27 September 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

Mikko Hyppönen

Chief Research Officer at WithSecure & Principal Research Advisor at F-Secure

Mikko Hypponen is a global security expert, speaker, and author. He works as the Chief Research Officer at WithSecure and as the Principal Research Advisor at F-Secure.

Hyppönen has written about his research in the New York Times, Wired, and Scientific American, and appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge.

He 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.

Mikko Hyppönen sits on the advisory boards of EUROPOL and Verge Motorcycles.

Underestimated AI

A keynote by Mikko Hyppönen

As the CRO of a leading cyber security corporation, Mikko has been monitoring how cyber criminals work. Cyber Security companies have been a step ahead thanks to automation and AI, while criminals have been building their attacks manually. This is going to change, as new systems enable cyber criminals to have an easy access to the powers of fast-developing AI. Soon, we will see good AI against bad AI.

Mikko will share his insight on the latest development of AI and its possible future. 
  • Generative AI is here – are we doomed or empowered?
  • What mistakes to avoid with AI as a business leader
  • How you could and should utilize AI as a business leader

Why Should You Listen to Him?

Cybersecurity Authority

With an extensive career dating back to 1991, Hyppönen has worked with law enforcement agencies across the United States, Europe, and Asia, assisting in cybercrime cases and providing guidance to governments on cybersecurity matters.

He is known for the Hyppönen Law about IoT security, which states that whenever an appliance is described as being “smart”, it is vulnerable.

Influential Expert

As a sought-after speaker, he has delivered influential talks at conferences like TED, SXSW and Web Summit. His latest book is “If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable” has been translated to 4 languages.

His contributions earned him recognition, ranking 61st in Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers report. Hyppönen coined the term “Cybercrime Unicorns” to describe billion-dollar cybercrime organizations, showcasing his impact in the industry.

Get to Know Mikko Hyppönen

Article, Podcast, Interview


Malware and machine learning: A match made in hell
Helpnet Security


How the NSA betrayed the world’s trust – TED

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