Aaron Zauner is self-employed and primarily does engineering work, training, consulting and research on IT Infrastructure Architecture, Operations & Development, High Performance Computing and Information Security. He's been working in different corners of the IT-industry over more than 10 years, has seen the fallacies of distributed computing - still enjoys working and researching in the industry. Loves tuning, scaling and securing of distributed systems - building on and contributing to great Free & Open Source Software. He has held talks on DevOps, HPC and Security related topics at various venues - from local meetups to internationally recognized conferences. In addition, he currently holds a research position at SBA-Research in Vienna where he focuses on network security, applied cryptography, conducting Internet-wide surveys, attacking protocol implementations and proliferating strong cryptography.