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Mikko Hypponen      

Computer Security Expert & Chief Research Officer for F-Secure

Mikko Hypponen has been working with information security for 30 years. He was selected as the Cybersecurity Person Of The Year in 2020 by CISO Mag.

Hypponen has dedicated his career to combatting security threats, tracking online crime and sharing his work with the world - including his creation of Hypponen law, which states, "whenever an appliance is described as being 'smart,' it’s vulnerable." He is a widely regarded security expert who has written on his research for The New York Times, Wired and Scientific American.

Mr. Hypponen is a sought-after speaker, having lectured at the universities of Oxford, Stanford, and Cambridge - Hypponen’s TED Talk has been seen by 1.5 million people and translated to 40 languages. In addition to his ongoing research, Hypponen also serves as curator for the Malware Museum at the Internet Archive.

Mikko Hypponen has been the subject of countless interviews in global TV and print media, including a nine-page profile story in Vanity Fair.

Speech Topics


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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