Computer Security and Cyberwar Researcher
Mikko Hypponen is a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues. He has been working with information security for over 30 years and has fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net. As a result, he has been involved in catching several online criminals. He also tracked down the authors of the very first PC virus. Mr. Hypponen has also extensively researched cyber warfare and online espionage. He has written on these topics for magazines such as Scientific American and Foreign Policy.
Mikko Hypponen was listed as one of the 50 Most Important People on the Web by the PC World magazine. Tagged as a “Code Warrior” by Vanity Fair, Hypponen is a go-to expert on cybercrime for international news media.
Mikko Hypponen has delivered hundreds of talks in over 40 countries over the last 20 years, including keynotes in the most important security conferences. In 2010, he was awarded the Virus Bulletin Award as the best educator in the industry.
Mr. Hypponen has spoken at events like TED, EDIST in Toronto, DLD in Münich, Forum de la Haute Horlogerie in Lausanne and TNW. His other speaking clients include SXSW, DLD, Google Zeitgeist, MWC, CeBIT, several oil & gas companies in the middle east and banks and consulting companies in USA, Europe and in South Africa. He has also addressed the EU Parliament on privacy topics. and lectured at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Stanford.
FIGHTING VIRUSES, DEFENDING THE NET
It’s been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage. Computer security expert Mikko Hyppönen tells us how we can stop these new viruses from threatening the internet as we know it.
THREE TYPES OF ONLINE ATTACK
Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data — and only two are considered crimes. “Do we blindly trust any future government? Because any right we give away, we give away for good.”
HOW THE NSA BETRAYED THE WORLD'S TRUST - TIME TO ACT
Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity — whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the world’s information needs.
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“Mikko exhibits a remarkable capacity to make complex technical concepts easy to understand, uncoupling the relevant from the mere buzz, and bringing notable anecdotes and first-hand accounts to his storytelling.”
- | Bruno Giussani — European director, TED
“We organized an event where Mikko made a presentation to a diverse group of 400 senior executives. He was extremely engaging and informative. His presentation was a nice blend of the latest facts and informed predictions delivered in an entertaining style. I would highly recommend Mikko for an enlightening look at the latest trends on cybersecurity.”
- | Michael Wade — Professor of Innovation and Strategy, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland
“Mikko made us think and he made us laugh. As a speaker, he was very knowledgeable and inspirational. He made us hope that the talk wouldn’t end just yet!”
- | Emilia Häyrynen — MSD
"Few security professionals possess the public speaking skills necessary to convey supreme technical expertise. Hypponen is that rarity."
- | Wired