Mike has over 15 years experience in secure hardware design. Currently he is a Cryptography Architect at PQShield and works on cybersecurity and quantum-safe cryptography. Formerly he was working as a Senior Principal Engineer at Rambus Cryptography Research (CRI) from 2012-2022 and worked on side-channel analysis and fault-attack resistant hardware accelerators. In 2016, he received a Venia Docendi in Applied Information Processing and Communications and received a PhD in Hardware Security in 2014 from Graz University of Technology, Austria. He has (co-)authored 60+ conference and journal publications in cryptography and IT security.