Dr. Lukas P. Ruf

Senior Security and Strategy Consultant
(Dr. sc techn. ETH, MSc. EE/Dipl. El.-Ing. ETH)


Dr. Lukas Ruf is one of the experts with application, system and network security of Switzerland. He is specialized in network and system security, risk management, identity and access management, computer network architectures, operating systems, and computer architectures. He is an expert in strategic network/ICT consulting, security audits, and designer of security architectures for distributed platforms. Dr. Lukas Ruf has been gaining experience in Security and Strategy Consulting since early 2000. Since 1988 he has been active with in ICT application development as an architect, lead engineer, apprentice coach, consultant, educator and trainer. His proficiency builds on this long-term experience.

Lukas is renowned expert for

  • Risk Management
  • Identity Management
  • Access Management
  • Security and Risk Concepts
  • Security Architectures
  • Security Designs
  • Audits (Infrastructure, Plattforms, Processes, ...)
  • Assessments (Applications, Candidates, ...)
  • Reviews (Architectures, Source Codes, Designs, ...)


  • Lukas holds a Ph.D. (Dr. sc. techn.) in Internet communication technologies and an MSc. EE (Dipl. El.-Ing.) both from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies (ETH) Zurich. His Ph.D. thesis focused on flexible, on-demand dynamically extensible, service oriented, component-based router architectures for multiprocessor router platforms. He designed service and router models, implemented PromethOS NP, a NodeOS to manage and abstract the resources of a router platform, and defined SLESP, an efficient resource allocation algorithm for component-based services. His thesis Network Services on Service Extensible Routers has been published by Shaker.

    Lukas has been working with In&Out AG, a security and business consultancy based in Switzerland, as a senior consultant for ICT Risk Management and Assessment, Auditing and Strategic Consulting.

    Lukas has been member of IEEE and ACM since 1996. For IEEE, he served as secretary to the board of the student chapter of Switzerland. He participates in IEEE societies on communication and computer systems, and in the ACM special interest group on operating systems (SIGOS). He is actively involved in educating graduate students (semester and master theses), and serves as technical program committee member on multiple boards of conferences and journals. He is contributing member of the Information Security Society Switzerland (ISSS), and the Swiss Informationstechnische Gesellschaft (ITG).

    Lukas is Swiss citizen. His mother tongue is German, he is fluent in English (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English), French and Italian. He likes traveling, taking photographs, is interested in culture, politics and economics, and enjoys standard Latin and ballroom dances. For ages, he has been enjoying windsurfing at sea-side.




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