Incident Response Hall of Fame

The Incident Response Hall of Fame is a place to virtually celebrate contributions to the Incident Response Community and cyber security in general.



To show the appreciation to the individuals introduced to the hall of fame, FIRST offers an lifetime Liaison membership for a symbolic dollar / year.


Thank you for your interest in submitting a nomination to the Incident Response Hall of Fame.

The Incident Response Hall of Fame recognizes a select group of visionaries, leaders, and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of the global security landscape.

About The Nominations Process

Individuals and teams who have played an extraordinary role in the conceptualization, building, and development of the incident response capabilities in any region or country are considered for induction into Incident Response Hall of Fame. In addition to those who have been more visible, the FIRST Hall of Fame seeks nominees who have made crucial, behind-the-scenes contributions. Criteria for evaluation include:

Special consideration may also be given to a nominee's lifelong accomplishments, contributions to more than one area of the FIRST, and the overall benefit of his or her technological contribution to society. There is no requirement for the length of time the nominee has worked in/contributed to the industry, and nominations can be made posthumously. Individuals previously nominated must be re-nominated to be considered, and individuals cannot nominate themselves. Current members of the board of directors cannot be nominated.

Nominations can be done by:

Nominations are reviewed and screened to ensure they meet the nomination criteria and eligibility. The Incident Response Hall of Fame Advisory Board, comprised of a select group of past inductees and FIRST Board of directors is responsible for the final selection of inductees.

Deadline for nominations for 2020 is April 1st.

HoF Nomination Form (only eligible requestors should have access with their X.509 certificate)

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