Chief Research Office
Mikko Hyppönen has been working with computer security for over 20 years and has fought the biggest virus outbreaks in the net.
In 2007 he named the infamous Storm Worm and in 2010 he produced classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm. He is also an inventor for several patents, including US patent 6,577,920 “Computer virus screening”. Mr. 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 has also spoken at various military events, including AFCEA events and the NATO CCD COE’s ICCC.
He was listed among the “50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine” and #61 Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011. He received the virus Bulletin Award as “The Best Educator the Industry”, which is given every ten years.