The FIRST Virtual Symposium for Latin America and Caribbean Regions will be held online on October 14-15, 2021, co-located with LACNIC 36 and co-hosted by CERT.br – NIC.br. October 14 will host the plenary with trainings being held on October 15th.
Attendees are expected to be comprised of FIRST members, CSIRTs from the Latin American and Caribbean Region that are not members yet, plus network operators and security professionals from the LAC region.
There is no fee to participate.
We are seeking for colleagues interested in presenting during the FIRST Symposium (FS). Some suggested topics are as follows:
Submission Deadline: September 26, 2021
For your submission, please send the following information to the e-mail address email@example.com:
Important Notes: FIRST does not allow presentations with the aim of gaining the audience's interest in any commercial application, solution or product. In other words, NO MARKETING PRESENTATIONS.
|FIRST Symposium Training|
|14:00 – 18:00|
Don Stikvoort (Open CSIRT Foundation & Cyber4Dev project, NL)
Don StikvoortDon Stikvoort (Open CSIRT Foundation & Cyber4Dev project, NL)
Don Stikvoort MSc is founder of the companies “S-CURE” and “Cross Your Limits”. S-CURE offers senior consultancy in the area of cyber security – specialising in security incident management (CSIRT), governance/policy matters and translating theories and policies to real life. Cross Your Limits offers life/exec coaching and trainings in “human arts”. Based in The Netherlands, Don’s client base is global.
After his Master’s degree in Physics, he became Infantry platoon commander in the Dutch Army. In 1988 he joined the Dutch national research network SURFnet. In that capacity he was among the pioneers who together created the European Internet since November 1989. He recognised “security” as a future concern in 1991, and was co-founder and chair of the 2nd CSIRT in Europe (now SURFcert) from 1992-8, FIRST member since 1992 – later Don became a FIRST Liaison Member, until today.
Together with Klaus-Peter Kossakowski he initiated and fostered the closer cooperation of European CSIRTs ever since 1993 – this led to the emergence of TF-CSIRT in 2000. In 1998 he finished the "Handbook for Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs)" together with Kossakowski and Moira J. West-Brown of CERT/CC. He was active in the IETF and RIPE (co-creator of the IRT-object). Don chaired the Program Committee for the 1999 FIRST conference in Brisbane, Australia, and kick-started the international FIRST Secretariat in the same year. From 2001-2011 his company ran TF-CSIRT’s Trusted Introducer service. He authored and taught several training modules for the CSIRT community, some of which are being used worldwide today, e.g. as part of TRANSITS.
In 1998 Don started his first company. A first assignment was to build the network connecting over 10,000 schools in The Netherlands. Many CSIRTs were created with his help and guidance, among which the Dutch national teeam (NCSC-NL), and teams for universities, major hospitals and big corporations like Philips. Second opinions, audits and maturity assessments in this field have become a specialty – and in that capacity Don developed SIM3 in 2008, the maturity model for CSIRTs which is used worldwide today for maturity assessments and certifications. SIM3 has now been taken under the wings of the not-for-profit “Open CSIRT Foundation” (OCF). Don was one of the founders in 2016 and now chairs its board.
Starting in 1999, Don was certified in NLP, Time Line Therapy®, Coaching, Hypnotherapy and other psychotherapy forms, and started what is now Cross Your Limits as a result. Cross Your Limits’ portfolio is life & executive coaching, and workshops and intensive training courses in what Don likes to call “human arts”, leading to internationally recognized certifications. He also trains communicators, presenters and trainers, including many in the CSIRT field.
Don thrives as motivational and keynote speaker. He enjoys to share his views on how the various worlds of politics, economics, psychology and daily life, but also cyber security, all intertwine and relate – and how increased understanding of this “texture” and a better ability to express ourselves, increase our ability to bring good change to self – and the world around us. He has discussed such topics in keynote talks from The Hague to Bali, from Hamburg to Mauritius and from Rome to the Australian Outback. His goal is to challenge his audience to gain deeper insight and understanding, and motivate them to be the difference that makes the difference, reminding them of the old African proverb:
“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito”.
Don created the SIM3 maturity model for CSIRTs, is a sought-after keynote speaker and also finds the time to do executive coaching and psycho therapy with a limited set of clients.
Short training in the Security Incident Management Maturity Model (SIM3). How to understand SIM3, and how to use it in real life to measure CSIRT maturity, target improvements based on the results, and keep a check on progress. Important applications of SIM3 like FIRST's new membership application programme, and the GCMF approach for national teams, will also be explained, including the use of free online tools.
October 15, 2021 14:00-18:00
There is no fee to participate.