Annual Conferences

Annual FIRST Conference on Computer Security Incident Handling

The annual conference is a 4-5 day global event that focuses on the issues of incident response and security teams and brings together incident response and security professionals from around the world who share their experiences and expertise. The conference is organized and hosted by FIRST with support from a local/regional team. Security professionals in all areas will find the interaction with incident response teams educational. The presentations are made by a mix of international speakers and includes invited speakers and keynotes from outside the FIRST membership for timely and focused related subjects and experiencess. Topics are international in scope and include the latest in incident response and prevention, vulnerability analysis, computer. security, management and policy issues. All conference sessions are open to both members and non-members and are not hands on focused. The conference is draws industry sponsorships and also attended by a cross section of operational/technical through management from the incident response community.

FIRST Annual Conference news

  • Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • The call for papers for FIRST 2017 closed on 1st December 2016 (13:24 +0100)

    For the first time the call was not extended, as a satisfying number of submissions from around the world have been received in time. Actually we have a representation of over 40 countries. While the number of submissions is much higher and much diverse from the previous years there is also a considerable lower number of presentations from the US, showing that the incident response and security teams have really become international. This year's conference chair, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Kossakowski, a long term veteran in the cyber security community and past chair of FIRST, is looking forward for a fruitful discussion within the Program Committee consisting of over 60 volunteers. The reviews will be carried within the next six weeks. He is confident that a very interesting program will be presented in early February 2017 to the public.


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