33rd Annual FIRST Conference Virtual Event

Attendee Update Announcements Log

The following page logs attendee updated announcements from the Events Office to registered participants of the conference. For participants who have recently registered, please be sure to review the messaging below for your reference. If you have any questions about the contents of this page or other conference related questions, please contact the Events Team via email at events@first.org.

Email Date: May 26, 2021

Subject: FIRSTCON21 - Attendee Reminders, Gold and Silver Sponsor Greetings

Greetings FIRSTCON21 Registered Participants!

While we are saddened to be sitting behind computer screens for yet another iteration of the FIRST conference, we are endlessly grateful that you have decided to join us for the 33rd Annual FIRST Conference: “Crossing Uncertain Times,” June 6-9. 2021.

Many of you joining the festivities this year are FIRST newbies and we welcome you! We hope you enjoy your networking participation and the sessions. For those of you who are conference and virtual conference alumni, we are doing things a little differently this year.

In this brief update, we will touch on a few logistical reminders as well as highlight our Gold and Silver sponsors who have prepared special welcome messaging for you.

Please read this email for your benefit. You may find a copy of this update email as well as future update emails at the conference website (https://first.org/conference/2021/attendee-updates).

How to Watch Sessions

Conference sessions will be streamed via the FIRST YouTube channel. There is no need to register for YouTube stream access. Subscribe to our channel if you would like and keep an eye out for the stream links that will be posted on both YouTube and the conference website next week.

The conference streams will be immediately available for replay on the FIRST YouTube channel. Please allow our team a few days post conference to edit the streams and add timestamps for your ease.

Several pre-recorded sessions and sponsor hosted sessions will also be made available on YouTube for viewing pre-conference.

*All LIVE times posted on our agenda are in UTC – be sure to check these times against your local time zone!

How to Login to WorkAdventure

Our dev team at WorkAdventure is putting the final touches on our FIRSTCON21 map! We will be sending emails next week with individual login access, basic details of our map, and some helpful guidelines.

If you have not already, please be sure to read about WorkAdventure and highlighted networking times at: https://www.first.org/conference/2021/workadventure

We will also be running a FIRSTCON21 Scavenger Hunt within WorkAdventure. Game details will be included in the email next week. Yes – there will be prizes!

*If you are reading this update on the conference website (did not receive the original email comms on May 26) and have submitted a registration between June 5-9, please allow our team time to get your WorkAdventure account setup. We will do so as quickly as possible, but we do ask for your patience as our team will be running many other aspects of the virtual conference.

Register for Conference Workshops

Conference workshops will be kicking off the week of June 14. Please visit the Workshop Catalog for details on the upcoming schedule and access to the registration form: https://events.first.org/session_catalog/#/attendee/80DBEEC9-CA26-4408-BB12-A7E2E964DB04/catalog

Two of the workshops have limited registration, we do kindly ask that you hold off on submitting a registration if you are unsure of your schedule. Workshop recordings will be made available on the FIRST YouTube channel.

For any additional conference questions, please be sure to read the conference Q&A at: https://www.first.org/conference/2021/#qa – or send an email to the Events Team at events@first.org for assistance.

Now for some sponsor welcome greetings! Several of our sponsors are booking early appointments, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunity.

Gold: Cyware

Interested in achieving the next-gen status of cybersecurity maturity? Stop by Cyware's booth to learn about how you can apply a Cyber Fusion strategy and win a $100 Visa Gift Card. Cyware's Virtual Cyber Fusion platform helps organizations build a collective, adaptive, and collaborative defense through the unification of people, processes, and technology.

Cyware helps enterprise cybersecurity teams build platform-agnostic virtual cyber fusion centers. Cyware is transforming security operations by delivering the cybersecurity industry's only Virtual Cyber Fusion Center Platform with next-generation SOAR (security orchestration, automation, and response) technology. As a result, organizations can increase speed and accuracy while reducing costs and analyst burnout. Cyware's Virtual Cyber Fusion solutions make secure collaboration, information sharing, and enhanced threat visibility a reality for enterprises, sharing communities (ISAC/ISAO), MSSPs, and government agencies of all sizes and needs. www.cyware.com

Gold: Microsoft

Microsoft’s security solution empowers security teams to do more with intelligent capabilities, delivers industry-leading protection, and streamlines integration for comprehensive coverage. Please visit https://www.microsoft.com/security for more information.

