Henk Birkholz

Date Published: March, 12, 2020

Henk is a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology taking on the role of a Standards Expert. He co-chairs the TCG Attestation work group, and the Operations and Management Area working group in the IETF. In collaboration with international stakeholders from government, industry, and academia, Henk creates standards and architectures in global support of trustworthy and confidential computing. He has been an active leader in trusted computing standards since 2016, was the lead proponent in chartering the IETF Remote Attestation procedures working group, and is currently co-chairing the chartering of the emerging IETF IOT Operations working group. His work is focused on enabling semantic interoperability and security automation in fields of application ranging from critical infrastructure to constrained node environments. In TCG, he contributed to specifications in work groups, such as TNC, Infrastructure or NetEq.
Henk’s engagement in standards communities stems from his natural curiosity and is motivated by his interest in connecting with people and their stories. Consequently, collaborating with colleagues, clients, co-authors, and friends is crucial for his work and helps him to grasp and phrase precise problem statements and ultimately address them.


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