F-Secure has not bought many companies lately.
nSense was our major acquisition last year. We will look at buying other companies as well. We have lot of cash so we are also in acquisition mode.
We will introspect what to buy especially when you are short of talent. It is one way to access talent and also grow the company at the time.
What is your professional goal and your professional goal by 2017 / 2018?
We would be strong cybersecurity leader in Europe at least and very strong player in LATAM, North America and APAC. That would be a fantastic goal for us. We would be innovation leader launching new products to be seen a leader in not only revenues and growth but a hardcore security company. And continue to be the good guys.
On a personal level, I am in a dream job (joined four years ago as F-Secure CEO) and a dream area (security) of growth to be in today security. I want to grow this company into a better company that it ever was and importantly a sustainable business model. And then I balance my work with family time.
You literally breathe security 24X7. How painful it becomes for you as company CEO when your customer gets breached or attacked?
It hurts me. I always want to get personally involved to understand what actually happened for us. But then again I realize that nothing is hundred percent in this industry. I am more interested in how fast we responded and fixed it together. It is painful but it is also a great opportunity to learn for the next case and that's how you save the customers.
We are in the phase that you cannot only protect the enterprises. But you need the rapid response team and the forensics to respond and find it faster and fix it faster than anyone else. And conduct forensics to help the customers stay better protected which makes a good case for us.
Source: Computerworld India
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