Current Status (July 22, 2020)
The FIRST Board of Directors has made the unfortunate but necessary decision to cancel our in-person Annual Conference this year.
Our events planning team has spent a great deal of time working with the hotel in an effort to provide a safe environment for an in-person gathering. Unfortunately it is simply not possible given the current state of Covid-19 to hold a conference that we feel will be up to our standards for a safe and effective conference.
Attendees and sponsors may request full refunds of their fees or they can be applied to the 2021 conference. Our events team will be following up with registered attendees and sponsors in the coming days. Please be patient as this may take a few days time.
Officially cancelling the in-person conference allows us to focus our efforts on designing a virtual conference later this year. We will share details of the virtual conference as they become available.
Thank you for your patience and support through this process. Stay safe and we hope to see you in Fukuoka, Japan next June.
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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.
Space for discussion in order to reflect on our collective experiences, focus on current challenges and envision strategies on how we could work together to improve security in academic environments.
Incident Detection and Response at Scale.
The SIG will seek to involve experts interested in that work and provide a community to discuss improvements in need, existing gaps and (potential) new developments.
For a global approach towards scoring metrics for vulnerabilities.
To coordinate cyber insurance actuarial and modelling work with professional incident response and digital forensic teams.
To define Threat Intelligence in the commercial space.
Understanding the international customary norms applicable for detecting and mitigating DNS abuse from the perspective of the global incident response community is critical for the open Internet’s stability, security and resiliency.
The Ethics SIG seeks to further the professionalization of the FIRST Community and improve the global understanding of SIRTs through the development of an ethical code for FIRST Members.
The Exploit Prediction Scoring System (EPSS) is an open, data-driven effort for predicting when software vulnerabilities will be exploited.
In ICS-SIG we bring together expertise from several sectors to create processes, best practices and incident response support recommendations and package useful open source tools for the ICS environments.
The initial goals of this SIG are to collaboratively develop an extensible framework for defining information exchange policy and a set of standard definitions for most common aspects.
The core mission is to support existing and new FIRST members to practice information sharing and acquire feedback from the members to improve the information sharing practices.
This SIG will advocate and promote the sharing of malware analysis tools and techniques to enable CSIRTs to combat and analyze malicious code.
To improve CSIRT incident management practices within the FIRST community.
Develops and maintains a standard for exchanging passive DNS information between organizations.
Drive the evolution of PSIRT practices by developing and maturing product response.
The Red Team SIG provides a forum for practitioners to discuss the state of the art for tools, technologies, processes and methodologies for red team activities and to share experiences and best practices.
Designs, develops, and conducts security challenge and competition exercises for the FIRST.org community.
The TLP SIG governs the standard definition of TLP for the benefit of the worldwide CSIRT community and its operational partners.
Develop and execute a strategy for improving vulnerability coordination globally.
Primarily chartered to research and recommend ways to identify and exchange vulnerability information across disparate vulnerability databases.