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Mikko Hypponen

Futurists, Internet, IT Security, Technology

Travels from Finland

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Mikko Hypponen Profile

Tagged as “the Code Warrior” by Vanity Fair, Mikko Hypponen is one the world’s most sought-out experts on technological security and privacy issues. The Finnish computer scientist has defused high profile viruses and malware that left experts at major tech companies scratching their heads.

Hyponnen is Chief Research Officer at F-Secure in Finland, where he has dedicated the past 25 years to protecting people from cyber threats such as Stuxnet, Sasser and the Storm Worm. He was one of the first people to document security threats to smart phones, in his article “Malware Goes Mobile” featured in Scientific American.

Since the 1990s, Hypponen has assisted law enforcement in the United States, Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases, containing and terminating some of the most widespread outbreaks in history. He is also a member of the advisory board of IMPACT (International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats).

Hypponen has delivered hundreds of talks in over 40 countries over the last 20 years, including keynotes at the world’s foremost security conferences such as Black Hat, DEF CON, DLD, and RSA, though he is also a frequent speaker at general-interest events including TED, SXSW, and Google Zeitgeist. His TED Talk from 2011 is the most watched online security talk on the Internet, having been watched 1.5 million times and it has been translated to over 40 languages.

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    Technology and Computer Security Expert

    Mikko Hypponen is a world-wide authority on technology and computer security.

    He has worked with F-Secure in Finland since 1991 and is currently the Chief Research Officer.

    Mr. Hypponen has assisted law enforcement in USA, Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases. He has written on his work for Scientific American, The New York Times and CNN.com.

    Mr. Hypponen, born in 1969, was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by PC World magazine. Foreign Policy magazine included him on the list of “Top 100 Global Thinkers.” He has also received the Virus Bulletin Award, awarded every ten years, as “Best in Industry.”

    Mr. Hypponen has addressed the most important security-related conferences worldwide. He is also an inventor for several patents, including US patent 6,577,920, “Computer virus screening.” He has been the subject of countless interviews in global TV and print media, including a 9-page profile in Vanity Fair.

    Mr. Hypponen′s TED Talk has been seen by half a million people.

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Mikko Hypponen's Speech Descriptions

As technology advances, so do system vulnerabilities. Leading security authority and cyber-crime buster, Mikko Hypponen covers the risks to public safety, the costs for businesses, and the best tactics you can use to protect yourself and your organization from attacks. Internationally recognized as one of the top educators on malware and how to prevent it, Hypponen delivers passionate and informed talks that can be tailored to businesses, governments, educational institutions, tech experts, or general audiences.

Suggested Speaking Topics:

  • Online Crime
  • Future of the Internet
  • Mobile Security
  • Smartphone Security
  • Hactivism
  • The Anonymous
  • State of the Net
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Online Espionage
  • Targeted Attacks
  • Unsocial networks
  • Fighting Organized Crime
  • International Organized Online Crime
  • Computer history
  • Extremist and terrorist use of the internet
  • iPhone, Android and Windows Phone security
  • Stuxnet

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    Google Zeitgeist USA
    Google Zeitgeist Europe
    Cisco Live
    SXSW
    TED
    ISF World Congress
    GSMA Mobile World Congress
    ITU Telecom World
    Black Hat USA
    Usenix Security
    RSA Security (USA/Europe/Japan)
    PacSec
    AVAR
    HITBSecConf
    Rubicon
    Infosec World

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