FIRST - Improving Security Together 18th Annual FIRST Conference - June 2006 - Baltimore, Maryland


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Silver Sponsor


Local Host

CERT Coordination Center

Supporting Sponsors






Korea CertCC

Sponsorship opportunities

FIRST, The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, seeks sponsorships for its upcoming conference to be held in Baltimore, June 25 - 30, 2006. Well-attended and well-received, past conferences have attracted more than 325 participants from around the world. Due to the ever-changing nature of today's complex business, technology, and political environments, record attendance is expected at this conference. The combined international constituency served by the FIRST member teams alone is enormous, reaching into the millions. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis, so you must act quickly to ensure your organization is included in this one-of-a-kind event.

For more information, please download full version of FIRST Conference Sponsorship Brochure

Sponsorship Benefits

Access to worldwide computer security experts

Sponsorship provides a unique opportunity to show your organization's commitment to best practice security. For those in the operating system environment, computer security, networking, and telecommunications industries, sponsorship opens to the doors to gain focused access to a highly influential group of computer security incident response experts from around the globe.

When you sponsor the event, you will:

  • Reach an expected target audience of 300-400 attendees
  • Increase worldwide awareness of your organization's products and services
  • Gain access to computer security decision-makers from governments, corporations and educational institutions
  • Be recognized as a key supporter of FIRST's goals of worldwide coordination and cooperation for the handling of computer security incidents
  • Demonstrate your organization's commitment to best practice security in a fast-growing community of security practitioners

Sponsorship levels

Primary Sponsorships

Our elite Diamond Sponsorship receives the maximum visibility at the conference. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors receive varying levels of visibility at the conference appropriate to their investment. These sponsorships are an excellent opportunity to become involved and recognized within the incident response community. For known security organizations, these sponsorships allow visible recognition of support at security events and education.

CostUS$ 35,000US$ 25,000US$ 15,000US$ 10,000US$ 7,000
Address ParticipantsYes
Have Press ConferenceYesYes
Logo on Conference FolderYesYes
Logo on Conference BagYesYes
Display TableYesYesYes
Logo Displayed in Meeting RoomYesYesYes
Signage RightsYesYesYes
Attendee Rights4 free3 free2 free1 free
Logo on Conference WebsiteYesYesYesYesYes
Logo on Promotional MaterialsYesYesYesYesYes
Logo on Conference BrochureYesYesYesYesYes
Conference AcknowledgementYesYesYesYesYes
Logo on Company Website (from acceptance until 3 months after conference)YesYesYesYesYes

Supporting Sponsorships

Support Sponsorships are a la carte opportunities to become actively involved in a FIRST conference. These sponsorships are an excellent way to begin participation within the computer security incident response arena. For established sponsors, these support sponsorships provide targeted brand delivery opportunities and are available to all interested parties, FIRST team or not.

Sponsorship TypeNumberCostLogo PlacementPasses to eventDistribute Company LiteratureConference Acknowledgement
Internet1HardwareOn Sign & in Program
Network1HardwareOn Sign & in Program
Display Tables7 tables at 5 days$ 5,000On Sign & in Program2At Event
Banquet1$ 5,000On Sign & in Program3At EventAt Event
Polo Shirt1$ 5,000On Shirt & in Program
Bags1$ 4,000On Bags & in Program
T-Shirt1$ 3,500On Shirt & in Program
Folder1$ 2,500On Folder & in Program
Lanyard/Badge1$ 2,500On Lanyard & in Program
Welcome1$ 2,500On Sign & in Program3At EventAt Event
Reception Lunch5$ 2,000On Sign & in Program At Event
CD1$ 1,500On CD & in Program
FellowshipN/A$ 1,500On Sign & in Program
Break5$ 1,000On Sign & in Program At Event

Sponsorship is not limited to financial support per se, but can also take the form of provision of hardware/software etc. Should your company be interested in a sponsorship package not listed in this brochure please feel free to contact us at to discuss your interests.

If you would like to sponsor the FIRST conference, please fill out the Sponsorship Request Form at the Sponsorship Brochure .

Please see also the Sponsorship Terms and Conditions.