Cybersecurity Person Of The Year


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Malware Hunter
Jul 27, 2015

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer for F-Secure. He has worked with F-Secure in Finland since 1991. He is known for the Hypponen Law about IoT security, which states that whenever an appliance is described “smart,” it is vulnerable. 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 has done classified briefings on the operation of the Stuxnet worm.