• Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Intelligence House
  • Advisor for NATO (AI, Offensive Cybersecurity)
  • Consulting United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (leading darknet research team)
  • Member of Interpol working group on Darknet and Cryptocurrencies
  • Teaching in National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School
  • Researching in Singapore Management University
  • Founder of cyberattack company Silverskin

Mr Mikko Niemelä is the CEO of Cyber Intelligence House, a cyber intelligence agency which he established in Singapore in 2015 to help organisations and individuals detect and monitor their cyber exposure. He is also the Founder of Silverskin, a cyberattack company he established to help organisations test and improve their cyber resilience.

Mikko has more than 15 years of experience in cyber security having served as an analyst and consultant on security testing, information systems audits, security leadership and management, incident response and digital forensics, cyber defence, and exploit development. He has analysed the exposure of more than 6,000 organisations and helped more than 140 organisations assess and mitigate risk of their cyber exposure.

Mikko was ranked as one of the Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencers by Onalytica in 2015. He has lent his cyber intelligence expertise to assist with cybercrime investigations and the training of law enforcement agencies such as INTERPOL, armed forces and a number of intelligence agencies, as well as advising the European Central Bank in its efforts to improve cyber resilience. He also collaborates with OMFIF (Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum) in joint research and provides support for its members.

He is a regular speaker and participant at conferences, forums and dialogues on cybersecurity, including Entrepreneur’s organization chapters, Interpol World, Counter Terror Asia, the Cyber Fraud and Technology Conference and technical talks on the Darkweb and Deepweb by the Singapore Chapter of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association).

Mikko holds a degree in computer science and possesses the following Global Information Assurance Certifications (GIAC), the highest standard in cybersecurity certifications: GIAC Systems & Network Auditor (GSNA), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester (GWAPT), GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC) and GIAC Law of Data Security & Investigations (GLEG). He also holds a certificate in Global Management and Corporate Governance from INSEAD.

Mikko also holds a patent in cryptography and is the author of two books Anatomy of a Cyberattack & Smiling security.

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