Member offer from F-Secure

Our Patron member F-Secure has an offer for all our members:

In recent years, remote working has become a regular treat for millions of employees, and a means to redress work / life balance. Over the last few weeks and months, this switch to remote work has accelerated at breakneck pace and across vast swathes of the workforce. The difference, however, is that the impetus has been a worldwide societal crisis, not cultural change.

F-Secure’s users and customers are doing things differently, often under duress and with all kinds of resource challenges, and we can’t do a good job if we don’t adapt to conform to their changes, too. One result of this is that a plan we’ve been working on for a while, has just been accelerated into production.

F-Secure has introduced Countercept Rapid, an essential version of their award winning 24/7 Managed Detection and Response service.

Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Quick deployment – up and running within a week.
  • Billed after the third month, pay (and renew) monthly after that.

F-Secures existing MDR service is usually provided via contracts of a year or more; it’s comprehensive and exhaustive, tailored to your organisational needs and it works exceptionally well. But not every organization wants to make a long-term financial commitment, nor do they need every single capability we provide over the short term.

Over the last few years we’ve seen the practice of business change dramatically; we’re seeing another seismic shift now. We must – and have – moved with the times. Countercept MDR isn’t going anywhere, but if you need to quickly build a relationship with F-Secure with something more flexible, a simpler service with the same quality and expertise you’d expect from them, then Countercept Rapid it is. Given more time, you can also move to a more tailored, long term contract if you want to commit to a longer term relationship – and if you need access to extra capabilities.

Click here for further information.

 

Goodwille and Nordic Startup Awards strengthening their partnership in 2020

Following two successful years of working together, our Patron member Goodwille and Nordic Startup Awards are have renewed their strategic partnership for the 8th season of Nordic Startup Awards.

This year, the two will deepen their partnership, with Goodwille taking ownership of the “Best Founder of the Year” category as well as hosting webinars for startups around themes of expansion to the UK, scaling a UK team and fundraising in the UK.

The Nordic edition of the Global Startup Awards, the world’s largest independent startup ecosystem competition, is a series of events in the Nordic countries with the mission to recognise and celebrate the startup talent in the region.
Goodwille, whose roots are firmly tied to the Nordic countries have helped hundreds of tech businesses, including regional and national finalists of the Nordic Startup Awards, enter the UK market.

James Service, Marketing Manager of Goodwille said: “We’ve been working with startups for over two decades, so this partnership is a great opportunity for us to celebrate and recognise the top talent in the Nordic startup ecosystem. We are excited to take the next step in our long-standing partnership with new activities and category ownership this year.”

Read full blog post here.

DEMYSTIFYING THREAT HUNTING

 

FBCC Patron member F-Secure has published this F-Secure Countercept whitepaper “Demystifying Threat Hunting” – Your threat hunting handbook.

‘Threat hunting’ has become something of a buzzword in the cyber security industry, and like any other buzzword the term is often misused.

Proactive threat hunting is very different from manually searching through raw data to find an attacker, and threat hunting as a service is complementary to detection & response operations rather than a replacement for them.

F-Secure’s whitepaper will clear up the confusion, explaining:

  • What threat hunting is – and what it isn’t.
  • Continuous Response – what it is and why you need it.
  • Why Continuous Response and threat hunting are both required to successfully defend against targeted attacks.
  • Good threat hunting unpacked.
  • The future of threat hunting.

Find out more about the whitepaper here.

 

We proudly welcome our new Patron Member F-Secure

We are excited to welcome F-Secure as our newest Patron Member.

Nobody knows cyber security like FSecure. For three decades, FSecure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people. 

With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, FSecure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber-attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections. 

Find out more about F-Secure and their services on their website.

Welcome to the FBCC!

FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working Towards a World That Lasts Forever

On Thursday 5th March the FBCC partnered with our Patron member Outokumpu to organise Focus on Sustainability: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working Towards a World That Lasts Forever event held at the Residence of the Ambassador of Finland 

Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel with the vision to be the undisputed number one. The company serves customers in a wide range of industries – from catering and appliances to building and construction, transportation and chemical, petrochemical and energy industries, as well as the process and resources industries – use our stainless steel and services worldwide. Being fully recyclable, maintenance-free, as well as very strong and durable material, stainless steel is one of the key building blocks for sustainable future. 

The successful event brought together more than 80 people from the industry including key decision makers in infrastructure, architecture and politics 

The event focused on sustainability and using sustainable solutions in building process, and how stainless steel can solve many current issues in water distribution, architecture and infrastructure. After Ambassador Markku Keinänen’s opening speech, Mr Maciej Gwozdz gave a presentation on stainless steel and why it is a sustainable choice. The attendees then heard from Mr Peter Bamforth about water distribution and the benefits of using stainless steel in water piping. Next up Mr Jörn Teipel talked about stainless steel in architecture, followed by Mr Andy Backhouse discussing the use of stainless in infrastructure. The event finished with a Q&A with the panellists and Camilla KaplinOutokumpu’s Senior Environment Manager 

The guests were left with a deep understanding of the importance of a long-term outlook when it comes to sustainability in building and infrastructure. While carbon steel may seem like a cost effective choice, when you consider the cost of maintenance over the next decades, the cost becomes unsustainable. Whereas stainless steel will last at least a 100 years without any maintenance (the only reason to say only a 100 years is because stainless steel has not been around longer). 

The FBCC were proud to work with Outokumpu on this event More photos on the FBCC Facebook page!

