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Florian Holzbauer

Florian Holzbauer

is researcher at SBA Research.

Research Interests

Florian’s research focuses on network security and network infrastructure analysis. He is currently measuring Internet standard adoption and compliance of email providers around the world. He and his fellow researchers run an open SMTP and DNS testbed (www.email-security-scans.org). Next to the application layer, he measures standard compliance on the network layer. Relying on a dedicated scan infrastructure, he monitors the Internet´s transition from IPv4 to IPv6.


Florian received a bachelor´s and master´s degree in IT Security with distinction from St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and is currently working towards his PhD degree at University of Vienna. During his bachelor studies he focused on penetration testing, evaluating antivirus solutions by writing custom malware and network scanning. In his bachelor thesis he adapted ZMAP to internetwide IPv6 scanning and measured active subnets in austrian IPv6 allocations. During his master studies he joined Team ERIS as a junior researcher. With his supervisor Johanna, they founded an entry point for Internet-measurements in Austria (aim.sba-research.org). He is now pursuing a PhD in that field with the focus on measuring Internet standard adoption and compliance.