Kaspar Johannes Clos
Johannes discovered his interest in computers initially through his passion for audio engineering and signal processing. After encountering the strength of cryptography he got interested in information security and the political implications of technology. After receiving his diploma in computer science from Technische Universität Darmstadt he followed initial research (e.g., at Fraunhofer SIT and IGD) and network security work before starting at BSI’s national CSIRT section CERT-Bund. While supporting the team in various ways (vulnerability disclosure, abuse automation, OSS development) he cultivated a passion for CSIRT collaboration and is now part of ENISA’s Operational Cooperation Unit where his tasks include supporting the CSIRTs Network Secretariat and the EU vulnerability database implementation.