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  • Fri, 31 May 2013 : : Useful Information for Attendees

    We've put together a useful page for our attendees divided out into three sections - Things Before You Go, Arrival at BKK and At the Conrad. We encourage our delegates to spend some time reading through this information as it will better prepare you for your travels.

  • Fri, 10 May 2013 : : Adobe Returns to Sponsor at FIRST 2013!

    FIRST excited to announce the return of Adobe to their conference sponsorship team. This is Adobe's second time participating as a sponsor and their first time as a Platinum level sponsor.

  • Fri, 03 May 2013 : : Trend Micro Joins Sponsorship Team!

    FIRST is very pleased to anounce the addition of Trend Micro to the 2013 Sponsorship Team! This is Trend's first time participating on the Sponsorship Team and will be with us in Bangkok as a Gold sponsor. Please be sure to visit them during exhibit hours!

  • Thu, 25 Apr 2013 : : Welcome SANS Insitute!

    We're proud to announce that the SANS Insitute team will be exhibiting with us in Bangkok this June! This is their first time sponsoring the annual conference and we are very excited to have them aboard.

  • Wed, 03 Apr 2013 : : BT Returns as Diamond Sponsor

    FIRST is very pleased to announce the return of BT to the 2013 Sponsorship Team. BT has been a supporter of FIRST since its inception and has provided Diamond level funding since 1999.

  • Wed, 27 Mar 2013 : : Welcome back Facebook!

    Facebook has returned to join our 2013 Sponsorship Team as a supporting sponsor. We look forward to the continued support from their security team!

  • Mon, 25 Mar 2013 : : Two New Gold Sponsors! Splunk & eBay Join...

    FIRST is pleased to announce the addition of Splunk and eBay to the 2013 Sponsorship Team! Both Splunk and eBay have joined at the Gold level. We look forward to seeing them at the conference!

  • Wed, 13 Mar 2013 : : Welcome back Citi!

    FIRST is honored to announce that Citi has rejoined the conference sponsorship team as a Platinum sponsor! Citi has been a sponsor of the annual conference since 2000! Thank you Citi for your continued support of the Incident Response community.

  • Wed, 06 Mar 2013 : : Draft Agenda is Available!

    FIRST 2013 draft agenda is available for viewing! Please note that our speakers are in the process of confirming their participation. Updates to the agenda will be made as they become available.

  • Mon, 04 Mar 2013 : : Welcome back Sponsors Secunia & Lancope!

    Big welcome back to Gold Sponsor Secunia! Secunia has been a conference sponsor since 2009 Kyoto. Secunia will be exhibiting starting Tuesday at the Vendor Showcase. We'd also like to welcome back Lancope as an exhibitor! Lancope has been participating at the annual conference since 2011 Vienna. Thank you to both organizations - we look forward to seeing you both in Bangkok!

  • Wed, 06 Feb 2013 : : Solera Networks Sponsors Ice Breaker

    FIRST would like to welcome back Solera Networks to the Sponsorship Team. Solera will be exhibiting at the conference in addition to sponsoring our Sunday night kick-off Ice Breaker event.

  • Wed, 06 Feb 2013 : : Welcome 2013 Gold Sponsors!

    WOW - we are very excited to have several vendor sponsors join us at the Gold level for FIRST2013! Thank you to General Dynamics - Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, FireEye and Verint for joining the FIRST Sponsorship Team. We should have an amazing Vendor Showcase for attendees Tuesday evening of conference.

  • Thu, 31 Jan 2013 : : Important Submission Update

    Notification of acceptances have been delayed until the week of 25th February. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at first-2013@first.org. Thank you.

  • Tue, 27 Nov 2012 : : Call for Speakers!

    Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the 25th Annual FIRST Conference! Check out the official Call for Speakers and fill out our submission form by Friday, December 7th!

  • Thu, 21 Jun 2012 : : Live from FIRSTCON...the Latest DRG Challenge news!

    Get the latest on the Dragon Research Group Security Challenge at FIRSTCON Malta...

  • Wed, 20 Jun 2012 : : Podcast Live from Malta...Steve Adegbite, Conference Liaison

    Steve takes a few minutes to stop and chat with Martin & Chris during the 24th Annual FIRST Conference in St. Julian's, Malta...

  • Thu, 14 Jun 2012 : : The DRG Security Challenge at FIRST Conference, Malta

    If you're attending FIRSTCON Malta, don't miss this podcast! Featuring Scott Vowels, a volunteer member with the Dragon Research Group (DRG) – get an understanding of what the DRG is about and their upcoming projects – including the Security Challenge. Gain insight on how to sign-up for the Security Challenge in Malta, the structure of the challenges and where to find the DRG crew at the conference for questions.

  • Tue, 12 Jun 2012 : : Podcast with Patrick Cain, Resident Research Fellow at APWG

    Episode 4 features Patrick Cain, resident research fellow with the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the President of The Cooper-Cain Group, Inc. in Boston, MA – a US-based computer and internet security consultancy. He's been associated with information security development and operations for over 25 years and drives the APWG's data collection and sharing initiatives. Martin and Chris talk to Patrick about his work with the APWG and his upcoming FIRST presentation, "Sharing Crime Data Across International Frontiers." Patrick presents on Tuesday, 19th June at 17:05 in the Policy & Management track.

  • Mon, 11 Jun 2012 : : Podcast with Wes Young, Principal Security Engineer, REN-ISAC

    Join the interview in progress... Wes is a security engineer, threat analyst and (primary) code-monkey with the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC). He is the primary architect of the REN-ISAC Security Event System – a standard based information system that moves security intelligence messages throughout its diverse academic community. Wes presents on Friday at 14:25 under the Deep Technical Dives track – "Sharing data's hard, here's how we did it."

  • Tue, 05 Jun 2012 : : Facebook Joins the 2012 Sponsorship Team

    We'd like to welcome newcomer Facebook to the 2012 Sponsorship Team! This is Facebook's first time sponsoring the Annual Conference and the first year sending incident response team members to participate in the conference. Please be sure to check out Chad Green and Ryan McGeehan on Thursday the 21st on the mainstage!

  • Tue, 05 Jun 2012 : : Podcast with Lance Spitzner, Training Director, SANS Securing the Human Program

    Martin and Chris chat with Lance Spitzner, FIRST 2012 Keynote and Training Director for SANS Securing the Human Program at the SANS Institute. Lance is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cyber threat research and security training awareness. He has helped develop and implement numerous multi-cultural security awareness programs around the world. He's passionate about security awareness and the importance of understanding the human element. Don't miss Lance's keynote on Friday the 22nd at 09:45 in the Grandmaster Suite.

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Call for Speakers Open:
15 October 2012
Submission Deadline:
7 December 2012
Notification of Acceptance:
28 February 2013

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