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  • Thu, 21 Jun 2012 : : Live from FIRSTCON...the Latest DRG Challenge news!

    Get the latest on the Dragon Research Group Security Challenge at FIRSTCON Malta...

  • Wed, 20 Jun 2012 : : Podcast Live from Malta...Steve Adegbite, Conference Liaison

    Steve takes a few minutes to stop and chat with Martin & Chris during the 24th Annual FIRST Conference in St. Julian's, Malta...

  • Thu, 14 Jun 2012 : : The DRG Security Challenge at FIRST Conference, Malta

    If you're attending FIRSTCON Malta, don't miss this podcast! Featuring Scott Vowels, a volunteer member with the Dragon Research Group (DRG) – get an understanding of what the DRG is about and their upcoming projects – including the Security Challenge. Gain insight on how to sign-up for the Security Challenge in Malta, the structure of the challenges and where to find the DRG crew at the conference for questions.

  • Tue, 12 Jun 2012 : : Podcast with Patrick Cain, Resident Research Fellow at APWG

    Episode 4 features Patrick Cain, resident research fellow with the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and the President of The Cooper-Cain Group, Inc. in Boston, MA – a US-based computer and internet security consultancy. He's been associated with information security development and operations for over 25 years and drives the APWG's data collection and sharing initiatives. Martin and Chris talk to Patrick about his work with the APWG and his upcoming FIRST presentation, "Sharing Crime Data Across International Frontiers." Patrick presents on Tuesday, 19th June at 17:05 in the Policy & Management track.

  • Mon, 11 Jun 2012 : : Podcast with Wes Young, Principal Security Engineer, REN-ISAC

    Join the interview in progress... Wes is a security engineer, threat analyst and (primary) code-monkey with the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC). He is the primary architect of the REN-ISAC Security Event System – a standard based information system that moves security intelligence messages throughout its diverse academic community. Wes presents on Friday at 14:25 under the Deep Technical Dives track – "Sharing data's hard, here's how we did it."

  • Tue, 05 Jun 2012 : : Facebook Joins the 2012 Sponsorship Team

    We'd like to welcome newcomer Facebook to the 2012 Sponsorship Team! This is Facebook's first time sponsoring the Annual Conference and the first year sending incident response team members to participate in the conference. Please be sure to check out Chad Green and Ryan McGeehan on Thursday the 21st on the mainstage!

  • Tue, 05 Jun 2012 : : Podcast with Lance Spitzner, Training Director, SANS Securing the Human Program

    Martin and Chris chat with Lance Spitzner, FIRST 2012 Keynote and Training Director for SANS Securing the Human Program at the SANS Institute. Lance is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cyber threat research and security training awareness. He has helped develop and implement numerous multi-cultural security awareness programs around the world. He's passionate about security awareness and the importance of understanding the human element. Don't miss Lance's keynote on Friday the 22nd at 09:45 in the Grandmaster Suite.

  • Thu, 31 May 2012 : : 2012 Podcast Series Kick Off!

    Here we go! Kicking off the 24th Annual FIRST Conference podcast series, Martin McKeay and Chris John Riley talk to Dr. Jose Nazario, Senior Researcher at Arbor Networks and the 2012 Conference Program Chair. Learn how Jose got involved, his experience within the FIRST community and how this year's program agenda came together. Gain insight on this year's keynote presentations, plenaries, highlight sessions, and the overall uniqueness that defines FIRST as a premier global organization.

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Monday, 18 June 2012

Francisco García Morán
Director General, Directorate General Informatics (DIGIT), European Commission
"IT Security @ EC: Challenges & Experiences"

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Suleyman Anil
Head, Cyber Defence/Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO
"Defending Cyberspace—Global Challenges Require Global Response"

Friday, 22 June 2012

Lance Spitzner
Director, SANS Securing the Human Program, SANS Institute
"Saving the World of Security—The Past, Present and Future"

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Call for Speakers Open: 7 October 2011
Submission Deadline: 16 December 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 3 February 2012

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