Mikko Hyppönen - Global Cybersecurity Expert & Cybersecurity Person of the Year (2020)
Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, is a worldwide authority on computer security and privacy issues. Hyppönen was listed as one of the 50 Most Important People on the Web by the PC World magazine and named as "Cybersecurity Person of the Year 2020" by CISO Mag.
Tagged as a "Code Warrior" by Vanity Fair, Hyppönen is a go-to expert on cybercrime for international news media. In 2013, Reader's Digest listed Hyppönen as one of the "8 Europeans who make a difference" together with Adele and Felix Baumgartner. Later in the same year he was inducted to the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame.
Hyppönen has been working with computer security for over 25 years and has fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net. As a result, he has been involved in catching several online criminals, assisting law enforcement in the USA, Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases. He tracked down the authors of the very first PC virus.