Mikko Hypponen – Keynote Speaker

Global Computer Security Expert and Privacy Researcher

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Specialist Subjects

  • Fighting Viruses, Defending the Net
  • Three Types of Online Attack
  • PRISM and NSA Surveillance on world citizens
  • Hacking, Hackers and Online Criminals
  • Leaks and Whistleblowers
  • Online Espionage
  • Online Privacy


  • English


Mikko Hypponen is a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues. He has been working with computer security for over 20 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. In 2013, Reader’s Digest listed Hypponen as one of the “8 Europeans who make a difference” together with Adele and Felix Baumgartner. Later in the same year he was inducted to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. Mr. Hypponen is a board member of the Nordic Business Forum and sits in the advisory boards of the Lifeboat Foundation and T2.

Mikko Hypponen set up one of the first websites in Europe, and he started one of the first blogs in history. Nowadays, he runs his award-winning Twitter account at twitter.com/mikko

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