Ciphering Independence - Upholding Cryptography Expertise in Finland with Professor Saarinen at the HelmCryptographic engineer Markku-Juhani Saarinen started working as a professor of practice at Tampere University at the beginning of January. He works in the Network and Information Security Group (NISEC) research group and the SoC Hub project.
With a storied career spanning 25 years, cryptographic engineer Professor Markku-Juhani Saarinen embarks on a mission to fortify Finland's cryptographic self-sufficiency. Appointed as Professor of Practice at Tampere University, Saarinen underscores the imperative of nurturing national expertise in cryptography for bolstering employment, business, and information security. Through his lens, we glimpse into Finland's cryptographic history, the contemporary challenges, and the prospects of fostering a new generation of cryptographic talent in the nation.