[VIDEO] Fighting Viruses, Defending The Net: Mikko Hypponen

Malware is escalating into a global problem as IT security experts struggle to understand what makes a cyber criminal tick.

It’s been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain-A) hit the internet, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage and a global problem.

Today we feature a click from TED where Computer security expert Mikko Hypponen tracks down the authors of Brain-A, tells us how we can stop new viruses from threatening the net as we know it, and advocates worst-case preparedness.

 

Kelly Batke

Kelly is the self-confessed technology laggard who works in technology. The good news is she is slowly reaching late adopter status. Kelly enjoys learning and writing about the psychology behind technology—as in why do we buy what we buy, and how does that impact our environment?