Petri Kuivala got his start in cybersecurity on the force. He joined to do normal police work, never imagining that he’d end up in cybersecurity. Yet, after a few years, he joined a team that was among one of the first to develop IT-based crime analysis.

Today, Kuivala is the CISO at NXP Conductors based in Eindhoven, Holland but working remotely from home in Helsinki, Finland. Kuivala’s leadership in the industry is impressive. He sits on the boards of both Privaon Oy and LAAVAT. Before NXP Conductors, he spent time at Nokia and Microsoft, and he’s been a startup coach at HoxHunt, helping build security awareness.

Tune in for episode 10 of the CISO Stories podcast series, where Petri Kuivala speaks with Sam Curry, the chief security officer at Cybereason. They discuss how his job as a police officer led to a career in cybersecurity, and what it means to be a leader in the industry.

Listen to episode 10 of CISO Stories, Doing Security Before Security Was a Career Path

The Cybersecurity Collaborative, in conjunction with Cybereason, is proud to present CISO Stories, a podcast series that each week takes a deep dive on security leadership with top security professionals from across the public and private sectors who share their insights and expertise with the community. Click here to access all available episodes of CISO Stories.