Tobias Heer has been with Belden since 2012 and specializes in topics that revolve around security and wireless in industrial control systems. He is a professor for IT Security at the University of Applied Science in Albstadt-Sigmaringen, Germany. Tobias received his doctoral degree in 2011 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Communication and Distributed Systems at RWTH Aachen University. His focus areas are network protocol design, network security and wireless communication. Tobias was involved in the development and standardization of secure internet protocols in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).