Mikko Hypponen

Mikko Hypponen

Chief Research Officer


Mr. Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer for F-Secure. He has worked with F-Secure in Finland since 1991.

Mr. Hypponen has led his team through the largest outbreaks in history. His team took down the worldwide network used by the Sobig.F worm. He was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak, he named the infamous Storm Worm and he has done classified briefings on the operation of 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 and Foreign Policy and for newspapers like The New York Times.

Mr. Hypponen has addressed the most important security-related conferences worldwide. An inventor, he has several patents to his name, including the US patent 6,577,920 “Computer virus screening”. He has been the subject of dozens of interviews in global TV and print media, including 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 “Best in the industry”.

Mr. Hypponen is a member of the board of the Nordic Business Forum and a member of the advisory board of T2.

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