EE380 Computer Systems Colloquium: Online Arms Race

Topic: 
Online Arms Race
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Venue: 
Gates B01
Speaker: 
Mikko Hypponen (Chief Research Officer F-Secure)
Abstract / Description: 

There is an accelerating arms race going on in the online world. We have all extended our lives from the real world to the online world. However, our data and our privacy is being threatened by attackers in the online world. We have to fight online criminals and online hacktivists. And - a bit surprisingly - we nowadays also have to fight online attacks that are originating from governments. How did we end up to this situation? Where are we going next? And what should we do?

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure in Finland. He has been working with computer security for 24 years and has fought the biggest malware outbreaks in the net. He has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific America. Mr. Hypponen has delivered the two most watched computer security talks on the internet.