Hypponen has a strong interest in the Internet of "smart" Things and makes the point on F-Secure’s blog Safe and Savvy that all IT security vulnerabilities "...stem from a basic fact of computing: if something can be programmed, it can be hacked."
Hypponen is a world-renowned computer security expert and the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure, a Finnish cyber security company. He has written about his research for The New York Times, Wired and Scientific American, has lectured at Oxford, Stanford and Cambridge universities, and ranks among Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.
Hypponen is also the curator of the "Malware Museum" on the Internet Archive. The museum is an online repository of malware programs – now removed of their destructive capacity – that were distributed in the 1980s and 1990s on home computers.
Reduced-price "Pioneer" tickets are an ideal way to see Mikko Hypponen live on stage at CEBIT and save money. These €50 tickets can be ordered at http://www.cebit.de/#tickets . The offer closes on 31 October. The tickets are valid for admission on all days of CEBIT 2018; that is, they include the expo and conference program as well as the supporting program on the d!campus. After 31 October, ticket prices will rise in a series of graduated steps.
Welcome to the all-new CEBIT! Its four constituent parts will provide full, in-depth coverage of every aspect of digital technology and its implications for enterprises, economies and society in general. d!conomy will empower the business community and the public sector to meet the challenges of and fully leverage the rich opportunities offered by digitization. At d!tec, the spotlight is on startups and their disruptive business models, as well as on research institutes preparing to give us a glimpse of tomorrow’s game-changing technologies. The d!talk stage program will feature a highly inspirational mix of visionaries, unconventional thinkers, creative wizards and experts from around the globe. The centrally located d!campus will be the pulsating heart of the event – the place where everyone gets together for relaxed networking, streetfood and live music. The first day – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on 12 June.