Mikko H. Hypponen, short biography / bio

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer for F-Secure. He has worked with F-Secure in Finland since 1991. He's also a TED Speaker.

Mr. Hypponen has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. He named the infamous Storm Worm, was part of the Conficker Working Group and he has done classified briefings on the Stuxnet worm.

Mr. Hypponen has assisted law enforcement in USA, Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases. He has written for magazines such as Scientific American, Wired and Foreign Policy and for newspapers like The New York Times.

Mr. Hypponen has addressed the most important security-related conferences worldwide. He has been the subject of hundreds of interviews in global media, including a 9-page profile in Vanity Fair.

Mr. Hypponen, born in 1969, was 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. He also received the Virus Bulletin Award, awarded every ten years, as the "Best educator in industry". Mr. Hypponen sits in the advisory boards of ISF and The Lifeboat Foundation.

Apart from computer security issues, Mr. Hypponen enjoys collecting and restoring classic arcade video games and pinball machines from past decades.