Trusted Computing Group Recognizes Members For Contributions To Trusted Computing and Cybersecurity

Date Published: November, 01, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28, 2015 – Trusted Computing Group this week announced it has recognized 13 of its member company representatives in three categories for contributions to the development and adoption of global industry standards for trusted computing and security.

The distinguished service and leadership awardees were nominated by TCG’s board of directors.

David Challener, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, was recognized for distinguished service, indicating a substantial body of work over an extended period of time and ongoing commitment to TCG’s mission and goals. He currently serves as co-chair of the TPM work group; previously, he was chair of the TSS work group and has been a member of the group’s technical committee and board of directors. He is a co-author of a recent definitive book on the TPM, “A,” Practical Guide to TPM 2.0: Using the Trusted Platform Module in the New Age of Security.” Challener has contributed to the work of the TPM, TSS and other elements of TCG and its standards since the group’s inception in 2003.

Amy Nelson, Dell, Inc., received the 2015 leadership award, which recognized a member working collaboratively within the organization to advance TCG’s mission. Nelson has chaired and participated in multiple TCG work groups, including PC Client and security evaluation. In conjunction, Nelson has participated in assurance activities within FIPS 140-2 and FIPS 201 and Common Criteria for the last five years, serving as an editor for the TCG PC Client Specific Protection Profile for TPM 2.0.

TCG members recognized 11 key contributors for their significant efforts in developing TCG standards. These awardees include:

  • Ronald Aigner, Microsoft, contributes to the PC Client Mobile Platform and Server Work Groups and has helped author numerous specifications and errata, including for these work groups and others with expertise in combining standards development with existing and future potential implementations that support the requirements of a diverse group of vendors and adopters.
  • Tomoki Aizawa, Insight International Corp., has led the development and maintenance of TCG demonstrations in Tokyo for TCG’s Japan Regional Forum, helping increase awareness and adoption in the region.
  • Will Arthur, Intel Corporation, heavily contributed to the TCG Trusted Solutions Stack and related specifications and co-authored the TPM 2.0 book for increased knowledge and adoption of the TPM.
  • Alec Brusilovsky, InterDigital Communications, LLC, co-chairs the Trusted Mobility Solutions and Mobile Platform Work Groups and serves as subject matter expert in international telecommunications standards. He led TCG’s liaison relationship with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and works closely with those organizations for TCG.
  • Ga-Wai Chin, Infineon, served as primary editor for elements of the TPM 2.0 specification to ensure accuracy and actively contributed to the TPM Work Group as it developed its newest specification.
  • Hiroyuki Koike, Intel Corporation, has had a key role in the Tokyo TCG demonstrations, which include those for Trusted Network Communications, TPM and embedded systems security.
  • Xin Liu, National Technologies, Inc., co-chairs the TCG Greater China Regional Forum and participates in the TPM Work Group. He has been instrumental in educational and advocacy efforts for TCG and the TPM worldwide.
  • Ira McDonald, High North, Inc., has contributed to the Mobile Platform, Trusted Mobility Solutions, Trusted Network Communications and Embedded Systems Work Groups, where he has played key roles editing and providing subject matter expertise. He also has contributed to specifications for applications of the TPM and various use case documents and participated in liaison relationships with ETSI and OMA.
  • Seiji Munetoh, IBM, has worked actively in the Japan Regional Forum and TPM Work Group, for which he has organized and presented educational seminars for local developers and technologists.
  • Charles Schmidt, the MITRE Corporation, has worked actively in the TCG Trusted Network Communications Work Group and Endpoint Compliance Subgroup and contributed significantly to other subgroups as a specification author and editor, technical reviewer and subject matter expert.
  • Grace Wei, Intel Corporation, has played a key role in the adoption of TCG’s TPM specifications as ISO/IEC international standards. In addition to working in TGC to prepare submissions for adoption, she coordinated outreach with the ISO/IEC teams, which resulted in adoption for the TPM 1.2 and new TPM 2.0 specifications.

Details on the awardees can be seen at

About TCG

TCG is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define and promote open, vendor-neutral, global industry standards, supportive of a hardware-based root of trust, for interoperable trusted computing platforms. More information about TCG is available at Follow TCG on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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