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  • Tue, 25 Aug 2009
  • VeriSign signs on as a Gold sponsor for the 2010 conference! (21:28 +0100)

    FIRST would like to thank VeriSign for supporting the 2010 Conference! VeriSign joins the sponsorship team at the Gold level. There are still sponsorship opportunities available, please visit the conference website for more information.

  • Thu, 30 Jul 2009
  • 21st Annual FIRST Conference: Presentation papers & slides available for FIRST Members' Download (20:27 +0100)

    FIRST Members might now access what was shown at Kyoto conference, under the theme "Aftermath: Crafts and Lessons of Incident Recovery".

  • Fri, 03 Jul 2009
  • Chinese Security Company Shares Huge Malware Database (20:54 +0100)

    A Chinese company that has created a massive database of malware found on Chinese Web sites opened up the information to other security organizations on Thursday.

  • Global IT Failure Could Cost More than Kobe Quake, FIRST Experts Warned (20:30 +0100)

    Sabotage or failure on just one computer system could bring down the world information network in a disaster inflicting more damage than the Kobe earthquake, security experts learned today at their annual conference. They also heard how vulnerable the IT infrastructure is - and how thwarted attacks on the Beijing Olympics showed the determination of cyber criminals.

  • Tue, 30 Jun 2009
  • INTERPOL and FIRST join Hands to Fight Cyber Crime (20:19 +0100)

    A law enforcement loophole through which cyber criminals have been escaping started to close today as international police and the world's leading forum of online security experts forged a new alliance.

  • Executive games could help stem cybercrime, FIRST experts told (01:27 +0100)

    Update from FIRST Annual Conference Kyoto - Dr Suguru Yamaguchi, member and adviser on information security at the Japanese Cabinet Office National Information Security Centre, gave the opening keynote address. For complete press release see

  • Mon, 29 Jun 2009
  • 2009 Best Practices Contest Winners Announced! (23:56 +0100)

    Congratulations to Thomas Grenman, CERT-FI and Michael Scheck, Cisco CSIRT. For winning submissions please see

  • Mon, 08 Jun 2009
  • Episode 6 with Slawomir "Slawek" Ligier of VeriSign! (20:07 +0100)

    Slawomir "Slawek" Ligier is VP of Identity and Authentication Services Engineering at VeriSign. Slawek oversees an effort to develop multiple layers of internet security, including Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Certificates, Second Factor Authentication, and Fraud Detection Service. Slawek is presenting "On-Line Fraud Prevention and Detection-Multiple Layers of Security" on Monday, June 29th at 16:00.

  • Fri, 05 Jun 2009
  • FIRST Delivers New Stepping Stones for Continuing Professional Education (14:40 +0100)

    Delegates attending conferences of FIRST, the Forum of Internet Response and Security Teams, will now earn hours to help them qualify for major certificates in their Continuing Professional Education programs.

  • Tue, 26 May 2009
  • Hurry and Book Your Hotel Reservations for Kyoto! (11:45 +0100)

    If you haven't already, please be sure to book your hotel reservations. Discounted rates expire June 1st! Visit:

  • Episode 5 with IBM's Jeff Crume is Now Available! (11:30 +0100)

    Jeff Crume is an Executive IT Security Architect for IBM Tivoli Compliance Solutions with over 25 years experience in the IT industry. He is also the author of "Inside Internet Security: What Hackers Don't Want You To Know" and will be presenting "What Hackers Don't Want You To Know" at the 2009 conference.

  • Mon, 18 May 2009
  • Podcast Episode 4 is Now Available for Download! (15:25 +0100)

    Episode 4 is a short interview with your FIRST conference coordinator Traci Wei. Traci talks briefly about how attendees can earn their CPEs by attending the conference.

  • Mon, 04 May 2009
  • Episode 3 is Now Available for Download Now! (12:45 +0100)

    Featuring Gib Sorebo - Chief Security Engineer and Assistant VP for Technology for SAIC. Gib assists government and private sector organizations in complying with legal and regulatory requirements related to information security and privacy. He will present "The Next Generation of Incident Response" on the program in Kyoto

  • Mon, 27 Apr 2009
  • Podcast! Episode 2 now available! (19:09 +0100)

    Interview with Jeffrey Carpenter of CERT/CC. *Please note that the Best Practices Contest Submission Due Date was extended to May 11th, 2009 after this interview was recorded.

  • Mon, 13 Apr 2009
  • Pre-Conference Podcast Series Launch! (20:44 +0100)

    Episode 1: Interview with Mick Creane of BT, 2009 Program Chair is now available! A special thanks to our 2009 Podcast Sponsor, Martin McKeay of the Network Security Blog and Podcast ( Martin has been busily interviewing contributors to the FIRST 2009 conference, including FIRST Steering Committee and conference presenters (members and non-members).

  • Thu, 09 Apr 2009
  • Please Welcome our New Members in April 2009! (16:37 +0100)

    Please join us in welcoming the newest FIRST members: mixi Incident Response Team (Japan); CERT NIC.LV (Latvia); Cyber Defense Institute Incident Response Team (CDI-CIRT), Japan and Liaison Member Gary Lawlor (Canada). Congratulations!

  • 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 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! (

  • 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).

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