2009 FIRST Symposium, Riga

Riga (LV), 19-21 January, 2009

FIRST Symposium —named before as FIRST Technical Colloquium (TCs)— provides 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.

For you that are new in FIRST or never have attended a Symposium (or Technical Colloquium), the meeting typically provides one whole day of plenary sessions for informal discussions and presentations on topics of FIRST membership interest, or that are more sensitive in nature and related to the day-to-day work of participants, followed by a day of hands-on classes, where leading security experts sit down with small groups of FIRST team members, and work through technical topics in a highly interactive hands-on fashion.

The FIRST Symposia (and Technical Colloquia) are typically hosted by members and since 2005 are being organized in a regional basis the current regions being Latin-America, North-America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For each region the goal is to organize one symposium per year either standing on its own, or jointly with regional CSIRT initiatives.

Thus, this will be the 4th TF-CSIRT and FIRST Meeting in Europe!


Map of the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia

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The event will be held at the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Latvia, located at:

Raiņa bulvāris 29
Riga, LV-1459
Latvia The Institute was established in 1959 as Computing Centre of research character.

Event Summary

Date Session Participation
Mon Jan-19 TF-CSIRT Meeting TF-CSIRT members only
Tue Jan-20 TF-CSIRT/FIRST Seminar TF-CSIRT & FIRST Members Only
Wed Jan-21 FIRST Symposium Hands On Classes FIRST members & TF-CSIRT members only
Thu Jan-22 FIRST Steering Committee meeting FIRST members & FIRST SC members only