33rd Annual FIRST Conference Virtual Event

About Sponsorship

FIRST is seeking sponsorships for its virtual edition of the 33rd annual conference on computer security and incident handling the week of June 6, 2021. Well-attended and well-received, the past virtual FIRST conference attracted over 2,500 delegates from over 110 countries. The annual conference is by far one of the most unique international assemblies of incident response and computer security professionals. Sponsorship opportunities are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested parties must act quickly to ensure sponsorship participation.

Please contact events@first.org for the Sponsorship Prospectus

It’s both unique and essential that FIRST is a non-commercial organization, and by supporting FIRST through sponsorship we help the organization to remain non-partisan.
~ Cisco Systems_

Sponsorship Benefits: Access to Global Experts

FIRST aspires to bring together incident response and security teams from every country across the world to ensure a safe internet for all. FIRST sponsorships provide a unique opportunity to show your organization’s commitment to best practice security. Sponsorship of the annual FIRST conference opens the doors to a highly influential community of computer security incident response experts and decision-makers.

  • Reach a global audience of security professionals virtually
  • Increase the worldwide awareness of your organization’s brand, products, and services
  • Gain access to key decision-makers from government, private sector, and academia
  • Be recognized as a key-supporter of the FIRST and the incident response communities
  • Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to best practice security in one of the fastest-growing fields

Who Attends the FIRST Conference?

FIRST promotes inclusiveness, inviting participation from all geographic and cultural regions. Attendance includes representatives from FIRST member teams and non-member teams. You do not need to be a member of FIRST to participate as a sponsor. Attendees include:

  • Incident response and security professionals with responsibility for coordinating computer security incidents
  • Policy and decision-makers who direct overall computer security
  • Senior managers directly charged with determining security product needs and implementing solutions
  • Technical staff charged with determining security product needs and implementing solutions
  • Law enforcement staff that investigate cyber crimes
  • Legal counsel who work with policy and decision-makers in establishing national security policies
  • Government officials responsible for protecting critical infrastructure

Industries represented include, but not limited to:

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