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Mikko Hypponen      

Chief Research Officer for F-Secure; Computer Security Expert

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer for F-Secure. He has worked with F-Secure in Finland since 1991. He is known for the Hypponen Law about IoT security, which states that whenever an appliance is described as being "smart," it is vulnerable.

Hypponen has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. His team took down the world-wide network used by the Sobig.F worm. He was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak, he named the infamous Storm Worm and he has done classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm.

Hypponen has assisted law enforcement in the U.S., Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases. He has written for magazines such as Scientific American and Foreign Policy and for newspapers like The New York Times.

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 dozens of interviews in global TV and print media, including one in Vanity Fair.

Hypponen, born in 1969, was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine. He also received the Virus Bulletin Award, awarded every ten years, as "Best in industry".

He has also been credited by Twitter as helping improve Twitter's security.

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Future of Technology

Technology around us is changing faster than ever. We've already become dependent of our digital devices, and this is just the beginning. As connected devices open new opportunities for imagination, they also open up new opportunities for online criminals. - What's happening with attacks linked to cryptocurrencies. - What's happening with machine learning? - Where are we today? - Where are we going? And how are we ever going to secure ten billion new devices that will be going online over the next decade?

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