Mikko Hypponen

Keynote by Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer of F-Secure (Finland)

Title: The Cyber Arms Race

Time: Thursday, Nov 7th, 2013 at 9:30 am in Room C01

Abstract: We have no hope of protecting ourselves against online attacks if we don’t understand who the attackers are and what their motives are. How do online crime gangs make millions with malware? And how do they move their funds from the cyberworld into real world? Who are the people behind hactivist attacks? Who runs Anonymous? What do they want? What is governmental malware? And what’s going to happen next?

Bio: Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure in Finland. He has been working with computer security for over 20 years and has fought the biggest virus outbreaks in the net, including Loveletter, Conficker and Stuxnet. His TED Talk on computer security has been translated to over 35 languages. His columns have been published in the New York Times, Wired, CNN and BBC. Mr. Hypponen sits in the advisory boards of the ISF and the Lifeboat foundation.