Mikko Hyppönen is Chief Research Officer of F-Secure. He has worked for the company since 1991. He led the team that took down the world-wide network used by the Sobig.F worm in 2003, was the first to warn the world about the Sasser outbreak in 2004 and named the infamous Storm Worm in 2007.
He has assisted law enforcement in USA, Europe and Asia on cybercrime cases. He has written for several international magazines such as Scientific American, Foreign Policy and Virus Bulletin.
Mr. Hypponen has addressed the most important security-related conferences worldwide. He is also an inventor for several patents, including US patent 6,577,920 "Computer virus screening". He has been the subject of dozens of interviews in global TV and print media, including a 9-page profile in Vanity Fair. Mr. Hypponen, born in 1969, was selected among the 50 most important people on the web in March 2007 by the PC World magazine.