Registration Information, Fees, & Visa

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Registration Type Fee
Early Bird - Non-Member (by February 21st, 2018 18:00 GMT) $1900 US
Early Bird - Member (by February 21st, 2018 18:00 GMT) $1500 US
Standard - Non-Member (after February 21st, 2018 18:00 GMT) $2300 US
Standard - Member (after February 21st, 2018 18:00 GMT) $1850 US
Single Day Fee $800 US
Two Day Fee $1600 US
Full Time Graduate or Doctoral Computer Security Student $900 US
45+ Minute Paper Presenter (1 comp per presentation) Complimentary
Less than 45 Minute Paper Presenter (1 discount per presentation) $1200 US
Late Fee Member & Non-Member (after May 9th, 2018 18:00 GMT) $2500 US

The Early fee US$1900 (US$1500 for members) will be available up until February 21st, 2018 18:00 GMT.

If payment has not been received and confirmed by the Registration Office by 18:00 GMT February 21st, 2018, registrants will be charged the Standard conference fee. This applies to registrants submitting bank/wire transfers, checks, and credit card payments that are incomplete for any reason.

The Standard conference fee US$2300 (US$1850 for members) will be available after February 21st, 2018 18:00 GMT up until May 9th, 2018 18:00 GMT.

If payment has not been received by May 9th, 2018 18:00 GMT, all non-payment standard registrations will be automatically removed from the registrant database.

Registrations entered after May 9th, 2018 18:00 GMT will be considered Late registrations.

The Late registration fee for members and non-members is US$2500 and must be paid immediately by credit card. No discounts of any kind may be applied to late registrations. Late registration ends on Jun 24th, 2018 18:00 GMT.

The Student conference fee US$900 will be available through the start of the Conference.

In order to register as a Student, you must email or fax a copy of your student ID and a letter signed by your academic advisor indicating your doctoral or graduate course of study. Email a scan to or fax to the conference office at +1 312 372 1427. Upon approval by FIRST, you will receive a special registration discount code – email any questions about this process or the status of your request to

If you are an invited speaker or accepted presenter, you will be contacted by the conference staff and the appropriate discount code will be sent to you.

There is a processing fee associated with wire transfer transactions. Please note the following fees will be added to your registration invoice:

Please note:

  • Accommodation costs are not included in the conference registration.
  • Payment must be made in USD.
  • Cash is NOT an acceptable form of payment.
  • Registrations are not considered confirmed or reserved until payment is received by FIRST.

Member Discount?

You must be an official FIRST member in good standing and your email but be registered as a team member. More about FIRST membership here.

To receive the member discount during registration, please select the “Member” type and select your Team from the dropdown. Discount codes are NOT required. All registrant data will be reviewed by the FIRST Secretariat. If it is determined that you are either not a FIRST member, or a FIRST member in good standing, you will be contacted promptly for next action.

  • Member discount only applies for FULL conference registration.
  • No refunds or price adjustments will be made once you have completed your registration.

20% Group Discount Pricing and Procedure

Group discounts are valid on full non-member and/or member registrations only and may not be combined with existing offers or discounts. Group discounts are not applicable on partial registrations, single day, two-day, academic, or speaker rates.

Group discount procedure:

To receive the 20% discount, the group must register during the same registration record. Registrants have the option to add an additional registration once they’ve reach the verification page for each registration. The 20% discount will automatically be applied to the total amount due for records containing three or more registrations. No code is necessary.

If you require individual invoices, you must register as individuals. However, groups that require individual receipts can contact the registration office at

What Does the Full Conference Fee Include?

What Does the Single / Two Day Conference Fee Include?

Annual National CSIRT Meeting

This year you will note that we are including a registration option for participants of the Annual National CSIRT Meeting which follows the FIRST Conference on Friday and Saturday. This is an invitation only meeting requiring approval by the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute. The registration fee for this meeting is separate from the FIRST conference registration fee. Further information about this meeting can be found at Registration for the 2018 National CSIRT Meeting will open in early 2018.

Visa Applications & Letter of Invitation Requests

If you need to apply for a visa, please APPLY EARLY. If you are unsure of your requirements, please visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia. Conference participants requiring a letter of invitation in order to attend the conference should contact the Conference Registration Office, after following the registration steps below.

If you currently hold an Israeli passport, we ask that you please contact us no later than March 15th, 2018 in order for our team to work with the Ministry of Home Affairs to approve your travel and participation.

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