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silicon.com gets to the bottom of mobile phone virus claims, inside F-Secure's Helsinki HQAccess all areas: F-Secure's headquarters is situated in the dockyard district of Finnish capital Helsinki. silicon.com visited to get the lowdown on how one player in the often secretive antivirus industry operates.
All photos: Will Sturgeon
Putting security on the map: Inside the operation centre there are constantly updating screens monitoring security outbreaks as they occur, plotting metrics such as number of interceptions against real time geographical locations to measure the spread. In a world where threats typically spread from east to west and follow the sun this throws up clear patterns.
What does it all mean? Mikko Hypponen, CTO at F-Secure, talks through the data and describes the arms race which is going on between the antivirus industry and the virus writers who are increasingly involved in wider, offline organised crime.
The technology on display within the operation centre is vital for the fight against the ever more sophisticated systems being used by the criminals.