2019 FIRST Regional Symposium – Small Island Developing States, Nadi, Fiji

  • 2019 FIRST Regional Symposium – Small Island Developing States, Nadi, Fiji

2019 FIRST Regional Symposium – Small Island Developing States

Nadi, Fiji, November 5-7, 2019

FIRST is organizing a Symposium focused on Small Island Developing States in the Pacific Island region, generously supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia. The event will take place on November 5th, 6th and 7th of 2019 at the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa in Nadi, Fiji. The program aims to target emerging cyber incident response and security teams in the region. The event will be open by invitation and application.

FIRST will run two newly developed breach workshops, during which security professionals will walk through a major security incident and will have to make decisions with significant impact. In addition, FIRST will be instructing a CSIRT Basic and Advanced training.

Registration

Registration for this meeting is by invitation-only. Please email events@first.org with your interest to participate. Please include your name, title, company, country of residence, and reason for participation.

Venue & Location

Meeting Venue & Room Block Information

The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

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The Westin Denarau Island
Denarua Island North
Nadi, Fiji
website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nanwi-the-westin-denarau-island-resort-and-spa-fiji/

FIRST has secured a small block of rooms at a discounted rate for attendees of the symposium. Attendees may book their lodging online using the reservation link below. If you are calling in to book your lodging, please reference the FIRST Symposium when speaking to a reservation specialist. Guests have up to October 3, 2019 to book their reservation at the discounted rate. The discounted rate will be available up to 3 days pre and post the official event dates and are subject to availability.

The rates below are inclusive of local tax, room porterage, wifi, gym use, and breakfast for up to two:

Book Your Lodging

Airport Information

Nadi International Airport (NAN) is the main international airport for the Republic of Fiji as well as an important regional hub for the South Pacific islands, located by the coast on the western side of the main island Viti Levu. http://www.airportsfiji.com/

Getting to the Westin Denarau from the Airport The Nadi International Airport (NAN) is roughly 9.3 miles from the Westin property. The hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Quick Facts

Call for Papers – FIRST Members Only

FIRST is organizing a Symposium focused on Small Island Developing States in the Pacific Island region, generously supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia. The event will take place on November 5th, 6th and 7th of 2019 at the Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa in Nadi, Fiji. As we are targeting emerging cyber incident response and security teams in the region specifically, the event will be open by invitation and application, and we will send out a note when applications open.

During the event, FIRST will run two newly developed breach workshops, during which security professionals will walk through a major security incident and will have to make decisions with significant impact. In addition, FIRST will be instructing a CSIRT Basic and Advanced training.

We are also looking for others to present. In total, there are two 30-minute, two 45-minute and three 30-minute presentation slots available (including Q&A). Some of these slots may be filled through partnerships with other organizations working on capacity development in the region. We are inviting FIRST members and non-members to submit proposals as part of a Call for Proposals (CFP).

Topics of interest

The following topics are of specific interest to this Symposium:

The Program Committee will peer-review all proposals and reserves the right to adapt or restructure submissions to ensure an interesting and compelling program. Marketing presentations will not be considered.

Submit your proposal to first-sec@first.org.

Required Information

Dates to Remember

About FIRST

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, Inc. (“FIRST.ORG”) FIRST brings together a variety of computer security incident response teams from government, commercial, and educational organizations. FIRST aims to foster cooperation and coordination in incident prevention, to stimulate rapid reaction to incidents, and to promote information sharing among members and the community at large. FIRST conducts themed regional symposia throughout the year and around the world. The topics may include management, technical, and hands-on components.

Contact us directly with any questions? events@first.org