I am a security professional with 20+ years of experience from the telecommunications, IT and consumer electronics industries. I have developed and managed business-critical enterprise security solutions in the areas of PKI, digital signing as well as manufacturing and supply chain security. I am results-oriented leader who believes in agile, data-driven working methods and responding to change over following a fixed plan.
As the CEO and co-founder of LAAVAT, I help our customers to mitigate security risks in their digitalization journey while making LAAVAT a great place to work for our talented team.
Throughout my professional career, I have taken concrete actions to protect the connected world. As a multi-skilled, highly motivated security architect, my goal is to define and build the most secure and reliable enterprise solutions in the fields of cryptographic key management, PKI, digital signing and secure manufacturing.
As the CTO and co-founder of LAAVAT, I help our customers fight the threats that they face in the connected world. I apply my 15+ years of cyber security experience for developing LAAVAT’s solutions and delivering elegant, high-quality solutions for complex and challenging business environments.
Juha Kivitalo, CISSP
I have over 25 years of experience in the field of software development in various roles and with various technologies. With over 10 years of experience in the security domain, I specialize in PKI, digital signing and cryptography. I believe in continuous renewal and I always update myself on the latest developments in the cybersecurity area as well as modern technologies and architectural paradigms in product development.
At LAAVAT, I lead all product development activities. However, being a hands-on guy, you will find me actively participating in all design, coding and testing activities along with all other developers.
I have over 15 years of professional software development experience. I specialize in security, Linux, C and C++ development and I have a strong mathematical background. I am familiar with modern technologies and I understand legacy systems in order to create perfect solutions for today. I consider myself an ethical hacker and a security and software development enthusiast also outside office hours.
At LAAVAT, I work with end to end device security solutions covering areas such as secure boot and secure device manufacturing.
During the last 20 years, I have developed software for multiple devices and operating systems, including both standalone applications and distributed architectures with integrations to multiple third-party systems. For the last five years, I have focused on security, especially web services concerning PKI and digital signing solutions. I always strive to learn more and improve myself.
At LAAVAT, I work on developing elegant solutions using cutting edge cloud technologies and architectural paradigms. When designing systems, I try to see things from the customer’s point of view to bring in what is truly needed.