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Statement regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A large part of FIRST's activities revolves around various meetings held around the world. FIRST's priority is the health and safety of participants, speakers and staff. We are thus continuously monitoring the risk to participants from various sources, such as unrest, conflict, weather, or currently health issues. In these risk assessments FIRST relies on advice from public health professionals and the travel recommendations provided by authorities.

FIRST is planning to move forward with our posted events at the Events Calendar. In certain cases, local hosts of our events, or governments may implement specific travel restrictions in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Where possible and informed by our local host, FIRST will endeavor to provide notification to those individuals affected. However, we encourage all participants to review the travel guidance published by their country of origin, and of the destination, prior to embarking on travel.

FIRST will give additional consideration to our event cancellation policies if your travel plans have changed. Please submit any cancellation, or refund requests to

We continue monitoring the situation and will inform participants of individual events separately if there is a change in status.

Thank you


FIRST is the global Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams

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 500 members, spread over Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.