“We are no longer securing computers,” our Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen said recently, “we are securing society.”
This responsibility is immense and since he joined F-Secure in 2012, Christian Fredrikson has fixated on the need to provide solutions that match it.
His leadership is now being recognized by European CEO, which has just named him the “Best CEO in the Online Security Industry.”
“This demonstrates hard work & commitment of Fellows to build a great company!” Christian tweeted, in response to the award. “I’m honored to be part of this journey.”
He also has a new editorial about the need for security in an age of mass connectivity.
“As smartphones lead to smart homes, smart cities and smart grids, the potential for efficiency is dwarfed only by the potential vulnerabilities,” he writes.
Before Christian joined F-Secure, he was the global sales for of Network Systems business unit at Nokia Siemens Networks.
He’s also a member of new EU cloud computing board , the Steering Board of the European Cloud Partnership, the Communications Administration Committee of Ministry of Transport and Communications Mobile in Finland, the Board of Remedy Entertainment Ltd. and the Board of Finnish Information Security Cluster.
And in his spare time — if he has any — he swims and enjoys football.