About the Conference:
Who, Why, Where

June 22-27, 2008
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada

20th Annual FIRST Conference

Who Should Attend the Conference?

You do not need to be a member of FIRST to attend the 20th Annual Conference. Any incident response and security team or security professional who has responsibility for coordinating how an organisation responds to digital security incidents should be there. And the conference will also be of interest to:

  • technical staff who determine security product requirements and implement solutions
  • policy and decision makers with overall security responsibility
  • law enforcement staff who are involved in investigating cyber crimes
  • legal counsel who work with policy and decision makers in establishing security policies
  • senior managers directly charged with protecting their corporate infrastructure
  • government managers and senior executives who are responsible for protecting systems and critical infrastructures

Past participants at conferences have included IT managers, system and network administrators, software and hardware vendors, security solutions providers, ISPs, telecommunication providers and general computer and network security personnel.

Conference Benefits

FIRST conferences promote worldwide coordination and cooperation among Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). The conference provides a forum for sharing goals, ideas, and information on how to improve global computer security. The five-day event comprises two days of tutorials and three days of technical sessions where a range of topics of interest to teams in this global response community will be discussed.

As well as sharing our focus on global security, attending the conference will enable you to:

  • Learn the latest security strategies in incident management
  • Increase your knowledge and technical insight about security problems and their solutions
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest incident response and prevention techniques
  • Gain insight on analysing network vulnerabilities
  • Hear how the industry experts manage their security issues
  • Interact and network with colleagues from around the world to exchange ideas and advice on incident management best practices

Conference Location

The 20th Annual FIRST Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. A block of rooms is being held for conference attendees at a discount rate of $195 USD. These rates will be honoured three days before and three days after the official meeting dates, based on availability. To receive the discount rate, you must make your reservation prior to June 4, 2008, and mention that you are attending the FIRST Computer Security Conference. Reservation requests received after June 4 will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. To make your reservation, please contact the hotel prior to June 4, 2008.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC
V6C 2R7 Canada
Phone: + 604 683 1234
Toll Free: 800 233 1234

Contact for inquires and reservations:
For North American Callers: 1-888-421-1442
For International Callers: 1-402-592-6464

**Attendees must reference the FIRST Conference in order to be given the contracted room rate within our room block.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

20th Annual Conference Sponsorship Team