FIRST recognizes the need of integrating security teams in unrepresented countries or region into the global incident response community. As part of the FIRST Fellowship, FIRST annually offers up to two teams from these countries the ability to participate in the FIRST community.
Successful applicants will receive:
Throughout the process, each applicant team will have a point of contact at FIRST which they can use to be introduced to other relevant teams, and whom they can contact with questions regarding the membership application process.
Potential applicants must be computer security incident response teams, with national coordination responsibility for a particular sector – for example, all government networks, private networks, educational networks, or a combination of those three.
Since the intent of this program is to support potential future FIRST teams who may not otherwise be able to attend a FIRST conference, applicants must be non-member teams.
Teams must formally apply and will be selected based on their maturity and ability to grow into a successful incident response team, able to participate in the FIRST programs and community.
Teams that are interested in applying are invited to contact FIRST at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an application form. In addition to the application form, they must provide:
Download Fellowship Program Terms and Conditions.
FIRST will accept applications to the Fellowship Program year round. The earlier you submit, the more opportunity you will have for feedback and to make updates if requested. The following dates are deadlines for the noted decision periods.
The following teams were admitted into the FIRST Fellowship Program. These are relative start dates only, continued participation is contingent on selected participants continuing to meet our program requirements.
Note: bdCERT, PacCERT & CIRT-GY have been discontinued.