CISO Stories Podcast: Doing Security Before Security Was a Career Path

Special guest Petri Kuivala, CISO at NXP Semiconductors, recounts his journey from municipal police officer to cybercrimes unit investigator to Chief Information Security Officer during the early days when security was largely an afterthought – check it out…

About Petri Kuivala

petri kuivalaPetri Kuivala, CISO at NXP Semiconductors, is a veteran cybersecurity professional who was the first CISO at Nokia (2009), and is an active start-up coach for several cybersecurity and privacy companies.

Prior to NXP he was a member of Microsoft Global Security management team and prior to that worked almost 14-years with different security leadership positions in Nokia Corporation.

During Nokia time he was also expatriated in the People’s Republic of China. Prior to joining Nokia, Petri worked for the Helsinki Police department and was a founding member of the Helsinki Criminal Police IT investigation department.

About the CISO Stories Podcast

ciso storiesThe Cybersecurity Collaborative, in conjunction with Cybereason, is proud to present the CISO Stories Podcast.  Each week CISO Stories 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. 

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CISO Stories Hosts

Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer at Cybereason

sam-curry-hs-cisostoriesSam Curry (@samjcurry) is CSO at Cybereason and is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute.  Previously, Sam was CTO and CISO for Arbor Networks (NetScout) and was CSO and SVP R&D at MicroStrategy in addition to holding senior security roles at McAfee and CA. He spent 7 years at RSA, the Security Division of EMC as Chief Technologist and SVP of Product.  Sam also has over 20 patents in security from his time as a security architect, has been a leader in two successful startups and is a board member of the Cybersecurity Coalition, of SSH Communications and of Sequitur Labs.

Todd Fitzgerald – VP, Cybersecurity Strategy at Cybersecurity Collaborative

todd bio photoTodd Fitzgerald (@securityfitz) has built information Fortune 500/large company security programs for 20 years.  Todd serves as VP, Cybersecurity Strategy and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Collaborative Executive Committee, was named 2016–17 Chicago CISO of the Year, ranked Top 50 Information Security Executive, authored 4 books including #1 Best Selling and 2020 CANON Hall of Fame Winner CISO COMPASS: Navigating Cybersecurity Leadership Challenges with Insights from Pioneers (2019), ground-breaking CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success, as well as contributions to a dozen others. 

Todd held senior leadership positions at Northern Trust, Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield/ National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health and American Airlines.

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