Mikko Hyppönen, top specialist of information security, will be delivering a public lecture at the IT College

21. september 2015

On 13 October 2015 at 12.00pm, 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 will be delivering a public lecture at the IT College. The lecture will be moderated by Ants Sild, head of Baltic Computer Systems AS.

“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, head of F-Secure Support Center and added that it certainly will not be a regular lecture, listeners will experience a true spectacle.

“The Estonian Information Technology College will have a pleasure for the third time in cooperation with the Baltic Computer Systems AS to host the world's top information security expert Mikko Hyppönen,” said Tiit Roosmaa, Rector of Estonian Information Technology College. “I am confident that it will be very interesting and developmental for our students, teachers and all listeners to hear the overview of the current situation and trends in the field of information security from the top specialist of information security,” added Roosmaa.

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.

The public lecture will be held in English and will be taking place in IT College building in Mustamäe, Raja 4C, room 314.
A live broadcast of the public lecture will also be available on the website of the IT College www.itcollege.ee.

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Distinguished experts and theoreticians in the field of information and communication technology deliver lectures in the IT College public lecture series with the aim of introducing students as well as the public to the essential concepts, developments and theories of information and communication technology. The lectures are not intended as a company or product introduction or as a marketing event. The events are free and open to all interested persons (www.itcollege.ee/avalikud-loengud/).

Estonian Information Technology College is a professional higher education institution established in 2000, managed by Information Technology Foundation for Education (HITSA). It is possible to obtain professional higher education in the curricula of IT Systems Administration, IT Systems Development, Information Systems Analysis and in a new English language curriculum of Cyber Security Engineering from the fall of 2015. In total, more than 960 students study in the IT College in day, evening and distance learning courses. 791 IT specialists have entered the IT labor market from IT College.

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