26th Annual FIRST Conference | Boston, MA

Conference Overview

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) and includes response teams from over 240 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions spread across the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. The annual FIRST conference provides a setting for conference participants to attend a wide range of presentations delivered by leading experts in both the CSIRT field and from the global security community. The conference also creates opportunities for networking, collaboration, and sharing technical information and management practices. The conference enables attendees to meet their peers and build confidential relationships across corporate disciplines and geographical boundaries. FIRST conference participants include not only CSIRT staff, but also IT managers, network and system administrators, software and hardware vendors, law enforcement representatives, security solutions providers, telecommunications organizations, ISPs, and general computer and network security personnel. The FIRST Annual Conference covers a broad range of security related topics such as (but not limited to):

The conference runs from Monday through Friday with registration starting at 14:00 on Sunday and includes a Sunday evening welcome reception to kick off the week. Each day begins with a keynote address and is followed by one or more invited speakers. The presentations that follow - Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and panel sessions are split into three tracks:

  1. Incident Response
  2. Management
  3. Technical

Features planned for this year's conference include:

The conference language is English.
Conference attire for 2014 is business casual.

You do not need to be a member of FIRST to attend the conference. Any individual with interest, involvement or responsibility in the field of incident response and computer security should attend. The conference will also be of interest to:

Past conference participants have included CISOs, IR management, system and network administrators, software and hardware vendors, security solutions providers, ISPs, telecommunication providers and general computer and network security personnel.

FIRST conferences promote worldwide coordination and cooperation among Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs). The conference provides a forum for sharing goals, ideas, information, and information on how to improve global computer security. The five-day event includes: