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Mikko Hypponen

Mikko Hypponen Mikko H. Hypponen is a prominent computer security expert and columnist known worldwide for his rich background, in-depth research and nontrivial highlights of online espionage, cyber warfare, e-crime, computer viruses, Stuxnet issue, hacking, the future of the Internet, etc.
Position: Chief Research Officer for F-Secure (Finland).
Awards: 50 Most Important People on the Web 2007 list by PC World, Virus Bulletin's Best educator in the anti-malware industry 2010, Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011.

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Securing our future 4: Governmental malware

As per Mikko Hyppönen’s contemplations, nation states have been coining the most advanced samples of malicious software, so read this follow-up to learn more. I suppose the biggest surprise, to me personally, over the last 25 years that I have been fighting online attacks is the fact that governments...

Securing our future 3: The Internet of Things

Mikko Hyppönen now shifts the vector of his discourse over to criminal challenges online as well as the dangers of the rapidly progressing Internet of Things. There are criminal things online as well. When we move from privacy problems to security problems, then we end up with practical things like this...

Securing our future 2: Legal infringement of privacy

Judging from targeted ad campaigns on social networks, Mikko Hyppönen argues, these companies know too much about their users, which is a big privacy concern. When you go and look at these services as a customer, you go and buy an ad, you end up in this user interface, for example with Twitter, where you...

Securing our future – Mikko Hyppönen

Mikko Hyppönen, F-Secure’s CRO and security celebrity who needs no introduction, highlights current and emerging concerns caused by ubiquity of the Internet. I am Mikko Hyppönen, and I have spent my life analyzing viruses, tracking hackers, catching online criminals and trying to protect the security...

Mikko Hypponen on Cyber Warfare 4: Challenges of the Cyber Arms Race

This part encompasses Mikko Hypponen’s thoughts on why sophisticated viruses like Stuxnet and Flame are so hard to detect using the regular security technology. If you look at Miniflame which was found recently, one of the files actually contains country information, which tells us in which country that...

Mikko Hypponen on Cyber Warfare 3: Stuxnet as an Offensive Attack Weapon

Mr. Hypponen now draws attention to the process where computer science basically turned into an offensive weapon capable of killing people, namely Stuxnet worm. Stuxnet is the only one which actually does physical damage. It controls the PLC gear inside the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, blowing up...

Mikko Hypponen on Cyber Warfare 2: Types of Governmental Attacks

Shifting the focus over to governmental attacks, Mikko Hypponen breaks nation states’ cyber warfare down into several types, depending on the objects targeted. Within attacks coming from governments we have a range of stuff. We have espionage. You might have heard about what is often characterized as APT...

F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen on Cyber Warfare at Wired 2012

Chief Research Officer at F-Secure and true computer security guru Mikko Hypponen outlines the state and scope of today’s cyber threatscape at Wired 2012 event. My name is Mikko Hypponen, and his name is “Arashi”. He is one of the examples of Russian organized cyber criminals who create...

Where Are We and Where Are We Going 6: Case Flame

At the end of the keynote, Mikko Hypponen presents his in-depth research into the Flame case, specifying the mechanisms and techniques applied by the virus. I wanted to find some image about flame or fire, or something that would nicely fit into all the talk, and the best image I could find was this....

Where Are We and Where Are We Going 5: Governmental Attacks and Backstage Stuxnet Facts

Shifting the focus of the talk towards governmental attacks, Mikko Hypponen pays particular attention to the situation around Iran, and provides some really interesting facts about the notorious Stuxnet worm. Let’s speak about governmental attacks. Now, like I said in the beginning, it’s quite...