2010 Sponsorship Opportunities

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams seeks sponsorships for its upcoming conference to be held in Miami, Florida June 13-18, 2010.

Well-attended and well-received, past conferences have attracted more than 450 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.

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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 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 over 400 attendees
  • Increase worldwide awareness of your organizations products and services
  • Gain access to computer security decision-makers from governments, corporations and educational institutions
  • Be recognized as a key supporter of FIRSTs goals of worldwide coordination and cooperation for the handling of computer security incidents
  • Demonstrate your organizations commitment to best practice security in a fast-growing community of security practitioners

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Who Attends?

Attendance will include representatives from the more than 200 member teams of FIRST including Merrill Lynch, Cisco, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, Symantec, Citigroup, Siemens, HP, Goldman Sachs, CERT/CC, British Telecom, and Oxford University to name a few. You do not need to be a member of FIRST to attend or sponsor. Attendees include:

  • Any incident response and security team with responsibility for coordinating computer security incidents
  • Policy and decision makers who direct overall computer security
  • Senior managers directly charged with protecting their corporate infrastructure
  • Technical staff who determines security product needs and implements solutions
  • Anyone wanting to learn more about computer security in general or just aspiring to set up an incident handling team
  • Technical staff who determine security product requirements and implement solutions
  • Law enforcement staff who are involved in investigating cyber crimes
  • Legal counsel who work with policy and decision makers in establishing security policies
  • Government managers and senior executives who are responsible for protecting Government systems and National critical infrastructures

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