Mikko Hypponen

Security & Privacy Expert

Mikko Hypponen is a world-wide authority on computer security and privacy issues. He has 20 years of experience in public speaking, private briefings and keynotes. He is available for speaking engagements worldwide.

For engagements, please contact Aurum Speakers Bureau. For bookings in the Nordic countries, please contact Talarforum (Speakersforum)

Speaking experience:

Mikko Hypponen has delivered hundreds of talks in over 40 countries over the last 30 years, including keynotes in the most important security conferences such as DEF CON and Black Hat Asia. In 2010, he was awarded the Virus Bulletin Award as the best educator in the industry.

Mr. Hypponen's keynote clients include Google, Boston Consulting, Accenture, Forum the la Haute Horlogerie and several banks in Europe and in South Africa. He has also addressed the EU Parliament on privacy topics and lectured at the Universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge

Mikko Hypponen has delivered the most watched online security talk on the internet. This is his TED Talk from 2011. It has been watched 1,5 million times and it has been translated to over 40 languages.

Videos of the TED Talks done by Mikko Hypponen:

Endorsements and recommendations for Mikko:

“Mikko exhibits a remarkable capacity to make complex technical concepts easy to understand, uncoupling the relevant from the mere buzz, and bringing notable anecdotes and first-hand accounts to his storytelling.” Bruno Giussani — European director, TED

“We organized an event where Mikko made a presentation to a diverse group of 400 senior executives. He was extremely engaging and informative. His presentation was a nice blend of the latest facts and informed predictions delivered in an entertaining style. I would highly recommend Mikko for an enlightening look at the latest trends on cybersecurity.” Michael Wade — Professor of Innovation and Strategy, IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland

“Mikko made us think and he made us laugh. As a speaker, he was very knowledgeable and inspirational. He made us hope that the talk wouldn’t end just yet!” Emilia Häyrynen —MSD

"Few security professionals possess the public speaking skills necessary to convey supreme technical expertise. Hypponen is that rarity." — Wired

Audience feedback for Mikko:

“Amazing keynote – very compelling and humorous. Best presentation in the whole event!”

“This was world class entertainment”

“Great presenter. Nice story telling, easy to follow. It was like watching detective movie about cyber security.”

“Cool examples from real life, high energy and really enjoyable to listen and watch.”

“The energy and excitement that Mikko created in the hall was amazing.”

“Best presentation I have ever seen!”

“I would see any talk given by Mikko. He is brilliant.”

“Mikko is an engaging and thought provoking speaker. This was one of the better presentations by a thought leader.”

“This was by far my favorite briefing of the conference. Very well done”

“Wonderful speaker, great topic, excellent supporting data”