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.
At CEBIT 2018, everything is geared to generating business, leads and bright ideas. CEBIT is a triple-punch event covering everything essential to the digitization of business, government and society. The innovations on display in the d!conomy section of the show give IT professionals and decision-makers, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and futureproof their operations. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups. The d!talk conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts . The d!campus is heart of CEBIT –relaxed networking, street food and live music. The first day of CEBIT 2018 – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on Tuesday, 12 June. The exhibition halls will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the d!campus staying open till 11 p.m. Opening hours on Friday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.