Mr. Harri Sylvander is a Consulting Manager in Mandiant’s Dubai office. His areas of expertise include incident coordination and response, network traffic analysis, digital forensics, and CSIRT operations. He has vast experience of incident response engagements and forensic investigations across industry verticals, including government, telecommunications, oil and gas, high tech, manufacturing, media, transportation, education, and finance, as well as helping these organizations enhance their response readiness through strategic assessments of their current capabilities. He is also one of Mandiant’s Enterprise Incident Response training instructors and has delivered training on several occasions to incident responders in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
Prior to joining FireEye Mandiant in 2013, Mr. Sylvander was contracted to one of the largest telecommunications companies in the region as a Senior Incident Handler and Threat Analyst. While there, he played a central role in responding to critical incidents, training CSIRT staff, maintaining CSIRT infrastructure, and developing the CSIRT’s tools and skills required for accelerated and more accurate incident response.
Before moving to the Middle East, he held the position of Team Lead of Funet CERT, the Finnish National Research Education Network’s Computer Emergency Response Team, where he spent eight years detecting, coordinating, and responding to incidents in the parent organization’s and constituents’ networks. In addition, he trained and helped constituent organizations build their internal incident response capabilities. During this time, Mr. Sylvander was also the team representative and liaison at various local, regional, and global CSIRT initiatives, such as FIRST (the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams).