Hyppönen at TEDxRotterdam 2011
|Born||Mikko Hermanni Hyppönen
October 1969 (age 45–46)
|Other names||Mikko Hypponen|
|Occupation||Chief Research Officer for F-Secure|
#61 Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011#43 on the 50 Most Important People on the Web 2007 list by PC World
Since the 1990s, Hyppönen has assisted law enforcement in the United States, Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases and advises governments on cyber crime. His team has been responsible for taking down the Sobig.F botnet.
Hyppönen has keynoted or spoken at various conferences around the world, including Black Hat, DEF CON, DLD, and RSA. In addition to data security events, Hyppönen has delivered talks at general-interest events, such as TED, TEDx, DLD, SXSW and Google Zeitgeist. He's also spoken at various military events, including AFCEA events and the NATO CCD COE's ICCC. Hyppönen is a reserve officer in the Finnish Army.
Hyppönen has been a member of the advisory board of IMPACT (International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats) since 2007 together with Yevgeny Kaspersky, Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Professor Fred Piper and John Thompson.
The two greatest tools of our time have been turned into government surveillance tools. I'm talking about the mobile phone and the internet. George Orwell was an optimist.
Computer security history
Hyppönen made international news in 2011 when he tracked down and visited the authors of the first PC virus in history, Brain.A. Hyppönen produced a documentary of the event. The documentary was published on YouTube.
Controversy on Twitter
Hyppönen has been very active on Twitter. However, his account was banned by Twitter administrators in October 2009 and all his followers were removed. This was because Hyppönen had posted a Tweet with a link to a phishing site as a warning to other users. After several days, he regained access to his account. Despite these problems, Hyppönen was credited by Twitter for improving Twitter's security.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mikko Hyppönen.|
- Official website
- Mikko Hyppönen at TED
- References on Embassy cables leaked by Wikileaks
- Mikko Hypponen: Behind Enemy Lines (Hack In The Box Security Conference 2012) on YouTube
- Mikko Hypponen: Clipping of CYBERWARFARE, CRIME AND SECURITY (DLD Conference 2013) on YouTube
- Jake Edge: Living with the surveillance state a summary of Hyppönen's talk at LinuxCon Europe 2013. LWN.net