FBCC Patron Nokia named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere

FBCC Patron Nokia named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

 

 

  • Recognition honours those companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy and strive to create positive change throughout their global communities.
  • Nokia is one of just three telecommunications companies to be included, and the only Finnish honouree.
  • Marks the fourth time Nokia is included on the list.

 

This recognition reflects the work undertaken at Nokia to reinforce ethical behaviour at all levels of the business, and promote high standards of corporate governance.

“It is a great honour to be recognised once again as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Our reputation is built on more than 150 years of trustworthiness and ethical business practices. This award is due to the hard work and commitment of the entire Nokia team, who ensure we put our values of trust, integrity, and social and environmental responsibility into everything we do,” said Rajeev Suri, President and CEO, Nokia.

Nokia has been recognised four times overall, with three consecutive wins since 2018. It is one of only three honourees in the telecommunications industry and the only company in Finland to be included in 2020. In total, 132 honourees were recognised, spanning 21 countries and 51 industries.

“Nokia is one of just three telecom companies to make the list, highlighting how much the company is doing to enhance ethical business practices in the sector”, said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “Congratulations to everyone at Nokia for earning this recognition.”

Nokia is committed to being an industry leader on governance, corporate responsibility and compliance. Key elements of its compliance program include a focus on early identification and proactive mitigation of regulatory and corruption risks associated with products, services, and go-to-market strategy; continual assessments and enhancements of programs and processes to reduce inefficiencies and strengthen compliance oversight, and multiple avenues open to employees to voice and report concerns in an open-reporting environment with a strict non-retaliation policy.

The FBCC congratulates Nokia!

Focus on Sustainability: Building Sustainable Solutions- Working towards a world that lasts forever

On this event FBCC is partnering with our Patron member Outokumpu and The Finnish Embassy.

The Finnish Ambassador’s residence is hosting an afternoon networking event between leading Finnish company Outokumpu Stainless and selected leading UK governmental, academic, not-for-profit organisations and UK-based companies with an interest to drive forward the need for greater levels of sustainability in the built environment in the UK.

Outokumpu Stainless is Europe’s largest stainless-steel producer with head office in Helsinki, and strong manufacturing interests in Finland and UK.

The event will focus on the theme of sustainability in the use of modern stainless-steel engineering materials, with particular focus on the opportunity to transform thinking about these materials and their role in society. Stainless steel is a British invention and an engineering material with a remarkable combination of properties giving high quality and cost-effective long-life solutions to the word’s infrastructure challenges. Outokumpu focusses on producing stainless steel in an environmentally advantageous way and encourages its use to maximise environmental benefit.

FBCC Patron Borenius to Open a Representative Office in London

FBCC Patron Borenius is opening a new representative office in the City of London. Read more on their press release below.

We are thrilled to announce that we are opening a new representative office in the City of London on 13 January 2020, which makes us the only large Finnish law firm to have an office in London. This unique opportunity enables us to provide more comprehensive and global services to our clients in addition to New York and St. Petersburg as it brings us up to five offices in four different countries.

“We see London as the key feeder market for us outside of Finland as about 50% of our revenue in any given year is sourced from abroad. Many of our good legal, banking and investor sector clients conduct their Nordic business out of London. Similarly, our current presence in New York and my own work experience from London and New York have demonstrated to us how intertwined the London and New York markets are. The key is being relevant to your clients in today’s international legal markets. We think that this is best achieved through cooperation with the other leading independent firms around the world”, says Juha Koponen, the Partner in charge of our London representative office.

Our London representative office will be located at Paternoster House, 65 St Paul’s Churchyard. This convenient location right in the heart of the City of London enables us to host client visits and meetings close to where many of our clients are located.

“We opened our New York representative office in 2012. That has been a great success and our decision to open a representative office in London builds on this experience. Timing-wise, we are entering London at an interesting moment as we are sure that many of our Finnish clients continue to have Brexit related questions. We look forward to working on those matters with English qualified law firms”, concludes Casper Herler, Managing Partner.

Global Recognition in Support of Opening our Representative Office in London

We are the 2019 winners of both the “Best Nordic Law Firm Award” awarded by The Lawyer European Awards and the “Most Innovative Finnish Law Firm Award” awarded by the IFLR Europe Awards. These prestigious awards were granted to us based on our strategic vision and cross-border capabilities together with our consistent excellence in the delivery of legal services both in the Nordics and in New York.

In addition, we are consistently ranked as a top tier firm in Finland by all leading legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners (Global and Europe), IFLR1000 and The Legal 500.

Law Firm of the Year The Nordics

“This is a small firm punching at premium level globally through a very focused engagement with the top-level firms and clients in London, New York and beyond.”
– The Lawyer European Awards 2019

Most Innovative Firm of the Year Finland

“This firm is able to drive and execute the most innovative and complex cross-border deals on the Finnish market.”
– IFLR Europe Awards 2019

 

For additional information, read more on Borenius’ website by clicking here!

FBCC patron Goodwille is recruiting an office assistant

 

FBCC Patron Goodwille is recruiting an Office Assistant who thrives on providing great customer service to join their Front of House team in London.

Goodwille provides essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow or scale in the UK. These services include Corporate Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

Find out more about the position here.

FBCC Patron Goodwille is recruiting a Marketing Executive

FBCC Patron member Goodwille is looking for an ambitious Marketing Executive, fluent in a Nordic language (preferably Swedish or Norwegian), to join their Marketing and Business Development team.

Goodwille provides essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow or scale in the UK. These services include Corporate Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

Find out more about the position here.

Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Young Professional.