A conference bringing together the worlds top Internet security people. Eighty-five internationally renowned and acclaimed speakers. First class training. Preview innovative security tools. And the chance to spend a few days in one of Spains most beautiful cities.
We think this makes up a combination which is both professionally and personally irresistible, which is why were confident youll accept this invitation to join us at the 19th FIRST Conference from June 17-22 in Seville.
And dont think that you cant attend because youre not currently a FIRST Member non members are welcome.
Heres what the distinguished commentator David Lacey wrote recently in Computer Weekly:
Of all the security clubs and associations, the one that impresses me most is FIRST http://www.first.org/, the Forum for Incident Response and Security Teams. Why? Because it's focused, born out of real business requirements. . FIRST is not a club that exists to make an income for its organizers. It's an international community that serves a real purpose: helping Government, Industry and Academia to respond quickly and effectively to new security threats. So I have no hesitation in recommending that you book a space in your busy diary to attend their Annual Conference.
As you know, new threats to privacy are emerging every day, and at the same time, tensions are rising between governments who want to harvest and store data about individual citizens and use it to oversee and steer behaviour, and corporates who collect data from and about citizens who are also customers. Already, brands which have been exposed by the media for shopping customers or blocking behaviour have suffered serious blows to their reputations.
Thats why our theme this year is Private Lives and Corporate Risk: Digital Privacy Hazards and responsibilities, and our program has been designed fully to support you in your professional quest to effectively meet and counter the new challenges that confront us every day in the dynamic field of IT-Security and Risk Management.
A new format approach, with up to six concurrent streams, now includes GeekZones (two hours of technical, highly interactive activity for up to 50 people), Beer n Gear meetings previewing the latest technology, and Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings forging new communities where groups with divergent backgrounds can meet to strengthen their understanding of shared problems and goals.
In another new initiative we will be producing and streaming out Daily Global Security News PodCasts presenting the days key security news, highlights from the Conference and interviews with Conference delegates.
Its a conference thats simply not to be missed. Every incident response and security team or security professional who has responsibility for coordinating how an organization tackles the hazards and responds to the challenges of digital security needs to be there.
Make this investment in your professional development join us in Seville, Spain, in June. We look forward to seeing you there!
Arjen de Landgraaf
Co-Logic Security Ltd E-Secure-IT
2007 FIRST Annual Conference Joint Program Chairs