2023 FIRST & AfricaCERT Symposium: Africa and Arab Regions,Kigali (RW)

  • 2023 FIRST & AfricaCERT Symposium: Africa and Arab Regions, Kigali (RW)

2023 FIRST & AfricaCERT Symposium: Africa and Arab Regions

Kigali, Rwanda | February 28-March 3, 2023

The 2023 FIRST & AfricaCERT Symposium for the African and Arab Regions will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda over the dates of February 28 through March 3, 2023. Co-hosted by AfricaCERT and the National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA) of Rwanda.

Participants are expected to be comprised of global FIRST Member Teams and CSIRTs from the African and Arab regions. We also expect to attract network operators, anti-abuse teams, and other security professionals from the African and Arab regions.

The event will be available in hybrid format with in-person and virtual admission available. Sessions will be presented in English with French translation services available.

Content to be streamed include TLP:CLEAR and select TLP:GREEN sessions on March 2nd and March 3rd. Registration is required for access.

The recommended event dress code is business formal or smart casual.

For questions, please email events@first.org.

Program Overview

Training activities are scheduled for February 28th and March 1st with FIRST plenary sessions taking place on March 2nd. AfricaCERT will host a closed, invitation-only meeting on March 3rd.

View the Program Agenda Details

Capture the Flag (CTF) Activity

Symposium delegates will have an opportunity to participate in CTF challenges at the event. A sub-committee (BJCSIRT, MACERT, CICERT) is finalizing the CTF details. Stay posted for the event details in January!

Program Committee

Special thanks to the volunteer program committee:

Registration Information

There is no fee to attend the symposium. Seats are limited and registration is first-come, first-served. To register, please use the link below to access the online registration form.

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COVID Safety

FIRST is committed to hosting safe and enjoyable events and will comply with all safety protocols consistent with the Government of Rwanda. Event organizers will continue to work closely with the event venue to make certain your health, safety, and comfort are first and foremost.

As the COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid, safety guidelines and protocols will be expected to change based on the prevailing health situation. We appreciate your cooperation and collaboration as we navigate the return to in-person events.

Please keep this page bookmarked for updated information and modifications on the safety guidelines and protocols that will apply to all delegates:

If there are any major changes to the schedule, a reschedule, or if we must ultimately cancel the event--those registered to participate will be contacted and information on this page will be immediately updated.

Meeting Venue

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All training and plenary sessions will be taking place at the Kigali Marriott HOtel unless otherwise noted.

Kigali Marriott Hotel
KN 3 Ave, Nyarugenge District Kigali, Rwanda