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15th Annual Computer Security
Incident Handling Conference
The Westin, Ottawa
Ontario, Canada
June 22-27, 2003
This conference is sponsored by First.Org, Inc.

About the conference

Who should attend

Call for Papers

Registration

Where to stay

About Ottawa

About FIRST


Sponsorship

About the Conference

The annual FIRST Conference is a unique event. It focuses on the field of computer security incident handling and response. In recognition of the global spread of computer networks and the common problems faced by computer owners, the conference is held in a different part of the world each year. The presentations are international in scope and include the latest in incident response and prevention, vulnerability analysis, and computer security. Additionally, these events serve as the foundation for the improvement of computer security worldwide via the sharing of goals, ideas, and information.

Who should attend

Any person who is responsible for the coordination of computer security incidents will benefit from attendance at this conference. This may include both members and non-members of FIRST, system administrators, network administrators and management with computer security responsibilities, law enforcement, consultants, contractors, vendors, and incident response teams.

Conference Registration

Registration information will be made available at the FIRST web site at http://www.first.org/conference/2003/. Discount registration fees are offered to paper presenters, early registrants, sponsors, and FIRST members. Questions should be directed to first-2003@first.org.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is published on the FIRST web site at http://www.first.org/conference/2003/cfp.html. Submissions for tutorials, papers and panels are welcome. The deadline for any submission is November 15, 2002. All questions related to the call should be directed to first-pc2003@first.org.

Where to stay

The 15th Annual FIRST Conference will be held at the Westin Ottawa hotel, 11 Colonel By Drive, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. A block of rooms is being held for conference attendees at a discount rate of $219 Canadian. To receive the discount rate, you must make your reservation prior to June 1, 2003 and mention that you are attending the FIRST Conference. Reservation requests received after June 1st will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. To make your reservation, please contact the Westin Ottawa prior to June 1, 2003. (Phone +1-613-560-7000; Fax +1-613-560-2707).

Additional information can be found at the hotel Web site.

Sponsorship Opportunities

This event will provide a prime opportunity to gain focused access to a highly influential group of computer security incident response experts around the world. We are seeking sponsoring organizations that are committed to computer security improvement and are concerned about the security infrastructure of the Internet and associated communications elements.

Detailed information about a wide range of sponsorship opportunities will be made available at the FIRST web site at http://www.first.org/conference/2003/. Questions should be directed to first-2003@first.org.

About Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada's Capital, sits on the border of the province of Ontario in central Canada. It was made capital of the British colonial Province of Canada in 1857. Since 1969, Ottawa and Hull have been formally recognized as Canada's "capital area."

Canada's Capital straddles the border of two provinces (Quebec and Ontario), contains two major cities (Ottawa and Gatineau) and has two official languages (French and English). The Rideau Canal (built through the wilderness from 1826 to 1832 to link Ottawa to the Great Lakes) was one of the great engineering feats of the 19th century.

Ottawa is one of four capitals (with London, Johannesburg and Budapest) that are neo-Gothic in style and spirit. The complex, picturesque quality of Gothic design distinguishes these from neo-classical Rome, Paris and Washington, which are characterized by a spirit of monumental grandeur. Ottawa and Gatineau are home to eight national museums, storehouses of Canadian culture.

About FIRST

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is an international organization that brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams. These teams include government, commercial, and academic organizations. Worldwide, FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to prompt rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the global community at large. Further information about the FIRST organization is available at http://www.first.org/.


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