Rachid studied computer science at the TU Darmstadt. During that time his interest in information security developed. He gained first experience as an intern at Deutsche Telekom in the quality assurance department and later in the Product Security department. Rachid wrote his Diploma thesis "over Internet Telephony and how to deal with" at Fraunhofer SIT and joined our research staff in January 2009. His current research areas are mobile security in general and smartphone security in particular.