Gold: Rapid7

Rapid7 believes everyone should have access to comprehensive, easy-to-use security solutions. That’s why we developed the Insight Platform with our best-in-class products across vulnerability risk management, cloud security, and threat detection and response. Join us in the FIRST Conference exhibitor hall to chat live with our experts and learn how Rapid7 simplifies cybersecurity. Then visit https://rapid7.com/info/firstcon21 to dive deeper into how InsightIDR and Velociraptor can help you drive your business forward.

Gold: Secureworks

Visit the Secureworks booth to meet our experts and discuss our proactive approach to Incident Response. Secureworks is a proud supporter of FIRST and we look forward to welcoming you during FIRSTCON21!

Gold: Team Cymru

FIRST attendees! Talk to Team Cymru! Team Cymru is tier one intelligence company known for its unmatched visibility into malicious activity across the globe. A critical component in many security vendors’ offerings and a game changer for elite analyst teams in Fortune 500 enterprises, Team Cymru’s Pure Signal™ solutions will close serious gaps in security and incident response programs. Read our financial institutions case study: https://partners.team-cymru.com/First-2020-Leading-Financial.

Book time now to learn more about the power of Pure Signal: https://calendly.com/jlfleischer/team-cymru

Are you with an ISP, hosting provider or CIRT team? Book time with our Community Services team to learn about our no cost security tools and services: https://calendly.com/jacomocymru/

Nimbus Threat Monitor CSIRT Assistance Program DDoS Defense And more…

Gold: VirusTotal, part of the Google Cloud

Illuminate your data, unearth compromises, protect your business

15 years of malicious sightings enriching and providing context around your organization’s observations. The rising tide of network threats has created an arms race in security tool accumulation, this in turn has led to alarm fatigue in terms of noisy alerts and false positives. Visit the Google booth to find out how VirusTotal allows you to automatically triage your data and focus on what really matters, complete visibility into any type of artifact: files, domains, IP addresses, URLs, SSL certificates, etc. • Enrich and triage alerts to make better and faster decisions. • Generate IoCs that you can use to power-up your security defenses. • Leverage VirusTotal in your corporate workflows via API Track the evolution of malware families and threat actors with YARA. • Download malware for advanced dissection offline. • Map out attacker campaigns in collaborative node graphs. • Seamlessly surface global threat data into your SIEM, SOAR, IDS, etc. Radically improve the performance of your SOC analysts.

VirusTotal was launched back in 2004 under the umbrella of a small security company in Spain, as a simple antivirus aggregator. Since then, we have tirelessly pursued the mission of securing billions of users world-wide by empowering the antivirus industry and global security teams, acting as a lever to radically improve understanding of attackers and adversarial patterns.

3 Great reasons to leverage VirusTotal Professional Services

• Community first: We see things others can’t • Holistic threat profiling: We think in petabytes • Security industry nexus: We give good the advantage

Knowledge is power. Learn how adversaries operate to defend yourself against them.

Visit the booth or https://www.virustotal.com to find out more. Thanks!

Silver: Facebook

Visit the Facebook Security booth to ask questions and chat directly with our engineers and recruiters about life at Facebook and some of the exciting work being done.

Silver: Quarkslab

We’re glad to introduce Quarks Flow - our new security analysis and automation platform!

Quarks Flow has been created with the objective to be the ideal automated malware analysis platform for security teams to help them identify, analyze and react to malware threats. It offers:

  • Easier deployment and maintenance thanks to modern DevOps tooling
  • A distributed architecture allowing scalability and easy configurability of the solution
  • On premise and Cloud friendly file analysis infrastructure
  • Orchestration of multiple detection methods that can be further leveraged and extended
  • Custom workflows that suit your needs

To know more about our offer, please visit our booth! We’ll be happy to take you through our platform and answer any questions you may have.

Looking forward to e-interacting with you!

Team Quarks Flow

Wow – thank you again to our awesome sponsors! We look forward to meeting these teams in our FIRSTCON21 WorkAdventure!

That’s all folks! Again, if you have any specific questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach the Events Team at events@first.org.

We are eager and excited to “meet” everyone soon!

Sincerely, FIRST Events Team