Frederick Hirsch


Independent consultant

Frederick Hirsch serves as corporate Treasurer and chair of the OASIS Board Finance and Audit Committee as well as Chair of the OASIS Board Governance and IPR advisory committee. His term extends to July 2022.

Frederick is an independent consultant focused on establishing trust in systems based on the trustworthiness characteristics of security, safety, reliability, resilience and privacy. Frederick has participated in the Privacy By Design Documentation for Software Engineers (PbD-SE) Technical Committee and previously served as an editor in the SAML, WSS and DSS Technical Committees. He has also previously served as OASIS Chair of the Board of Directors, Vice-Chair, Secretary and chair of the IPR and Strategy Committees.

Frederick is a co-author of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) IoT Security Maturity Model (SMM) and a co-chair of the IIC Trustworthiness Task Group, as well as a co-author of the IIC Industrial Internet Security Framework. He has chaired the Devices and Sensors, Web Annotation and XML Security Working Groups in the W3C. He has also been active in other security and identity management efforts. He has extensive security, privacy and distributed systems experience, having worked at Fujitsu, Nokia, the OSF Research Institute, AT&T Bell Laboratories, BBN, and CertCo as well as smaller companies.