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  • Thu, 02 Apr 2009
  • 2010 Conference Theme Winner (17:33 +0100)

    Steve Mancini with Intel has won the theme contest for the 2010 conference: Past the Faded Perimeter - Threat and Incident Response. Congratulations to Steve! The prize is a complimentary registration for the 2010 conference.

  • CEP Global Risk Summit registration open (12:41 +0100)

    The CEP website www.globalcep.com is now open for registration for attendance at this year's CEP Global Risk Summit. To be held on Thursday and Friday 7th and 8th May 2009 at the Marriott County Hall Hotel, London. Our answer to the financial crisis has been to reduce this year's attendance fee and to include lunches and the Gala Dinner on the evening of 7th May - all at the rate of USD 975. Register today!

  • Fri, 13 Mar 2009
  • Follow us! (14:01 +0100)

    FIRST conference updates on Twitter! (http://www.twitter.com/firstdotorg)

  • Wed, 25 Feb 2009
  • Next World Cyber-security Contest Launched by FIRST, CERT Coordination Center (13:55 +0100)

    Pittsburgh, PA, February, 25 2009 - The second international competition honoring best practices and advances in safeguarding the security of computer systems and networks was announced today by FIRST (the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) and the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC).

  • Fri, 20 Feb 2009
  • Please Welcome our New Members for 2009! (22:23 +0100)

    Please join us in welcoming the newest FIRST members: Effective February 1st is full team member Portcullis Computer Incident Response and Forensics Team (PCIRF), UK and Liaison Members Ken Van Wyk, USA and Bernie Rosen, USA. FIRST thanks the sponsors for their efforts and we look forward to the active participation of Portcullis and continued support from Ken and Bernie!

  • Thu, 19 Feb 2009
  • Best Practices Contest 2009 (21:43 +0100)

    FIRST and CERT/CC announce the 2009 Security Best Practices Contest. FIRST and the CERT/CC are jointly hosting the contest in conjunction with FIRST's 21st annual conference in Kyoto, Japan. The goal of the contest is to share best practices that have been developed to prevent and mitigate cyber attacks/risk in diverse environments and cultures. This contest is open to public; submitters do not have to be members of FIRST. For more information see the Best Practice Contest page on FIRST website (http://www.first.org/global/practices/) or email first-2009bp@first.org.

  • Thu, 08 Jan 2009
  • New Member Update! Please join us in welcoming the new members of FIRST! (18:46 +0100)

    New Member Update! Please join us in welcoming the following new members to FIRST: Effective December 1st: UiO-CERT (University of Oslo), Norway and Rakuten-CERT, Japan. New members in January 2009 include: Adam Laurie, UK (liaison and formerly of the Bunker team); INTECO-CERT, Spain; MSIRT (Moneris Solutions), Canada and SecOps (Shell IT Services), Malaysia. FIRST thanks the sponsors for their efforts and look forward to the active participation of the new members!

  • Tue, 06 Jan 2009
  • FIRST gets record sponsor list for Kyoto Conference (18:36 +0100)

    The world’s economic woes haven’t stopped unprecedented levels of sponsorship being pledged for the 21st Annual Conference of FIRST with six months still to go before proceedings open on June 28, 2009, in Kyoto.

  • Fri, 10 Oct 2008
  • IPA-CERT and ISPIRIT are the newest Full Members in FIRST, Kees Leune the latest Liaison Member (16:02 +0100)

    Please join us in welcoming the newest FIRST members: Effective September 1st is full team member IPA-CERT, Japan and effective October 1st are full team member Barclays Information Security and Privacy Incident Response and Investigations Team (ISPIRIT), UK and Liaison Member Kees Leune, USA. FIRST thanks the sponsors for their efforts and look forward to the active participation of the new members!

