Florian Skopik is currently with the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) where he is working in the research program "ICT Security", focusing on applied research of security aspects of distributed systems and service-oriented architectures. Current research interests include secure smart grids and the security of critical infrastructures, especially in course of national cyber defense. Before joining AIT, he was with the Distributed Systems Group at the Vienna University of Technology as a research assistant and post-doctoral research scientist, where he was involved in a number of international research projects. In context of these projects, he also finished his PhD studies (2010). Florian further spent a sabbatical at IBM Research India in Bangalore for several months.