The Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee (IRHoFC) is made up of the FIRST Board of Directors, the FIRST membership committee, and previously introduced members of the IRHoFC.
One individual from the IRHoFC shall be appointed to be the liaison between the IRHoFC and the rest of FIRST, e.g. the operations team, to drive the efforts and further drive the program.
All members of the IRHoFC are invited and welcomed to take an active role.
FIRST introduced the Incident Response Hall of Fame at the 31st annual FIRST conference in Edinburgh in 2019.
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 a lifetime Liaison membership for free of charge. In addition to that, inductees are invited to the FIRST conference at which they are introduced to the IRHoF, with travel expenses and FIRST conference registration covered by FIRST.
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.
The nomination is open till March 3rd 2023.
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, but potentially less visible 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 are reviewed and screened to ensure they meet the nomination criteria and eligibility. The Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee, comprised of a select group of past inductees and FIRST Board of directors is responsible for the final selection of inductees.
If you have any questions about the nominations process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the nomination window is closed, all nominations will be distributed by the Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee Chair to the whole Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee with a due date to cast a vote and or raise objections.
Each individual on the Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee has one vote. It is possible to cast a vote for themselves if nominated. The votes will be collected by the Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee Chair.
Once the voting window is closed, the Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee Chair will present the voting results and the raised concerns to the FIRST Board of directors who then will take a decision if and who to nominate (they are not bound to the voting results of the committee board but are encouraged to follow the results).
The nominees, the votes and concerns shall not leave the Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee and shall be kept
Once the selection is made, the Incident Response Hall of Fame Committee Chair will inform the inductees with the positive news and outline next steps and logistics around when and how to announce the achievement.
The introduction is planned to take place at the annual FIRST conference. To celebrate the outstanding contribution, the introduction will happen during the banquette.
Before the formal introduction, FIRST might release a press statement announcing the introduction.
The introduction will also be reflected on the FIRST website.
FIRST shall provide a platform for the Incident Response Hall of Fame members to talk about the experiences they made along the way.
This could be done via