Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. Cybersecurity & Privacy Expert

Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

Travels From: Finland

Mikko Hypponen is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Mikko Hypponen

    Chief Research Officer at F-Secure. Cybersecurity & Privacy Expert

    Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

    Travels From: Finland

    Mikko Hypponen is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Mikko Hypponen Speaker Biography

    Mikko Hypponen is a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues. He has 20 years of experience in public speaking, private briefings and keynotes. He is widely considered as one of the best cybersecurity speakers in the world.

    He has worked at F-Secure, one of the leading antivirus companies in the world since 1991. Currently, works as its Chief Research Officer and has led his team through some of the largest computer virus outbreaks in history. His team took down the world-wide network used by the Sobig.F worm. He was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak, and he has done classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm — a hugely complex worm designed to sabotage Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities. In total, he has been investigating cybercrime for over 25 years and also acted as advisor to EUROPOL.

    Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge. During his career, he has received multiple honors and awards such as being selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list.

    Additionally, Mikko sits in the advisory boards of t2 and Social Safeguard and in the advisory panel for the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

    As a popular cybersecurity speaker, Mikko Hypponen has delivered hundreds of talks in over 40 countries over the last 20 years, including keynotes in the most important security conferences. In 2010, he was awarded the Virus Bulletin Award as the best educator in the industry. Events he has spoken at, include: TEDGlobal, EDIST, DLD, Forum the la Haute Horlogerie, and various IDC events. His other speaking clients include SXSW, Google Zeitgeist, MWC, CeBIT, several oil & gas companies in the Middle East and banks in Europe and in South Africa. He has also addresses the EU Parliament on privacy topics and lectured at the Universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge

    Mikko Hypponen has delivered the most watched online security talk on the internet: his popular 2011 TED talk on “Fighting Viruses, Defending the Net”. The talk has been watched almost 2 million times on TED and has been translated to over 40 languages.

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    Mikko Hypponen Keynote Topics

    It's been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage. Computer security expert Mikko Hyppönen tells us how we can stop these new viruses from threatening the internet as we know it.

    Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the world's information needs.

    Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes. "Do we blindly trust any future government? Because any right we give away, we give away for good."

    Business cyber security landscape has changed fast because of COVID-19. Organizations face new kinds of challenges due to uncertainty, the remote workforce and the surge of opportunistic cybercriminals.

    In this webinar Mikko Hypponen will cover the latest developments on cyber attacks around the pandemic.

    Mikko Hypponen Speaking Videos

    Mikko Hypponen - Securing The Future
    Mikko Hypponen - The Internet is on fire