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Infosecurity Europe 2013: Hall of Fame Shlomo Kramer & Mikko Hypponen

London, 23rd April 2013 - For the last 5 years the medal of honour of the information security world has been presented to speakers of high renown with the ‘Hall of Fame’ at Infosecurity Europe. Voted for by fellow industry professionals the recipients of this most prestigious honour stand at the vanguard of the technological age and this year both Shlomo Kramer and Mikko Hypponen will be presented with the honour on Wednesday 24 Apr 2013 at 10:00 - 11:00 in the Keynote Theatre at Infosecurity Europe, Earl’s Court, London.


Shlomo Kramer is the CEO and a founder of Imperva (NYSE:IMPV), prior to that he co-founded Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. in 1993 (NASDAQ:CHKP). Kramer has participated as an early investor and board member in a number of security and enterprise software companies including Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), Trusteer, WatchDox, Lacoon Security, TopSpin Security, SkyFence, Worklight, Incapsula and SumoLogic.

Shlomo Kramer commented “I am delighted to have been chosen by Infosecurity for the “hall of fame” in 2013 – it’s a great honour to be recognised for the work that I have done in the IT security industry as a founder of companies such as Check Point and Imperva. I love nothing more than creating and fostering successful enterprise IT- focused businesses and will continue to put my energy into combating the ever increasing onslaught from the cyber-criminal world.”

Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure in Finland. He has been working with computer security for over 20 years and has fought the biggest virus outbreaks in the net.  He's also a columnist for the New York Times, Wired, CNN and BBC. His TED Talk on computer security has been seen by over a million people and has been translated to over 35 languages. Mr. Hypponen sits in the advisory boards of the ISF and the Lifeboat foundation.

"I've worked in the industry for 22 years and haven't had a boring day yet. I'm honoured to be inducted to the hall of fame", commented Mikko Hypponen. "The enemy is changing all the time so we must keep up."

Previous speakers have included some of the world’s leading thinkers in information security including Professor Fred Piper, Professor Howard Schmidt, Bruce Schneier, Whitfield Diffie, Paul Dorey, Dan Kaminsky, Phil Zimmerman, Lord Erroll, Eugene Kaspersky, Charlie McMurdie, Stephen Bonner and Ed Gibson. To view all previous speakers, along with a short biography, you can visit the Infosecurity website:  http://www.infosec.co.uk/Education-Programme/fame/

The 2013 Hall of Fame will be conducted in the Keynote theatre where both Shlomo and Mikko Hypponen will join Professor Fred Piper in a panel chaired by Raj Samani from the CSA which will address other industry professionals in what always proves to be a compelling and exhilarating event.
The speakers inducted into the Hall of Fame have met the following criteria:
  • Be an internationally recognised and respected Information Security practitioner or advocate 
  • Have made a clear and long-term contribution to the advancement of Information Security 
  • Have provided intellectual or practical input that has shifted the advancement of Information Security 
  • Be an engaging and revolutionary thought leader in Information Security 
The Hall of Fame has proven to be the highlight of previous shows and this year is no different. Setting the standard for other industry professionals and defining contemporary issues, the Hall of Fame speakers aim to challenge conventional thought with a mix of pragmatism and provocation. It really is the must see event of the year.

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