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  • Fri, 02 Dec 2016
  • The call for papers for FIRST 2017 closed on 1st December 2016 (13:24 +0100)

    For the first time the call was not extended, as a satisfying number of submissions from around the world have been received in time. Actually we have a representation of over 40 countries. While the number of submissions is much higher and much diverse from the previous years there is also a considerable lower number of presentations from the US, showing that the incident response and security teams have really become international. This year's conference chair, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Kossakowski, a long term veteran in the cyber security community and past chair of FIRST, is looking forward for a fruitful discussion within the Program Committee consisting of over 60 volunteers. The reviews will be carried within the next six weeks. He is confident that a very interesting program will be presented in early February 2017 to the public.

  • Tue, 22 Nov 2016
  • FIRST and LACNIC sign agreement to improve incident response capability in Latin America and the Caribbean (14:00 +0100)

    Memorandum of Understanding enables both organizations to benefit from each other’s programs to support computer security incident response teams (CSIRT) in the region.

  • Mon, 17 Oct 2016
  • Call for Speakers for the 29th Annual FIRST Conference (22:34 +0100)

    The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a recognized global leader in incident response has released the Call for Speakers for the 29th Annual FIRST Conference to be held in Puerto Rico, June 11-17, 2017. The Program Committee is looking for presentations on leading-edge research, challenging discoveries, working solutions and established best practices already adopted by more than a single team. They also invite fresh ideas and challenges presented to the global community for discussion and consideration.

  • Wed, 14 Sep 2016
  • FIRST CSIRT operations workshop taught in Tehran, I.R. of Iran (12:55 +0100)

    A FIRST Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) operations workshop was taught on September 5th at the International ISC Conference on Information Security & Cryptology (ISCISC2016) at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • Wed, 31 Aug 2016
  • FIRST announces Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) version 1.0 (00:00 +0100)

    The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has announced the release of version 1.0 of its consolidated Traffic Light Protocol (TLP).

  • Thu, 11 Aug 2016
  • FIRST announces the Suguru Yamaguchi Fellowship Program (12:00 +0100)

    The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is announcing it is renaming its Fellowship Program to the “Suguru Yamaguchi Fellowship Program” in honor and in memory of the late Dr. Suguru Yamaguchi, a former member of the Board of Directors for FIRST, from 2011 through 2013.

  • Thu, 28 Jul 2016
  • 2016 Episode 9: AnubisNetworks Team Talks Asia-Pacific, Growth of Mobile (18:05 +0100)

    Join the interview in progress! The discussion dives into the very relevant issues that the AnubisNetworks team has been researching and fighting that have been arising out of the Asia-Pacific region. Chris chats with Joao Gouveia, CTO at AnubisNetworks and Nuno Vieira da Silva, Head of Sales at AnubisNetworks. AnubisNetworks has been a supporter and sponsor of the Annual FIRST Conference since 2015.

  • 2016 Episode 8: Sharing is Caring - Alex Sierra and Alex Pinto of Niddel (18:00 +0100)

    Join the interview in progress! Martin chats with Alex Sierra, CTO of Niddel and Alex Pinto, Chief Data Scientist at Niddel about their presentation, "Sharing is Caring: Understanding and Measuring Sharing Effectiveness." This presentation was delivered at the 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul, South Korea, June 13, 2016.

  • Mon, 11 Jul 2016
  • FIRST calls for participants for a new Special Interest Group (SIG) on Malware Analysis (15:54 +0100)

    Forum invites stakeholders to get involved in sharing best practice to mitigate malware incidents.

  • Tue, 05 Jul 2016
  • Bringing something new to the table (01:00 +0100)

    The figures are still abysmal. So Kate O'Flaherty asks what can the information security industry do to encourage more women to join the sector?

  • Thu, 30 Jun 2016
  • 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul (16:41 +0100)

    The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a recognized global leader in incident response has successfully finished its 28th Annual Conference, which takes place this June (12th – 18th) in Seoul, South Korea. Co-hosted by the MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning), KISA (Korea Internet Security Agency) and KrCERT/CC, the conference was held at Conrad Seoul.

  • Tue, 17 May 2016
  • South Korea’s Adviser in Cyber Security to open 28th Annual FIRST Conference in Seoul (19:00 +0100)

    The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a recognized global leader in incident response, has announced the line-up for its 28th Annual Conference, which takes place this June (12th – 18th) in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Wed, 06 Apr 2016
  • The Program for the 2016 conference is now live (18:07 +0100)

    Register today - early bird rates in effect until April 11th!

  • Fri, 01 Apr 2016
  • FIRST Board of Directors Timeline (23:05 +0100)

    Browse FIRST.Org Board of Directors members across the years.

  • Wed, 30 Mar 2016
  • FIRST publishes Security Incident Response Teams (SIRTs) Services Framework Version 1.0 and commits to developing training content to support it (23:00 +0100)

    The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams, Inc. (FIRST) has announced publication of the SIRT Services Framework Version 1.0. This initial release provides an update on the services provided by Security Incident Response Teams and was developed in collaboration with experts from 25 countries across 6 continents.

  • Tue, 15 Mar 2016
  • FIRST's "Incident Response Capacity Building in the Americas" released in @OAS_official 2016 Cybersecurity Report (13:37 +0100)

    FIRST Board members Maarten Van Horenbeeck and Pete Allor co-author, with Cristine Hoepers of CERT.br an article in the IDB and OAS Cybersecurity report on Incident Response Capacity Building in the Americas.

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016
  • Call for Speakers Notification Delayed to February 25 (14:29 +0100)

    Due to the record high number of submissions this year, the review process is running slightly behind schedule. We appreciate your patience and hope to issue notifications February 25, 2016. For questions regarding your submission, please contact the Program Chair at first-2016chair@first.org.

  • Mon, 21 Dec 2015
  • Extended Deadline for FIRST 2016 Call for Speakers - December 31st! (15:41 +0100)

    28th Annual FIRST Conference: Getting to the Soul of Incident Response - June 12-17, 2016 | Seoul, Korea - Call for Papers Extended to 31 December!

  • The final report of the 2015 Best Practices Forum on CSIRT has been published (15:34 +0100)

    The final report of the 2015 Best Practices Forum on CSIRT, organized within the Internet Governance Forum, has been published

  • Mon, 14 Dec 2015
  • FIRST has formed the Red Teaming SIG (12:10 +0100)

    FIRST has formed the Red Teaming SIG. Interested participants who are part of an existing Red Team or in the process of forming one should send a request to be added to the mail list to first-sec@first.org

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