What are the benefits of FIRST?

Computer security incidents do not respect geographical, timezone, or administrative boundaries in the global Internet. Resolution of any computer security incident generally involves many sites, which may be located in various places around the world. Each incident response and security team can assist their local constituency and coordinate the appropriate response with other teams to provide a global solution to the problem.

FIRST is designed to facilitate communication between incident response and security teams to assist in promoting prompt and effective resolution to computer security incidents