FIRST Blog 2023

Back in the early days of the Internet, when everybody knew everybody, the way that you validated yourself to a Certificate Authority (CA) for an X509 certificate for Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) was to send a fax on company letterhead.

Sadly, this year I wasn't able to join everyone at the Annual FIRST Conference in Montreal. By all accounts it was a brilliant time and I'm genuinely jealous of everyone who got to be there - especially the DNS Abuse SIG members who got to meet up in person.

Adobe has long focused on establishing a strong foundation of cybersecurity, built on a culture of collaboration, multiple capabilities, and deep engineering prowess. We aim to take a proactive approach to defending against security threats and issues and continuously monitor the threat landscape, learn from, and share our learnings with security experts around the world, and feed information back to our development teams to strengthen our products.

It’s with great sadness that we learned Andrew Cormack had passed away in April. Andrew was more than just an expert. His curious and open mind inspired many in our community.

The DNS Abuse SIG is very pleased to announce the publication of the DNS Abuse Techniques Matrix, the work of many months and a great number of people from various parts of the security and DNS worlds.

"Long time no see!” was the most popular phrase at the TF-CSIRT – FIRST Regional Symposium in Bilbao, Spain. And it has been a long time indeed – last time we met all together was in Malaga in 2020. We had some virtual events in the meantime, but it was certainly nice to see old faces and meet new colleagues in real life. The first joint post-pandemic event took place from 30th of January to 2nd of February, kindly hosted by the Basque Cybersecurity Centre.