The future of Cyber Security


The future of Cyber Security

Three questions with Mikko Hyppönen, Security Expert and Chief Research at F-Secure, Helsinki

Mikko Hyppönen – one of the 50 Most Important People in the cyber sphere!

Mikko Hyppönen is a worldwide authority on computer security and privacy issues. He has been working in the sector for over 20 years and has fought the biggest malware outbreaks on the net. As a result, he has been involved in catching several online criminals.

We had the pleasure to meet with Mr. Hyppönen during our last Horizon Conference held in Luxembourg City and we grabbed the opportunity to ask him his views on some of the hottest cyber topics of the moment.

Mr. Hyppönen was listed as one of the 50 Most Important People on the Web by the PC World magazine. Tagged as a "Code Warrior" by Vanity Fair, he is a go-to expert on cybercrime for international news media. In 2013, Reader's Digest listed him as one of the "8 Europeans who make a difference" together with Adele and Felix Baumgartner, and later in the same year, he was inducted into the Infosecurity Europe Hall of Fame. He sits on the advisory boards of the Lifeboat Foundation and T2.

Mr. Hyppönen has also extensively researched cyber warfare and online espionage. He has written on these topics for magazines such as Scientific American and Foreign Policy.

Get more insight below!

Mikko Hyppönen - Security Expert and Chief Research Officer at F-Secure, Helsinki

How do you see the future of endpoint detection and response market?

Endpoint detection and the response market have been shaken by two major innovations in recent years: machine learning (or AI) and central-based detection. You need to know how these innovations are shaping the future of endpoint protection.

What do you think about ransomware attacks and how are they going to affect the future?

Nowadays, we have new trends of ransomware attacks. You need to be prepared to respond to these bridges before the deployment of the attacks. Systems maturity, abilities of detection and fast-pace reactions are some of the key elements to protect yourself against ransomware.

What do you consider are the most critical threats for SME?

Smaller companies are in the same boat as the larger ones; they are targets too. By not being prepared and not trained in the risks, they lose money and efficiency.

Discover why SME needs to reduce the gap and get ready to react!

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