FIRST is the premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. Membership in FIRST enables incident response teams to more effectively respond to security incidents reactive as well as proactive.
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 400 members, spread over Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.