Rainer Böhme

Professor for Security and Privacy at Universität Innsbruck

Rainer Böhme is professor of computer science, in particular security and privacy, at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Prior to that, he was assistant professor of information systems at the University of Münster, Germany (2010–2015), and post-doctoral fellow at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California. He holds an M.A. degree in communication science, economics and computer science (2003) and a Ph.D. in computer science (2008), both from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. His research focusses on interdisciplinary approaches to study cyber risk, cyber insurance, digital forensics, and behavioral aspects of information security and privacy. His interest in digital money links back to his work in the Directorate General Economics of the European Central Bank (2005–2007). More recently he was appointed Research Fellow of the Bank for International Settlements.