Mika Lauhde

Vice President, Government Relations and Business Development SSH Communications Security


Mika Lauhde engages with governments, industry partners, and SSH product- and service users on important security and privacy issues such as critical infrastructure protection, compliancy, software assurance, risk and identity management.

Prior to joining SSH Communications Security, Mika Lauhde headed Business Security and Continuity in Nokia Corporation, where he was accountable of Government Relations in Cyber Security area, Criminal compliancy and forensic, Nokia wide crisis management as well terminal and manufacturing related security tool manufacturing.

Mika has an extensive experience with cyber security related topics and governmental institutions both in Europe and USA. Currently he is a Member of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) Permanent Stakeholder Group and Member of Finnish Government Cyber Security working group.

Mika Lauhde received his Bachelor of Science in Automation and Graphical industry from the Vantaa Institute of Technology, Finland and has a Master of Engineering Science degree in Electronics from HochSchule Osnabrück, Germany.

Cyber Security and Government relations

  • Member of ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) PSG (2009 – ) ) (Part of the European Cyber Security Strategy plan 2013)
  • Member of Loueven University European Crypto Task Force (2014 – )
  • Member of European Cyber Security Research Center, (2011 – )
  • Member of Finnish Government Cyber Security working group (2013 – )
  • Founding Member and Board Member of TDL (Trust in Digital Life) (2010 – ) (Part of the European Cyber Security Strategy plan 2013)
  • Member of EU government security advisory board RISEPTIS, reporting to Commissar Redding),  (2007-2009)
  • Member of Finnish government ICT security advisory board (2007 – 2010)
  • Member of UK government critical infrastructure protection group CPNI (2005 – 2009)

Keynote presentation

Crypto as a global business


The heritage of Snowden for Europe

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Orange Romania is part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators that connects hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million local customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions for both individual and corporate customers, from basic connectivity services to complete mobile, fixed internet, TV packages, and complex IT&C solutions through Orange Business

Orange Romania is the number 1 operator in terms of network performance, and also holds nine consecutive Top Employer certifications, which confirm that Orange Romania, in addition to the remarkable products and services it offers, pays special attention to its employees and working environment. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. 

In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally.

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