  • Thu, 25 Sep 2008
  • The Cisco CSIRT team provided the network connectivity for the 20th annual FIRST conference in Vancouver, BC Canada in June 2008. (21:49 +0100)

    The Cisco CSIRT team provided the network connectivity for the 20th annual FIRST conference in Vancouver, BC Canada in June 2008. Through the deployment of their "mobile monitoring rack", the CSIRT built and managed a secure and fast conference network. Many security technologies were put in place to protect the attendees from malicious websites and malware throughout the span of the event resulting in hundreds of blocked connections to "bad" sites and banner ads as well as protection from Internet attacks towards the conference network.

  • Thu, 10 Jul 2008
  • Japan Cert technical director discusses FIRST 2009 (00:00 +0100)

    In this short podcast, FIRST steering committee member and Director of Technical Operations for Japan Cert, Yurie Ito gives us the inside information on the 2009 FIRST Conference in Kyoto. 

  • Recovery when disaster strikes (00:00 +0100)

    In this year’s 2008 FIRST conference, keynote speaker, Microsoft's George Stathakpolous showed us some statistics which indicated that Japan had the least amount of malware infections in the world by a huge order of magnitude. In addition Japan is a country that has had to cope with a large amount of natural disasters and yet they are still one of the most feared economies in the world. 

  • Wed, 09 Jul 2008
  • FIRST Program Chair: Podcast (00:00 +0100)

    Whilst working at the FIRST 2008 Conference, I got to share an office with the 2008 and 2009 program chairs, who would share with me some pretty interesting and useful aspects of how members can influence the FIRST security conference program structure.  So I couldn't resist having a podcast with them.  In this podcast 2008 and 2009 FIRST Program Chairs, Reneaue Raulton and Mick Creane share their thoughts on the conference programs and how you can incluence the direction of the program as well as win a prize for coming up with a great theme for a conference.

  • Mon, 07 Jul 2008
  • CVSS-SIG successful working meeting during the 20th annual FIRST conference (18:43 +0100)

    The Common Vulnerability Scoring System Special Interest Group (CVSS- SIG) had a very busy and successful working meeting during the 20th annual FIRST conference in Vancouver. We covered many of the CVSS use cases post v2 deployment - namely PCI and S-CAP - thanks for all the great participation.

  • Internationality of FIRST Podcast (00:00 +0100)

    As we've mentioned over and over again, FIRST is a truly international conference aimed at enabling delegates worldwide to network and swap stories and tips to better defend their environments and systems.   In this podcast, Uri, a delegate from Estonia, talks about why he enjoys being at FIRST over other conferences.

  • Fri, 04 Jul 2008
  • Chairing FIRST (00:00 +0100)

    What is it like being a Chairman and a Vice Chair.  Long time steering committee member, Kennneth R Van Wyk has given his time to work in several of these positions. In this short podcast he tells us what they do and why they are important to the smooth running of the FIRST organisation.

  • Thu, 03 Jul 2008
  • 20th Annual FIRST Conference: Presentation papers & slides available for FIRST Members' Download (22:09 +0100)

    Well-attended and well-received, FIRST Members might now access what was shown at Vancouver conference, under the theme "Crossing Borders: Towards the Globalization of Security". Our thanks to all presenters and program committee for their amazing job.

  • First Conference Liaison (00:00 +0100)

    In this podcast, Peter Allor of IBM tells Ben Chai what it’s like being the FIRST 2008 Conference Liaison and the importance of this role for the FIRST membership. 

  • Tue, 01 Jul 2008
  • CERT.at and SLCERT are the newest members in FIRST (12:00 +0100)

    Two new national CSIRTs - CERT.at from Austria and SLCERT from Sri Lanka - have joined FIRST as full members. FIRST thanks the sponsors for their efforts and look forward to the active participation of the new members!

  • Fri, 27 Jun 2008
  • Best Practices Contest 2008: Protect (23:11 +0100)

    CERT/CC and FIRST jointly held the first-ever international competition honoring best practices and advances in safeguarding the security of computer systems and networks. The 2008 contest focused on: prevention and mitigation, under the banner "Protect". The winner best practice papers are available for download.

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