Mikko Hypponen

Mikko Hypponen HERMANNI ( Finnish Pronunciation: [ ‘aim: o hyp: ones] ; born 1969 in Finland ) is a computer security expert and columnist.


Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer at F-Secure . He has worked at F-Secure in Finland since 1991. [3]

Hypponen has assisted law enforcement in the United States, Europe and Asia since the 1990s on cybercrime cases and advises Governments on cyber crime . [6] His team took down the Sobig .f botnet. [7]

In 2004, Hypponen cooperated with Vanity Fair on a feature, The Warrior Code , welke Examined his role in the Blaster and Sobig computer worms . [8]

Hypponen has bepaald keynotes and presentations at a number of conferences around the world, zoals Black Hat , DEF CON , DLD , [9] and RSA . In addition under to data security events, Hypponen has delivered talks at general-interest events, zoals TED , TEDx, DLD, SXSW and Google Zeitgeist . He’s haunted ook at verschillende military events, zoals AFCEA events and the NATO CCD COE ‘s ICCC. Hypponen is a reserve officer in the Finnish Army. [10]

Hypponen is a member of the advisory board of IMPACT (International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats) since 2007 together with Yevgeny Kaspersky , Hamadoun Toure , Fred Piper and John Thompson . [11]

Hypponen is a columnist for Beta News and Wired. [12] He has’ll be written on his research for CNN , The New York Times [13] and Scientific American . [14]

In 2011, he was ranked 61st in Foreign Policy ‘ s Top 100 Global Thinkers report. [15]

The two greatest tools of our time port leg turned JSON government surveillance tools. I’m talking about the mobile phone and the internet. George Orwell was an optimist.

– Hypponen on the PRISM surveillance in 2013 [16]

Computer security history

Hypponen made international news in 2011 [17] [18] als have tracked down and visited the authors of the first PC virus in history, Brain.A . Hypponen produktie a documentary of the event. The documentary was published on YouTube . [19]

Hypponen has ook leg documenting the rise of mobile phone malware since the first smartphone viruses ulcers found. [20]

The blog “News from the Lab”, started by Hypponen in 2004 was the first blog from ANY antivirus company.

Hypponen has leg credited with Twitter for Improving Twitter’s security. [21]

Mr. Hypponen has leg the curator for the malware Museum at The Internet Archive since 2016. [22]


  1. Jump up^ Mikko Hypponeninterviewed on the television show Triangulation on theTWiT.tvnetwork
  2. Jump up^ Helen Martin (November 2010). “Conference report, Vancouver expedition”(PDF) . pp. 6-7 . Retrieved 2012-08-06 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:a b “short bio” .
  4. Jump up^ “The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers” .
  5. Jump up^ “50 Most Important People on the Web” . March 5, 2007.
  6. Jump up^ “Mikko Hypponen background at TEDxRotterdam” .
  7. Jump up^ “TED profile” .
  8. Jump up^ Shnayerson, Michael (January 2004). “The Code Warrior” . Vanity Fair . Retrieved 2013-09-13 .
  9. Jump up^ “Mikko Hypponen: Behind Enemy Lines (Hack In The Box Security Conference 2012)” .
  10. Jump up^ “The Finnish Defence Forces Annual Report 2010” (PDF) .
  11. Jump up^ “List of the members of the advisory board of IMPACT” .
  12. Jump up^ “Wired columns to Mikko Hypponen” . 2012-06-01.
  13. Jump up^ Mikko Hyppönnen (2012-06-05). “A Pandora’s Box We Will Regret Opening” .
  14. Jump up^ “Articles by Mikko Hypponen” . Scientific American.
  15. Jump up^ Foreign Policy . The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers. December 2011.
  16. Jump up^ GCHQ and NSA outsourcing cybersecurity tasks to third-party vendorsV3.co.uk, 2013
  17. Jump up^ “USA Today – Documentary gekeken the inception of PC viruses 25 years ago” . 2011-03-08.
  18. Jump up^ “Fighting viruses, Defending the net” . TED.
  19. Jump up^ “YoutTube – Brain: Searching for the first PC virus in Pakistan” .
  20. Jump up^ “Scientific American – Malware Goes Mobile” (PDF) .
  21. Jump up^ “Twitter Security – The volgende people harbor helped us keep Twitter safe for everyone. We very much appreciate hun policymaking.” . Archived from the original on 2014-07-10.
  22. Jump up^ “The malware Museum” .