Webinar Series

F-Secure Security Leaders Forum

A series of on-demand webcasts focused on incident readiness and response

Recorded between April - October 2020

F-Secure's Security Leaders Forum is a practitioner-led series of on-demand webcasts designed for security leaders and their front-line technical teams. During each webcast, Incident Response consultants and Threat Hunters will provide insight on pressing security issues.

Key topics will include:

  • Defending against modern attackers and techniques
  • Building an effective incident response program
  • How to prepare for security incidents
  • Adapting to a changing workforce
  • Real-world case studies of effective response

F-Secure Webinar

15 Sep 2020

Available on-demand

Incident readiness: reduce the risk and cost of incident response

Learn how a strong readiness baseline averts reactive incident response, lowering risk, reducing costs, and transforming your ability to respond effectively. Plus, why you should focus on the preparation phase of the IR lifecycle before all others.

You will also discover:

  • How a strong incident readiness baseline lowers risk, reduces costs, and helps you (and your IR partner) confidently and effectively contain and remediate incidents
  • How incident readiness affects your relationships with customers, clients, and partners
  • The reactive decisions that we have seen increase damage during an incident, and how different outcomes could have been achieved

F-Secure Webinar

18 Sep 2020

Available On-Demand

Modern threats: the importance of incident response at scale

How to train your blue team to respond at the scale modern threat actors operate. Minimize the impact of a compromise and protect your organization. 

You will learn:

  • The importance of being prepared to respond at scale
  • How to successfully contain the threat actors targeting your business
Past webinars

F-Secure Webinar

28 Apr 2020

Available on-demand

Effective Incident Response for a Changing Workforce

Join F-Secure’s lead Incident Responders as they share their research and insight on how to respond to cyber security threats in the cloud.

You will learn:

  • Why misconfiguration is the root cause of most cloud incidents
  • How threat actor TTPs are changing to target the cloud and hat to consider to prepare for a incident in the cloud
  • How cloud technologies enable more effective Incident Response

F-Secure Webinar

19 May 2020

Available on-demand

Putting The ‘R’ In MDR

F-Secure Threat Hunter, Arran Purewal, will explain why a people-driven response strategy is so crucial, even though detection usually receives the most attention.

You will learn:

  • Why it is crucial to adopt an approach that emphasizes response
  • What kind of technology you need to enable the removal of advanced attackers
  • Real case studies which demonstrate the power and potential of effective response

F-Secure Webinar

02 Jun 2020

Available on-demand

Preparing for Success in Incident Response: Stories from the Frontline

Learn how a proactive mindset reduces the impact and cost of security incidents, and helps build enduring trust with clients, partners, and your team.

You will learn: 

  • From the outcomes of major incidents handled by Matt Lawrence throughout his career 
  • How a proactive approach leads to sustainable business continuity and client trust 
  • The value of measuring readiness as a means towards overall cyber resilience   

F-Secure Webinar

16 Jun 2020

Available on-demand

Compromise as an Opportunity: Using Incidents for Business Transformation

In this webinar, Erka Koivunen will share a CISO's perspective on how to cut through fear and uncertainty post-breach to make positive changes within your organization.

You will learn:

  • How to replace negative security culture with one that enables honest remedies to tough security problems
  • How to win buy-in from stakeholders across the business to create an engaging and positive security culture, and demonstrate the value of a holistic testing and improvement program
  • How to use incidents as real experience, giving cross-organizational teams the opportunity to put their training in to practice and improve collaboration

F-Secure Webinar

14 Jul 2020

Available on-demand

Focusing security budget - how community banks can respond to cyber threats

Join our guest speaker, Marc Ashworth - CISO at First Bank, to learn how to address modern cyber threats with less budget and resource.

You will learn:

  • How to overcome the security challenges common to community banks
  • Where to focus security budget
  • What you can start doing today to prepare for complex and persistent attacks from criminal attackers and nation state threat actors


Matt Lawrence
Global Director of Detection and Response, F-Secure Consulting

Matt is a motivated and accomplished leader in IR and MDR. He carries over a decade of experience managing investigations in the finance, commercial, defense, and higher education sectors across the world. During his career, he has spearheaded the development of global security services and led research & development into several new attack detection techniques.

Joani Green
UK Incident Response Team Lead

Originally from the consulting team in South Africa, Joani is now the IR team lead for F-Secure Consulting UK. Joani is known for her skills in Incident Response and Digital Forensics, with demonstrable experience on large-scale incidents. Her current research focus is cloud technologies, Linux forensics, and data visualization in Python.

Jordan LaRose
North American Lead for Incident Response, F-Secure Consulting

Jordan is a Security Consultant and Incident Response Investigator, responsible for leading IR, attack detection, and digital forensics training. He has driven penetration testing and IR services for clients worldwide, developed the 24/7 US IR consulting capability, and presented his own research into a spectrum of infosec topics. 

Erka Koivunen
Chief Information Security Officer, F-Secure

Erka Koivunen is a former head of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Finland, and joined F-Secure in 2015 as a Cyber Security Advisor. Companies, governments, and a variety of other organizations consult with Erka extensively on everything from risk assessment to incident response, and he has testified as an expert witness for the EU, Finnish, and British Parliaments. 

Arran Purewal
Global Operations Lead for F-Secure Countercept

Arran leads the Detection & Response Team responsible for Countercept's operational, customer-facing delivery. He has helped develop F-Secure's Threat Hunting capability, the methodology which drives the detection capability of the Countercept MDR service, while he has also worked on purple teaming and Defense engagements.

Gary Porcas
Senior Security Consultant

Gary has over 16 years of cybersecurity experience, spending a large proportion of his career within UK law enforcement. He has held a number of cyber-related positions at the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) at the National Crime Agency.  In between his time as a consultant and in law enforcement, he worked as a cyber security trainer for a short time, and has an MSc in Cyber Forensics & Investigations from University College Dublin.

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