My journey started in Jablonec nad Nisou, a small city north of Prague. I was quiet, pretty geeky and generally refused to follow the rules. So perhaps it isn’t surprising that my corporate career in network technology and radio engineering was short-lived. I always found myself wanting to do my own thing. I now see cybersecurity as a blue ocean opportunity – a race to capture market share. I’m driven by a sense of urgency and a mission to protect people from hacking – the consequences of which can be devastating. My team of ex-hackers know just how bad things can get.
Sometimes when I need to clear my mind and regain a sense of balance, I travel deep inside the forests and enjoy moments of meditation among the trees, moss and stones. This prepares me for the challenges ahead. As a leader, it’s important that I wake up every day energized and ready to inspire my team to go out and make the digital world a safer place. That sense of purpose keeps me going when times are tough. Oh, and playing with cats helps, too.