The 9th Annual FIRST Conference and Workshop on Computer Security Incident Handling and Response

Date: 23-27 June 1997
Location: Bristol, England

The Annual FIRST Conference and Workshop event is the only event of its kind. It focuses on the field of computer security and specifically incident handling and response.

Up-to-date information about the Conference is available on the FIRST WWW server http://www.first.org/workshops/1997/

What 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 agencies, commercial companies, academic organizations and computer vendors.

World-wide, FIRST aims to foster co-operation and co-ordination in incident prevention, to prompt rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the global community at large.

Further information about the FIRST organization is available on the FIRST WWW server http://www.first.org/

Who Should Attend?

Any person who is responsible for the co-ordination of computer security incidents will benefit from attendance at this Workshop. This may include both members and non-members of FIRST, law enforcement personnel, consultants, contractors, vendors, and incident response teams.

Programme

The following scheduled events are subject to change till the time of the conference. For the most up-to-date information please see http://www.first.org/workshops/1997/schedule.html.

Registration
Sunday 22 June - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Monday 23 June to Friday 27 June - 8:00am to 9:30am

Tutorials
Monday 23 June - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Sessions
Tuesday 24 June to Thursday 26 June - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 27 June - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Birds of a Feather Sessions
Tuesday 24 June - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Banquet
Wednesday 25 June - 7:30pm onwards

Tutorials

Tutorials will be held on Monday 23 June.
The cost of the tutorials is included with the conference fees.

Tutorial A (provisional)
Establishing an Incident Response Team (IRT).

Tutorial B
International Internet Law Developments circa June 1997: If You Can See It, You Can Sue It

Sessions

The paper, panel and workshop sessions will be held from Tuesday 24 June to Friday 27 June.

Details of the programme schedule can be found on the FIRST web server at http://www.first.org/workshops/1997/schedule.html

Venue

The 9th Annual FIRST conference will be at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol, England. Situated on the River Avon close to the Severn Estuary, Bristol is a city of 380,000 people and a history dominated by sea trade for the past thousand years. Although the town was an important site for the Romans and the Normans it was the construction of a new quay in the 13th century which brought prosperity to the area.

English weather is notoriously fickle; in late June the temperature is usually a comfortable 24C (75F) but spells as varied as 32C (90F) or 19C (66F) can occur.

Language

The language for the conference and all associated communication is English.

For examples of the difference between the English and American languages, see: http://pages.prodigy.com/NY/NYC/britspk/main.html

Assistance

For further information and advice about booking places at the FIRST conference, accommodation, travel or general information please contact the Conference Organizer at UKERNA.
e-mail: workshop@ukerna.ac.uk
tel: +44 1235 822236
between 9am and 4pm UK local time
(GMT until 29 March, then GMT+1)
fax: +44 1235 822399

Accommodation

The 9th Annual FIRST conference will be at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol, England.

Arrangements have been made for a special room rate for conference attendees. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Hotel; these are only guaranteed until 16 May 1997.

The rates are:
£72.00 - per person per night during the conference, inclusive of breakfast and tax.
£40.00 - partners rate (double room occupancy) per night during the conference, inclusive of dinner, breakfast and tax.
£58.00 - per person per night for Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June, inclusive of breakfast and tax.
free - partners rate (double room occupancy) per night for Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June, excluding meals.

Hotel costs are not included in the conference fee.

Each attendee is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. However, to assist attendees, UKERNA will, if requested, pass their details direct to the hotel.

Bristol Marriott Hotel
Lower Castle Street
Old Market
Bristol
BS1 3AD
United Kingdom

tel: +44 117 929 4281
fax: +44 117 927 6377

http://www.hotels.co.uk/sw/brimar.htm

Travel Information

The 9th Annual FIRST conference will be at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol, England. Situated in the West of England about 170km (105 miles) from London, fast and frequent trains serve Bristol giving a journey time from London's Heathrow airport of about 2 3/4 hours.

Although Bristol has an airport, the only direct international flights are from Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt and Dublin.

It is recommended that attendees fly to London's Heathrow airport and complete the journey by train. The Marriott Hotel is a 15 minute walk, or 5 minute taxi ride from Bristol Temple Meads railway station.

For details of the train service to and from Bristol see http://www.rail.co.uk/greatwestern/home.htm

Ticket prices for the train can vary with the time of day, day of the week and the class of travel. However, a typical return (round-trip) ticket between Heathrow airport and Bristol Temple Meads station is about £61.

Despite apparent similarities, driving in the UK is significantly different from other countries. Anyone intending to drive in the UK is advised to contact their local motoring organization.

Parking is available in an immediately adjacent multi-storey public car park and is free to people staying at the Marriott Hotel or attending the conference.

Local Information

All parts of the United Kingdom have a great deal of activities and sights to offer the visitor. The following WWW URLs are provided for additional information and list items of interest in the area.

Bristol
http://www.brisindex.co.uk/ht/3t_uk.html
http://travel.cm-net.com/zones/europe/uk/sth_west/avon/bristol/scape8.html
http://www-uk.hpl.hp.com/hplb/visit.html
http://www.hotels.co.uk/sw/brimar.htm

The University of the West of England (Bristol)
http://www.uwe.ac.uk/
http://www.uwe.ac.uk/city/

Train service to and from Bristol
http://www.rail.co.uk/greatwestern/home.htm

London
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~zzyzx/tourist/tourist.htm
http://www-mice.cs.ucl.ac.uk/misc/uk/london.html

United Kingdom
http://www.openworld.co.uk/britain/
http://britain.nyc.ny.us/bis/misc/tourism.htm
http://www.knowhere.co.uk/intro.html

Booking Information

Each booking must be completed on a separate form.

To reserve your place on the workshop, please

1) complete the booking form and send it by e-mail to

workshop@ukerna.ac.uk

AND

2) print off the completed booking form, and send it to

FIRST Workshop
Conference Organiser
UKERNA
Atlas Centre
Chilton
Didcot
Oxfordshire
OX11 0QS
United Kingdom

with payment or payment details.

Your booking will not be confirmed until the completed paper form and payment details are received by UKERNA.

Confirmation of your booking will be sent to you in the post and will include joining instructions for the workshop, maps, and further information.

The conference package includes some meals and all documentation.

Refunds

Cancellation before 1 June 1997 - 80% of fee
On or after 1 June 1997 - No refund


Application Form

Please register me to attend the 9th Annual FIRST Conference and Workshop


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*Note: for information only, on 28 January 1997 the Sterling/Dollar tourist exchange rate was 1:1.595. At this exchange rate the Dollar equivalent of the conference fees are: £470 = $750; £627 = $1000; £157 = $250.