Linda Strick is since 1987 with the Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS in Berlin Germany. Since August 2018 she is in the free block of part-time employment prior to retirement. During her active work she has worked in the area of Cloud Computing over the last 9 years, recently she has also focused on security and privacy and standardization and certification processes. She started in 2016 with Innovation Management and Technology Transfer and supported within Fraunhofer-Institute FOKUS the process of innovation finings and technology transfer. She has long experience with the public sector and pre-commercial procurement as a new instrument for innovation in the public sector. She has been working with national and international projects, in standardization organizations and published several papers, amongst other Cloud Computing for the public sector (2010). She has coordinated several EU Projects, currently a Horizon 2020 project “European Security Certification Framework for Cloud services. She is a member of the second European Open Science Cloud High Level Expert Group (EOSC HLEG) and member in the Cloud Stakeholder Working Group on Cloud Security Certification.