Current FIRST BoFs and SIGs


Academic and NREN (National Research and Education Network)

Botnet SIG: Botnet Mitigation and Remediation

To share experiences about botnet mitigation and remediation and to identify different approaches and best practices that can be implemented to address this problem.

CVSS SIG: Common Vulnerability Scoring System

For a global approach towards scoring metrics for vulnerabilities.


To improve CSIRT incident management practices within the FIRST community.

LECC BoF: Law Enforcement & CSIRT Cooperation

To further co-operation within the FIRST community.

MA SIG: Malware Analysis

This SIG will advocate and promote the sharing of malware analysis tools and techniques to enable CSIRTs to combat and analyze malicious code.

NM SIG: Network Monitoring

To advocate and develop collection and analysis of network sensor.

Vendors SIG: Internet Infrastructure Vendors

The goal of this SIG is to provide forum for Internet Infrastructure vendors.

VRDX SIG: Vulnerability Reporting and Data eXchange

Primarily chartered to research and recommend ways to identify and exchange vulnerability information across disparate vulnerability databases.

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FIRST is the global Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams

FIRST is the premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. Membership in FIRST enables incident response teams to more effectively respond to security incidents reactive as well as proactive.

FIRST brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations. FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the community at large.

Apart from the trust network that FIRST forms in the global incident response community, FIRST also provides value added services. Some of these are:

Currently FIRST has more than 200 members, spread over Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

What's new

  • Fri, 11 Apr 2014
  • New Gold Sponsors – Lookingglass & CyberSponse (21:53 +0100)

    FIRST would like to welcome two new sponsors to the 2014 Sponsorship Team: Lookingglass ( and CyberSponse ( Both organizations are joining us at the Gold level and will be exhibiting during conference week.

  • Wed, 09 Apr 2014
  • Sponsor Update: Welcome Adobe and Co3 Systems! (22:29 +0100)

    FIRST would like to welcome back Adobe to the FIRST 2014 Sponsorship Team. Adobe has been a sponsor of FIRST since 2010 Miami. New to the team for 2014 is Co3 Systems with a Banquet sponsorship. This is their first time sponsoring at the annual conference.

  • Fri, 28 Mar 2014
  • TRANSITS Train-the-Trainer (T3) in Boston (20:16 +0100)

    There will be a Train-the-Trainers program in Boston, on Sunday 22 June from 10-4:30pm for any member interested in being trained as a TRANSITS instructor and improving their presentation skills. The course will be taught by Don Stikvoort and interested participants should contact the FIRST Secretariat at