Incident Response for Policymakers

  • Geneva, December 18th, 2017

Incident Response for Policymakers

Geneva, December 18th, 2017

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) will host a half-day course titled “Incident Response for Policymakers” on Monday, December 18th 2017 from 9am through 12:30am for government officials at the headquarters of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva. This workshop is timed to occur in conjunction with the 2017 Internet Governance Forum proceedings.

Workshop description

This half-day course is targeted at policy makers interested in cyber security, and will provide a wide overview of how the internet community mitigates security incidents. It is not technical in nature and accessible to both cyber policy experts focused on cyber security, and those interested in how incident response and resilience help protect economic capability.

The following topics will be covered in depth:

The workshop will be taught by FIRST instructors Michael Hausding, Serge Droz and Maarten Van Horenbeeck. Significant time will be allocated to the exchange of experiences, questions and answers and networking between the policy makers attending. The workshop is free of charge to policy makers attending the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).


The training will be held in Room M, which is on the first floor of ITU’s Montbrillant Building, 2 rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva.

Participants should arrive at the main Reception Desk of the Montbrillant building with a photo ID which they will need to exchange for a visitor’s badge for the duration of the training.

For more information on the workshop, or to reserve a spot at the ITU headquarters to attend, please fill in the registration form.

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About the trainers


About the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams

Founded in 1990, the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) consists of internet emergency response teams from more than 360 corporations, government bodies, universities and other institutions across 78 countries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Oceania. It promotes cooperation among computer security incident response teams.

FIRST brings together the global incident response community through a number of initiatives:

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