Advisory Board

Jarno Limnéll

Jarno Limnéll

Jarno Limnéll is Professor of Cybersecurity at Aalto University, Finland, and an adjunct professor in three other Finnish universities. He also works for a privatecompany. He has been working with security issues for over 20 years, and has a profound understanding of the global threat landscape, combined with the courage to address the most complex issues. Professor Limnéll has published a comprehensive list of works on security issues.

“It is increasingly important that we understand what is happening in the cyber domain and how different s trends are affecting to our activities. Cyberwatch provides an excellent strategic situational awareness reviews and I strongly recommend it.”

Martti Lehto

Martti Lehto

Dr. Martti Lehto, (Military Sciences), Col (GS) (ret.) works as a Cyber security professor in the University of Jyväskylä in the Faculty of Information Technology. He has over 30 years’ experience as developer and leader of C4ISR Systems in Finnish Defence Forces. Now he is a Cyber security and Cyber defence researcher and teacher and the pedagogical director of the Cyber Security MSc. program. He is also Adjunct professor in National Defence University in Air and Cyber Warfare. He has over 100 publications, research reports and articles on the areas of C4ISR systems, cyber security and defence, information warfare, air power and defence policy. Since 2001 he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Military Magazine

“The development of strategic cyber situational awareness requires the ability to produce analyzed information about the events in cyberspace and thus create the required situational awareness.”

Timo Hellenberg

Timo Hellenberg

Timo Hellenberg, (Dr.Pol.Sc., M.Sc.Econ.) is a CEO of Hellenberg International Ltd. He started his research career in early 1990s at the United Nations Department for Humanitarian Affairs (International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction). He served as a Special Adviser (EU Affairs) to the Prime Minister of Finland (2003). He has had a two decades academic record within International Relations and Political Science at the University of Helsinki and the University of Tampere.Hellenberg is a board member of the Paasikivi Society (since 2003-); Board member of the Geopolitical Society of Finland (2015-); Member of the Finnish-Russian Scientific and Technical Committee (since 1997-); Expert at the International Market Analysis (Washington DC) (2015-).

Martti Kari

Martti Kari

Martti J Kari is university teacher and PhD student of cyber security in Jyväskylä University, Finland. He retired as colonel from Finnish Defense Intelligence in the end of year 2017. He has served in military intelligence since 1988. He served three years as defence attache in Poland and Ukraine and as the deputy director and director of Finnish Intelligence Research Establishment (FIRE). His last post was Assistant Chief of Defense Intelligence. He has MA in Russian language (1993) and literature and MA in cyber security (2017) in Jyväskylä University. Kari has worked as a university teacher from the beginning of year 2018 In Jyväskylä University. He is specialized in Intelligence Legislation, Russian cyber and hybrid warfare and Russian strategic thinking.

Heikki Välivehmas

Heikki Välivehmas

Brigadier General (ret.) Heikki’s more than 30 year experience in Finnish Defence Forces includes a wide range of positions from strategic planning to commands. During the last years in service he dealt a lot with public and private comprehensive security and comprehensive defence issues.
“Relevancy of cyber security has widely embraced among public and private sectors as a vital capability to ensure continuity of activities, services and businesses. Understanding the current and future threats is the basis for the cyber security. Cyberwatch Finland realizes products that help customers in the starting point of resilience building process – situational awareness.” 
Jorma Ala-Sankila

Jorma Ala-Sankila

Major general Jorma Ala-Sankila retired from his honorable career in Finnish Defence Forces as Chief of Staff in Army Command Finland, preceding ACOS J3 (Defence Command) and Commander of Northern Command Finland. During his career Ala-Sankila served 1999 to 2001 as commander of Utti Jaeger Regiment (Special Forces and Helicopter units) and commander of Karelia Brigade from 2007 to 2010. As commandant of Finnish Defence Forces International Centre he served from 2002 to 2004. Ala-Sankila was a military attaché in Berlin (Germany, Austria and Hungary) between 2004 and 2007. He served twice overseas in in the Former Yugoslavia, first (1997) as a deputy commanding officer of Finnish Battalion in SFOR (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and second for one year as Commander of Finnish Battalion in KFOR (Kosovo) 2001 to 2002.

From my experience fast and clear decision making is only possible by means of real-time situational awareness. Today – in multi dimensional world – we need more analyzed summaries from different walks of life.

For me Cyberwatch is a key way to learn significant milestones and examples from the complex cyber world.” 

