Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries

Women in IT Security

Whether Communication, Health or Mobility: IT security plays an important role in all socially relevant areas. Due to the continuous linking of the digital and physical world, new challenges and questions are constantly developing. Innovative solutions and ideas are needed! Curiosity, openness, creativity and the ability to change perspectives are therefore essential skills for a career in IT security. 

The career opportunities are as diverse as the challenges. With our Women in IT Security series, we would like to make visible the variety of paths and opportunities in IT security - especially for women*. In the coming months, we will gradually introduce exciting women* with different research interests who are working here at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB).

Each is following her own unique career path and is working on one of countless fascinating aspects of IT security. The range of topics is wide and each angle shows a different facet: sometimes a technical question is the focus of research, sometimes human behavior in the context of IT security is illuminated.

Get to know our Role Models and be inspired!

Our Role Model(s)

Cyber Security in the Age of Large-Scale Adversaries


Lea Schönherr

Lea is a postdoctoral researcher at the Cognitive Signal Processing Group at RUB, in the Cluster of Excellence CASA.

Her research focuses on adversarial machine learning, the robustness of neural networks, and the security of speech and speaker recognition systems. She finished her M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RUB in 2015 and obtained her PhD from RUB in 2021.

Insights into Lea's Research:

Lea's Poster

Benefit From the Opportunities at CASA


Career Opportunities

We offer exciting career opportunities to talented young female* scientists:

Support from CASA

CASA encourages talented women* scientists to pursue careers in academia and industry and supports them in achieving a work-life balance. Specific measures include...


For questions about career and support opportunities at CASA, feel free to contact Johanna Luttermann.
For general questions about the campaign, please contact Annika Gödde.

Information about the general offers for equal opportunities at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum: