Mikko Hyppönen

Finnish computer security expert

Mikko Hyppönen (born in 1969 in Finland) is a computer security expert and columnist. He is known for the Hyppönen Law about IoT security, which states that whenever an appliance is described as being "smart", it is vulnerable.



  • Rarely is anyone thanked for the work they did to prevent the disaster that didn't happen.
  • We are no longer securing just computers - we are securing the society.
  • Cyber weapons are effective, affordable and deniable. That’s a great combination in any weapon.
  • Security is like Tetris: You're successes disappear but your failures pile up.

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