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FIRST is the global Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams

The 2020 FIRST Annual Conference will be virtual only this year, there will be no in-person gathering.

Current Status (October 15, 2020)

The FIRST Board of Directors has made the unfortunate but necessary decision to cancel our in-person Annual Conference this year. The 32nd Annual FIRST Conference: Where Defenders Share – Virtual Edition will be held November 16-18, 2020 – and details can be found at The virtual conference will be held November 16-18, 2020 from 13:00-17:00 UTC daily. Registration is free to attend, register now.

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FIRST brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations. FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the community at large.

Apart from the trust network that FIRST forms in the global incident response community, FIRST also provides value added services. Some of these are:

Currently FIRST has more than 500 members, spread over Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.