TF-CSIRT meeting & FIRST Regional Symposium Europe

Hamburg (DE), February 5-7, 2018

53rd TF-CSIRT meeting & FIRST Regional Symposium Europe Hamburg, DE February 5-7, 2018 Hosted by DFN-CERT Services GmbH. FIRST Symposia provide a discussion forum for FIRST member teams to share information about vulnerabilities, incidents, tools and all other issues that affect the operation of incident response and security teams.


Training registration is at no cost. Lunch and two coffee breaks are included.

Date Session
Sun Feb 4th TF-CSIRT Steering Committee Meeting (closed)
Mon Feb 5th Morning: TF-CSIRT Closed Meeting
Afternoon: TF-CSIRT Open Meeting
Evening: Social Event sponsored by DFN-CERT Services GmbH
Tue Feb 6th FIRST Symposium
Wed Feb 7th Training and Hands-On Courses, FIRST Board of Directors Meeting and 2018 FIRST Program Committee Meeting

See the full Program Overview, Co-located Meetings (Invite Only) and Sunday Volunteer Led Activities.

Call for Papers

FIRST and TF-CSIRT are conducting a joint call for papers for Monday and Tuesday plenary sessions. Some suggested topics are as follows:

Please include the following information and submit to by 20 November 2017.

If you have a preference on which day to present or wish to speak at the TF-CSIRT closed meeting session Monday morning please advise.

In addition, this year we are accepting proposals for Lightening Talks and Panel Discussions & Debates.

Lightning Talks submissions
Limited to 5 minutes only to present one idea, thought or issue that you think the audience should hear. It may be a quick team update, introduction of a new team, or anything you would like to share but do not need a full slot for. Please contact with the title of your proposed lightning talk.

Panel discussions & debates
Would you like to see a group of experts discussing a current issue on stage and have a possibility to ask questions? Please suggest a topic for a panel discussion or a debate. If you would like to find the experts and run it - we'd be happy to consider your suggestions. If you do not, but have a good subject in mind, that is fine too, just send the topic to and we will do our best to make it happen.


If you have any questions about the event, please contact


All sessions of the Joint FIRST Symposium / TF-CSIRT Meeting will be held at the:

TF-CSIRT meeting & FIRST Regional Symposium Europe

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Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg
Heiligengeistbrücke 4,
20459 Hamburg,