The 8th FIRST Conference and Workshop
on Computer Security Incident Handling and Response
July 28-31, 1996
The Westin Hotel
Santa Clara, California
The annual FIRST Conference and workshop event is the only event of its
kind. This event is specifically focused on the field of computer
security incident handling and response. Past conferences have
been held in Karlsruhe, Germany and Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.. Each
of these conferences were international in scope and attendance
with presentations on the latest in incident response and prevention,
vulnerability analysis, and computer security. Additionally,
these conferences served as the foundation for the improvement
of computer security worldwide via sharing of goals, ideas, and
The 1996 8th Annual FIRST Conference promises to continue this
ground breaking work. Occuring in the heart of the Silicon Valley, home
of the microprocessor and the heartbeat of computing, this year's
conference will continue to promote FIRST organization goals
of worldwide coordination and cooperation.
Who is FIRST?
The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), is an
international organization that brings together a variety of computer
security incident response teams. These teams include government,
commercial, and academic organizations.
World-wide, FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in
incident prevention, to prompt rapid reaction to incidents, and to
promote information sharing among members and the global community
Further information about the FIRST organization is available at
the FIRST WWW.
Here are a few extra reasons to attend this year's
- The week prior to the FIRST Conference,
The 6th USENIX UNIX
Security Symposium is being held in San Jose, CA. This means
that not only could you save money on airfare by staying over
a weekend, but you could attend two great security conferences
back to back.
- Meet other security professionals in the area of incident and
- Improve your security program with the ideas presented.
- Save time searching for tools and resources.
- Join in the sharing of a wide range of experience and knowledge.
- Be a part of the "United Nations" of computer security organizations.
- Bring your family and tour the Silicon Valley and San Francisco
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