Kenneth Lampinen

Kenneth Lampinen

Kenneth has 20+ years of experience working in technology for diverse companies, from Fortune 100 companies to global technology start-ups. His background includes roles in executive management, strategy, marketing, product management and communications. Kenneth utilizes this broad experience to deliver unique insights into the strategic impact of cyber security on various aspects of an organization. Kenneth studied economics at the University of Washington and cyber security at the University of Jyväskylä.

Petteri Järvinen

Petteri Järvinen

Petteri Järvinen has been following the development of IT since the beginning of 1980´s. He has wide experience working in ICT, from large IT-companies and telecommunication operator to technology start-ups and as an entrepreneur.  Järvinen has published over 30 ICT related books. Most resent publications covers information and cyber security and information privacy. Currently Järvinen works as an independent consult, public speaker and writer.

Jari Vepsäläinen

Jari Vepsäläinen

Jari E. Vepsäläinen, Chairman and CEO of Fintrade Mercer Group is a China trained attorney and has been actively involved as a strategic investment advisor and corporate lawyer in the People’ s Republic of China for 30 years. Mr. Vepsäläinen is the founder of Fintrade-Mercer Group, which has executed more than 250 large and medium scale investment project in China since 1985. He has managed direct foreign investments into China in petrochemical, energy, shipbuilding, telecommunication, healthcare, real estate, environmental protection and various industrial fields. Mr. Vepsäläinen is specialized in structuring international corporate formats, establishment of China entities and holding company formations for foreign investors targeting the China market. His major clients have included many global investment funds, governments and corporations. His legal perspective expertise are also cybersecurity and drone security.

Mr Rami Efrati

Mr Rami Efrati

Mr. Rami Efrati, an expert in Cyber Technology Strategic Methods, is the former Head the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister’s Office. He is focusing on providing a unique technological approach for the security of mission-critical infrastructure sector & Internet of Things.

General (Res.) Efrati has served in the Israel Defense Forces for more than twenty eight years. He commanded numerous prestigious operational and technological positions in Military Intelligence and received the Creative Thinking Award from the Director of Military Intelligence. Mr. Efrati also has 18 years of civilian experience and has been involved in entrepreneurial activities with both start-up and established companies in the Cyber-Security, High Tech and Bio-Technology sectors.

Rami is a Senior Cyber Fellow in Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security in Tel-Aviv University and an Associate in the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT). Mr. Efrati is an advisory board member at Securonix – an industry-leading platform for security analytics that provides advanced monitoring and threat detection capabilities.

Mr Aaron Boyd

Mr Aaron Boyd

As an expert in cybersecurity strategy and technology policy, Aaron Boyd provides direction to his clients in developing their worldwide operations and product offerings, including recognizing and pursuing new business relationships, areas of growth opportunity and strategic alliances. Aaron brings significant experience in international markets and brand development based on over 20 years of management with some of the world’s most recognised technology companies, having worked for Silent Circle, ABI Research, Go Daddy, Euro RSCG and clients such as Intel, Baan, FileMaker, Gartner and Toyota.

Aaron developed the Global Cybersecurity Index as a strategic partnership with the International Telecommunication Union and co-founded the ITU’s Regional Cyberdrill series. Aaron has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, an MBA in Global Business Management, and has attended post-graduate certification coursework at Peking University and Stanford.  Aaron is an Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Kimmo Kaski

Kimmo Kaski

Kimmo Kaski is Professor of Computational Science, Aalto University School of Science (1996-), Supernumerary Fellow,
Wolfson College of Oxford University (2001-) and Associate Fellow, Said Business School of Oxford University (2014-), Visiting Professor, Physics Department, Northeastern University (2014-), External Faculty, Complexity Science Hub Vienna (2017-), Visiting Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute (2018-). Master of Science (MSc) (1973), in Electron Physics, Helsinki University of Technology (HUT); Licentiate in Technology (1977), in Electron Physics, HUT; Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) (1981), in Theoretical Physics, Oxford University; Adjunct Professor in Physics (1984-), Department of Physics, Jyväskylä University; Associate Professor (Microelectronics) (1985-86), Temple University, Philadelphia (tenured); Professor in Microelectronics (1987-96), Tampere University of Technology (tenured); Professor in Computational Science (1996-), HUT and Aalto University, (tenured, current position); Academy Professor (1996-2001 & 2001-06) in Computational Science, Academy of Finland.

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