German Federal Office for Information Security
(Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik - BSI), Germany
Irmela Ruhrmann, German Federal Office for Information Security (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik - BSI)
Irmela Ruhrmann holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After having occupied various positions in industry and in the Canadian university environment, she joined the Certification Body of BSI in 1993.
Since then she has been involved with increasing responsibilities in the management of certification projects, in the international harmonization of certification, in the introduction of Common Criteria in the certification scheme and in the negotiation of mutual recognition agreements.
In 1998, Ms. Ruhrmann was appointed head of BSI's certification section. With BSI's signature of the Common Criteria Recognition Arrangement (CCRA), she became the BSI representative in the Executive Subcommittee of the CCRA.