and customers through the world. ESCRYPT is today's market leader in the area of Automotive Cyber Security. The pioneering spirit, passion and strong will to make the networked world a safer place remain unchanged to this day.

Opening Ceremony Canada Ceremonial opening of the office in Canada in 2016
Headquarter Plans Bochum Plans for the new ESCRYPT headquarters in Bochum

ESCRYPT is a company with a future and grows constantly. In 2022, ESCRYPT will open the new company headquarters on a site steeped in tradition: the former Opel premises in Bochum.



    "In everything we do, we focus firmly on our vision: We are pioneers and trailblazers in the area IoT Security and make a successful digital transformation possible."

    Dr. Uwe Müller, head of the business division Cyber Security Solutions, Bosch Group


    "Our mission - we secure the connected world."

    Dr. Thomas Wollinger, Managing Director

Creating solutions today for the challenges of tomorrow

To make the dream of connected, automated mobility come true, IT security needs a new dimension. ESCRYPT is leading the way – creating solutions today for the challenges of tomorrow.

With more than 400 associates at 19 locations worldwide, ESCRYPT develops and markets pioneering products and services in IT security. In the automotive sector and beyond, millions of ESCRYPT solutions are currently in use around the globe.

Our partnerships

Networked competence is our motto: ESCRYPT is involved in numerous research and development projects and cooperates closely with well-known research institutes. Furthermore, ESCRYPT is involved as a partner and organizer of leading conferences on a global level.

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Rethinking automotive cybersecurity

Can online blackmailers take vehicles in hostage? How can hybrid V2X communication be secured homogeneously? What are the benefits of hardware-assisted IT security in the car? The ESCRYPT company brochure gives answers.

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Quality management at ESCRYPT


Quality is deeply rooted in the business principles at ESCRYPT and is part of the self-image of our employees. We are committed to offer our customers only top-quality products and services. To achieve and accomplish the best possible performance, we continuously improve our management system. Regular audits and assessments guarantee effectiveness, efficiency and conformity with international regulations and standards.

  • Our products for the automotive market are developed in accordance with Automotive SPICE® and meet up to capability level 2.
  • The ESCRYPT Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2015-certified.
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  • Information security is important to us: Our sites in Bochum, Munich, Berlin and Stuttgart are already TISAX-certified (Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange).
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