Forward Security & AWS Webinar Series 2023

May – June 2023

Join us for our second annual Forward Security & AWS Webinar Series.

In this 5 part webinar series, we discuss how to best set up identify and access management, how to protect your AWS environment from network attacks, how to stay compliant, and more.

Presented By

We are proud to partner closely with Amazon Web Services – one of the
leading organizations shaping the world of technology and cybersecurity


Farshad Abasi
Founder & CSO
Forward Security

  • Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • UBC alumnus (Biology, Computer Science)
  • CSO/Founder of Forward Security
  • Ex-HSBC Global Principal Security Architect & Head of IT Security
  • 12+ years of software development and IT experience
  • 12+ years of AppSec & CloudSec experience
  • BCIT instructor (IT Security)
  • OWASP Van, BSides Van/MARS board member
  • Avid music fan and food lover

Iman Sharafaldin
Application & Cloud Security Lead
Forward Security

  • Based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Application & Cloud Security Lead at Forward Security
  • PhD candidate in Computer Science (Cybersecurity)
  • 8 years of cybersecurity and software related experience
  • Interest in crypto investments and blockchain technologies
  • 1000+ citations on his cybersecurity related publications

Webinar Schedule

Thursday, May 18th
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST

Part 1

How to Best Set up Identity and Access Management in Your AWS Environment to Reduce Fraud.

Thursday, May 25th
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST

Part 2

How to Protect your AWS Environment from Network Attacks.

Thursday, June 1st
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST

Part 3

Find Out if You Are Being Attacked Before its Too Late.

Thursday, June 8th
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST

Part 4

Don’t Be a Rule Breaker: Stay Compliant & Protect your Data with AWS.

Thursday, June 15th
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST

Part 5

Do You Know Who has the Keys to your Castle? Learn About AWS Key Management System and Encryption.