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Contact information
email: henna.laurikari@iki.fi

Personal Data
Female. Born May 6th 1976, in Turku. Citizen of Finland. Married, mother of two (born April 2006 and August 2009).

Education
1983 - 1992 Elementary school in Kaarina
1992 - 1995 Kaarina high school (overall grade Laudatur)

Academic education
1995 - 2000 Master of Science in Technology (Computer science), Helsinki University of Technology (HUT)
Major in Software Systems, Minor in Telecommunications Venturing.
Master's Thesis (grade 5/5): Elliptic curve cryptography on smart cards

Working Experience

23.6.2014 -
Teleste, ICT Manager

1.11.2012 - 13.6.2014
INSIDE Secure Oy, Project Lead
In November 2012 Authentec Oy was acquired by INSIDE Secure.

1.1.2011 - 30.10.2012
Authentec Oy, Project Lead
I lead the software development projects and manage a team of 7 developers in Helsinki and also lead international software development projects with developers located in Europe, USA and Asia.

My tasks also included improving the software development process and daily practices. I was also involved in recruiting and training new employees and administrating software development tools such as Wiki, JIRA, Requeste and Mercurial.

1.7.2009 - 30.12.2010
Maternity leave

2.5.2007 - 30.6.2009
SafeNet Finland, Software Quality Assurance Manager
The assignment was to lead the Software Quality Assurance tasks and manage the team of 1 engineer in Helsinki, Finland and 3 engineers in New Delhi, India.

My tasks also included defining testing processes and practises for the SafeNet Finland and India, building automated test benches, leading a Quality Council workgroup, and participating in defining and taking into use software development processes and practises. My tasks also included hands-on testing.

23.3.2006 - 1.5.2007
Maternity leave

1.9.2004 - 23.3.2006
SafeNet Finland, Software Quality Assurance Manager

17.11.2003 - 1.9.2004
SafeNet Finland, Technical Services Manager
SSH's OEM business was sold to SafeNet in November 2003. I was transferred to lead SafeNet Finland's support team.

I managed the team of 3 support engineers. My responsibilities included resource allocation and ensuring that customer issues are solved in a timely fahion.

My tasks also included defining support processes and practises for the SafeNet Finland, leading a project of installing and taking to use new support system, and establising co-operation channels with other SafeNet offices.

9.4.2001 - 16.11.2003
SSH Communications Security, Senior Engineer, Technical Services, Team Leader
The assignment was to provide technical support and services of a highly technical nature, including training, to SSH IPSEC Toolkit customers worldwide. I started at 2001 as second line support person and after a year I was promoted to team leader of SSH's IPSEC Toolkit support team (6 persons).

As second line technical support engineer I provided e-mail support and call conferences to SSH's customers assisting them in resolving problems with, installing and utilising SSH's IPSEC Toolkit software on varying Windows and UNIX platforms.

As team leader I was responsible for coordinating the team of 6 support engineers. The tasks included resource allocation and supervising that customer issues are solved in a timely fashion.

I was also heavily involved in testing our IPSEC Toolkit products as well as other vendors' IPSec products.

My tasks also included leading a project of installing and taking to use new support system to SSH.

10.5.1999 - 8.4.2001
Sonera SmartTrust, Security Analyst
The assignment was to provide technical know-how and direction to the development efforts in SmartTrust. The job included consulting other employees in security issues (varying from cryptography to physical security), product evaluations regarding engineering practices, participating in designing of next generation products, and prototyping potential designs.

September 1998
Teaching assistant for the course Computer as a tool.

1.6.1998 - 10.5.1999
Stonesoft Oy, Software Designer
Work consisted of designing and implementing an Intelligent Network Management system in Java.

September 1997
Teaching assistant for the course Computer as a tool.

1.6.1997 - 30.5.1998
Oy Comptel Ab, Software Engineer
The assignments included user interface and software design, and implementation of HPY's billing system. Work was done in a PC environment using SASBase and SAS/AF tools.


Professional Skills and Interests

Good knowledge of security issues varying from cryptography (IKE, IPSec, symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, PKI etc.) to physical security. I am also familiar with X.509, PKCS, P1363, and P1363a standards.

Experience of programming with different programming languages and paradigms, like C, C++, Java, Perl, SQL, LDAP.

Knowledge of operating systems (especially UNIX), networking (especially TCP/IP), hardware and computer architecture, usability and user interfaces and a variety of system and application topics, including but not limited to programming languages.

I am familiar with software engineering and project management issues, and project working in general. I am strongly motivated and eager to learn more, and can work both independently and in a team.


Publications

Elliptic curve cryptography on smart cards, October 12, 2000.
Available on-line in PostScript [di.ps, 992k] and PDF [di.pdf, 458k].


Patents and Patent applications

Lauri Tarkkala, Petri Paavilainen, Veera Lehtonen, Henna Laurikari, Mikko Mättö: Viestin salaus ja purku, 2001-09-22, FI20001236

Jarmo Miettinen, Jukka Liukkonen, Mikko Mättö, Henna Laurikari, Veera Lehtonen: Digital contract, 2001-10-03, AU3560300

Veera Lehtonen, Mikko Mättö, Henna Laurikari: Secured identity chain, 2002-03-04, AU8221201

Henna Laurikari, Otto Kolsi, Veera Lehtonen, Mikko Mättö: Method for using services in a wireless communication network, 2002-04-22, AU1057902

Mikko Mättö, Henna Laurikari, Otto Kolsi, Veera Lehtonen: Menetelmä varmenteiden väärinkäytön havaitsemiseksi, 2002-07-09, FI20010026

Mikko Mättö, Henna Laurikari, Veera Lehtonen, Lauri Tarkkala: Menetelmä ja järjestelmä salattujen viestien lähettämiseksi viestintäjärjestelmässä, 2003-08-19, FI20020325

Mikko Mättö, Jukka Liukkonen, Henna Laurikari, Veera Lehtonen: Method and system for identification of digitally signed messages in a telecommunication system, 2004-01-01, US2004001455


Language Proficiency
Finnish (native language)
English (fluent)
German (good)
Swedish (good)
Japanese (basics)

Activities
1996
Member of the board of Tietokilta, Data Guild, the Guild of Computer Scientists, belonging to the HUT Student Union.

1997
Member of the board of Tietokilta, Data Guild, the Guild of Computer Scientists, belonging to the HUT Student Union.

1998
Student deputy member of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Deputy member of the Library committee

2012 - 2013
Member of the board of Mannerheimin lastensuojeluliitto, Littoisten yhdistys. Mannerheimin lastensuojeluliitto is the largest child welfare organization in Finland.

Hobbies
Aerobic
Reading
Movies


Henna Laurikari henna.laurikari@iki.fi