2013 FIRST Fall Symposium

Computer Incident Response in the Energy Sector

Lansdowne resort, Leesburg, VA (US), 28th – 29th October, 2013

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is pleased to announce our 2013 Fall Symposium for the Energy Sector. FIRST is a global non-profit organization focused on knowledge sharing among computer incident response and security teams.

This conference brought together computer security incident response and security team professionals from all over the world and provided a forum for experts to promote, share, and discuss issues relating to developments in the field of Incident Response relating to the Energy Sector.

Symposium Overview

Recent reports have shown that the Energy Sector has seen a large increase in the reported number of cyber attacks. The need to protect against threats and improve upon incident management has never been greater.

Many control systems are already networked and are target of sophisticated attacks. Organizations will benefit from having a specialized team to work on detection and handling of cyber attacks, analyzing incidents and sharing information with other security organizations.

The FIRST Symposium focused on lessons learned from attacks and technology and sector specific security aspects. Strong emphasis will be given to organizational issues like creation and operation of incident response teams.

On Day 2, we also ran a concurrent track for TRANSITS, a high-quality training to both new and experienced Computer Security and Incident Response Team personnel, as well as individuals with an interest in establishing a CSIRT. TRANSITS training is not a deep technical dive, but is aimed at security professionals or strategists.

Open to members and non-members.



All sessions of the FIRST Symposium were held at the:

Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA
(Washington DC area)

44050 Woodridge Parkway
VA 20176

FIRST Energy Symposium location

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Lansdowne Resort's located less than an hour from the Nation's Capital. Lansdowne Resort is 30 minutes from the Capital Beltway and just eight miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Lansdowne Resort made available a reservation page where Symposium attendees have secured special group rates for accomodation.

Lansdowne Shuttle transportation to/from Dulles International Airport only has been reduced to $15.00 per person per way. Use the Airport Shuttle Request at reservation page for this rate.

The Landsdowne offered a guestroom rate of $129.00 for guests arriving (3) days before or staying (3) days after the meeting dates. All rooms will be subject to a 7% occupancy tax and 6% sales tax. The daily resort fee has been waived and includes: access to the Health Club and all exercise classes, access to the indoor pool and outdoor aquatic complex, local and access telephone calls as well as daily coffee service, complimentary in guest room internet access, daily newspaper delivery, and unlimited use of our fitness center, heated swimming pool, tennis and volleyball facilities, bottled water in the guestrooms and service charges. All FIRST attendees have free parking.