10th FIRST Conference and Workshop on Computer Security Incident Handling and Response

Monterrey, México
21 - 26 June 1998


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 at large.

Further information about the FIRST organization is available at the FIRST WWW server, https://www.first.org/.

FIRST Conference and workshop

The annual FIRST Conference and workshop is the only event of its kind. It focuses on the field of computer security incident handling and response. The conference is international in scope and attendance, with presentations on the latest in incident response and prevention, vulnerability analysis, and computer security, given by recognized experts in the field of computer security. Additionally, these events serve as the foundation for the improvement of computer security world-wide via the sharing of goals, ideas, and information.

Honoring the international origin of its members, and in recognition of the global spread of computers networks and the common problems faced by computers owners, the FIRST's conference is held in different parts of the world. Past conferences have been located in U.S. (Pittsburgh, Pleasanton, Hearndon, Denver, St. Louis, Boston, and Santa Clara), Germany (Karlsruhe), and England (Bristol).

The 1998 conference will continue to promote FIRST organization goals of worldwide coordination and cooperation, and for the very first time on its history it will be on a Latinamerican country. It will take place in Monterrey , México .

Who should attend?

Monterrey , México

The 10th Annual FIRST conference will be in Monterrey, México. Capital city of the state of Nuevo León, Monterrey is located in the northeast México and has a population of more than 3 million people.

In Monterrey you can have the best of two worlds, you can enjoy the Mexican traditions and colonial architecture of its buildings and churches, altogether with world-class services and attention. If you are looking for nature, culture, art, music, sports, show business, hospitality, parks, and museums, you are sure to find the best service and treatment in Monterrey.

Monterrey is located in a valley at the base of Madre Oriental rocky mountains range. It surroundings offer unique natural wonders for the entire family's fun and delight. Among them are: Cola de Caballo waterfall, Garcia 's caverns, Huasteca 's canyon, Chipinque plateau, and Monterrey's trademark, the majestic Cerro de la silla (Saddle Mountain). All these attractions are less than 40 minutes away from your hotel

And for the Family amusement, how about visiting Plaza Sesamo park which offers water slides, mechanical games, and entertainment shows; The Bioparque Estrella where you can interact with more than 600 animals in their natural habitat; or the Planetarium, the perfect place to experience the wonders of technology through movies shown with the Omnimax system

To inmerse yourself in culture, Monterrey has the Marco museum, The museum of Monterrey, The Museum of Mexican history, The Obispado , The Alfa cultural center, The Pinacoteca , and much more.

As for gastronomy, you ought to try the Monterrey's traditional dishes such as roasted kid goat, machacado con huevo y tortilla de harina, and don't forget to gratify your taste with regional desserts like Linares' glorias , marquetas , natillas , turcos and Bustamante's semitas . The region is also noted for the fine quality of its beef and beers. If it is your preference, you can enjoy, as well, international cuisine in Monterrey's more than 500 restaurants, that could please your palate.

Besides all this, In Monterrey you can find movie theathers, theaters, art galleries, and shopping centers that meet international standards and will satisfy all taste and budgets.

Travel information

Monterrey is the best connected city in the north of México. It has a modern international airport, a flight hub that connects travelers to the major Mexican cities and some of the largest ones in the United States. The Nuevo León network of roads and freeways meets the highest engineering standards and connects Monterrey with the rest of México and the Texas border, which is only 193 Km (120 miles) away.

The weather in Monterrey during the summer is hot, temperatures ranging from 32 C (90 F) to 44 C (111 F) are common during this season, however some fleeing rains can occur.

Local organizer

Local organization for the 1998 Conference is being provided by MxCERT and its parent organization ITESM .

Booking information

The booking form is available as a separate form.

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