F-Secure appoints new head of consulting business

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Emerging technologies and innovative delivery models meeting customer needs are priorities for newly-appointed F-Secure Executive Vice President Ed Parsons.

Helsinki, Finland – October 6, 2020: Today, global cyber security provider F-Secure announced it has appointed Ed Parsons as the new Executive Vice President of its consulting business. Parsons has replaced outgoing Executive Vice President Ian Shaw as part of F-Secure’s leadership team and head of F-Secure Consulting.

F-Secure Consulting is a multi-disciplinary global team that helps enterprises overcome the most complex security challenges and build resilience against the most advanced targeted attacks. F-Secure Consulting provides services from four continents. Its offerings cover a wide variety of capabilities, including incident response, adversary simulation, and cloud security.

“We’re pleased to welcome Ed Parsons to F-Secure’s leadership team as the new head of F-Secure Consulting,” said F-Secure Chief Executive Officer Samu Konttinen. “His leadership qualities have helped F-Secure earn the trust of clients working in some of the world’s most challenging, security-critical environments. We’re confident that these same qualities will help him thrive in his new role so we can bring our world-class consulting services to more clients.” 

“F-Secure’s research-led technical security consultancy has specialists all over the world who work together to overcome some of the biggest security challenges. This includes securing the services and infrastructure we all use today, but also the emerging technologies that we’ll depend on tomorrow,” said Parsons.

Parsons previously served as Senior Manager, Cyber Security for KPMG UK, and then Head of Cyber Defense, and eventually Director for MWR InfoSecurity. Parsons became F-Secure Consulting’s Managing Director for the UK after F-Secure acquired MWR InfoSecurity in 2018.

According to Parsons, F-Secure Consulting is uniquely equipped to bring world-class expertise to locales throughout the globe – an advantage he intends to capitalize on going forward.

“By connecting clients in different regions with our global team of skilled professionals, we’re able to apply world-class security expertise to local client challenges. As a dedicated cyber security company, we offer unique insight, technical excellence, and high-quality service. This allows us to provide our clients with better security outcomes and value for their money,” explained Parsons.

More information on F-Secure Consulting is available at https://www.f-secure.com/en/consulting.


About F-Secure
Nobody has better visibility into real-life cyber attacks than F-Secure. We’re closing the gap between detection and response, utilizing the unmatched threat intelligence of hundreds of our industry’s best technical consultants, millions of devices running our award-winning software, and ceaseless innovations in artificial intelligence. Top banks, airlines, and enterprises trust our commitment to beating the world’s most potent threats. Together with our network of the top channel partners and over 200 service providers, we’re on a mission to make sure everyone has the enterprise-grade cyber security we all need.

Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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