Mika Karjalainen

Mika Karjalainen

Director of the IT Institute at JAMK University of Applied Sciences

Mr. Mika Karjalainen is the Director of the IT Institute at JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The Institute of IT provides engineering education in the areas of programming, computer networks, media technology, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and cyber security at both B.Eng. and M.Eng. levels. Mr. Karjalainen also leads the Institute's cyber security research, development and training center JYVSECTEC, which maintains and develops the Finnish national cyber security range, and has organized the Finnish National Cyber Security Exercise annually since 2013. Before entering the world of university education Mr. Karjalainen worked for more than 20 years in the activities of Finnish security authorities at Finnish police forces and Finnish Defense Forces. Mr. Karjalainen has served as a head of security at the C4 agency of the Finnish Defense Forces and as a Quality Manager at the National Security Network. Currently Mr. Karjalainen is also conducting research in the field of cyber security education, specially focusing on students’ learning during the cyber security exercises.