10.4.2017 Mikko Hyppönen, top specialist of information security delivered a public lecture at the Mektory center

On 10 April 2017 at 13.00pm, Mikko Hyppönen, the world renowned information security expert, whose presentations always contain ample examples of topical information security incidents and events that have endangered the privacy of Internet users delivered a public lecture at the Mektory innovation centre (TTU). The lecture was moderated by Raido Orumets, head of Baltic Computer Systems cyber security center.


“Hyppönen is considered to be a rock star in the world of information security. He is a very experienced performer and the content of his presentations is not technically complicated, which often tends to be an issue with presentations in the field. Real life examples of the findings of the anti-virus laboratory, daily threats to computer users, and a fascinating overview of the criminal cyber world is guaranteed,” said Raido Orumets, just before the event began. It certainly was not a regular lecture, listeners experienced a true spectacle.


Mikko Hyppönen is the head of the world’s leading information security software maker F-Secure anti-virus laboratories, and he has been elected as one of the world’s 50 most important Internet-related persons (PC World Magazine, March 2007). He has advised a variety of US, European and Asian government agencies on information security and is constantly performing in the world’s most important security-related seminars. His articles have been published by global magazines such as Scientific American, Foreign Policy, and Virus Bulletin. Mikko Hyppönen owns the “Computer Virus screening” patent (US Patent 6,577,920). In addition to computer security issues he is involved in collecting and repairing old video games and game machines.


Baltic Computer Systems together with International partners are working with ITSVET project and bringing Mikko to Estonia was one of the cybersecurity activities supporting it. “We have to constantly rise cyber security awareness among users and IT specialists to keep increasing the protection level in our information systems. Public Lectures from professionals and international projects like ITSVET has shown great success rates”, said Raido Orumets.


ITSVET combines all important roleplayers that are needed to address the challenge:

– ICT employers from the region to identify the needed skills of ICT Security specialists;

– VET regulatory bodies who are authorized to guide the field`s education standards and focus and who know in depth the process of developing a curricula;

– VET schools will play the main role in delivering the labour market needs to students (future employees).


Lecture can be reviewed from here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGaUu5SpbrE