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Mikko H. Hyppönen

Mikko H. Hyppönen is the Chief Research Officer for F-Secure and author of If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable.
Mikko has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. His team took down the worldwide 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.
He has assisted law enforcement in USA, 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.
Mikko 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 a 9-page profile in Vanity Fair.
He 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”.
Apart from computer security issues, Mikko enjoys collecting and restoring classic arcade video games and pinball machines from past decades.
Watch the TED Talk Mikko Hyppönen: Fighting viruses, defending the net. Watch Beyond Today — Mikko Hyppönen — Zeitgeist 2012 , TEDxRotterdam — Mikko Hyppönen — safe internet will lead the future, TEDxBrussels — Mikko Hyppönen: Three types of online attack, Defcon 19: Mikko H. Hyppönen — The History and Evolution of Computer Viruses, and #days: Mikko Hyppönen: Keynote. Read Why Antivirus Companies Like Mine Failed to Catch Flame and Stuxnet. Read his TED profile and his Wikipedia profile. View his Facebook page. Read his blog. Follow his Twitter feed.