Christof is an expert in Security and Defense, Information and CIS Operations. Focal points are Cyber Defense, China, International Institutions and their interactions, Psychological Operations, CIS Planning and AI. Christof has graduated from the U.S.-Army Command and Generals Staff Officers Course, has served as a COS in UN-Standard High Readiness Brigade, was posted as COS in Austrian Military Representation to the EU and NATO in Brussels and worked 5 years as a military attaché in Beijing. His extensive leadership experience at all levels and his master degree from the University of Vienna and the National Defense Academy gives him the ability to balance theory and practice and he can provide a practical check to academic theories. Christof is currently in charge of the capability development in the fields of Information, Cyber and CIS for the Austrian Armed Forces.